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U.S. envoy travels to Ebola-stricken West AfricaNo. 1 Mississippi State holds off Kentucky 45-31 (Yahoo Sports)

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power arrives at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New YorkBy Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and will also visit Liberia and Sierra Leone, making the trip despite calls by some U.S. lawmakers for a travel ban on the three West African countries worst-affected by Ebola. Power, a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet, left Washington on Saturday. ...


Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

Mississippi State's recent slugfests with Kentucky have taught the Bulldogs that there's no such thing as a safe lead against the Wildcats. Prescott accounted for three touchdowns, Robinson rushed for two TDs and No. 1 Mississippi State (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) held on to beat Kentucky 45-31 on Saturday. ''I am very happy with the way our guys played today in a tough environment against Kentucky, which is a very good football team that gave us everything out there,'' Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said after a win that wasn't truly decided until Holmes' 61-yard kickoff return for the clinching touchdown with 2:22 remaining.


Hawaii officials warn of possible lava evacuationDT McCoy signs 7-year deal with Bucs (Yahoo Sports)

This Oct. 22, 2014 photo provided by the United States Geological Survey shows the front of a lava flow with numerous smoke plumes arising from active breakouts burning vegetation at the flow margin, near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The growing stream of lava threatening homes is expanding and speeding up as it heads toward the small rural town. Officials say the lava advanced nearly 460 yards from Thursday morning to Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes.


FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) watches his team play during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Buccaneers worth $98 million, making him the highest-paid player at his position. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $98 million, making McCoy the highest-paid player at his position. McCoy, a 2013 All-Pro, will get $51.5 million guaranteed, the most ever given to a defensive tackle in NFL history. The deal was concluded Saturday by McCoy's agent, Ben Dogra, and Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht. ''Gerald is extremely excited to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he is especially thankful to Bucs owners, coaches, and Jason Licht for working so hard throughout the process,'' Dogra said.


U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatmentTitans' Greene arrested after parking incident (Yahoo Sports)

Members of the Brooklyn Borough President's office hand out fliers detailing the risks of Ebola outside The Gutter bowling alley, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Since there's no specific treatment, care is focused on easing symptoms to give the body enough time to fight off an infection. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)The first person quarantined under strict new rules in the New York City area for people with a high risk of Ebola tested negative, New Jersey officials said on Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on "facts, not fear." Under the new policy, anyone arriving at the two international airports serving New York City after having contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must submit to a mandatory 21-day quarantine. The requirement exceeds current federal ...


This booking photo released by the Franklin, Tenn., Police Department shows Shonn Greene of the Tennessee Titans NFL football team. Greene was arrested Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, for allegedly parking in a handicapped space and speeding away when an officer was issuing him a citation. Franklin, Tennessee police Sgt. Charles Warner says Greene was charged with driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, failure to stop/halt/frisk and illegal parking. Greene was released on $2,000 bond. He is due in court Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Franklin, Tenn., Police Department)

Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene was arrested in a suburban Nashville community for allegedly parking in a handicapped space and speeding away in his luxury car as an officer was issuing a citation. Greene surrendered to police Friday night after being told warrants had been obtained for his arrest, said police Sgt. Charles Warner in Franklin, Tennessee. The matter could have been ended with a simple parking ticket, but now Greene faces multiple charges, Warner added. ''This whole thing could have been avoided if Greene would have simply left that handicapped parking space available for whom it was intended,'' Warner said.


US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more statesNo. 10 TCU gets record-setting 82-27 rout of Tech (Yahoo Sports)

Supporters rally outside of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Sioux Falls, S.D., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. A federal judge heard arguments Friday on South Dakota's request to throw out a lawsuit challenging its ban on gay marriage but will file her decision later. (AP Photo/The Argus Leader, Jay Pickthorn) NO SALESWASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.


TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) throws a pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Trevone Boykin took issue with coach Gary Patterson saying he was among the TCU players who weren't ready to play Texas Tech. Boykin threw a school-record seven touchdown passes and the 10th-ranked Horned Frogs showcased a new fast-paced offense by scoring the most points in their history in an 82-27 rout of Texas Tech on Saturday. These are one of the teams we haven't beaten in the Big 12, and it was just time to pay those guys back.'' The Horned Frogs (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) topped their previous scoring high of 69 in the spread attack directed in part by co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie, a former Texas Tech quarterback who spent the past four seasons as an assistant at his alma mater.


Teacher tried to stop Washington state shootingLuis Suarez makes strong return from biting ban (Yahoo Sports)

Teen Gunman Terrorizes Wash. State High SchoolTULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.


Barcelona's Luis Suarez, celebrates after Barcelona's Neymar scored during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Luis Suarez made a strong return from his four-month biting ban on Saturday, showing no signs of being rusty and providing the biggest threat Barcelona could offer in a 3-1 loss at Real Madrid. Suarez set up Neymar's fourth-minute opener and provided the most constant danger up front for the visitors, while Lionel Messi was kept in check by Madrid's defense. I leave with the sensation that the team did all it could to win but it wasn't to be.'' In his first competitive match since sinking his teeth into an opponent at the World Cup, Suarez gave Barcelona coach Luis Enrique more than he had asked for. ''(Suarez) played well,'' Luis Enrique said.




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