Republicans in chaos as favorite quits speaker race

WASHINGTON - Republicans in Washington faced a sudden leadership vacuum when the front-runner to take control of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, dropped out of the race.

Asia stocks rally as Fed minutes hint at patience on hike 2:20am EDT

TOKYO - Asian shares rose on Friday, taking their cue from a jump in oil prices and Wall Street gains after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting further quelled expectations of an imminent U.S. interest rate hike.

Debris is seen in the water from the El Faro search area in this handout photo provided by the US Coast Guard, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/US Coast Guard/Handout via Reuters

El Faro: Collision course with a hurricane

NEW YORK/MIAMI - New data raises questions about how the ill-fated El Faro cargo ship navigated its path during Hurricane Joaquin.  Full Article 

President and Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group of America Michael Horn testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

'We have broken the trust of our customers'

Michael Horn, the head of Volkswagen of America, apologized for the software that rigged emissions tests in testimony before Congress.  Video 

Flowers are placed on the grave of an unidentified migrant, who drowned at sea during an attempt to cross a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast, at the Saint Panteleimon cemetery of Mytilene, on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Dimitris Michalakis

No place left to die

LESBOS, Greece - Buried beneath low mounds of earth on Greece's Lesbos island, lay Afghan, Iraqi and Syrian refugees who drowned this summer in the Aegean Sea trying to reach Europe. No one can say where the next bodies will be buried.  Full Article | Slideshow 

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Minnesotans treated to rare light show

The Aurora Borealis is visible in Minnesota, in a rare example of the natural phenomenon appearing so far south. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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