Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Wall Street ends down

NEW YORK - Stocks finished sharply lower after surprising trade deficit data raised concerns that the economy shrank in the first quarter.  Full Article 

U.S. probing Islamic State claims it was behind Texas cartoon attack 4:58pm EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. investigators were looking into claims by the Islamic State that it was behind a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed, but officials said on Tuesday they doubted the militant group's direct involvement. | Video

A worker prepares a stand of IBM for the upcoming CeBIT fair inside a hall in Hanover February 27, 2009. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

IBM's Watson to guide some cancer therapies

NEW YORK - Fourteen U.S. and Canadian cancer institutes will use IBM's Watson computer system to choose therapies based on a tumor's genetic fingerprints, the latest step toward bringing personalized cancer treatments to more patients.  Full Article 

Suspects wanted for questioning in relation to the Boston Marathon bombing April 15 are seen in handout photo released through the FBI website, April 18, 2013. REUTERS/FBI/Handout

Defense shreds elder bomber in Boston trial

BOSTON - The older of the two brothers in the Boston Marathon bombing was a controlling boyfriend who terrified his future wife's friends but held great influence in his family, witnesses testified as lawyers fought to save the younger brother's life.  Full Article 

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee formally launches his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event in Hope, Arkansas May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Huckabee announces 2016 presidential bid

HOPE, Ark. - Republican Mike Huckabee entered the race for his party's 2016 presidential nomination, looking to break out from an ever-widening field by drawing on the support of social conservatives attuned to his culture-warrior message.  Full Article 

A Free Syrian Army fighter covers his ears as his fellow fighter fires a weapon during clashes with forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo, April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Hosam Katan

How to bring Syria’s endless war to an end

It is high time for state backers on each side to recognize that their adversaries are not headed toward capitulation, and to begin the difficult work of outlining an ultimate geopolitical resolution to end the Syrian war.  Commentary 

"I was chained up" - allegations of slavery in Mexico City

Beaten and chained, Mexican woman recounts alleged slave horror at dry cleaners in Mexico City. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.