City council workers assemble ballot boxes for distribution ahead of tomorrow's general election, in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

United Kingdom votes in closest election in decades

LONDON - British voters get to decide who they want to rule the world's fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the United Kingdom towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession.  Full Article | Video 

Wary of bond 'cliff,' Fed plans cautious cuts to portfolio 1:34am EDT

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO - The Federal Reserve is sketching out plans to prevent an abrupt contraction in its massive balance sheet next year, when some $500 billion in bonds expire and risk disrupting markets and the U.S. economic recovery.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the plenum at Israel's parliament in Jerusalem May 4, 2015. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Netanyahu forms new Israeli government

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a deal to form a new government, just before a deadline, but the coalition will rule by only the slimmest of majorities in Israel's turbulent parliament.  Full Article 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston, Massachusetts on March 23, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston/Handout via Reuters

Boston bomber subservient to brother: witness

BOSTON - Lawyers seeking to spare convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty called witnesses who described his volunteer work, his respect for his older brother, and his father's mental illness in the years before the attack.  Full Article 

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. lands  punch against Manny Pacquiao (R) in the ninth round during their welterweight WBO, WBC and WBA (Super) title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Pacquiao's next fight? Class action suits

Boxer Manny Pacquiao has been hit with a flurry of punches by viewers who paid between $90 and $100 apiece to watch Pacquiao fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.  Commentary 

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady warms-up ahead of the start of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Patriots probably deflated balls in AFC game

The New England Patriots probably deliberately deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January, and quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the scheme, the National Football League said.  Full Article | Video 

Port of dreams and despair

An African immigrant tries to sneak under a truck, which briefly stopped at a traffic light, while trying to enter the ferry terminal in the western Greek town of Patras April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Away from the ferries that haul migrants to Italy, the small Greek village of Patras is home to 100 Afghan, Iranian and Sudanese migrants living in deserted factories without electricity.  Wider Image 

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Oklahoma tornadoes destroy homes, buildings

A series of tornadoes sweep through Oklahoma leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Julie Noce reports.