Jaylen Fryberg is seen in an undated photo from Instagram. REUTERS/Instagram

Police seek motive in Washington school shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Authorities were seeking a motive as to why a high school student in the United States' Washington state shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing himself.  Full Article | Video 

Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree 12:30am EDT

SACRAMENTO Calif. - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said.

Participants wear protective clothing and equipment during training for the Ebola response team at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas October 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Darren Abate

Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey

NEW YORK - A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed for America's biggest urban center.  Full Article | Video 

Pallbearers from Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada regiment carry the casket of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo from a funeral home in Ottawa October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canada vows tougher laws in face of attacks

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario - Canada vowed to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.  Full Article | Video 

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, leaves the Allen and Co's annual media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho July 10, 2014.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Blood in the water as Bezos magic fades

SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON - Amazon.com Inc's investors may be losing patience with the company that for years enthralled them with improbable growth and earned one of the technology sector's highest valuations.  Full Article 

Map of the Sykes–Picot agreement, which was signed by Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot on May 8, 1916. (The National Archives/Wikimedia Commons)

A line in the sand that blood washes away

Iraq and Syria were both born of an infamous (in Arab eyes) post-World War One accord. That agreement, now almost a century old, appears in tatters, as both countries are broken, exhausted by years of war and sectarian division for which there is no easy repair.  Commentary