In United States baseball, a group led by Nolan Ryan buys the Texas Rangers at a bankruptcy auction.
In baseball, the Texas Rangers defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks to win the World Series in five games, capturing their first Major League Baseball championship in their 63-year existence. Corey Seager is named World Series MVP.
Anglo-Indian writer Salman Rushdie is attacked at a public event in Chautauqua, New York, United States, sustaining multiple stab wounds to the neck and abdomen. The suspect is arrested by New York State Police.
U.S. President Joe Biden warns that the country will not meet the May 1 deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan. However, he also said that it is unlikely that troops will remain in the country next year.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) both sue the United States (US) after it bans lawyers from a case taken by the father of Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which has labelled him a "specially designated global terrorist".