UNEMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS ROSE 17,000 LAST WK TO A SEASONALLY ADJUSTED 283,000 *

THE LESS VOLATILE FOUR-WK AVERAGE FELL 3,000 TO 281,000, THE LOWEST IN 14 YRS *

CANADIAN POLICE CONCEDE THAT YESTERDAY'S TERROR ATTACK IN OTTAWA WAS CARRIED OUT BY A SINGLE GUNMAN *

AUTHORITIES INITIALLY BELIEVED AS MANY AS TWO OTHER GUNMEN HAD TAKEN PART *

THE CANADIAN-BORN SHOOTER HAS BEEN ID'D AS 32-YR-OLD MICHAEL ZEHAF-BIBEAU *

ZEHAF-BIBEAU FATALLY SHOT A SOLDIER GUARDING OTTAWA'S WAR MEMORIAL BEFORE STORMING PARLIAMENT, WHERE HE WAS KILLED BY THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS *

THREE CO TEENS ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL TO SYRIA TO JOIN ISIS *

THE THREE DENVER-AREA GIRLS, RANGING IN AGE FROM 15 TO 17, MADE IT TO FRANKFURT, GERMANY, WHERE THEY WERE DETAINED AND EVENTUALLY SENT HOME *

AUTHORITIES BELIEVE AT LEAST ONE OF THE TEENS WAS COMMUNICATING WITH SOMEONE ONLINE WHO ENCOURAGED THEM TO TRAVEL TO SYRIA *

U.S. OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT SORT OF CONTACTS THE GIRLS HAD INSIDE SYRIA *

U.S.-LED COALITION AIRSTRIKES ON SYRIA HAVE KILLED MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE SINCE THEY BEGAN LAST MONTH, ACTIVISTS SAY *

MOST OF THE DEAD ARE ISLAMIST FIGHTERS, BUT AT LEAST 32 WERE CIVILIANS, ACCORDING TO THE BRITAIN-BASED SYRIAN OBSERVATORY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS *

THE GROUP HAS RECORDED THE DEATHS OF 464 ISIS FIGHTERS AND 57 LINKED TO THE AL QAEDA-LINKED NUSRA FRONT, ALTHOUGH THEY SAY THE ACTUAL NUMBER MAY BE HIGHER *

LEBANESE HEALTH MIN SAYS A LEBANESE MAN WHO ARRIVED FROM WEST AFRICA HAS BEEN QUARANTINED WITH A POSSIBLE CASE OF EBOLA *

THE MAN REPORTED TO BEIRUT HOSPITAL AFTER EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS *

IF CONFIRMED, IT WOULD BE LEBANON'S FIRST CASE OF THE DISEASE *

THOUSANDS OF LEBANESE LIVE IN AFRICAN NATIONS - INCLUDING GUINEA, LIBERIA AND SIERRA LEONE - WHERE EBOLA HAS KILLED MORE THAN 4,500 PEOPLE *

TREASURY DEPT OFFICIAL SAYS ISIS TERRORISTS ARE AMASSING WEALTH AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE, EARNING ABOUT $1 MIL PER MONTH ON BLACK MARKET OIL SALES ALONE *

TREASURY UNDERSECY DAVID COHEN ADDS THAT THE TERRORISTS GET SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS A MONTH FROM DONORS AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS ROBBERY AND EXTORTION *

THE GROUP HAS ALSO TAKEN IN AT LEAST $20 MIL IN RANSOM PAYMENTS FROM KIDNAPPINGS *

COHEN SAYS ISIS IS ONE OF THE BEST-FUNDED TERRORIST ORGS THE U.S. HAS CONFRONTED *

FRANCE RECLAIMS TITLE AS THE WORLD'S BIGGEST WINE PRODUCER *

FRENCH WINEGROWERS WILL PRODUCE ABOUT 6.16 MIL BOTTLES THIS YR, UP 10% FROM LAST YR *

ITALY, WHOSE WINEMAKERS HAVE OUT-PRODUCED FRANCE FOR THE LAST TWO YRS, WILL PRODUCE ABOUT 5.98 MIL BOTTLES IN 2014, DOWN 15% FROM LAST YR, ACCORDING TO FIGURES RELEASED TODAY BY A PARIS-BASED WINE ORG *

TOTAL WORLD WINE PRODUCTION IS EXPECTED TO FALL 6% THIS YR *

PROSECUTORS AGREE TO PUSH BACK THE TRIAL OF A MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING UP A CO MOVIE THEATER IN 2012 *

ATTYS FOR JAMES HOLMES SAY THEY NEED MORE TIME TO REVIEW A SECOND SANITY EVALUATION THAT INCLUDES 22 HRS OF INTERVIEWS *

HOLMES HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY TO KILLING 12 AND WOUNDING 70 IN THE JULY 20, 2012 RAMPAGE AT AN AURORA, CO THEATER *

TRIAL WAS SET TO BEGIN DEC 8 *

MAYOR NIR BARKAT CALLS FOR A CRACKDOWN AGAINST PALESTINIAN VIOLENCE IN JERUSALEM, CALLING THE ONGOING UNREST "INTOLERABLE" *

BARKAT'S REMARKS COME ONE DAY AFTER A PALESTINIAN MOTORIST WITH A HISTORY OF ANTI-ISRAEL VIOLENCE SLAMMED HIS CAR INTO A CROWDED TRAIN STATION, KILLING AN INFANT GIRL AND WOUNDING EIGHT OTHERS *

TENSIONS REMAIN HIGH IN THE REGION FOLLOWING THIS SUMMER'S WAR IN GAZA BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS TERRORISTS *

PM ARSENY YATSENIUK WARNS THAT RUSSIA MAY ATTEMPT TO DISRUPT SUNDAY'S PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN UKRAINE *

YATSENIUK HAS ORDERED A FULL SECURITY MOBILIZATION TO PREVENT ANY "TERRORIST ACTS" FROM BEING CARRIED OUT *

VOTE WILL BE UKRAINE'S FIRST SINCE STREET PROTESTS OUSTED KREMLIN-BACKED PRES VICTOR YANUKOVICH LAST WINTER AND USHERED IN PRO-WEST PRES PETRO PETROSHENKO *

SUN'S RESULTS ARE EXPECTED TO GIVE POROSHENKO'S MAIN POLITICAL BLOC AN EDGE OVER PRO-RUSSIA RIVALS *

A 23-YR-OLD MD MAN WHO CLIMBED OVER THE WHITE HOUSE FENCE ON WED APPEARS IN COURT, WHERE THE JUDGE ORDERED HE BE HELD WITHOUT BOND *

DOMINIC ADESANYA HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONIES FOR ASSAULTING TWO POLICE DOGS AND MAKING THREATS *

A PRELIM HEARING AND DETENTION HEARING HAVE BEEN SET FOR MON *

ADESANYA WAS APPREHENDED ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN WED NIGHT BY SECRET SERVICE AGENTS AND THEIR DOGS *