A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas October 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Mike Stone

U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO - The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients.   Full Article 

Tokyo stocks tumble as weak global data spook markets; yen gains 1:37am EDT

TOKYO - Japanese stocks were knocked hard on Thursday as weak global manufacturing activity and an Ebola health scare in the United States spooked world markets, sending investors scurrying to the safety of U.S. bonds, the yen and gold.

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on "White House Perimeter Breach: New Concerns about the Secret Service" on Capitol Hill in Washington September 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Secret Service director resigns under fire

WASHINGTON - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama.  Full Article 

A policeman conducts traffic to give way to activists marching towards the Chinese Consular office in Makati city, metro Manila October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Breakingviews: What next for Hong Kong?

Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution' is a triumph of spontaneous organization and peacefulness, but its fatal flaw is a lack of strong leadership and a clear objective says Breakingviews' John Foley.  Video 

Bill Gross, co-founder and former co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), adjusts his sunglasses as he arrives to speak at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 19, 2014.   REUTERS/Jim Young

Pall of star culture clouds Pimco

LONDON - Bill Gross' exit from Pimco has seen billions of dollars leave the fund group and even more value wiped off the share price of its parent company, offering a warning both to firms who rely on star managers and the investors who chase them.  Full Article 


Not by the hair on their chinny chin chins?

A Virginia couple is pleading with county officials to let them keep their 150-pound pet pig named Tucker, saying he's part of their family, in a fight that raises questions about the boundaries of local government.  Video 

Defendant Michael Dunn reacts on the stand during testimony in his own defense during his murder trial in Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida in this photo taken February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Bob Mack/Pool

Man convicted for teen killed over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Florida jury found Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in an argument over loud rap music.  Full Article 

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11 killed after a car bomb explodes in Baghdad

11 people are dead after a car bomb explodes in a mostly Shi'ite Muslim neighbourhood of south-eastern Baghdad. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).