Historic Pacific trade deal faces skeptics in Congress

ATLANTA - Twelve Pacific Rim countries reached the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy. But U.S. lawmakers are skeptic.

Asian shares rise on fading Fed rate views 2:09am EDT

TOKYO - Fading expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year and a bounce in oil prices helped lift Asian stocks to two-week highs on Tuesday.

The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during a protest by an armed group said to have been protesting a film being produced in the United States September 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori

Democrats plan to release Benghazi transcript

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - The Democratic minority on a committee investigating the attack in Benghazi, intend to defy the committee's Republican leaders by releasing the transcript of a closed-door interview with a former senior aide to Hillary Clinton.   Full Article 

Mexican comics, one of them dressed as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (C), poke fun at the candidate during a show entitled "Sons of Trump" at the Aldana theater in Mexico City, Mexico October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Son of a Trump: an insult-laden Mexican play

MEXICO CITY - Wearing outlandish blond wigs, a group of comedians in Mexico lambasts Donald Trump as a dangerous buffoon in a play that hits back over his anti-Mexican comments.  Full Article 

Afghan (MSF) surgeons work inside a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan in this October 3, 2015 MSF handout photo.  REUTERS/Medecins Sans Frontieres/Handout via Reuters

Afghan bombing may be war crime: U.N.

The U.S. air strike that killed 22 people at an Afghan hospital run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) could be considered a war crime, according to the United Nations.   Video 

People ride their bikes through flood waters on Rosewood Drive in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina October 5, 2015.  REUTERS/Randall Hill

Eleven dead in South Carolina floods

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - Floodwaters from unprecedented rainfall in South Carolina have killed 11 people, closed some 550 roads and bridges and prompted hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars.  Full Article 

Jack Dorsey’s next test at Twitter

Twitter named Jack Dorsey as its permanent CEO but said it would look elsewhere for a chairman, seeking to allay concerns about its co-founder's dual role as head of the mobile payments company Square.

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