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. gains on Apple; S&P up for fourth straight day 10:09am EDT

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

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, October 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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 

Apple's iPad devices are displayed at its store in Tokyo January 18, 2013.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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 worker cleans an apartment block in Beijing, October 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

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 

CDC issues new Ebola guidelines for health workers

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has set up new guidelines for health workers taking care of patients infected with Ebola. Linda So reports.