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Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyersKeuchel sharp, Astros beat Yankees 3-0 in AL wild-card game (Yahoo Sports)

In this May 27, 2015 photo, former Moldovan police investigator Constantin Malic pauses during an interview in Chisinau, Moldova. In 2009, Malic was a 27-year-old police officer when he first stumbled upon the nuclear black market. He was working on a fraud unit in the Moldovan capital, and had an informant helping police take down a euro counterfeiting ring stretching from the Black Sea to Naples, Italy. The informant, a businessman in his fifties, casually mentioned to Malic that over the years, contacts had periodically offered him radioactive material. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)Smugglers are explicitly targeting buyers who are enemies of the West.

The Houston Astros celebrate in their locker room after defeating the New York Yankees 3-0 in the American League wild card baseball game Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Pitching on three days' rest for the first time in his career, Keuchel baffled New York for six innings of three-hit ball. Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez homered, and the Astros beat the Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in the American League wild-card game.

Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repairHarvey misses Mets' workout, apologizes after late arrival (Yahoo Sports)

A model of the DNA double helix sits on a desk in front of professor Sara Snogerup Linse, a member of the Nobel Assembly, during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy in StockholmSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that's inspired the development of new cancer treatments.

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pauses as he speaks to the media to explain his absence during today's practice at Citi Field for the NLDS series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Matt Harvey is off to a horrendous start in his first postseason. The star pitcher missed a mandatory New York Mets workout Tuesday at Citi Field and apologized to the team for arriving late. Harvey did not give a reason for his absence when he spoke to reporters about 15 minutes after practice ended.

U.S. officials ask how ISIS got so many Toyota trucksLuck again does limited work in Indianapolis' practice (Yahoo Sports)

US Officials Ask How ISIS Got So Many Toyota TrucksU.S. counter-terror officials have asked Toyota, the world’s second largest auto maker, to help them determine how ISIS has managed to acquire the large number of Toyota pick-up trucks and SUVs seen prominently in the terror group’s propaganda videos in Iraq, Syria and Libya, ABC News has learned. Toyota says it does not know how ISIS obtained the vehicles and is “supporting” the inquiry led by the Terror Financing unit of the Treasury Department -- part of a broad U.S. effort to prevent Western-made goods from ending up in the hands of the terror group. “We briefed Treasury on Toyota’s supply chains in the Middle East and the procedures that Toyota has in place to protect supply chain integrity,” said Ed Lewis, Toyota’s Washington-based director of public policy and communications.

Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

Andrew Luck is rested, ready and eager to play Thursday night at Houston. Two days after missing his first professional game, the Colts quarterback stayed out of the view of reporters during Tuesday's practice and was again listed as a limited participant and day to day with an injured right shoulder. Afterward, Luck acknowledged the recovery is going well and he hopes to start in his hometown.

Two missing as floodwaters persist in South CarolinaAD not 100 percent sure South Carolina will host LSU game (Yahoo Sports)

Mallard Ducks find a high spot along the flooded area along Waccamaw Lake Drive in Conway, South Carolina(Reuters) - Rescuers searched early Wednesday for two people missing in floodwaters in South Carolina, while authorities urged residents in hundreds of homes to seek higher ground as a dam threatened to fail. Emergency responders in Richland County said two people were unaccounted for after a truck they were in drove around road barriers and became submerged in floodwaters resulting from the historic rainfall in the state. The rainstorm was blamed for at least 15 deaths in South Carolina, including nine people who drowned and six who were killed in weather-related car crashes.

Traffic makes its way through floodwaters on Highway 17 North near Awendaw, S.C., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Several sections of Highway 17 are shut down between Charleston and Georgetown. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner is not ''100 percent sure'' that Saturday's football game against No. 7 LSU will be played at Williams-Brice Stadium because of the devastating floods that hit the state this past weekend. Tanner said Tuesday that officials at both schools and the Southeastern Conference have gone through several scenarios, including playing the game at LSU. The contest between LSU (4-0, 2-0 SEC) and South Carolina (2-3, 0-3) is scheduled for noon.

Hopes of survival fade for missing U.S. ship crew as search goes onUCLA's injured LB Myles Jack drops out, heads to NFL (Yahoo Sports)

Debris is seen in the water from the El Faro search area in this handout photo provided by the US Coast GuardThe U.S. Coast Guard resumed a search-and-rescue effort for a U.S. cargo ship on Wednesday, but hopes for the mostly American crew were fading six days after it sank in the Bahamas after running into Hurricane Joaquin. A decision on how much longer the search for the El Faro will continue could be announced on Wednesday afternoon, the Coast Guard said. Officials have acknowledged that chances of finding survivors are remote, given that the 790-foot (240-meter) container ship disappeared in the middle of a ferocious storm with winds of 130 miles (215 km) per hour.

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack in action against BYU during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA won 24-23. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Injured UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has dropped out of school, and he plans to enter the NFL draft next year. UCLA coach Jim Mora expressed trepidation about the injured Jack's decision when he announced it Tuesday.

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Ukraine: Not What It Seems

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Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

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Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.


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