South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius is led to holding cells after he was sentenced at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool

Blade Runner gets 5 years

PRETORIA - South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  Full Article 

Futures point to higher open on tech results 9:12am EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains, as Apple and Texas Instruments rallied after their results.

Crime victim Hugo Reyes, who applied for a United States U visa based on a violent attack by a man he did not know, poses for photographs at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico October 10, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Draper

Undocumented, attacked, then stiffed

The "U visa" program grants temporary residency to victims of violent crime who cooperate with law enforcement, but local police often get in the way.  Full Article 

File photo of people using computers at an Internet cafe. REUTERS/Stringer

Justice Dept. shifts focus to hacking from spying

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions.  Full Article 

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, October 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Why Israel loses no sleep over Islamic State

Israel does not see Islamic State as an external threat. Shocking though the events in Syria and Iraq are, Israel is far beyond the range of even the most sophisticated of Islamic State’s weapons.  Commentary 

Apple's iPad devices are displayed at its store in Tokyo January 18, 2013.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

China-backed hackers target Apple's iCloud

BOSTON/BEIJING - Apple iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign.  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 

A worker cleans an apartment block in Beijing, October 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

China's 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, adding to concerns the world's second-largest economy is becoming a drag on global growth.  Video | Full Article 

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The death of the French oil group's chairman and CEO poses a dilemma for the succession. A solution could be to separate the jobs of corporate figurehead and CEO.