Republicans in chaos as favorite quits speaker race

WASHINGTON - Republicans in Washington faced a sudden leadership vacuum when the front-runner to take control of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, dropped out of the race.

Bill Gross sues Pimco for $200 million over forced ouster 4:46pm EDT

NEW YORK - Billionaire bond investor Bill Gross sued his former employer Pacific Investment Management Co and its parent Allianz SE for $200 million, saying a greedy "cabal" of executives drove him out of the bond fund giant he helped found because they wanted his huge bonus for themselves.


Debris is seen in the water from the El Faro search area in this handout photo provided by the US Coast Guard, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/US Coast Guard/Handout via Reuters

El Faro: Collision course with a hurricane

NEW YORK/MIAMI - New data raises questions about how the ill-fated El Faro cargo ship navigated its path during Hurricane Joaquin.  Full Article 

President and Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group of America Michael Horn testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

'We have broken the trust of our customers'

Michael Horn, the head of Volkswagen of America, apologized for the software that rigged emissions tests in testimony before Congress.  Video 

Flowers are placed on the grave of an unidentified migrant, who drowned at sea during an attempt to cross a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast, at the Saint Panteleimon cemetery of Mytilene, on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Dimitris Michalakis

No place left to die

LESBOS, Greece - Buried beneath low mounds of earth on Greece's Lesbos island, lay Afghan, Iraqi and Syrian refugees who drowned this summer in the Aegean Sea trying to reach Europe. No one can say where the next bodies will be buried.  Full Article 

United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L) presents USAF Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, (Airman's Medal and Purple Heart), during awards for his role in disarming a gunman on a Paris-bound train on August 21 at the Pentagon in Washington September 17, 2015.     REUTERS/Gary Cameron

France train attack hero stabbed in California

U.S. Air Force airman Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who thwarted a train attack in France in August, was stabbed in Sacramento and was in stable condition at a California hospital.  Full Article | Video 

Cyber sick: Can your medical device catch a virus?

Is your doctor the only one watching the signals your pacemaker is sending out? Reuters technology correspondent Jim Finkle explores threats in the world of connected medical devices.

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