Stunned Canada seeks answers after shooting

OTTAWA - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital.  Full Article 

U.S.-led air strikes killed 553 people in Syria, 32 civilians: monitor 2:34am EDT

BEIRUT - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 553 people, including 32 civilians, during a month-long campaign in Syria against Islamic State militants, a Syrian monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday.

 Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Medical Health Systems, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York, demonstrates putting on personal protective equipment (PPE) during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Convention center in New York, October 21, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR

Hospitals weigh withholding Ebola care

CHICAGO/NEW YORK - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.  Full Article 

Suspected victims of human trafficking are seen at a government shelter in Takua Pa district of Phang Nga October 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Abductions, prison ships feed Asian slave trade

PHANG NGA Thailand - When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, "I'll see you soon." He said he expected to return that evening.  Full Article 

Iraqi volunteers from the Yazidi sect gather during a training camp at the Serimli military base, which is controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), in Qamishli, northeastern Syria on the border with Kurdistan August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Why the world shouldn’t write off the Iraqi Army

With proper reconstitution, which will require assistance from the United States, the Iraqi Army can get its verve and capability back and go on the offensive.  Commentary 

The moon is pictured behind a ferris wheel on the pier in Santa Monica, California after a total lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon", October 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Throw out the 60-40 rule in retirement?

Forget the conventional wisdom about being conservative with your investment portfolios after age 65 – here’s what you should be doing instead.  Video 

University of North Carolina fans celebrate on the court following North Carolina's win over Duke University during their NCAA basketball game in Chapel Hill, North Carolina March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Ellen Ozier

Fake classes helped athletes play at UNC

A report into an academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina found that for 18 years two academic advisers ran a program of fake classes that helped many athletes at the school remain eligible to play sports.  Full Article 

Protesters torch town hall over missing Mexican students

Protesters set fire to Iguala's town hall, after Mexican investigators name the mayor and his wife as suspects in the disappearance of 43 students. Yiming Woo reports.