Apple's iPhone sales beat Street but iPad volumes slide 6:12pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc 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.

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 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 

Exterior view of an abandoned house where an unidentified body was found in Gary, Indiana, October 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Jim Young

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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Suspect in disappearance of UVA student charged in 2005 sex assault

A grand jury has indicted the suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student with attempted murder, abduction and sexual assault in a separate 2005 attack. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).