United who? Iraq looks to Russia for ISIS help

BAGHDAD - Iraq may request Russian air strikes against Islamic State on its soil soon and wants Moscow to have a bigger role than the United States in the war against the militant group.

Volkswagen plays down hopes of quick answers over emissions cheating 11:21am EDT

WOLFSBURG, Germany - Volkswagen said on Wednesday it would take time to get to the bottom of its rigging of diesel emissions tests, hours before the carmaker is due to give updates on its findings to German regulators and U.S. lawmakers.

Afghan guards stand at the gate of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

MSF demands probe into hospital attack

GENEVA - Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) called for an independent international fact-finding commission to be established to investigate the U.S. bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which it deems a war crime.  Full Article 


FanDuel cracks down in daily fantasy fracas

WASHINGTON - The fantasy sports company FanDuel banned its employees from all daily fantasy games and also was banning employees of other fantasy sites from playing on FanDuel.  Full Article 

People walk inside JP Morgan headquarters in New York, October 25, 2013.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

JPMorgan buys mortgages from small lenders

NEW YORK - JPMorgan Chase looking to stem falling revenue in its mortgage business, is increasingly buying loans from smaller lenders, a practice that competitors view as risky.   Full Article 

Paul Modrich, a researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University School of Medicine, poses in his lab at the Naneline Duke Building in Durham, North Carolina March 11, 2008 in a photo provided by Duke University. REUTERS/Megan Morr/Duke University/Handout via Reuters

DNA researchers win Nobel Prize for chemistry

STOCKHOLM/LONDON - Three scientists from Sweden, the United States and Turkey won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for working out how cells repair damaged DNA, providing new ammunition in the war on cancer.  Full Article 

Four arrested in Sydney terror raids

Australian counterterrorism police arrested four people for questioning on Wednesday. Reuters' Jane Wardell says police believe they were involved in the deadly shooting of a police worker in Sydney last week.

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