Koch brothers, mega donors warm to Carly Fiorina

NEW YORK - Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors who could instantly remake her shoestring presidential campaign.

Assad says Russian air campaign vital to save Middle East 6:59pm EDT

BEIRUT/AMMAN - President Bashar al-Assad said the success of a military campaign by Russia, Syria and its allies was vital to save the Middle East from destruction, a day after Moscow said it would step up air strikes against Islamic State targets across Syria. | Video

Heidi Wickersham (L), 31, comforts her sister Gwendoline Wickersham, 28, during a candlelight vigil for victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Winston, Oregon, United States, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Oregon left bewildered by college massacre

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Grieving residents of an Oregon town reeling from a burst of gun violence that left 10 people dead on a college campus sought solace in church services, still bewildered by the massacre and disturbing details coming to light.  Full Article | Related Story 

Afghan (MSF) surgeons work inside a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan in this October 3, 2015 MSF handout photo.  REUTERS/Medecins Sans Frontieres/Handout via Reuters

MSF demands independent probe into air strike

KABUL - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) demanded an independent international inquiry into a suspected U.S. air strike that killed 22 people in an Afghan hospital it runs, branding the attack a "war crime".   Full Article 

Pope Francis leads the opening mass for the synod of bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican October 4, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope reaffirms opposition to gay marriage

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all.  Full Article | Video 

A blue whale surfaces to breathe in an undated picture from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). REUTERS/NOAA/Handout via Reuters

Open wide -- really wide

WASHINGTON - The blue whale is the largest creature on Earth and perhaps the biggest that ever lived, so it is no surprise it has a huge appetite. But the strategies this behemoth uses to get enough food haven't been well understood - until now.  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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