EU privacy ruling throws up road blocks for tech firms

BRUSSELS - The EU's highest court struck down a deal that allows thousands of companies like Amazon and IBM to easily transfer personal data from Europe to the U.S., following revelations of mass U.S. government snooping.

S&P 500, Nasdaq end down as investors await earnings 4:06pm EDT

NEW YORK - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended lower on Tuesday, ending a five-day winning streak, as investors eyed upcoming quarterly reports that are expected to show a dip in corporate earnings.

South Carolina reels from flooding

David Carroll (R) of Waccamaw Lake Drive pulls boat carrying neighbors Rick Woodward, Miki Woodward and Matt Desjardins in Conway, South Carolina October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Fourteen people have died amid historic rainfall in South Carolina, as residents grappled with the damage wrought by flooding on their homes, roads and water supply.  Full Article | Gallery 

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with members of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

NATO doesn't buy Russia's Turkey 'mistake'

BRUSSELS - NATO rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated Turkey's air space by mistake and said Russia was sending more ground troops to Syria.  Full Article 

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne (R) and United Auto Workers (UAW) union President Dennis Williams announce a tentative agreement during a news conference in Detroit, Michigan, September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Fiat Chrysler faces possible auto workers strike

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers union has told Fiat Chrysler that its workers are prepared to walk off the job on Wednesday night unless there is a new contract agreement, the company said.  Full Article 

A Ten Commandants monument is seen in a fenced-off section of Oklahoma State Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz

No Ten Commandments on government land

OKLAHOMA CITY - Under the cover of night, a granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments was removed from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds after judges said its placement on government land violated state law.  Full Article 

Members of the Students for a Free Tibet organisation display a banner on scaffolding in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva October 22, 2013. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Silencing critics at U.N. rights forum

GENEVA - Beijing is blunting scrutiny of its actions at the venue that’s supposed to protect victims of state repression: the UN Human Rights Council.  Full Article | Escape from Gansu 

Son of a Trump: Mexican comedians hit back in insult-laden show

Mexico's most popular comedians are lambasting U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a new play. Nathan Frandino reports.

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