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Amazon's 3rd Quarter Slouch

Big spending and lower-than-expected forecast for the holiday season put a cloud over the tech giant’s share price, which was down 10% after hours

The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on Aug. 25, 2014 in St. Louis.

Ferguson Leaks: What We Know

As a grand jury weighs whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a series of leaks have provided new insight

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E.U. Sets Plan to Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Leaders in Europe have agreed that 28 nations will cut greenhouse-gas emissions to at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal comes a year ahead of international climate negotiations next year and is designed to set an example for the rest of the world

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Football Player Accused of Rape Texted Alleged Victim

Accused quarterback at University of Florida Treon Harris reportedly texted his accuser "don't tell nobody 'bout nothing" shortly after the encounter. Harris was suspended from the team on Oct. 6, but was reinstated after the accuser withdrew her complaint on Oct. 9

The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen under way in Namdo Bay, Sweden, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 on their fifth day of searching for a suspected foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago. The navy has demanded a 1000-meter, (yard) no-go radius around naval vessels taking part in the current operation. (AP Photo/Fredrik Sandberg) SWEDEN OUT

Sweden Calls Off Search for Submarine

Swedish authorities say they have called off their search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. Officials haven't blamed any country for the supposed intrusion, though most Swedish defense analysts say Russia would be a likely culprit

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China Launches Moon Mission

A Chinese spacecraft set out on a round trip to the moon on Friday, after authorities announced a successful launch of China’s first mission to the planetary body. The unmanned space vehicle will orbit the moon before re-entering earth’s atmosphere and landing

A soldier locks the gates as flowers are placed at a memorial outside the gates of the John Weir Foote Armory, the home of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada in Hamilton, Ontario on Oct. 22, 2014, in memory of Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo.

'Canada Will Never Be Intimidated'

Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered prayers to the grieving families following an armed attack in Ottawa, which led to the death of a soldier and a sustained lockdown of the area, and said the incident would strengthen the country's resolve

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Scorsese Will Produce Grateful Dead Documentary

Hollywood director Martin Scorsese will be the executive producer of an upcoming documentary on legendary '60s rock group the Grateful Dead. The documentary is set to be released next year, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the iconic band's founding

Students Continue To Protest In Hong Kong Following Negotiation Talks

Hong Kong Protesters Demand Representation

Pro-democracy protesters accuse the Hong Kong government of failing to uphold the city's autonomy. With demonstrations now in their fourth week, activists say the only way out of the deadlock is for local officials to fight for Hong Kong's rights instead of capitulating to Beijing

Christian Bale attends the 86th Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

Christian Bale Didn't Even Audition for Steve Jobs Role

Christian Bale didn’t even have to audition to win the role of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic, according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who is adapting Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography for the big screen. Of Bale, Sorkin said, "He is gonna crush it"