Ward physician Thomas Klotzkowski (R) cleans doctor for tropical medicine, Florian Steiner, in a disinfection chamber at the quarantine station for patients with infectious diseases at the Charite hospital in Berlin August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Obama to send troops to fight Ebola epidemic

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is expected to send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help build treatment centers and coordinate treatment of the spreading Ebola disease.  Full Article 

World stocks hit one-month low, focus on Fed 5:06am EDT

LONDON - Global shares slipped to a one-month low on Tuesday as markets braced for a Federal Reserve meeting, when investors will be looking for clues on whether the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates sooner than previously expected.

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards Zummar, controlled by Islamic State (IS), near Mosul September 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

U.S. scouts for Sunni allies in Iraq

Unwilling to send their troops back to Iraq, Washington is trying to persuade armed Sunni factions and tribal figures to fight Islamic State militants in an echo of the "Awakening" movement that drove al Qaeda from the country.  Full Article 

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, arrives for the third day of the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho July 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Boeing-Lockheed to team up with Bezos

WASHINGTON - A joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin plans to develop a new rocket engine with a company run by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.  Full Article 

Consulting materials engineer Mark Hood inspects a 2005 ignition switch in the mechanical testing laboratory at McSwain Engineering, Inc. in Pensacola, Florida, March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Safety chief raps GM's 'flawed' culture

The top auto safety regulator harshly criticized General Motors for not promptly reporting and recalling cars now linked to at least 19 deaths and said he has been meeting with top global automakers to develop a "new normal" for safety recalls.  Full Article 

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he delivers a speech at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland September 15, 2014.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Britain pledges state funding to Scotland

EDINBURGH - Britain promised to guarantee Scotland's high levels of state funding, granting Scots control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the U.K.   Full Article 

Foster Farms Chief Veterinarian Bob O'Connor holds a nine-day-old chick at a Foster Farms chicken ranch near Turlock, California June 16, 2014. Picture taken June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Max Whittaker

Antibiotic use rampant among poultry firms

Reuters finds that major poultry firms administer drugs in ways scientists say could promote "superbugs."  Full Coverage 


Putin’s strategy could vex NATO

By David Axe and Robert Beckhusen