Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles endured a high ankle sprain in the team’s loss to the Denver Broncos Sunday, according to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.

Charles injured the ankle in the first quarter after only two carries.

High ankle sprains quite often can keep a player off the field for multiple weeks, but the Chiefs haven’t announced any timetable on Charles’ return.

“It doesn’t look to be a real severe one, but it does have the components of a high ankle sprain,” Reid said. “What does that mean? We’ll see what happens.”

If Charles is out for any length of time, it would be tough on the Chiefs.

The 27-year-old accounted for 1,980 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns last season.

After Charles left the game Sunday, Knile Davis took over in the backfield. The second-year running back carried the call 22 times for 79 yards and two touchdowns.

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Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(NEW YORK) — Bill Cosby will lend his art collection to the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African Art for a public viewing later this year.

According to a press release from the Smithsonian, the exhibition will open on November 9 and stay open through the early part of 2016. The collection of pieces currently owned by the William H. and Camille O. Cosby Collection will be publicly displayed alongside work from the National Museum of African Art.

The Cosbys’ collection includes over 200 African-American paintings, prints, sculptures and drawings. The couple began compiling the art more than 40 years ago, the Smithsonian says.

“It’s so important to show art by African-American artists in this exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art,” said Cosby. “To me, it’s a way for people to see what exists and to give voice to many of these artists who were silenced for so long, some of whom will speak no more.”

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Toa55/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WEED, California) — A wildfire in the California town of Weed has destroyed at least 75 buildings and spread to cover 350 acres as of Monday night.

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the fire is just 15 percent contained. Evacuations have been ordered for the communities of Weed, Carrick and Lake Shashinta, including at least 15,000 people.

On Monday, the fire was fanned by high winds. Along with at least 11 other wildfires burning around the state, Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant told ABC News that more than 6,000 firefighters were on the frontlines of those fires.

The high temperatures, high winds, and drought conditions are believed to have helped fan the flames.

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Toa55/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WEED, California) — A wildfire in the California town of Weed has destroyed at least 75 buildings and spread to cover 350 acres as of Monday night.

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the fire is just 15 percent contained. Evacuations have been ordered for the communities of Weed, Carrick and Lake Shashinta, including at least 15,000 people.

On Monday, the fire was fanned by high winds. Along with at least 11 other wildfires burning around the state, Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant told ABC News that more than 6,000 firefighters were on the frontlines of those fires.

The high temperatures, high winds, and drought conditions are believed to have helped fan the flames.

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Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ride-sharing company Sidecar plans to continue towards its goal of nationwide expansion — with Virgin founder Richard Branson joining as a new investor.

According to a post on the Sidecar blog, the company has raised $15 million towards this proposed growth. In the post, Branson says that the transportation industry, “has been ripe for disruption for decades,” and that Sidecar, “can take on the big guys with innovation and ideas, not just big bank accounts.”

Sidecar connects drivers with people in need of rides nearby. Earlier this year, the company introduced “Shared Rides,” in which drivers are matched with nearby riders going in the same direction.

The company currently operates in 10 markets across the U.S.

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Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ride-sharing company Sidecar plans to continue towards its goal of nationwide expansion — with Virgin founder Richard Branson joining as a new investor.

According to a post on the Sidecar blog, the company has raised $15 million towards this proposed growth. In the post, Branson says that the transportation industry, “has been ripe for disruption for decades,” and that Sidecar, “can take on the big guys with innovation and ideas, not just big bank accounts.”

Sidecar connects drivers with people in need of rides nearby. Earlier this year, the company introduced “Shared Rides,” in which drivers are matched with nearby riders going in the same direction.

The company currently operates in 10 markets across the U.S.

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Photo by Laura Lezza/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Fourteen Nobel Peace Laureates sent a letter to South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday, urging him to guarantee an unconditional visa to allow the Dalai Lama into the country next month.

The letter notes that the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates will be held in Cape Town, South Africa on October 13 to 15. According to the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Pope Francis was rejected a visa, and the Dalai Lama withdrew his application for a visa for the same event after being told it would not be approved.

The letter cited an understanding of “the sensitivities involved,” but noted that the upcoming summit will be dedicated to the memory of former South African President Nelson Mandela and that the Dalai Lama holds no political office. The summit will be held on the African continent for the first time, and the laureates argue that the Dalai Lama’s attendance would, “provide a platform to showcase Africa’s continuing efforts to promote peace and stability throughout the continent.”

The letter is signed by Nobel Peace Laureates from years between 1976 and 2011, including Amnesty International, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and former member of the United Kingdom’s parliament John Hume.

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Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Baltimore Orioles 5 (90-60) – Toronto Blue Jays 2 (77-72)

Miami Marlins 6 (73-76) – New York Mets 5 (72-79)

Tampa Bay Rays 1 (73-78) – New York Yankees 0 (76-73)

Washington Nationals 4 (86-63) – Atlanta Braves 2 (75-75)

Chicago Cubs 1 (66-84) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (71-80)

Houston Astros 3 (67-83) – Cleveland Indians 1 (76-73)

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FeelPic/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Gas prices dropped by almost five cents in the last week, an impressively large dip, bringing the average price of a dollar of unleaded gas to $3.41.

That figure, released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, is nearly 14 cents lower than this date one year ago. California was once again the state with the highest average price for gas, with one gallon costing $3.79 on average.

The most notable drop occurred in the Midwest region, where the average gas price dropped by slightly more than eight cents per gallon from last week.

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Hope Milam/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD, Iraq) — There was a U.S. airstrike southwest of Baghdad Monday, a new area of operations for U.S. fighter aircraft, ABC News has learned.

But this isn’t an indicator of expanded airstrikes in Iraq, a U.S. official told ABC News.

A request was received from the Iraqis to provide air support for an Iraqi unit that was engaged in a firefight with fighters with the Islamic militant group ISIS, the official said.

An aircraft was redirected and conducted a strike to support the Iraqi ground troops, the official said.

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