Cybersecurity researcher Billy Rios looks over an EEF brain wave monitor in Redwood City, California October 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

U.S. probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws

BOSTON - The Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers.  Full Article 

Upbeat earnings, hopes of more ECB stimulus lift mood in Europe 4:02am EDT

LONDON - European shares edged up and the euro hit a one-week low against the dollar on Wednesday, driven by upbeat company earnings results and hopes of corporate bond buying by the European Central Bank.

U.S. Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer (L) and Customs Border Protection (CBP) Supervisor Sam Ko conduct prescreening measures on a passenger arriving from Sierra Leone at O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 5 in Chicago, in this handout picture taken October 16, 2014.  REUTERS/U.S. Customs Border Protection/Melissa Maraj/Handout via Reuters

New safeguards if traveling from Ebola-hit areas

NEW YORK - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.  Full Article 

Ben Bradlee (L), a former Washington Post executive editor and Bob Woodward, a former Washington Post reporter have a discussion about the Watergate Hotel burglary and stories for the Post at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California April 18, 2011.  REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Former Washington Post editor Bradlee dies

WASHINGTON - Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post newsroom with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal, died at age 93.  Full Article 

Pro-democracy protesters watch formal talks between student protest leaders and government officials on a video screen near the government headquarters in Hong Kong October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hong Kong protests to continue after talks fail

HONG KONG - About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.  Full Article 

Jeffrey Fowle is shown in this City of Moraine handout photo released on June 9, 2014.REUTERS/City of Moraine/Handout via Reuters

North Korea frees American Jeffrey Fowle

WASHINGTON - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights record.  Full Article 

A suspected victim of human trafficking prays at a government shelter in Takua Pa district of Phang Nga October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Feeding Asia's slave trade

PHANG NGA Thailand - Testimonies from Bangladeshi and Rohingya survivors provide evidence of a shift in tactics in one of Asia’s busiest human-trafficking routes.  Full Article 

Ambulances arrive to transport people injured in a suicide bombing in the centre of Ramadi, western Anbar province, August 31, 2014. REUTERS/ Ali al-Mashhadani

Iraq's Anbar a key battleground with ISIS

BAGHDAD - Radical jihadists have long been engulfing a strategically vital target: Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.   Full Article | Video