HONG KONG - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city. Video | Full Article
TOKYO - Asian shares slumped on Wednesday as continued civil unrest in Hong Kong and a downbeat day on Wall Street sapped confidence, while the dollar index was close to a four-year high after marking its best quarterly gain in six years.
A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally. Full Article | Video
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China's naval muscle-flexing in the Asia-Pacific. Full Article | Video
SHEKHAN Iraq - The militant group now controls a large chunk of Iraq’s wheat supplies. The U.N. estimates land under IS control accounts for as much as 40 percent of Iraq’s annual production of wheat, one of the country’s most important food staples. Full Article
CEOs and corporate financiers revel in the power of the deal - and Vail Resorts is taking the idea to extremes. By acquiring clusters of snowy U.S. retreats in different climates and selling “Epic” season passes, it is trying to smooth bumps caused by Mother Nature. Full Article