Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Rising stock prices typically help an incumbent party in a presidential election year, but October can be a wild month.
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Syrian refugee Maryam al-Jaddou sits with her children Maria (left) and Hasan in their apartment in Dallas. Jaddou says she decided to leave Syria in 2012 after her family's home in Homs was bombed and there was nowhere safe left to live.
El Cajon, Calif., Police Capt. Jeff Davis holds up a vape device similar to the one that police say Alfred Olango was holding when he was shot on Tuesday. Davis held a news conference on Friday to release cellphone and surveillance video of the incident.
Mimi Morales recovers in Children's Hospital of Orange Country in late September after surgery for a dental infection she contracted at Children's Dental Group in Anaheim, Calif. She had three permanent teeth, one baby tooth and part of her jawbone removed.
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The main control room of the European Space Operation Center in Darmstadt, Germany, is pictured Friday during the controlled descent of the European Space Agency space probe Rosetta onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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A government worker sprays mosquito insecticide fog in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, earlier this month to block the spread of Zika. The U.S. CDC advises pregnant women to reconsider plans to travel to Malaysia and 10 other countries because of the virus.
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is sworn in on Capitol Hill, where he is testifying before the House Financial Services Committee about Wells Fargo's opening of unauthorized customer accounts.
Luz Barajas took her son Carlos Cholico to get his flu shot at Crawford Kids Clinic in Aurora, Colo., last year. Health officials say there is some evidence the flu shot is more protective than the nasal flu vaccine.
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