'We're not leaving without our weapons'

PORTLAND, Ore. - Federal agents closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Yen, bonds, gold all gain at dollar's expense, stocks slump 4:27am EST

LONDON Turbulence tore through global markets on Thursday as investors sought the safety of Japanese yen, gold and top-rated bonds while dumping U.S. dollars on bets the Federal Reserve could be done with raising interest rates.

U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in Washington February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Fed not likely to reverse course on rates: Yellen

WASHINGTON - Janet Yellen said the Federal Reserve is unlikely to reverse its plan to raise interest rates further this year despite risks posed by tighter credit markets, volatile financial markets, and uncertainty over Chinese economic growth.   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 

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looks on at his primary election night party Nashua, New Hampshire, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Goodbye Christie

After losing in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie suspends his bid for the White House.   Video 

Journalists take a test drive in a self-driving Lexus SUV during a media preview of Google's prototype autonomous vehicles in Moutain View, California September 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Google says self-driving cars need regulation

WASHINGTON/DETROIT - Alphabet Inc's Google unit told U.S. auto safety regulators that the government's interpretation of motor vehicle safety rules is "extremely important" to its further development of fully self-driving cars.  Full Article 

Cheeky Monkey sets Chinese New Year tone

As Chinese communities celebrate the start of the year of the monkey, masters of the ancient art of Feng Shui expect plenty of fun, and mischief ahead. Tara Joseph reports.

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