Armed RCMP officers approach Centre Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa October 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canada PM vows crackdown after attack

OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through parliament.  Full Article | Video 

U.S.-led air strikes killed 553 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: monitor 2:54am EDT

BEIRUT - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 553 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a 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.

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 

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.