WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama asked officials to prepare a range of military options for confronting Islamic State militants in Syria but said his strategy is still being developed. Full Article
BOSTON - An influential U.S. financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any "significant" cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase & Co and other banks.
GENEVA/LAGOS - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak. Full Article
Relatives of Russian servicemen who they say are in Ukraine mill outside 331 Paratroopers Regiment in the Russian city of Kostroma demanding answers on their whereabouts. Mana Rabiee reports.