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As Russia's Cruise Missiles Strike At Targets In Syria, NATO Stands With Turkey

In his speech kicking off a NATO meeting, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also said the alliance will establish two "small headquarters" in Hungary and Slovakia.

Belarusian Journalist Svetlana Alexievich Wins Literature Nobel

The investigative journalist is known for her in-depth exposes of the former Soviet Union, letting eyewitness accounts shed an unsettling light on tragedies.

McCarthy Poised To Clinch GOP's Nomination For Speaker, But It's Just Step 1

House Republicans will cast secret ballots Thursday to nominate the next speaker. Kevin McCarthy is favored, but he will face a bigger hurdle when the entire House votes later this month.

FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter Reportedly Facing 90-Day Suspension

Also on Wednesday, FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon, who is facing his own charges of wrongdoing, said he is planning to sue Blatter for at least $100 million for damages to FIFA.

California City Orders Restaurants To Use Disposable Plates, Cups

Officials in Fort Bragg also ordered restaurants to serve water to customers only upon request. As part of a stage 3 water emergency, things like washing cars using city water are prohibited, too.

2 Wild Cards, 2 Home Teams Shut Out: Cubs Blank Pirates To Advance

Three runs batted in by rookie Kyle Schwarber and a four-hit complete game thrown by Jake Arrieta get the Cubs to the Divisional Series, where they'll face longtime foes the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fiat Chrysler And United Auto Workers Reach New Tentative Agreement

The UAW announced the agreement just after Wednesday's strike deadline of 11:59 p.m. Fiat Chrysler is the first of Detroit's big three automakers to reach a tentative contract with the UAW.

Supreme Court Justices Deeply Divided Over Death Penalty In New Term

The Supreme Court heard its first death penalty case of the new term Wednesday, and the questioning quickly showed how deep and bitter the divide between the justices has grown on this issue.

Coast Guard Calls Off Search For El Faro Crew

Communication was lost with the ship Thursday and the U.S. Coast Guard concluded that it had sunk. Wednesday evening, the Coast Guard ended the search for survivors.

Kevin McCarthy Could Be The Next Speaker. Is He Still A 'Bakersfield Boy'?

Many of McCarthy's Bakersfield, Calif., constituents like him, but he's riled some Latinos over immigration and been criticized by conservatives for compromising.