Apple beats Street targets on strong iPhone sales 4:59pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc posted a better-than-expected 12 percent jump in revenue after its best new-iPhone launch on record helped push sales of the smartphone to 39.27 million in the September quarter.

Nurses and health care staff pause for a moment of prayer during a rally in support of their colleagues Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, who are now in treatment after contracting the Ebola virus, outside the Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas October 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Jaime R. Carrero

U.S. ramps up Ebola response

DALLAS - The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training.  Full Article | Video 

A Swedish military patrol vessel monitors the area around the Stockholm archipelago in Sweden, October 18, 2014. Sweden's military said on Friday it was searching an area of the sea around the Stockholm archipelago after a report on "suspicious underwater activity". REUTERS/Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency

Swedish 'Cold War' exposes nerves over Russia

Sweden says reports of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm's archipelago are credible, in an underwater hunt that has reawakened memories of the Cold War.  Video | Full Article 

Former President Bill Clinton speaks during the plenary session titled "Cities as Labs of Innovations" at the Clinton Global Initiative 2014 (CGI) in New York, September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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 

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Suspected killer held in deaths of seven women

HAMMOND, Ind. - Police in northwestern Indiana said they could be dealing with a serial killer with victims going back as far as 20 years after a man suspected in one woman's murder led them to six more bodies over the weekend.  Full Article | Video 

Brazil's President and Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff (R) greets supporters during a campaign rally in Nova Iguacu near Rio de Janeiro October 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil race still too close to call

RIO DE JANEIRO - President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum, but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election.  Full Article 

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U.S. John Kerry meets new Indonesian President Joko Widodo

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets new Indonesian President in an effort to strengthen ties with the world's largest Muslim country. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).