East Jerusalem erupts

JERUSALEM - Israeli police shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fears of a new Palestinian uprising.  Full Article 

U.S. nurse defies Maine's Ebola quarantine, takes bike ride 1:18pm EDT

- A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus ventured out of her home in Maine and took a bike ride on Thursday, defying a quarantine order and setting up a legal collision with state authorities. | Video

Students and community members attend a vigil at the Grove Church after a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Calls for gun control rise in Washington state

SEATTLE - A ballot measure to tighten background checks for gun buyers in Washington state, which is reeling from a deadly school shooting last week, was drawing strong support ahead of a Nov. 4 vote, a poll showed.   Full Article 

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak (R) arrives for gas talks between the European Union, Russia and Ukraine at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels October 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Ukraine- Russia gas talks deadlocked

BRUSSELS - Ukraine's efforts to unblock deliveries of Russian gas as winter sets in were deadlocked as Moscow's negotiators were quoted demanding firmer commitments from the European Union to cover Kiev's pre-payments for energy.  Full Article 

An anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister at riot police in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Burkina Faso gripped by unrest

OUAGADOUGOU - Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices, forcing President Blaise Compaore to scrap a plan to extend his 27-year rule.  Full Article 

People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Samsung seeks smartphone revamp

SEOUL - Samsung Electronics said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011.  Full Article