The number of U.S. troops who remain in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of NATO forces in 2014 depends largely on what the Loya Jirga, or gathering of tribal elders, decides in the coming days when it reviews a draft security agreement between the Afghan and U.S. governments.
Local officials in the Philippines say the death toll in a central province that took the brunt of Typhoon Haiyan could reach as high as 10,000. Police and provincial officials provided the estimate Sunday after assessing damage in Leyte province where they say the destruction was overwhelming.
While parts of the United States already have snow, the Washington area is still enjoying the colors of fall. Warm temperatures helped delay the appearance of the beautiful red, orange and yellow foliage. Deborah Block has produced this video essay focusing on the amazing patterns of the leaves as they slowly change color.