-- quicklist: title: San Francisco Giants Win the World Series, 3rd Time in 5 Years text: Poor Kansas City Royals. In a nail-biting Game 7 on Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants beat the Royals 3-2. Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, 25, is the series MVP. Fans and foes tweeted #WorldSeries and #Game7.
Out of the 60 MVP winners since 1955, Bumgarner is the 28th pitcher to receive the award. He is the third Giants player, and the team's first pitcher, to be a series MVP.
quicklist: title: Microsoft Band text: Microsoft introduced a new wearable health and fitness device that is on sale today. Microsoft Band is $199 and works with Windows Phone, iOS and Android. The device joins the competitive health wearables market with the likes of Fitbit - providing calorie counts and sleep quality measurements.
quicklist: title: U.S.-Born Activist in Israel Shot by Gunman; Suspect Shot text: Right-wing activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick was shot by a gunman on a motorcycle late Wednesday in Jerusalem. Glick was promoting Jewish access to a compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.
On Thursday, Israeli police shot and killed the suspected shooter, a Palestinian man, creating further tensions in the region.
Meanwhile, Sweden just recognized Palestine as a state.
quicklist: title: Cat Videos Galore text: People love cats, or at least they love posting on social media about them. Wednesday was National Cat Day, but the hash tags #NationalCatDay and #CatMovies are still trending on Twitter. The unofficial holiday was created by author and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige in 2005. She also is behind National Dog Day and National Puppy Day.