United who? Iraq looks to Russia for ISIS help

BAGHDAD - Iraq may request Russian air strikes against Islamic State on its soil soon and wants Moscow to have a bigger role than the United States in the war against the militant group.

Iran's supreme leader bans negotiations with the United States 8:56am EDT

DUBAI - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States, putting the brakes on moderates hoping to end Iran's isolation after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers in July.

Afghan guards stand at the gate of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Obama apologizes to MSF after bombing

GENEVA/NEW YORK - Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) demanded an independent international commission to investigate the deadly U.S. bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, while President Barack Obama apologized to the medical charity.  Full Article 


FanDuel cracks down in daily fantasy fracas

WASHINGTON - The fantasy sports company FanDuel banned its employees from all daily fantasy games and also was banning employees of other fantasy sites from playing on FanDuel.  Full Article | Breakingviews: Fantasy sports fumble 

Horry County police officer Jeff Helfinstine patrols the edge of flood waters along Lee's Landing Circle in Conway, South Carolina October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill

South Carolina grapples with flooding aftermath

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina residents remained on alert for more inundation from swollen rivers and vulnerable dams, while rescuers in one of the hardest hit areas found the body of a missing person.   Full Article | Video 

Paul Modrich, a researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University School of Medicine, poses in his lab at the Naneline Duke Building in Durham, North Carolina March 11, 2008 in a photo provided by Duke University. REUTERS/Megan Morr/Duke University/Handout via Reuters

DNA researchers win Nobel Prize for chemistry

STOCKHOLM/LONDON - Three scientists from Sweden, the United States and Turkey won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for working out how cells repair damaged DNA, providing new ammunition in the war on cancer.  Full Article | Video 

Jerusalem street fights


New street violence has surged in recent weeks between Palestinian protesters and Israeli officers at the al Aqsa mosque next to the Western Wall.  Slideshow | Full Article 

Brain trauma widespread among high school football players, researchers say

More than 50 percent of student athletes that play impact sports like football and soccer suffer from neural trauma and altered brain function, even when signs of concussion are not present, according to a series of research studies. Ben Gruber reports.

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