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Giants Rally, Rout Royals to Even Series


Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- After facing an early 4-1 deficit, the San Francisco Giants scored 10 unanswered runs to pick up an 11-4 win over Kansas City in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night. The victory evens the Fall Classic at 2-2 with Game 5 to be played in San Francisco on Sunday.

The Giants did get on the board first on a fielder's choice, taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Kansas City responded in the third with a four-run inning. Eric Hosmer singled home a run to tie the game before Omar Infante drove in a pair with a base hit of his own, making it a 3-1 Royals lead. Catcher Salvador Perez then added another run with a single into centerfield, chasing San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong.

San Francisco's bullpen was able to get out of the inning without further damage, and began the comeback almost immediately. Buster Posey cut the deficit to 4-2 with an RBI single in the bottom of the third, helping to build a rally. That effort was aided by the impressive relief pitching of Yusmeiro Petit, who entered to begin the fourth.

Petit tossed three scoreless innings for the Giants while the offense continued to attack. Following a leadoff double in the bottom of the fifth, Jason Frasor was brought on to replace Royals starter Jason Vargas. Two batters later, Hunter Pence singled home Joe Panik to make it a 4-3 Kansas City lead. After another pitching change, San Francisco tied the game with a sacrifice fly from Jose Perez.

The game turned in favor of the home Giants in the bottom of the sixth. With two outs and the bases loaded Pablo Sandoval singled off reliever Brandon Finnegan, driving in two runs and giving San Francisco a 6-4 advantage. Brandon Belt then added another run on the very next pitch for a three-run lead. The Giants would add four more runs in the seventh, including a two-run double from Panik, to put the game out of reach.

With the win, the Series is guaranteed to return to Kansas City. However, a pivotal Game 5 will take place on Sunday night in San Francisco before the trip back to the midwest. The Giants will turn to Madison Bumgarner, who won Game One, while the Royals send James Shields to the hill for the starts.

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Fiancee of Ebola Doctor Expected to Be Released Saturday


VILevi/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- City officials are expected to release the fiancée of Dr. Craig Spencer, who is quarantined in New York with the Ebola virus, from Bellevue hospital Saturday.

Morgan Dixon is expected to be quarantined at the Manhattan apartment she shared with Spencer, until the end of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola. Two friends of Spencer who spent time with him after his return from West Africa are also quarantined at their homes.

Spencer became the fourth person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States after he was hospitalized Thursday. He developed a fever that morning and alerted authorities, who transported the doctor from his Harlem apartment in a specially designated ambulance.

"We have confidence in the medical care Craig is receiving and we are hoping for a complete recovery," the Dixon family said in a statement Saturday.

Health officials said he felt tired on Tuesday and then spent a day out in the city on Wednesday. Spencer returned to the U.S. on October 17 after treating Ebola patients for Doctors Without Borders.

"We are very proud of and support the work Craig has been involved with throughout this career," the Dixon family said.

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Guardrail Manufacturer to Halt Device Sales Amid Safety Concerns


zebra3/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Trinity Industries is halting sales of its controversial ET-Plus guardrail system, a device meant to protect motorists across the country that instead has been blamed by accident victims for dozens of injuries and deaths.

The move came late Friday in response to a request by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to conduct crash tests on the device or face suspension of its eligibility for sale. Earlier this week Trinity lost a civil trial in Texas in which the jury found the company had defrauded the government by misrepresenting changes made to the guardrail nearly a decade ago.

“In light of FHWA’s request, the right thing to do is to stop shipping the product until the additional testing has been completed,” Gregg Mitchell, President of Trinity Highway Products, wrote in a press release. "We have confidence in the ET-Plus System as designed and crash tested by Texas A&M Transportation Institute. It has met all tests previously requested by FHWA. We take the safety of the products we manufacture very seriously."

The company says it will work with the FHWA on further crash testing and will not ship any more ET-Plus units until testing is completed.

The announcement came at the end of a week that saw more states suspend the installation of the popular end terminal pending further investigation, a demand by the FHWA to further crash test the ET-Plus, and a mammoth jury verdict in the federal whistleblower case in Marshall, Texas. In that case, Trinity was found to have defrauded the federal government and has been ordered to pay $175 million.

At the center of the case were modifications made by Trinity Industries in 2005 to the design of guardrail end terminals used alongside many roads from coast to coast, and the company’s failure at the time to disclose all the changes to the federal government or any state transportation departments.

The modified guardrail, called the ET-Plus, was the subject of an ABC News 20/20 investigation in September that looked into allegations from crash victims that the modified guardrail can malfunction when struck from the front by their vehicles’. Rather than ribboning out and absorbing the impact as designed, the guardrails “locked up” and speared straight through the cars, severing the motorists’ limbs in some cases.

The whistleblower in the case against Trinity, a competitor of the company's who uncovered damning documents indicating the company made the changes to its guardrail end terminal to save money, told ABC News Saturday that he believes the company's decision to stop selling the ET-Plus is just one more step to a total recall of the product from all U.S. highways.

"We are getting closer to that product recall," said Josh Harman. "A product recall is something that just has to happen, because too many lives have already been lost."

In addition to their promise to work with the government, Trinity has indicated it will appeal the Texas court's decision in the whistleblower case, saying the ruling "will not withstand legal scrutiny."

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Department of Transportation to Review NHTSA Following Handling of Automobile Recall


csakisti/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Transportation will conduct a review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on the heels of a number of automobile recalls this year, a senior administration official confirmed to ABC News.

The New York Times reports that the administration is concerned about the NHTSA's handling of recent recalls. Earlier this week, the agency urged drivers to "act immediately" to have repairs done regarding faulty airbags, however, several automakers were unprepared to make those repairs.

Additionally, a tool on the NHTSA website that helps drivers identify whether their car is affected by outstanding recalls was non-responsive for more than a day.

The most recent recall, of Takata Company airbags, involved nearly eight million vehicles.

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Pa. Company Recalling Nearly 32,000 Pounds of Chicken Products


neirfy/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A Pennsylvania company is recalling nearly 32,000 pounds of gluten-free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with bacteria.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture said in a press release Saturday that Murry's Inc. is recalled 31,689 pounds of chicken products that may contain Staphylococcal entertoxin. All of the products have a "best by" date of Aug. 9, 2015.

The recall affects 12-ounce boxes of "Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets" and 10.5-ounce boxes of "Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast." All products subject to recall have the establishment number "P-516" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were shipped nationwide.

The USDA says that the toxins that may have contaminated the products are "fast acting, sometimes causing illness in as little as 30 minutes." Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea." Most patients do recover after one to three days.

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Iran Executes Woman Accused of Killing Man She Claimed Tried to Rape Her


GOLARA SAJADIAN/AFP/Getty Images(TEHRAN, Iran) -- A woman convicted of killing a man she claimed was trying to sexually abuse her was hanged on Saturday in a Tehran prison.

"The shocking news that Reyhaneh Jabbari has been executed is deeply disappointing in the extreme," Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Programme, said. "This is another bloody stain on Iran's human rights record."

Jabbari, 26, was arrested in 2007 for the murder of a former employee of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and was sentenced to death by a criminal court in Tehran in 2009.

She admitted to stabbing the man in the back, claiming that he tried to sexually assault her. She also claimed that a second man was also in the house at the time of the incident. Amnesty International says that those claims were never properly investigated.

Jabbari's execution was deferred multiple times.

On Friday, Sahraoui noted that such occurrences are not uncommon. "Once again Iran has insisted on applying the death penalty despite serious concerns over the fairness of the trial."

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Jack Bruce, Bassist of Rock Band Cream Dead at 71


Photo by Barbara Zanon/Redferns via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jack Bruce, bass player for legendary supergroup Cream, has died.  He was 71.

"It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend," the landing page of Bruce's website read. "The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."

Bruce formed Cream in the mid-sixties with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker; their name came from the notion all three of them were the "the cream of the crop" on their respective instruments. In addition to playing bass, Bruce also sang many of the band's best known tunes, and co-wrote classics like "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room" and "I Feel Free."  Bruce's bass playing influenced a generation of musicians, including Sting, and Geddy Lee of Rush.

"The sudden passing of Jack Bruce is terribly sad news," Lee told ABC News on Saturday. "One of the greatest rock bassists to ever live and a true and profound inspiration to countless musicians. He was one of my first bass heroes and was a major influence on my playing and my music. My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans."

After Cream split in 1968, Bruce continued to play live, and release albums, both solo and as part of various groups, such as the blues trio West, Bruce & Laing. In 1993, for the first time in 25 years, Cream reformed to perform together: the occasion was their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Cream reunited in 2005 at the Royal Albert Hall in London for a series of four shows, and for a single show at New York's Madison Square Garden. The shows were recorded and released as a live CD and DVD.

In 2012, Bruce told ABC News that there had been talk of another reunion in 2013, but that it looked like it wasn't going to happen because Ginger Baker was once again on the outs with Eric Clapton. While Bruce said he knows that there's a lot of love for Cream, and he wouldn't be "churlish" enough to refuse to do a couple of reunion concerts at some point, he noted, "I've got so many other things happening and I don't wanna be a tribute band to myself."

Bruce continued to tour and record; his most recent album, Silver Rails, came out this past March. Asked in 2012 what kept him going, Bruce told ABC News, "I think the music helps to keep you going and if you think about some of the great classical instrumentalists as well as uh, as well as conductors and so on, the music....you can tell after you finished a concert, you feel and look ten years younger, you know?  Everyone should be a musician!"

Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis told ABC News that while Bruce isn't always remembered for his singing, his unique vocal style helped define Cream's sound. "'Sunshine of Your Love,' 'White Room,' both of those songs have Jack Bruce in the lead vocal," notes DeCurtis. "Not only was he a great bass player, but he was a powerful, very emotional singer and he gave that group both a muscular sound and also a muscular delivery in the vocals."

DeCurtis says that Bruce, along with Baker and Clapton, laid the groundwork for the music of the seventies. "Led Zeppelin, for example, is a band that was influenced by Cream," he says. "They defined a style of rock-and-roll that made you take rock-and-roll seriously because these guys were amazing players. They weren't just teenagers bashing around." 

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"The sudden passing of Jack Bruce is terribly sad news. One of the greatest rock bassists to ever live and a true and profound inspiration to countless musicians. He was one of my first bass heroes and was a major influence on my playing and my music. My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans."

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