A defaced cut-out of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is seen as protesters block a street outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hong Kong protesters prepare for the long haul

HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades.  Full Article | Video 

Stocks head for worst quarter since euro crisis, dollar reigns 4:39am EDT

LONDON - World markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, while the U.S. dollar eased off the throttle after its biggest quarterly gain in six years.

The White House is seen through layers of fencing in Washington, September 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Larry Downing

Intruder ran through White House main floor

WASHINGTON - The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman said.  Full Article 

A U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft prior to strike operations in Syria in this September 26, 2014 photo released on September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Russ Scalf/U.S. Air Force photo/Handout

U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

BEIRUT/MURSITPINAR Turkey - U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.  Full Article 

Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Vanguard, BlackRock to gain from Gross exit

NEW YORK/BOSTON - Vanguard Group and BlackRock could be prime destinations for hundreds of billions of dollars in assets that may flee Pimco in the wake of the sudden exit of Bill Gross, the celebrated "Bond King" of mutual funds.   Full Article 

Apple Operations International, a subsidiary of Apple Inc, is seen in Hollyhill, Cork, in the south of Ireland May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Michael MacSweeney

EU questions Ireland's tax deal with Apple

BRUSSELS - European Union antitrust regulators have asked Ireland to provide details of its tax arrangements with Apple in 1990 and 2007, warning that they could amount to illegal state aid which may be recovered from the company.  Full Article 

The application icons of Facebook, Twitter and Google are displayed on an iPhone next to an earphone set in this illustration photo taken in Berlin, June 17, 2013. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

NSA surveillance hinges on executive order

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Documents released by the U.S. government show it views an executive order issued in 1981 as the basis of most of the National Security Agency's surveillance activities.  Full Article 

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Thai coup leader hands over army post

Thailand's army chief and coup leader, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, hands over command of the army to a trusted ally. Rough cut (no reporter narration)