Crime victim Hugo Reyes, who applied for a United States U visa based on a violent attack by a man he did not know, poses for photographs at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico October 10, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Draper

Undocumented, attacked, then stiffed

The "U visa" program grants temporary residency to victims of violent crime who cooperate with law enforcement, but local police often get in the way.  Full Article 

Wall St. rallies 1 percent; S&P up for fourth straight day 11:27am EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains as Apple and Texas Instruments jumped following their results.

Israelis take cover as a siren warning of incoming rockets sounds in the southern city of Ashkelon July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Why Israel loses no sleep over Islamic State

Israel does not see Islamic State as an external threat. Shocking though the events in Syria and Iraq are, Israel is far beyond the range of even the most sophisticated of Islamic State’s weapons.  Commentary 

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (C) enters a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Blade Runner jailed for five years

PRETORIA - A South African judge sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.   Video | Full Article 

File photo of people using computers at an Internet cafe. REUTERS/Stringer

Justice Dept. shifts focus to hacking from spying

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions.  Full Article 

A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in Singapore in this January 2, 2014 photo illustration. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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 

A man looks at the Pudong financial district of Shanghai November 20, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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 

Breakingviews: Countering Wall Street's culture

Rob Cox and Antony Currie discuss the pros and cons of ideas Fed bosses floated Monday for getting banks on the straight and narrow – and explain how lax watchdogs are part of the problem.