Canada pledges tougher security laws after shooting

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada after a gunman rampaged through parliament before being killed.  Video | Full Article 

New York City says hospital testing healthcare worker for Ebola 3:51pm EDT

NEW YORK - A New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker who returned to the United States from West Africa with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, the city's Health Department said on Thursday.

A destroyed T-72 tank, which presumably came from Russia, is seen on a battlefield near separatist-controlled Starobesheve, eastern Ukraine, October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Maria Tsvetkova

Charred tanks in Ukraine point to Russia

HORBATENKO, Ukraine - The burnt-out remains of dozens of tanks and armored vehicles near this small village bear witness to the ferocity of a battle that turned the tide of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.  Full Article 

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference in Riga October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Turkey, U.S. relations show strain

ANKARA - The U.S. decision to air-drop weapons to Kurdish forces in Syria the same day the Turkish president dismissed them as terrorists is the latest disconnect between Washington and Ankara.  Full Article 

A gust of wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he leaves at the end of his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

What bishops did -- and didn't do -- for LGBT

The interest generated by the Synod of Bishops on the Family, the two-week meeting of bishops, priests and lay people that concluded last weekend at the Vatican, was drawn by ideas like "Welcoming Homosexual Persons."  Commentary 

Brazil's President and Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff greets her supporters during a campaign rally in Duque de Caxias near Rio de Janeiro October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Tough campaign may yield Rousseff win

MATEUS LEME, Brazil - President Dilma Rousseff looks positioned to narrowly win a second term on Sunday thanks to a slight rebound in the economy and her success in portraying her rival as an elitist who would take Brazil back to a more heartless era.  Full Article 

Republican candidate for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner celebrates after winning the nomination in the Illinois Primary in Chicago, March 18, 2014.   REUTERS/Jim Young

Gagged by candidate, says Chicago reporter

CHICAGO - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat.  Full Article 

A girl sits on a bed frame after her family's shack was demolished in the shanty town settlement of "El Gallinero," in the outskirts of Madrid, April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Madrid's vanishing Roma camp

Several hundred Roma live in a shanty town settlement that Madrid wants removed. Some homes have been torn down under the orders of the town planning board, which considers them to be illegal dwellings.  Slideshow 

Turkey's Erdogan says 200 Kurdish fighters from Iraq to enter Kobani

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says an agreement has been reached on sending 200 Kurdish peshmerga fighters from Iraq through Turkey to help defend Kobani against Islamic State militants. Pavithra George reports.