• In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 photo, Syrian refugees wait to sign up for a return bus to the Syrian border, at the U.N.-run Zaatari refugee camp near Mafraq, northern Jordan. Growing numbers of Syrian refugees are returning to their war-ravaged homeland from Jordan because they can't survive in exile after drastic aid cuts, can't afford to pay smugglers to sneak them into Europe or are simply homesick. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

    Syrian refugees increasingly return to war zones in homeland

    ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — Growing numbers of Syrian refugees are returning to their war-ravaged homeland from Jordan because they can’t survive in exile after drastic aid cuts, can’t afford to pay smugglers to sneak them into Europe or are simply homesick.

  • As the sun begins to set as television crews set up their lights while waiting for an update on the crew members aboard the missing cargo ship El Faro outside the Seafarer's International Union hall in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Authorities lost contact with the El Faro early Thursday as the ship sailed through the Bahamas at the height of the Hurricane Joaquin storm as it sailed from its homeport in Jacksonville, Fla., to San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Bahamas search for lost US ship finds debris but no answers

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Aircraft and ships searching off the Bahamas islands for a U.S. cargo ship that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin have found more debris and clues but no definitive word yet on the fate of the vessel or the 33 people on board.

  • This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. at 9:45 AM EDT shows slowly weakening Hurricane Joaquin southwest of Bermuda, moving in a north-northeast direction. A band of cloudiness to the north of Joaquin extends to the Midatlantic, with rain. Deep moisture with heavy rain is flowing across the Carolinas. Clouds are dominating the Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes, with some rain showers over the Great Lakes. (Weather Underground via AP)

    Weakening Joaquin passes Bermuda after lashing it with rain

    HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — A weakening Hurricane Joaquin moved past Bermuda and farther out into the Atlantic after pounding the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination with heavy rains and winds.

  • Honduras gets semifinal spot CONCACAF Olympic qualifying

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Antony Lozano and Alberth Elis scored to help Honduras beat Costa Rica 2-0 on Sunday, and Honduras got a spot in the semifinals in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics when Mexico beat Haiti.

  • New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom delivers in the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in New York, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Mets set playoff rotation for initial 3 games vs Dodgers

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have set their pitching rotation for the first three games of their best-of-five NL playoff series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • Haiti defender Jude Saint Louis flies over the ball against Mexico in the second half of a CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying soccer match in Carson, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Mexico won 1-0. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Mexico beats Haiti to take Olympic qualifying semifinal spot

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Raul Lopez Gomez scored on a penalty kick in the 74th and defending Olympic champion Mexico beat Haiti 1-0 on Sunday night to wrap up a spot in the semifinals in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Games.

  • Colorado Rapids midfielder Lucas Pittinari, (22), right, and Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland fight for the ball during an MLS soccer match, in Commerce City, Colo., Sunday Oct. 4, 2015. Real Salt Lake won 2-1. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Real Salt Lake eliminates Colorado Rapids from playoff race

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Joao Plata and Luke Mulholland scored 10 minutes apart in the first half and Real Salt Lake beat Colorado 2-1 on Sunday night to eliminate the Rapids from the playoff race.

  • Houston Astros' Marwin Gonzalez (9) hits a line drive single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

    Houston headed to playoffs despite 5-3 loss to Arizona

    PHOENIX (AP) — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch gathered his players around, took a puff from his victory cigar and told everyone to quiet down.

  • A Syrian refugee man carrying his daughter rushes to the beach as he arrives on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Sunday, Oct. 4 , 2015. The U.N. refugee agency is reporting a “noticeable drop” this week in arrivals of refugees by sea into Greece - as the total figure for the year nears the 400,000 mark. Overall, the UNHCR estimates 396,500 people have entered Greece via the Mediterranean this year with seventy percent of them are from war-torn Syria. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Tip of the iceberg: No end in sight to migrant wave

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach — and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders — the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front pages and reporters are going home.

  • Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Rangers win AL West on final day, Hamels beat Angels 9-2

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers finally clinched the AL West title on the last day of the regular season.