Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Medical Health Systems, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York, demonstrates putting on personal protective equipment (PPE) during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Convention center in New York, October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

New York City hospital tests health worker for Ebola

NEW YORK - A New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker with Doctors Without Borders who returned to the U.S. from West Africa with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, the city's health department said.  Full Article | Full Coverage 

Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, shares rise 4:39pm EDT

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected revenue for its fiscal first quarter on Thursday, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins intact.

Canada's Minister of National Defence Rob Nicholson (L), accompanied by Chief of the Defence Staff General Tom Lawson, lays a wreath at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa October 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Blair Gable

Harper vows tighter security after attack

OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged to boost security forces' surveillance and detention powers, a day after a gunman killed a soldier and raced through parliament.  Full Article 

A destroyed T-72 tank, which presumably came from Russia, is seen on a battlefield near separatist-controlled Starobesheve, eastern Ukraine, October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Maria Tsvetkova

Charred tanks in Ukraine point to Russia

HORBATENKO, Ukraine - The burnt-out remains of dozens of tanks and armored vehicles near this small village bear witness to the ferocity of a battle that turned the tide of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.  Full Article 

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the end of the trading day, in New York, April 27, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Why men are more emotional about money

The sexes respond differently to the pain of losing money and the joy of making it. Men tend to speed ahead as "left-lane" investors, while women stay calm, says financial adviser Manisha Thakor. Here's her advice on how both genders can invest without getting sidetracked.   Video 

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference in Riga October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Turkey, U.S. relations show strain

ANKARA - The U.S. decision to air-drop weapons to Kurdish forces in Syria the same day the Turkish president dismissed them as terrorists is the latest disconnect between Washington and Ankara.  Full Article 

Brazil's President and Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff greets her supporters during a campaign rally in Duque de Caxias near Rio de Janeiro October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Tough campaign may yield Rousseff win

MATEUS LEME, Brazil - President Dilma Rousseff looks positioned to narrowly win a second term on Sunday thanks to a slight rebound in the economy and her success in portraying her rival as an elitist who would take Brazil back to a more heartless era.  Full Article 

Turkey's Erdogan says 200 Kurdish fighters from Iraq to enter Kobani

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says an agreement has been reached on sending 200 Kurdish peshmerga fighters from Iraq through Turkey to help defend Kobani against Islamic State militants. Pavithra George reports.