Employees carry delivery bags full of food out of a Shake Shack store in New York January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Wall St bites into burgers

SAN FRANCISCO - Half a dozen food chains have held sizzling stock market debuts in the past year and now Wall Street investors seem willing to pay just about anything for a better burger.   Full Article 

U.S. trade deficit largest since 2008 as imports surge 9:04am EDT

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit surged to its highest level in nearly 6-1/2 years in March as imports rebounded strongly after being held down by a labor dispute at key West Coast ports, suggesting the economy contracted in the first quarter.

Local police and FBI investigators collect evidence, including a rifle, where two gunmen were shot dead after their bodies were removed in Garland, Texas May 4, 2015. REUTERS/Laura Buckman

Texas gunman had been monitored for years

GARLAND, Texas/PHOENIX - Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.  Full Article 

Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee listens to his introduction from the side of the stage at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, January 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Young

Huckabee taps familiar ground in 2016 bid

WASHINGTON - Republican Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor and unabashed culture warrior, enters the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination facing competition for the support of social conservatives who backed him in 2008.  Full Article 

A petitioner stands next to his electric bicycle, on which a placard reads, "I want to meet you, Central Commission for Discipline Inspection team", along a street in Kunming, Yunnan province November 4, 2013. REUTERS/Wong Campion

Anti-corruption drive looks to families

SHANGHAI - The Shanghai government has introduced rules to restrain the families of senior city officials from running private businesses, in a pilot measure that will eventually go nationwide in China's sweeping campaign against corruption.  Full Article 

Rough Cut
Mother of Garland gunman: 'He was not a violent person'

The mother of Nadir Soofi, one of the gunmen shot dead after opening fire at a Mohammad cartoon exhibit in Texas, says she's thankful her son did not kill anyone. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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