Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan 2:06pm EST

GARDEZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting.  Full Article

Iraqi Kurds prepare Sinjar mountain offensive 10:51am EST 

ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish forces in northern Iraq are drawing up plans to break Islamic State's siege of Sinjar mountain, where hundreds of minority Yazidis remain stranded months after fleeing their homes.  Full Article  

Packers take control of NFC North as Pats tame Lions 5:35pm EST 

(Reuters) - Running back Eddie Lacy scored two touchdowns and rushed for 125 yards as the Green Bay Packers took sole control of the NFC North with a 24-21 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.  Full Article