A Canadian soldier who was shot outside the war memorial on Parliament Hill in tended to in Ottawa October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Daniel Thibeault/CBC

Soldier shot; gunman enters Canadian parliament

OTTAWA - A gunman shot a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and was then chased by police into the main parliament building, where at least 30 more shots were fired, according to media and eyewitness reports.  Full Article 

Earnings lift Wall St. for fifth straight day 11:21am EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 up for a fifth straight day as technology companies rallied on strong results, though weakness in Boeing weighed on the Dow.

Asian slave trade: Abductions and prison ships

PHANG NGA Thailand - Testimonies from Bangladeshi and Rohingya survivors provide evidence of a shift in tactics in one of Asia’s busiest human-trafficking routes.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Marissa Mayer, Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Marissa Mayer parries investor attacks

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo's CEO is trying to steer investor focus away from the company's stagnant revenue and toward achievements and growth prospects that have been flying below the radar.  Full Article 

Israeli soldiers and border policemen take position during clashes with Palestinian protestors following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus October 10, 2014. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

Amid regional turmoil, Israel looks to Jordan

JERUSALEM - With attacks by Hezbollah from Lebanon, the threat from Islamic State and the Nusra Front in Syria and growing unrest in Egypt's Sinai, Israel's north and south are on edge. By comparison, the eastern frontier with Jordan looks like an oasis of calm.  Full Article 

Jay Radcliffe displays a Medtronic Corp insulin pump at his home in Meridian, Idaho October 10, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Losness

U.S. probes medical devices for cyber flaws

BOSTON - The Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters.  Full Article 

Pro-democracy protesters watch formal talks between student protest leaders and government officials on a video screen near the government headquarters in Hong Kong October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hong Kong protests to continue after talks fail

HONG KONG - About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.  Full Article 

Jeffrey Fowle is shown in this City of Moraine handout photo released on June 9, 2014.REUTERS/City of Moraine/Handout via Reuters

Americans released, U.S. willing to restart talks

BERLIN/SEOUL - Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and said Washington is willing to resume talks with Pyongyang if it takes steps toward de-nuclearization.  Full Article | Related Story 

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