Historic Pacific trade deal faces skeptics in Congress

ATLANTA - Twelve Pacific Rim countries reached the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy. But U.S. lawmakers are skeptic.

Asian shares rise on fading Fed tightening view 8:39pm EDT

TOKYO - The prospect of a delay in the U.S. Federal Reserve's plan to raise interest rates and signs of some stability in oil and commodity markets boosted Asian stocks on Tuesday.

A frame grab taken from footage released by Russia's Defence Ministry October 5, 2015, shows a pilot gesturing from a Russian air force Su-25 military jet on the tarmac of Heymim air base in Syria. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Handout via Reuters

U.S. rips Russia over violating Turkish air space

ISTANBUL - The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies.  Full Article 

U.S. Coast Guard members retrieve a life preserver ring from the cargo ship El Faro in this still image from a October 4, 2015 U.S. Coast Guard handout video. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout via Reuters

Body found in search for ship sunk in hurricane

MIAMI - Missing cargo ship El Faro, hit by powerful Hurricane Joaquin, is believed to have sunk off the Bahamas and one presumed crew member is confirmed dead, the U.S. Coast Guard said.  Full Article 

A makeshift memorial is seen outside Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, United States, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Oregon college shaken by massacre reopens

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Students still shaken from a shooting rampage that claimed 10 lives were welcomed back by grief counselors and comfort dogs to their community college in southern Oregon.  Full Article | Obama heads to Oregon  

Afghan (MSF) surgeons work inside a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan in this October 3, 2015 MSF handout photo.  REUTERS/Medecins Sans Frontieres/Handout via Reuters

Afghan bombing may be war crime: U.N.

The U.S. air strike that killed 22 people at an Afghan hospital run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) could be considered a war crime, according to the United Nations.   Video 

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Jack Dorsey’s next test at Twitter

Twitter named Jack Dorsey as its permanent CEO but said it would look elsewhere for a chairman, seeking to allay concerns about its co-founder's dual role as head of the mobile payments company Square.

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