U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) and EU envoy Catherine Ashton pose for photographers before a meeting in Vienna November 22, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Bleak 'plan B' for Iran if nuclear talks collapse

VIENNA - Iranian officials say they can turn to Beijing and Moscow if talks in Vienna fail to end Western sanctions, but with oil prices falling, China's economy slowing and Russia in its own sanctions-induced slump, Tehran's "plan B" hardly looks ideal.  Full Article | Video 

Asia stocks jump as China, Europe step up stimulus 9:09pm EST

SYDNEY - Asian share markets were broadly higher on Monday as the prospect of further policy stimulus in China and Europe whetted risk appetites while sending the euro skidding.

A pedestrian walks past a business with a painted storefront ahead of a grand jury verdict in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, November 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Jim Young

Anxious Ferguson waits for grand jury's decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - Anxious residents of Ferguson, Missouri, still did not know when a grand jury would return a decision on whether to charge a white policeman who shot an unarmed black teen to death this summer.  Video | Full Article 

Tribal fighters take part in a military training to prepare for fighting against Islamic State militants, at the Ain al-Assad military base in Anbar province November 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen

WASHINGTON - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.  Full Article 

South Buffalo resident Ron Jeblonski uses a snow blower to clear snow from his driveway in South Buffalo, New York, November 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Aaron Ingrao

Western New York braces for flooding

BUFFALO - The area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow that fell in a record snow storm last week in which 13 people died.  Full Article 

The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Anton Shkaplerov of Russia, Terry Virts of the U.S. and Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Multi-national crew blasts off for space station

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy’s first female astronaut.  Full Article 

A volunteer carves a deep fried turkey at a Thanksgiving dinner cooked and served by volunteers in the Staten Island borough of New York November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Turkey grease causes plumbing disasters

WASHINGTON - For household drains and aging sewers across the United States, Thanksgiving means a lot of grease going down the pipes - and into the sewers.  Full Article