SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD - U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter from neighboring Turkey. | Video
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WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending fell for the first time in eight months in September, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter.
MILFORD Pa. - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and detained with the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after facing murder charges in court. | Video
NEW YORK - New York City can finally begin to implement court-ordered reforms to its controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic, after a U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a last-ditch challenge brought by several police unions.
WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent lawmaker and businessman in Myanmar for undermining economic and political reforms in the country, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's planned visit next month.