Houston Chronicle's Ortiz elected BBWAA president

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle has been elected president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Horrific accident can't stop ex-Dover AFB sergeant

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Nick Dadgostar lined up on the track.

Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola.

Friday's Sports Briefs

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

BASEBALL

Statement from Ted Bishop on his ouster

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Statement from Ted Bishop, who was removed as president of the PGA of America on Friday for sexist comments on social media directed at Ian Poulter:

Marine death is 1st in campaign against IS

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Pentagon has announced the first death of a U.S. military member involved in the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Statement from Ted Bishop on his ouster

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The statement from Ted Bishop, who was removed as president of the PGA of America on Friday for sexist comments on social media directed at Ian Poulter:

Former 800 world champ Mulaudzi dies in car crash

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday while traveling to an athletics meet, the spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma said.

Ted Bishop out as PGA president

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

FCC: Phone companies posted private info online

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Two phone companies — TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc. — unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators said Friday they plan to fine the companies.

Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,

US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday.

US official: Auto safety agency under review

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized by lawmakers and safety advocates for not acting aggressively enough regarding millions of vehicles with defective air bags or faulty ignition switches.

Senators, Canadiens, Leafs pay tribute to soldiers

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs will hold coordinated tributes Saturday night to honor the Canadian soldiers who lost their lives during shootings this week.

Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.