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.

Oregon college shaken by massacre reopens with counselors, comfort dogs 7:30pm EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Students still shaken from a shooting rampage days earlier that claimed 10 lives were welcomed back on Monday by grief counselors and comfort dogs to their community college in southern Oregon, but classes remained canceled through the week.

A frame grab taken from footage released by Russia's Defence Ministry October 5, 2015, shows a pilot gesturing from a Russian air force Su-25 military jet on the tarmac of Heymim air base in Syria. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Handout via Reuters

U.S. rips Russia over violating Turkish air space

ISTANBUL - The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies.  Full Article 

U.S. Coast Guard members retrieve a life preserver ring from the cargo ship El Faro in this still image from a October 4, 2015 U.S. Coast Guard handout video. Search and rescue teams on Sunday located debris which appeared to belong to the El Faro, which went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members aboard. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout via Reuters  THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

Body found in search for ship sunk in hurricane

MIAMI - Coast Guard crews found a body and an empty, heavily damaged lifeboat in their search for the cargo ship El Faro, believed to have sunk after going missing off the Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin.  Full Article 

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage at a campaign town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire October 5, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Clinton takes aim at the NRA

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton calls for responsible gun-owners to 'take back' the second amendment from extremists in the National Rifle Association.   Video | Full Article 

Afghan staff react 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 forces called for air strike: U.S. general

WASHINGTON - Afghan forces asked for U.S. air support in Kunduz shortly before a strike killed civilians in a hospital, said the American commander of international forces in Afghanistan.  Full Article 

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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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