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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

ISIS media Twitter account posted a picture claiming to show Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the dead Ottawa Parliament Hill shooting suspect.

Canada Gunman Wanted a Passport to Go to Mideast

A portrait of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the 32-year-old Canadian who police said launched a deadly attack on Canada's seat of government, is beginning to emerge along with a possible explanation for what triggered the shooting rampage, which left one soldier dead

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh bid farewell to Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary at Buckingham Palace at the end of a State Visit on October 23, 2014 in London.

Queen Elizabeth II Sends Her First Tweet

While opening the Information Age exhibit at London's Science Museum, Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet from the official account of Buckingham Palace. She was invited to mark the occasion with a tweet by the museum's director

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Boko Haram Said to Abduct More Women, Girls in Nigeria

The militant Islamist group is accused of abducting dozens more women and girls from two villages in Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state. Residents said the alleged kidnappings took place a day after a reported truce between the militants and Nigerian government

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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

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Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Stops Chemo

Menino's announcement saddened Bostonians who knew him as their leader for five terms over two decades. "While I continue to fight this terrible disease, I feel it is time for me to spend more time with my family, grandkids and friends,” he said in a statement

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 Suspected Submarine

Swedish authorities said they 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 said Russia would be a likely culprit

Filipina Transgender's Murder Sparks LGBT Outrage

The burial of Jennifer Laude has sparked a "National Day of Outrage" in the Philippines, with LGBT groups staging vigils on Friday. The groups say her killing — for which a U.S. Marine has been accused — highlights the vulnerable position of trans people in the Philippines

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Halle Berry to Relaunch French Lingerie Line at Target

The Academy Award-winning actress is relaunching French lingerie line Scandale and teaming up with Target to sell in the states. Berry discovered the 80-year-old luxury lingerie label while shopping in Paris and wanted to revive the brand globally