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 3:21pm 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. - Shaken residents of an Oregon town reeling from a burst of gun violence that left 10 people dead on a college campus headed to church still bewildered by the loss of life and the disturbing details of the massacre 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 

New South Wales police officers wear protective masks as they look into Lindt cafe, where a siege had ended earlier in the morning, in central Sydney December 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Jason Reed

Australia grapples with Islamic extremism

SYDNEY - The Australian government's focus on national security and the war on terror to tackle Islamic extremism, rather than social cohesion and inclusion, has helped create an environment for radicalized Muslim youth to emerge in disproportionate numbers, experts say.  Full Article 


Two-seat car electrifies Chile streets

Soki, a two-seat electric car made in Chile, is set to hit the market in March and its creators say the diminutive vehicle is ideal for urban use.  Video 


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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