Kochs warm to Carly

NEW YORK - Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors.

Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal, fight for approval to follow 8:33am EDT

ATLANTA - Pacific trade ministers have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation that will cut trade barriers and set common standards for 12 countries, an official familiar with the talks said on Monday.

Pope Francis leads the opening mass for the synod of bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican October 4, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope opens synod, amid concern over gays

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis told a key Roman Catholic meeting on family issues that the Church should not be a hidebound "museum of memories" but have the courage to change if that is what God wanted.  Full Article 

The logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street is seen in this photo illustration taken in Madrid on December 10, 2014. REUTERS/SERGIO PEREZ

Uber under pressure

PARIS/SINGAPORE - Uber's aggressive global expansion is looking costlier and riskier than ever as the company struggles with regulatory and competitive obstacles in major markets.  Full Article 

A Volkswagen Passat TDI radial is seen in central London, Britain September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Crucial VW meeting on Wednesday

BERLIN - Volkswagen's supervisory board will hold an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday at which finance chief Hans Dieter Poetsch is expected to be appointed as new head of the 20-member controlling panel, two sources said.  Full Article 

Majudi (L), with her chaperone Norwati (2nd L), smile at Halal Speed Dating, a matchmaking event, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Speed dating goes 'halal' in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR - Halal Speed Dating is helping Kuala Lumpur's Muslims find partners in a largely conservative society where courtship is frowned upon and marriages are often arranged.  Full Article 

Bush-Rubio bromance on the rocks

They've been friends and associates for years, but the pressures of the 2016 presidential campaign are driving Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio apart.

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