The defending World Series champion New York Yankees could be out of the playoffs by the time much of the country sits down to dinner Wednesday night.
They trail their best of seven series with the Texas Rangers 3-1, with game five scheduled for a little after 4 p.m. ET Wednesday on TBS.
The Rangers won game four Tuesday night 10-3. Josh Hamilton, the Rangers’ star outfielder, hit two home runs, but the turning point came in the sixth inning. With the Yankees up 3-2, the Rangers' Bengie Molina hit a go-ahead, three-run homer to give his team a lead it never relinquished.
Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci is harshly critical of the Yankees decision-making leading up to Molina’s home run.
The Yankees will send their best pitcher, CC Sabathia, to the mound Wednesday against the Rangers' CJ Wilson. If the Rangers win, they go to the World Series for the first time in franchise history, which dates to 1972.
No apology from Hill – Anita Hill is not going to apologize to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for saying he sexually harassed her, an accusation that nearly derailed his high court nomination two decades ago. Thomas' wife, Virginia, called Hill, now a Massachusetts law professor, over the weekend and left a voice mail asking for the apology. It's unclear what prompted Virginia Thomas to make the call, but in a statement, she told CNN that it was her attempt to extend an "olive branch."
Hill reported the voice mail to the Brandeis University Department of Public Safety, which turned the matter over to the FBI, a campus spokesman said. The FBI declined to comment late Tuesday.
In a statement to CNN, Hill said that she had "no intention of apologizing because I testified truthfully about my experience and I stand by that testimony."
North and South Korea exchanged lists of families to be reunited in the North next week, Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday, citing a South Korean government official.
Unification Ministry spokeswoman Lee Jong-joo said in a briefing that the planned reunifications will occur after six decades of separation.
The lists contain the names of 100 people from each side, and the reunions will be held from October 30 to November 5 at the two countries' joint mountain resort in the North, Mount Kumgang.
Lee said 26 South Korean civilians crossed the border Wednesday into the North to tidy up the facilities at the resort.
A British court sentenced a Saudi prince Wednesday to the maximum penalty of life in prison for murdering his servant.
Prince Saud Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Saud was found guilty Tuesday of both murder and grievous bodily harm in the February killing of Bandar Abdulaziz.
Abdulaziz died after a severe beating left him with swelling and bruising of the brain and fractured ribs and neck. He also had bite marks on his face, ears and arm.
The prince had not denied killing Abdulaziz, but said he had not intended to do so. He did not take the stand in his own defense.
Fresh clashes broke out Wednesday between protesters and police in France as hundreds of thousands rallied in opposition to planned pension reforms.
Cars were set alight and buildings damaged in the Paris suburb of Nanterre while a van was set ablaze in Lyon, according to Agence France-Presse.
A week-long strike has caused chaos across France with more than a third of French gas stations running dry on Tuesday, according to the government. Air and rail travel has also been disrupted, with unions blockading access roads to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.
The British government announced deep budget cuts Wednesday, as it tries to fight massive deficits.
It will include "ruthless privatization" and will leave "no stone unturned in our search for waste," Chancellor George Osborne told lawmakers in the House of Commons.
But it is also guided by the principle of "fairness," he said, saying, "those with the broadest shoulders will bear the greatest burden."
An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Wednesday:
UK spending review - UK Chancellor George Osborne will present a review aimed at cutting the government’s ballooning fiscal deficit. The review is expected to result in some of deepest austerity cuts made by any country in Europe.
France strikes - President Sarkozy will debate his Pension Reform Bill in French parliament today ahead of a final vote later in the week. The proposals have met with fierce, public opposition and brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of France.