Andreas Gibson high-fives employees after being the first to exit the Fifth Avenue store after purchasing an iPhone 6 on the first day of sales in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Apple's good and bad news

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets.  Full Article 

Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow business jet accident 10:14pm EDT

MOSCOW - The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plow during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said.

Volunteers for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, receive training on how to handle personal protective equipment during courses in Brussels October 15, 2014, which is aimed to help deal with the Ebola disease in West Africa. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

U.S. issues protocols for treating Ebola patients

DALLAS - The United States issued stringent new protocols for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus.  Full Article 

Darren Deon Vann is seen in an undated picture released by the Hammond Police Department in Hammond, Indiana October 20, 2014. REUTERS/Hammond Police Department/Handout

Suspected killer held in deaths of seven women

HAMMOND Ind. - A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women and leaving the bodies in abandoned houses in northwest Indiana may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago.  Full Article | Video 

Brazil's President and Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff (R) greets supporters during a campaign rally in Nova Iguacu near Rio de Janeiro October 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Rousseff gaining momentum as election nears

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election.  Full Article 

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton speaks on behalf of Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) during an early voting rally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana October 20, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Arkansas Democrats look to Bill Clinton

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Former President Bill Clinton made a renewed push in his home state of Arkansas to boost Democrats in tight local races that also have major national implications.  Full Article 

A Swedish military patrol vessel monitors the area around the Stockholm archipelago in Sweden, October 18, 2014. Sweden's military said on Friday it was searching an area of the sea around the Stockholm archipelago after a report on "suspicious underwater activity". REUTERS/Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency

Swedish 'Cold War' exposes nerves over Russia

Sweden says reports of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm's archipelago are credible, in an underwater hunt that has reawakened memories of the Cold War.  Video | Full Article