ISIS FIGHTERS HAVE SEIZED AT LEAST ONE CACHE OF WEAPONS AIRDROPPED BY U.S.-LED FORCES TO HELP KURDISH MILITIAS *

CACHES WERE AIRDROPPED EARLY MON TO KURDISH FIGHTERS IN THE EMBATTLED SYRIAN TOWN OF KOBANI, NEAR THE TURKISH BORDER *

WEAPONS INCLUDED HAND GRENADES, AMMUNITION AND ROCKET-PROPELLED GRENADE LAUNCHERS, ACCORDING A VIDEO RELEASED BY ISIS SUPPORTERS *

ISIS HAS BEEN TRYING TO TAKE KOBANI FOR NEARLY A MONTH *

U.S. STOCKS HAVE THEIR BEST DAY OF THE YEAR TUES *

THE S&P 500 CLIMBED 37 PTS, OR 2%, TO CLOSE AT 1,941, WHILE THE DOW ROSE 215 PTS, OR 1.3%, TO 16,614 *

THE NASDAQ INCREASED 103 PTS, OR 2.4%, TO CLOSE AT 4,419 *

GAINS COME AMID SOLID EARNINGS REPORTS FROM U.S. COMPANIES AND SPECULATION THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK WILL INCREASE MEASURES TO BOOST THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY *

PENTAGON SAYS THE MILITARY CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISIS IN SYRIA AND IRAQ HAS COST $424 MIL SO FAR *

A PENTAGON SPOX SAYS THE DEPT OF DEFENSE HAS SPENT AN AVG OF ABOUT $7.6 MIL A DAY ON AIRSTRIKES AND SUPPORT MISSIONS *

REAR ADM JOHN KIRBY ALSO SAYS IRAQI SECURITY FORCES ARE BEGINNING TO MAKE SOME PROGRESS AGAINST ISIS TERRORISTS, WHILE KURDISH FORCES HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF MOST OF THE SYRIAN TOWN OF KOBANI *

U.S. MILITARY CONDUCTS FOUR AIRSTRIKES MON AND TUES AGAINST ISIS TERRORISTS IN SYRIA *

THE FOUR AIRSTRIKES NEAR KOBANI DESTROYED FIGHTING POSITIONS, A BUILDING, AND A LARGE ISIS UNIT *

SEPARATELY, U.S. AND COALITION PARTNERS CONDUCTED THREE AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS FIGHTING POSITIONS IN IRAQ *

FEDS INVESTIGATING THE POSSIBILITY THAT THREE GIRLS FROM THE DENVER AREA WERE TRYING TO TRAVEL TO SYRIA TO JOIN ISIS *

FBI SPOX SAYS AGENTS HELPED BRING THE GIRLS BACK TO DENVER AFTER THEY WERE STOPPED IN GERMANY *

TWO OF THE GIRLS ARE REPORTEDLY OF ETHNIC SOMALI ORIGIN, WHILE THE THIRD GIRL IS REPORTEDLY OF SUDANESE DESCENT *

THEY HAVE SINCE BEEN REUNITED WITH THEIR FAMILIES *

OBAMA ADMIN ANNOUNCES ALL U.S.-BOUND TRAVELERS FROM THREE EBOLA-STRICKEN AFRICAN COUNTRIES WILL BE REQUIRED TO FLY INTO ONE OF FIVE AIRPORTS CONDUCTING ADDL SCREENING *

CHANGE MEANS ALL TRAVELERS FROM LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE AND GUINEA WILL HAVE TO ARRIVE AT NY'S JFK, NEWARK, DULLES, ATLANTA AND CHICAGO'S O'HARE *

NEW RESTRICTIONS WILL GO INTO EFFECT STARTING WED *

JODI ARIAS SENTENCING RETRIAL BEGINS TUES IN AZ WITH A NEW JURY *

34-YR-OLD ARIAS WAS CONVICTED OF MURDER LAST YEAR, BUT THE FIRST JURY WAS DEADLOCKED ON WHETHER TO GIVE HER THE DEATH PENALTY OR LIFE IN PRISON *

THE OUTCOME REQUIRED A NEW JURY AND TRIAL TO DECIDE HER PUNISHMENT *

DALLAS COWBOYS RELEASE MICHAEL SAM, THE NFL'S FIRST OPENLY GAY PLAYER *

SAM WAS SELECTED LATE IN THIS YEAR'S DRAFT BY THE ST. LOUIS RAMS, BUT WAS CUT AT THE END OF THE PRESEASON *

HE SPENT SEVEN WEEKS WITH THE COWBOYS AFTER JOINING THEIR PRACTICE SQUAD ON SEPT 3 *

SAM SAYS HE WILL "CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVE THAT I CAN PLAY EVERY SUNDAY" *

U.S. AUTHORITIES ARREST THE HEAD OF THE GULF CARTEL, ONE OF MEXICO'S MOST VIOLENT DRUG TRAFFICKING RINGS *

23-YR-OLD JUAN FRANCISCO SAENZ-TAMEZ APPEARED IN COURT TUES ON DRUG AND MONEY LAUNDERING CHARGES *

SAENZ-TAMEZ, A MEXICAN NATIONAL, WAS ARRESTED OCT 9 WHILE SHOPPING IN EDINBURG, TX *

THE GIRLS ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 16 *

LEGENDARY WASHINGTON POST EDITOR BEN BRADLEE DEAD AT 93 *

BRADLEE SERVED AS THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE POST FOR 26 YEARS, GUIDING THE NEWSPAPER TO 17 PULITZER PRIZES *

DURING BRADLEE'S TENURE, THE POST BROKE THE WATERGATE SCANDAL, WHICH PROMPTED THE RESIGNATION OF PRES RICHARD NIXON *

PRES OBAMA PRESENTED BRADLEE WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM, THE NATION'S HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONOR, IN 2013 FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO JOURNALISM *

NATL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH UPGRADES THE CONDITION OF NINA PHAM, THE DALLAS NURSE WHO WAS INFECTED WITH EBOLA WHILE CARING FOR A LIBERIAN MAN WHO DIED EARLIER THIS MONTH *

26-YR-OLD PHAM, WHO IS NOW LISTED IN GOOD CONDITION, HAD BEEN IN FAIR CONDITION SINCE BEING FLOWN TO A SPECIAL NIH CLINICAL STUDIES UNIT IN MD LAST THURS *

SHE'S ONE OF TWO DALLAS NURSES WHO BECAME INFECTED WITH EBOLA WHILE TREATING THOMAS DUNCAN, WHO DIED OF THE DISEASE ON OCT 8 *

AUTHORITIES SAY AN INDIANA MAN HAS DEFINITIVELY CONFESSED TO KILLING SEVEN WOMEN WHOSE BODIES WERE FOUND OVER THE WEEKEND *

GARY, IN, POLICE CHIEF LARRY MCKINLEY SAYS AUTHORITIES HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CHARGE 43-YR-OLD DARREN VANN WITH MURDER IN AT LEAST THREE MORE OF THE CASES *

VANN WAS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A MURDER LAST WK AND DIRECTED POLICE TO SIX MORE BODIES LOCATED IN ABANDONED BUILDINGS IN GARY *