Last four Oregon occupiers set to surrender

PORTLAND, Ore. - The last armed protesters occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon are set to surrender, hours after authorities arrested the Nevada rancher whose sons started the showdown.

Wall St. tumbles as investors run to safety 9:56am EST

U.S. stock indexes plummeted on Thursday morning as investors spooked by the health of the global economy jettisoned stocks and fled to safe-haven assets.

An artist's rendering of an outburst on an ultra-magnetic neutron star, also called a magnetar is shown in this handout provided by NASA February 10, 2016.  REUTERS/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Handout via Reuters

Scientists await word on gravitational waves

WASHINGTON - A century ago, Albert Einstein hypothesized the existence of gravitational waves, small ripples in space and time that dash across the universe at the speed of light. Today researchers may announce direct observations of the elusive waves.   Full Article 

A man carries a bird cage after air strikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel-held Al-Shaar nighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

U.S. planes bombed Aleppo, not ours: Russia

MOSCOW - Russia's Defence Ministry said that U.S. aircraft had carried out a bombing attack on the Syrian town of Aleppo, which the U.S. later said had been carried out by Russian planes, the TASS agency reported.  Full Article 

Coal is stacked at the base of coal loaders along the Ohio River in Ceredo, West Virginia May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Obama's climate plan hits a roadblock

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's unexpected move to block President Barack Obama's policy to cut pollution from coal plants highlights what both sides in the legal fight agree is a key weakness in the rules.  Full Article 

Reinhold H., a 94-year-old former guard at Auschwitz, sits with his lawyer Andreas Scharmer (L) in the courtroom before his trial in Detmold, Germany, February 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Patrik Stollarz/Pool
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Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial

DETMOLD, Germany - A former guard at Auschwitz lowered his eyes as he arrived at a German court to be tried as an accessory to the murder of thousands in what is likely to be one of the last few Nazi war crimes trials.  Full Article 

Closing North Korea's window to the outside

Seoul shuts down a factory complex run jointly with Pyongyang. Seoul Bureau Chief Tony Munroe says the Kaesong industrial zone is more than just a capitalist venture, it's also a rare chance for Koreans from both sides of the border to interact.

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