Jaylen Fryberg is seen in an undated photo from Instagram. REUTERS/Instagram

Police seek motive in Washington school shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Authorities were seeking a motive as to why a high school student in the United States' Washington state shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing himself.  Full Article | Video 

Ebola medical worker quarantined in New Jersey tests negative for virus 8:06am EDT

NEW YORK - A medical worker in New Jersey quarantined after arriving at an airport after treating Ebola victims in West Africa has tested negative for the virus, the state's health department said on Saturday.

Pallbearers from Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada regiment carry the casket of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo from a funeral home in Ottawa October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canada vows tougher laws in face of attacks

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario - Canada vowed to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.  Full Article | Video 

Presidential candidates Aecio Neves of Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) and Dilma Rousseff of Workers Party (PT) pose before a television debate in Rio de Janeiro October 24, 2014.   REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Presidential campaign ends in slugfest

BRASILIA - Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday's election runoff in Brazil's closest race in decades.  Full Article 

A Ford logo is seen on a car during a press preview at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in New York, March 28, 2013.   REUTERS/Mike Segar

Ford to overhaul Lincoln brand with big bucks

DETROIT - Ford Motor new chief executive, Mark Fields, is giving the automaker's long-moribund Lincoln brand what his predecessor Alan Mulally never could: a little love and a lot of cash.  Full Article 

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, leaves the Allen and Co's annual media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho July 10, 2014.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Blood in the water as Bezos magic fades

SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON - Amazon.com Inc's investors may be losing patience with the company that for years enthralled them with improbable growth and earned one of the technology sector's highest valuations.  Full Article 

Map of the Sykes–Picot agreement, which was signed by Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot on May 8, 1916. (The National Archives/Wikimedia Commons)

A line in the sand that blood washes away

Iraq and Syria were both born of an infamous (in Arab eyes) post-World War One accord. That agreement, now almost a century old, appears in tatters, as both countries are broken, exhausted by years of war and sectarian division for which there is no easy repair.  Commentary