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Alibaba shares jump 46 percent on NYSE debut

(Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares rose as much as 46 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, lifting the Chinese online retailer's value to $244 billion. The company's initial public offering, on track to be the...Show More Summary

Watch: Alibaba makes its NYSE debut

Yahoo Finance's live coverage of Alibaba's anticipated IPO.

Alibaba IPO a Wall Street ‘feeding frenzy’

From Yahoo Finance: Pro looks at anticipated offering. PLUS: Live show 10:15 ET.

Police search for answers in grisly Florida murder-suicide

(Reuters) - Florida police will search on Friday for clues to why 51-year-old Don Spirit shot dead his daughter and her six children before turning the gun on himself. Deputies were scouring the scene of the murder-suicide that left eight people dead on Thursday, but no motive had yet been identified. Show More Summary

New evacuations ordered as California wildfire doubles in size

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More residents of Northern California mountain communities were told to leave their homes on Thursday after an out-of-control wildfire doubled in size, scorching more than 100 sq m (259 sq km) of drought-parched timber and brush. Show More Summary

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.

In shift, U.S. officials fight release on bond of migrants: lawyers

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is routinely arguing against the release on bond of Central American women and children at a New Mexico detention center in a policy shift meant to discourage others like them from entering the United States, say lawyers for the detainees. Show More Summary

Early results suggest Scots reject independence

Early results suggested they wanted to keep Scotland's 307-year union with England.

Florida granddad who killed family had also fatally shot son years before

The Florida man who police say gunned down his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday had been to prison for fatally shooting his young son during a hunting trip 13 years ago, according to court records.

Fatal police shooting near St. Louis — 2nd since Ferguson

Officers shot and killed a man after he allegedly pointed a rifle at them in suburban St. Louis, the second fatal police shooting of a black suspect in the region since the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government

By Patricia Zengerle and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group. Show More Summary

Police seek gunman at Phoenix's Sky Harbor airport

Police in Arizona arrested one man and were seeking another at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday after officers pursued a car there carrying suspects in a shooting at a nearby gas station forecourt, authorities said. Show More Summary

Multiple victims, including children, in Florida shooting: reports

MIAMI (Reuters) - A shooting involving multiple victims, including children, was being investigated by police in the north Florida town of Bell on Thursday evening, according to local media reports. The Gilchrist County sheriff's office declined to comment but said a press conference was scheduled for later on Thursday. Show More Summary

U.S. Senate approves bill to arm moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday easily approved controversial legislation requested by President Barack Obama to allow the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels in their fight against Islamic State militants. Show More Summary

Senate approves Obama plan to train Syrian rebels

The Senate has approved a plan for the military to train and equip Syrian rebels, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's signature.

8 killed in attack on Guinea Ebola education team

Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday. "The eight bodies were found in the village latrine. Show More Summary

Detroit art museum will sue if city's bankruptcy plan not approved

By Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - The Detroit Institute of Arts is prepared to sue to prevent the sale of its collection if Detroit's plan for exiting bankruptcy is not approved, the museum's chief operating officer told U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Thursday. Show More Summary

Kansas court orders removal of Democrat from Senate ballot

The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate.

Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards

The Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer...

Larry Ellison steps down as CEO of Oracle

Oracle said Larry Ellison, its co-founder and longtime CEO, will be stepping down, effective immediately.

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