The Kansas City Royals struck back at the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, taking Game 2 of the World Series with a score of 7-2. The teams were tied at 2 runs each until the 6th inning, when the Royals pushed out Giants starter Jake Peavy; a handful of relief pitchers later, Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit a two-run double off of Hunter Strickland, then Omar Infante swatted in a two-run homer to seal the Giants' loss.
It was too good to be true: A study touting green coffee bean extract as a phenomenal weight loss drug has been retracted by its authors. The study was written by Joe Vinson and Bryan Burnham of the University of Scranton, and published in 2012 in the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy.
On Wednesday, the parliament of Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region voted overwhelmingly to send a contingent of peshmerga fighters to help the Syrian Kurds defending the town of Kobani from an ISIS siege. The obvious route for the peshmerga fighters is through Turkey, which offered passage to Iraqi Kurdish fighters earlier this week, though the details are vague.