Doctor tests for Ebola in NY

NEW YORK - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City after testing positive for the virus.  Full Article 

Wall St. boosted by earnings; on track for best week of year 1:29pm EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, as earnings from Microsoft and Procter & Gamble coupled with easing concerns over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States helped put the S&P on track to snap a four-week losing skid.

A man holding a hatchet is seen in a still image from surveillance video provided by the New York Police Department October 23, 2014. REUTERS/NYPD/handout via Reuters

NYC cop critically wounded in hatchet attack

NEW YORK - A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said.  Video | Full Article 

A woman pauses at the memorial for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo near the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Blair Gable

Police probe Parliament gunman's ties

OTTAWA - Canada's capital faced a third day of heightened security as police searched for any clues that the man who shot and killed a soldier had help in plotting his attack.  Full Article | Video 

A protestor lies on the ground with a chalk outline marking his position during a demonstration at the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Ferguson cops abused human rights: Amnesty

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, Amnesty International said.  Full Article 

Unemployed hairdresser and mother-of-three Yasmin Rubiano looks at documents at her flat in Madrid June 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Juan Medina

Why Madrid’s poor fear Goldman, Blackstone

Madrid - Thousands of Spain’s poor now depend for their homes on the generosity of private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone, who bought their rent-controlled flats last year, as they face demands for higher rent and threat of eviction.  Full Article 

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during a Microsoft cloud briefing event in San Francisco, California October 20, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Microsoft sales beat Street hopes

SEATTLE - Microsoft reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins largely intact.  Full Article 

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Kurds deny Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

Senior Syrian Kurdish official denies report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.