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Houston uses long ball for Game 1 ALDS victory over Kansas City The Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals at their own game Thursday night, relying on sharp pitching from Collin McHugh and stingy defense behind him for a 5-2 victory in the opener of their AL Division Series. McHugh (1-0) allowed four hits, including a pair of solo homers by Kendrys Morales, while pitching around a 49-minute rain delay. The right-hander lasted six innings before turning ...

Rain for some not so much for others Rain finally is falling in the Ozarks. How much moisture could you see? Find out by watching the forecast. ...

Pictures: Houston Astros take Game 1 against the Kansas City Royals in ALDS The Houston Astros struck early with three runs in the first two innings, then held off the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the America League Division Series. (Courtesy Ed Zurga/Jamie Squire/LG Patterson/Getty Images) ...

What's going on with these gas prices? A look at what's fueling the spike. It's not exactly a shock. But, that doesn't make the situation any less sad for our pocketbooks. Gas prices, in recent days, have climbed back toward the $2.25 mark. On Thursday, most gas stations around Springfield had posted $2.22 for a gallon of regular unleaded.  Viewers also report some stations have gas for as low as $2.19 a gallon. This time, industry analysts say the hike is ...

Big Switch: City Utilities will use Natural Gas instead of coal at James River Plant The change is only at the James River facility. City Utilities' John Twitty Energy Center will continue burning coal for the time being. ...

Fed up with speeding, residents put up sign in Springfield neighborhood A Springfield man and his girlfriend are tired of drivers speeding through their neighborhood so they decided to do something about it. Now they hope their Halloween decorations could help save lives. Bryan Henson and his girlfriend Brittany don't have children of their own, but they're working to make sure their neighbors' children have a safe walk to and from school. "People speed through here, they go ...

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Tunisia Nobel winner calls prize a "message" for region
Secretary-General of UGTT Abassi attends a news conference in TunisMembers of the Tunisian negotiating team that won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping the country overcome a political crisis following its 2011 uprising called the award a message for the region on the power of dialogue. Known as the Quartet, including the powerful UGTT labour union, the team negotiated to end a political deadlock in 2013 that threatened to scuttle the North African state's political transition after the fall of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. "This is a great joy and pride for Tunisia, but also a hope for the Arab World," UGTT chief Hussien Abassi told Reuters.

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Kaci Kullmann Five, the new head of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee, announces the winner of 2015 Nobel peace prize during a press conference in Oslo, Norway, Friday Oct. 9, 2015. The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Friday that the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. (Heiko Junge/NTB scanpix via AP) NORWAY OUTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

The Latest: Merkel's spokesman applauds prize for Tunisia
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, members of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly celebrate the adoption of the new constitution in Tunis, Tunisia. A Tunisian democracy group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy" in the North African country following its 2011 revolution. (AP Photo/Aimen Zine, File)OSLO, Norway (AP) — The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.

The Latest: Sweden prepares for crisis of refugee numbers
Afghan refugees gather around a fire to warm themselves from the morning cold at the port of Mitylene on the northeast Greek island of Lesbos, while waiting to get on board a ferry traveling to Athens, early Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. More than 500,000 people have arrived in the European Union this year, seeking sanctuary or jobs and sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

Attorneys: City handling of police shooting a national model
Anthony Scott, the brother of Walter Scott, the unarmed black motorist who was shot and killed by a North Charleston, S.C., police officer earlier this year, speaks Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in North Charleston after the city council approved a $6.5 million settlement with the Scott family. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey is at left. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — North Charleston, South Carolina, did not erupt in violence — as other cities in similar circumstances did — after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man.