With a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, the Kansas City Royals wrapped up the American League Championship victoriously. Kansas City will host the first two World Series games beginning Tuesday.
In his most urgent comments about Ebola, President Barack Obama vowed to step up the US response to what he called a 'raging epidemic in West Africa.' Obama cancelled a campaign trip to convene a Cabinet session on Ebola.
Parts of Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Florida were under a tornado watch Tuesday morning. The storm system moving across the South, killed two people Monday, one in Arkansas and one in Alabama.
Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are forecast Monday for southern Illinois to northern Louisiana. Cities at risk include Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Houston; Indianapolis; New Orleans and St. Louis.
Tropical storm Gonzalo is expected to become a hurricane by tonight or early Tuesday. The forecast track takes the storm over Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. But it isn't likely to hit Florida or the US east coast.
A North Carolina gun-rights group is challenging a ban on concealed handguns at the State Fair. The group argues that ban is illegal because of a North Carolina law passed in 2013 expanding where concealed handguns can be carried.
A new ebola screening program began Saturday at Kennedy International airport in New York, and will be expanded over the next week to Newark Liberty, Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta.