U.S. investigating air strike near Afghan hospital

KABUL - An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients, including three children, in a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, the aid group said.

Gunman in Oregon college massacre committed suicide 12:32am EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The gunman who killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college committed suicide after a shootout with police who arrived within five minutes and exchanged fire with him almost immediately, authorities said. | Video

A civil defence member walks on the rubble of a damaged building next to a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force at Ehsim town in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Russia to step up air strikes in Syria

MOSCOW/AMMAN - Russia said it will step up air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which Moscow says is weakening Islamic State militants but which Western powers say aims to support President Bashar al-Assad.  Full Article 

Volunteers arrive to help with the search for mudslide victims in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Josue Decavele

Hundreds feared dead in Guatemala landslide

SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala - Hopes faded of finding any remaining survivors of a massive landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 73 people, even as rescue workers scrabbled through earth and rubble in search of hundreds of others still missing.  Full Article 

Men sail model boats at a pond in Spanish Springs at the world's largest retirement community The Villages in Central Florida June 17, 2015.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Obamacare not spurring more early retirements

CHICAGO - The Affordable Care Act is doing plenty of good for older Americans, but one thing it is not doing is convincing them to retire early.  Full Article 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference at the end of a summit to discuss the crisis in Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

After VW, Berlin needs EU friends

BRUSSELS - Recent events over refugees, austerity and Volkswagen cars have raised new questions about German fair play and credibility, putting pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel to win back EU allies as a series of crises saps her support at home.  Full Article 


Bush-Rubio bromance on the rocks

They've been friends and associates for years, but the pressures of the 2016 presidential campaign are driving Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio apart.

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