Displaced Sunni women fleeing the violence in Ramadi, carry bags as they walk on the outskirts of Baghdad, May 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Islamic State faces renewed battle for Ramadi

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries increased efforts to retake the western Iraqi city.  Full Article 

European shares dip, dollar gains after Yellen comments 5:42am EDT

TOKYO - European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar held firm after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year.


Nobel laureate John Nash killed in car crash

Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said.  Full Article | Video 

An employee works at a Shuangwei factory in Putian, Fujian province, China, May 14, 2015. REUTERS/John Ruwitch

Alibaba fosters local brands to fight fakes

PUTIAN, China - Criticized and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.  Full Article 

An employee wipes the surface of a car on display at a Honda dealer in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo April 28, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Medical billing mistakes can erode your credit

NEW YORK - When Saideh Browne had an emergency appendectomy in the summer of 2012, she had no idea it would raise the cost of a car loan three years later. Like many consumers, she got caught in an endless loop of indecipherable paperwork.  Full Article 

Jerry Stiller and his wife Anne Meara attend a ceremony where the couple is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California February 9, 2007. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Actress Anne Meara dies at 85

New York-born actress and comedian Anne Meara, known for her opposites-attract comedy routine with husband Jerry Stiller, died over the weekend. She was 85.  Full Article 

Female activists march for peace in North Korea

Female activists lead North Korean women in the "2015 International Women's Grand March for the Reunification and Peace in Korea" in Pyongyang.