People inspect a shop damaged after what Islamist State militants say was a U.S. drone crashed into a communication station nearby in Raqqa September 23, 2014.  REUTERS/ Stringer

U.S., Arab partners launch strikes on Islamic State

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - The United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria.   Full Article 

Euro data hits stocks, China reading soothes commodities 4:55am EDT

LONDON - More downbeat data from Europe left shares on course for a third day of losses on Tuesday, though commodities got a break from recent selling after a reading on China's massive factory sector outpaced the market's bleak expectations.

Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno (L) and Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian discuss the role of the private sector in global development during the Bretton Woods Committee annual meeting at World Bank headquarters in Washington May 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Would have done 'things differently': El-Erian

NEW YORK - Mohamed El-Erian expected to go quietly. The one-time heir apparent to Pimco investment chief Bill Gross had no idea leaving the firm would create a fire storm, and he gave no real consideration to staying on and working less.  Full Article 

A man talks on his phone underneath a Burger King logo outside the restaurant in the Brooklyn borough of New York August 25, 2014.     REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Treasury moves against tax 'inversion' deals

WASHINGTON - Moving against tax avoidance by corporations, the Obama administration took several actions to curb "inversion" deals that allow companies to escape high U.S. taxes by reincorporating abroad.  Full Article 

A school official takes a pupil's temperature using an infrared digital laser thermometer in front of the school premises, at the resumption of private schools, in Lagos September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Ebola could strike 20,000 in six weeks: study

GENEVA - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect 20,000 people as soon as early November unless rigorous infection control measures are implemented, and might "rumble on" for years in a holding pattern, researchers said.   Video | Full Article 

New York City police officers arrest a man taking part in the Flood Wall Street demonstration in Lower Manhattan, New York September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Climate protesters arrested in march on Wall St.

NEW YORK - Dozens of protesters were arrested during a demonstration in New York City to denounce what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change.  Full Article 

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China increasingly producing "tools of torture" for export - Amnesty

Amnesty International says dozens of Chinese firms are producing and exporting "tools of torture" to countries with bad human rights records. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


Strong Senate candidates can help flip statehouses

By Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason    

A model eats before the Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Avoid low-fact diets

By David Seres