WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said it had air-dropped arms to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants near Kobani, the Pentagon's first public acknowledgment it has delivered lethal aid to the rebels. Full Article
LONDON - Global stocks climbed on Monday, with strong U.S. data and encouraging third-quarter earnings easing concerns about the pace of global economic recovery and raising appetite for riskier assets.
CHICAGO/WASHINGTON - U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role:Â soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost. Full Article
HONG KONG - A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong on Monday as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Full Article