South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius is led to holding cells after he was sentenced at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool

Blade Runner gets 5 years

PRETORIA - South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  Full Article 

Coca-Cola profit falls; company expands cost-cutting 7:56am EDT

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola Co said that its quarterly profit fell 14 percent and that it was expanding cost-cutting initiatives as carbonated beverage volumes in North America declined.

French oil company Total CEO Christophe de Margerie attends the French employer's body MEDEF union summer forum on the campus of the HEC School of Management in Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris, August 30, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow crash

MOSCOW - The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport .  Full Article 

Apple's iPad devices are displayed at its store in Tokyo January 18, 2013.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

China-backed hackers target Apple's iCloud

BOSTON/BEIJING - Apple iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign.  Full Article 

Volunteers for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, receive training on how to handle personal protective equipment during courses in Brussels October 15, 2014, which is aimed to help deal with the Ebola disease in West Africa. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

U.S. issues protocols for treating Ebola patients

DALLAS - The United States issued stringent new protocols for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus.  Full Article 

Pro-democracy protesters sit on a street as they block an area of the Mongkok shopping district of Hong Kong October 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hong Kong leader indicates likely concession

HONG KONG - The panel chosen to pick candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 election could be made "more democratic", the territory's leader said, the first indication of a possible concession to pro-democracy protesters.   Full Article 

A worker cleans an apartment block in Beijing, October 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

China's growth slowest since global crisis

BEIJING - China grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in the September quarter and risks missing its official target for the first time in 15 years, adding to concerns the world's second-largest economy is becoming a drag on global growth.  Video | Full Article 

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Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Blade Runner sentenced to five years in prison for the shooting death of girlfriend Reva Steenkamp. Julie Noce reports.