An employee works at the production line of an automobile factory in Dalian, Liaoning province, October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

China's economic growth slowest since global crisis

BEIJING - China grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in the September quarter and risks missing its official target for the first time in 15 years.   Full Article 

Pistorius sentenced to five-year jail term for killing girlfriend 4:45am EDT

PRETORIA - A South African court on Tuesday sentenced Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California October 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Apple's good and bad news

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets.  Full Article 

Volunteers for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, receive training on how to handle personal protective equipment during courses in Brussels October 15, 2014, which is aimed to help deal with the Ebola disease in West Africa. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

U.S. issues protocols for treating Ebola patients

DALLAS - The United States issued stringent new protocols for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus.  Full Article 

Darren Deon Vann is seen in an undated picture released by the Hammond Police Department in Hammond, Indiana October 20, 2014. REUTERS/Hammond Police Department/Handout

Suspected killer held in deaths of seven women

HAMMOND Ind. - A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women and leaving the bodies in abandoned houses in northwest Indiana may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago.  Full Article | Video 

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton speaks on behalf of Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) during an early voting rally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana October 20, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Arkansas Democrats look to Bill Clinton

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Former President Bill Clinton made a renewed push in his home state of Arkansas to boost Democrats in tight local races that also have major national implications.  Full Article 

Fashion designer  Oscar De La Renta talks to reporters prior to the showing of his Spring 2009 collection during New York Fashion Week September 10, 2008. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died at the age of 82.  Video | Full Article