Ward physician Thomas Klotzkowski (R) cleans doctor for tropical medicine, Florian Steiner, in a disinfection chamber at the quarantine station for patients with infectious diseases at the Charite hospital in Berlin August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Obama to send troops to fight Ebola epidemic

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help build treatment centers and coordinate treatment of the spreading Ebola disease.  Full Article 

Weak gasoline, food prices dampen U.S. producer inflation 9:12am EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. producer prices were flat in August, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should see the Federal Reserve in no hurry to raise interest rates.

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards Zummar, controlled by Islamic State (IS), near Mosul September 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

U.S. scouts for Sunni allies in Iraq

Unwilling to send their troops back to Iraq, Washington is trying to persuade armed Sunni factions and tribal figures to fight Islamic State militants in an echo of the "Awakening" movement that drove al Qaeda from the country.  Full Article 

A man looks around Tesla Motors' Model S P85 at its showroom in Beijing January 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Tesla wins in Massachusetts court over sales

Massachusetts' highest court threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.  Full Article 

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he delivers a speech at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland September 15, 2014.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Britain pledges state funding to Scotland

EDINBURGH - Britain promised to guarantee Scotland's high levels of state funding, granting Scots control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the U.K.   Full Article 

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, arrives for the third day of the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho July 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Boeing-Lockheed to team up with Bezos

WASHINGTON - A joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin plans to develop a new rocket engine with a company run by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.  Full Article 

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson celebrates after the Vikings defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers during their NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London, September 29, 2013.    REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

NFL's Vikings reinstate Peterson

Adrian Peterson, a marquee National Football League running back facing charges of child abuse, was reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings after being held out of their game over the weekend.  Full Article 

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Putin’s strategy could vex NATO

By David Axe and Robert Beckhusen    

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Putin’s strategy could vex NATO

By David Axe and Robert Beckhusen