Royals one win from World Series, lead ALCS 3-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Breaking down the AL Championship Series Game 3 from Kauffman Stadium: Box score: Royals 2, Orioles 1, Royals lead series, 3-0. The final: The Royals played small-ball to perfection once again, scoring their runs on a ground out and a sacrifice fly – and getting flawless relief pitching to win their seventh consecutive postseason game this season and…

Watch the moment the world’s heaviest firework explodes in the sky

The 460kg rocket set a new world record when it was fired in Japan A new world record has been set for the heaviest firework, which was set off in the city of Konosu in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The firework, weighing a total of 460 kg, was set off as part of a festival in the city. The rocket fired…

“Walking Dead” rises again with record-high ratings

Sunday night’s premiere of “The Walking Dead” brought in a monstrous 17.3 million to give the series its best ratings ever. It looks like there will be “No Sanctuary” for those trying to go up against AMC’s apocalyptic mega-hit. That’s a reference to the season five premiere of “The Walking Dead,” which attracted a monstrous 17.3 million viewers to AMC,…

UN ignores Pakistan bid to seek intervention on Kashmir

Pakistan’s latest efforts seeking UN intervention on the Kashmir issue have failed to draw any new response from the world body which reiterated that India and Pakistan need to resolve all differences through dialogue to find a long-term solution to the dispute. Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, had written to…

‘Jane the Virgin’: An unexpected twist

Gina Rodriguez (right, with Andrea Navedo) plays a virgin who becomes pregnant after an accidental artificial insemination. Our age of complex reproductive technology, it presents us with a lot of extraordinary issues. “Jane the Virgin,” a really enjoyable new CW dramedy loosely based on a Venezuelan telenovela, jumps right in with this unusual question: What happens when a 23-year-old confirmed…

Colin Kaepernick (3 TDs), 49ers climb out of hole to finish off Rams

ST. LOUIS — The San Francisco 49ers defense got beat early by unfamiliar plays and Austin Davis calling the signals. “No disrespect, but I didn’t know who their quarterback was,” linebacker Ahmad Brooks said. “We got some good pressure on him. That helped us.” Davis was sacked five times, twice each by Brooks and Dan Skuta. They carried the day, keeping the St. Louis Rams offense stalled, and giving Colin…

Ebola Puts Nina Pham, a Nurse Unaccustomed to the Spotlight, in Its Glare

DALLAS — Nina Pham spends her days in isolation inside the same hospital where she contracted the Ebola virus working as a critical care nurse. She discusses her care plans with doctors, said a friend who has corresponded with her. She reads, video-chats with her family and keeps in touch with friends through text messages and emails. “She’s hopeful and…

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Gameday in Washington

After what is about the biggest in-season break a team can have — 15 days — the Seattle Seahawks finally get back at it tonight with a 5:30 p.m. game at Washington. It’s the beginning of 13 games in 13 weeks, with three of the next four on the road — trips to St. Louis and Carolina follow a home…

Blake Lively pregnant, expecting first child with husband Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating on Monday, May 5in New York. The couple are expecting their first child. Blake Lively’s secret is out! The 27-year-old former “Gossip Girl” actress took to her lifestyle website Preserve Monday to reveal she and actor husband Ryan Reynolds are expecting a baby. The…

World Trade Center’s most congested pedestrian zone widened; high-rise gets new funding.

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The most congested pedestrian area by the World Trade Center has been expanded. World Trade Center construction chief Steven Plate on Monday cut the yellow tape that stretched the public space on Vesey Street in lower Manhattan to more than 10,000 square feet. The walkway flanks the north end of the 16-acre site along 1 World…

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