Wall Street opens up, indexes on track for strong week 9:34am EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks opened with modest gains on Friday, putting major indexes on track for their fourth straight week of gains, though trading was light going into the Labor Day holiday.

Syrian children wait as Bulgarian doctors perform medical checkups at a refugee centre in Sofia October 26, 2013. Bulgarian doctors from Alexandrovska University hospital and volunteers are visiting refugee centres in the Bulgarian capital since October 19, 2013, providing medical checkups for refugees, local media reported. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Refugees top 3 million, half of Syria's population

GENEVA - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said.  Full Article 

A cyclist exits the entryway to the Main Quad at Stanford University in Stanford, California, May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

'Yes means yes,' on California campuses

Californian lawmakers passed a law requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses.  Full Article 

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Google tests drones to deliver goods

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine.  Full Article 

Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) health workers prepare at ELWA's isolation camp during the visit of Senior United Nations (U.N.) System Coordinator for Ebola David Nabarro, at the camp in Monrovia August 23, 2014. REUTERS/2Tango

Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people

GENEVA/LAGOS - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.  Full Article 

Protesters hold up posters with the image of former Banco Espirito Santo (BES) CEO Ricardo Salgado during a demonstration at BES's headquarters office in downtown Lisbon in this August 9, 2014 file photo.   REUTERS/Hugo Correia/Files

The billion-dollar fall of Espirito Santo

LISBON - When a $365 million bond investment by Venezuela's state oil company went south, it portended doom for Ricardo Espirito Santo Salgado's 150-year-old financial empire.  Full Article 

A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture.   REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

Banking group denies 'significant' cyber attack

BOSTON - An influential financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any "significant" cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase and other banks.  Full Article 

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Pilot dead after F-15 crashes in Virginia

Officials confirm a pilot was killed when his F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote site near Deerfield Valley, Virginia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).