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U.S. women vs. Mexico in World Cup qualifying

A semifinal victory over Mexico will send Abby Wambach and the U.S. to the 2015 Women's World Cup.
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It’s becoming the abnormal norm: How the Royals celebrate a typical victory

The Winning Light is a sad little thing, a shadeless 60-watt bulb attached to the simple sort of lamp base familiar to anyone who took eighth-grade shop. It accompanies the Kansas City Royals on every road trip and glows only after victories. The light is the Royals’ beacon. When illuminated, it calls for chaos....
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That's not Zen! Richard Gere 'flips out' after going head-to-head in divorce court with former Bond girl wife Carey Lowell

He is a proponent of peace but as they say, 'All is fair in love and war'. Richard Gere had a tough day in court in New York on Thursday as he faced off against estranged wife Carey Lowell....
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New pregnancy craving? Kourtney Kardashian steps out in shirt dress with Scott Disick for a Middle Eastern meal

She previously discussed having odd pregnancy cravings such as cheese and pickle sandwiches. But on Friday, Kourtney Kardashian appeared to be fancying Middle Eastern food, as she and her longtime love Scott Disick were spotted at Carousel restaurant in Los Angeles....
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Ebola patient in Mali has died

 The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, according to state TV reports, citing government health officials. The victim, a 2-year-old girl, had traveled to...
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U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata air bags

Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants....
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U.S. weighs passport, border changes in wake of Ottawa attack

U.S. officials are debating whether to tighten controls on the border with Canada and make it easier to revoke the passports of suspected militants, steps that could gain traction following two attacks in Canada this week....
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Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses

The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said. ...
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The Ben Bradlee Mystique

Usually, when Hollywood makes a movie about a historical figure, the actor who plays the character is better-looking, more charismatic and sexier than the real person....
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Florida candidates stake out political differences in third debate

Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist traded barbs on Tuesday over the minimum wage, the death penalty and racism in the Republican Party in the third and final debate of a close, bitterly contested race for governor....
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Ann Romney: If Mitt had been elected president, ‘I do not believe there would have been an invasion in Ukraine’

Ann Romney says Russia would not have invaded Ukraine had her husband, Mitt, been elected president. In a clear shot at the Obama administration, Romney told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, "I do not believe there would have been an invasion, of course, in Ukraine. I believe Putin would have known there would've been consequences to that."...
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Olympic gold medalist Jeneba Tarmoh speaks out against 'ignorance' over Ebola

"The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone is increasing to more than 20 deaths daily," one newspaper reported on Tuesday. "Forty-nine new cases were confirmed on Monday."...
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Jose Aldo says UFC fighters deserve better pay

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo's confidence seems to extend outside of the Octagon, and into the business world of MMA. "Scarface" seems just as quick with a criticism of UFC brass as he is with one of his nasty leg kicks....
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How the Royals lost for the first time in the 2014 playoffs, and what comes next

For nearly a month, the Kansas City Royals forgot what the solemnity of a losing clubhouse felt like. No music straining through the speakers. No boisterous ceremony tabbing the player of the game. ...
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Pink-haired Kate Hudson shimmers in silver Jenny Packham gown at LA tribute to former co-star Matthew McConaughey

Kate Hudson shimmered in a strapless, silver-sequinned Jenny Packham gown at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills Tuesday. The 35-year-old Oscar nominee was attending the American Cinematheque tribute to her How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days co-star Matthew McConaughey....
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Matthew McConaughey is flanked by his leading ladies and precious children as he tops off stellar year with 28th American Cinematheque Award

It has certainly been a memorable year for Matthew McConaughey, whose transition from lovable rom-com goof to serious drama actor in Dallas Buyers Club was acknowledged with his first ever Academy Award....
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Vanessa Hudgens covers up in black but brightens things up with her dyed hair on outing with Austin Butler

With hair that bright, Vanessa Hudgens outfit doesn't need to make a statement. The 25-year-old actress was seen in an all black ensemble while out and about in New York City on Tuesday with boyfriend Austin Butler. But the High School Musical star's dyed red hair stopped her look from being boring. ...
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Obama’s war on Islamic State militants finally has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve

Two months after American bombs and missiles began pounding fighters of the so-called Islamic State, President Barack Obama’s undeclared war in Iraq and Syria finally has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve....
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Is Cory Gardner’s nice-guy persona enough to win in Colorado?

This is fascinating to observe on the ground, given the widespread dislike that voters have for current members of Congress, where the Republican Gardner is in his second term in the House...
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Republicans ramp up pressure for travel ban on citizens of nations affected by Ebola

As unsettling news about a second Dallas nurse contracting Ebola unspooled on Wednesday, driving anxiety in the U.S. higher, Republicans increased their calls for restrictions on travel to the U.S. from West Africa....
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Obama annoyed by weak Ebola response from France, Italy and others

Even as the wobbly U.S. response to Ebola dominated the headlines this week, President Barack Obama ramped up a frustration-powered campaign to get reluctant major allies to shoulder more of the burden of quelling the deadly outbreak at its source in West Africa....
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Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping bicker on camera

UFC middleweights Luke Rockhold (12-2) and Michael Bisping (25-6) will face off Nov. 8 in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Sydney, and the two rivals sat down with Ultimate Insider host Jon Anik recently to promote the bout. They did a good job....
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How obsessive is Peyton Manning? Even Broncos' keep-away celebration of record-breaking TD was scripted

When Demaryius Thomas dragged his toe into history Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers – and Manning touchdown No. 509 was in the books – Thomas already knew the call. Manning had gone over the audible the previous Friday: Keep-away, on four … specifically, Thomas, Wes Welker, Emmanuel Sanders and Julius Thomas. ...
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A day in the life of an heiress! Paris Hilton takes her new pup for a walk before glamming it up at star-studded ball

An heiress' life is rarely boring. And Paris Hilton certainly lived it up as she spent the day in New York on Monday....
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Quick change artist Nikki Reed picks romantic grey gown for red carpet bash... after flying into LA in boho maxi dress

She touched down into Los Angeles hours earlier but there's no slowing down for Nikki Reed. The 26-year-old looked far the part from the weary traveller as she donned a romantic sweetheart-cut gown to ELLE's Women In Hollywood Celebration in at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on Monday night....
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'When it was bad, it was the worst': Carmen Electra opens up about brief marriage to Dennis Rodman as she appears on Oprah

Carmen Electra tearfully opened up about her stormy relationship and brief marriage to Dennis Rodman on Sunday during an interview on Oprah Winfrey's network....
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Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard Arrested On 23 Felony Charges

Powerful Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been arrested on felony ethics charges, accused of using public office for personal gain. Hubbard was indicted by...
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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta Has Died

A family member confirmed the news to ABC News on Monday. The legendary fashion designer was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, however a cause of death...
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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta Is Dead

A family member confirmed the news to ABC News on Monday. The legendary fashion designer was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, however a cause of death...
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CEO of Total Oil, Christophe de Margerie dies

Airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said: "Tonight, a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine. Three crew members and a passenger died." "I can confirm...
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Landon Donovan looks back on the year that helped catapult him to soccer greatness

Landon Donovan has played in World Cups, Gold Cups and MLS Cups, but there is one moment from the youth of America's greatest soccer player that has stuck with him throughout his career....
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Cards’ will to win summed up in brilliant matchup of Carpenter vs. Kershaw

The flags by then were dead against their poles in center field. The sky had gone orange-pink. The man in the bullpen threw with little urgency, presumably half-sure he’d be unnecessary. Hell, that was Clayton Kershaw out there....
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Leggy Alessandra Ambrosio looks amazingly refreshed in tiny shorts to hit the shops after long flight from Australia

Alessandra Ambrosio just got off a 15-hour-plus flight from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles. Astonishingly, the 33-year-old Brazilian bombshell was fresh-faced and gorgeous as ever while shopping in the trendy West Hollywood area on Friday....
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Taylor Swift announces she'll be on The Voice as she gets glamorous in New York

She has achieved musical greatness in her own right. And on Friday, Taylor Swift announced that she will impart her wisdom by becoming a 'key advisor' on NBC's competitive singing series The Voice....
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Shailene Woodley reveals toned legs in printed frock at Paris premiere of White Bird In A Blizzard

International travel is one of the perks of being an actress. Shailene Woodley got to spend time in remarkable Paris, France on Friday night where she promoted her new movie White Bird In A Blizzard....
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U.S. House members press Kerry on nuclear talks with Iran

Hundreds of U.S. lawmakers pressed Secretary of State John Kerry to lean harder on Iran in talks over its nuclear program in a letter released on Thursday after Israel warned Washington not to go easy on Tehran....
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Bethe Correia: 'Ronda Rousey isn't the best'

Today's pattern of UFC contenders trying to talk their way into title shots by trashing champions continues with Brazilian bantamweight Bethe Correia (9-0). The aggressive 135lber has already beaten two of champ Ronda Rousey's teammates, and has the "Rowdy" one in her sights, now....
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Arizona upsets No. 2 Oregon again, 31-24

Oregon's star quarterback lingered on the field late Thursday night following his team's 31-24 loss to Arizona, shaking hands with the Wildcats after they upset the heavily favored Ducks for the second consecutive season....
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Champions League Best XI - Top players of Matchday 2

Without star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paris Saint-Germain managed to beat Barcelona 3-2 in the teams' Champions League showdown on Tuesday, and the surprising result left a lasting impression on Yahoo's soccer experts around the world....
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Jeff Goldblum and fiancee Emilie Livingston bond over the chores as they visit the grocery store

They've surely got plenty of wedding planning to do. But Jeff Goldblum and his fiancee Emilie Livingston, 31, managed to find time to stock up on groceries together at a West Hollywood gourmet food store on Thursday....
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Pregnant Rachel Bilson reunites with The O.C. co-star Autumn Reeser for Hart Of Dixie season finale

It was a mini O.C. reunion that will no doubt make fans of the iconic series deliriously happy. A pregnant Rachel Bilson, 33, reunited with her former costar Autumn Reeser, 34, while both were on the set of Bilson's CW show Hart of Dixie....
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