- US stocks open higher, following gains in Asia
San Antonio Express-News, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 10:07 AM
Markets rose sharply in Asia after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus measures to boost the country's flagging economy. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index jumped 5 percent.
- Eurozone inflation creeps up to 0.4 percent
San Antonio Express-News, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 06:40 AM
Inflation has crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro but the rise to 0.4 percent in the year to October is unlikely to offer much relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy. Core inflation, a key measure because it excludes volatile food and energy prices, fell to 0.7 percent from 0.8 percent.
- Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis
Associated Press, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 05:55 AM
The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.
- Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370
Associated Press, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 12:05 AM
Two Malaysian teenage boys are suing Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father eight months after Flight 370 that was carrying him mysteriously disappeared.
- Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine
Associated Press, Thursday - 10/30/2014 - 07:00 AM
Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.
- Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 02:01 PM
Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended.
- Basketball more than just a game for Saudi women
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/29/2014 - 02:26 AM
As the NBA season kicks off in America this week, a group of Saudi women and girls will be pursuing their own hoop dreams.
- Video: Islamic State hostage 'reports' for captors
Associated Press, Tuesday - 10/28/2014 - 02:06 PM
A captive British photojournalist has been used by the Islamic State group to take on the role of a war correspondent in the extremists' latest propaganda video.
- Violence marks Afghan president's first month
San Antonio Express-News, Tuesday - 10/28/2014 - 01:41 AM
Suicide bombers, roadside bombs and rocket attacks on the Afghan capital have intensified in the one month since President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office as the Taliban are sending a message that they disapprove of his tough stance on ending the insurgency and close security ties with Washington, officials, analysts and the Taliban said. According to an Associated Press tally, there have been at least 10 incidents in Kabul since Ghani Ahmadzai's inauguration on Sept.
- CDC: New restrictions for those at high Ebola risk
San Antonio Express-News, Monday - 10/27/2014 - 06:22 PM
U. S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms. The CDC guidance comes after the governors of New York and New Jersey announced mandatory quarantines for medical workers returning from three West African countries plagued by the worst Ebola outbreak in world history. For those with some risk, like who lived in a household with an Ebola patient but didn't have direct contact, travel restriction can be decided on a case-by-case basis, government officials said. Policy debates about Ebola patients escalated late last week, when Dr.
- Rubber bullets hit AP photographer and freelancer
San Francisco Chronicle, Monday - 10/27/2014 - 04:05 PM
Neither photographer was seriously hurt in Sunday's incident, which came during protests that followed the funeral of a 14-year-old Palestinian boy killed in a clash with Israeli soldiers. John Daniszewski, senior managing editor for international news, said the shooting showed "reckless disregard for the safety of journalists who were doing their job in a lawful way." Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police "dispersed hundreds of rioters" in the area, and that demonstrators threw firebombs, stones and concrete blocks at security forces.
- LeBron back home, Spurs back on top as NBA returns
San Antonio Express-News, Monday - 10/27/2014 - 12:51 PM
 they were elevated to instant Eastern Conference favorites when James joined Kyrie Irving, the MVP of the All-Star game and the Basketball World Cup, and Love, the longtime Minnesota Timberwolves star. Neither of those guys has even played in a postseason game, but inexperience — or anything else — won't work as an excuse now that James is back in his familiar No.
- US stocks slip as oil prices continue to languish
San Antonio Express-News, Monday - 10/27/2014 - 12:10 PM
Energy companies are tugging U. S. stocks lower at midday as the price of oil slips. Fading business confidence in Germany, Europe's largest economy, also weighed on financial markets.