Booking mug shot of Bernard Madoff released to Reuters on March 17, 2009. Madoff pleaded guilty March 12, 2009, to orchestrating the biggest investment fraud in Wall Street history and was jailed to await a sentence that could keep him in prison for the rest of his life. REUTERS/UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE/FOIA/Handout

Madoff era comes to an end

NEW YORK - In 1964, Irwin Lipkin became one of the first employees at a small New York trading firm called Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities. Five decades later, he will be the last defendant sentenced in court in the firm's broad Ponzi scheme.  Full Article 

Apple and interest rate jitters weigh on Wall Street 2:42pm EDT

- Wall Street extended losses on Tuesday as investors worried about a rise in interest rates while Apple's shares hit their lowest in over six months.

Rikers Island: prison stories

REUTERS / Elizabeth Shafiroff

Rikers Island is one of the largest, and most troubled, jails in the United States. Photographer Elizabeth Shafiroff sought out seven former inmates to hear their stories.  The Wider Image 

Greek flags are displayed for sale for one Euro at a shop in central Athens, Greece July 26, 2015.REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

Greece, lenders strike upbeat tone on bailout

ATHENS - Both Greece and its lenders said they were optimistic they could broker a deal within days on a multi-billion euro bailout, striking an upbeat tone on a process previously fraught with bitterness.  Full Article 

REUTERS/Texas Department of Public Safety

Sandra Bland's family files wrongful death suit

AUSTIN, Texas - The family of Sandra Bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Texas trooper, a sheriff’s office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman's apparent suicide in a county jail.  Full Article | Video 

A migrant from Africa rests next to a makeshift shelter at 'The New Jungle' camp in Calais, France, August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

'Jungle' migrants of Calais: A day in the life

CALAIS, France - For inhabitants of a shanty town on the sand dunes of France's coast, each day ends with a nightly bid to sneak into the undersea tunnel they hope will lead to new life.  Full Article | Gallery 

A volunteer with IAAF's local organizing committee displays the credential given to athletes who are selected for drug testing in the anti-doping offices at the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Osaka August 24, 2007. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

IAAF fights back against doping reports

LONDON - The governing body for athletics (IAAF) fought back against media reports of suspected widespread doping in the sport, rejecting accusations it failed to investigate dubious drugs test results properly.  Full Article 

A-bomb survivors say 'no' to nuclear power

Atomic bomb survivors in Japan call for an end to nuclear power as the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat approaches. Eve Johnson reports.

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