Wall St. extends bounce-back; S&P above key levels 2:14pm EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's.

A McDonald's restaurant is pictured in Encinitas, California September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Tough rivalries, China scandal hit McDonald's

McDonald's - which has not given investors many reasons to sing "I'm lovin' it" - said quarterly profit dropped by nearly one-third and warned that global restaurant sales will fall again in October.  Full Article 

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (C) enters a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Olympic star Pistorius sentenced to jail

PRETORIA - A South African judge sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.   Video | Full Article 

Jian Zhen Huang, who applied for a United States U visa based on being victimized in an attack on the street while visiting New York City, poses near her current home in Fairbanks, Alaska, October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Mason

Undocumented, attacked, then stiffed

The "U visa" program grants temporary residency to victims of violent crime who cooperate with law enforcement, but local police often get in the way.  Full Article 

Israelis take cover as a siren warning of incoming rockets sounds in the southern city of Ashkelon July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Why Israel loses no sleep over Islamic State

Israel does not see Islamic State as an external threat. Shocking though the events in Syria and Iraq are, Israel is far beyond the range of even the most sophisticated of Islamic State’s weapons.  Commentary 

File photo of people using computers at an Internet cafe. REUTERS/Stringer

Justice Dept. shifts focus to hacking from spying

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions.  Full Article 

A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in Singapore in this January 2, 2014 photo illustration. REUTERS/Edgar Su

China-backed hackers target Apple's iCloud

BOSTON/BEIJING - Apple iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign.  Full Article 

Massive air bag recall affects more than 4.5 million vehicles

Major automakers are recalling millions of vehicles due to potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel. Linda So reports.