A destroyed tank is seen along a road on the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic near airport of Luhansk, in Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

U.S. increasing non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON - The United States plans to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of the first Humvee vehicles, U.S. officials said.  Full Article 

Obama to offer immigration relief to about 4.7 million: source 3:10pm EST

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is slated to announce on Thursday that he will offer relief from the threat of deportation to about 4.4 million undocumented people who are parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders, according to a source briefed by the administration.

Activists, wearing Guy Fawkes masks, block traffic while protesting the shooting of Michael Brown, outside the Ferguson Police Station in Missouri, November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Protesters arrested as Ferguson decision looms

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police arrested five people in Ferguson, Missouri, after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury to charge a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen.  Full Article 

Three Arab taxi drivers chat near a McDonald’s restaurant in Kuwait City November 10, 2002. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Wrong assumptions about the Middle East

People all over the world often perceive the Middle East as a region in which ancient religious rivalries prevent the emergence of secular democracies. This can wrongly inform foreign policy decision-making.  Commentary 

Heavy machinery clears snow from a street following an autumn storm in Buffalo, New York, November 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Aaron Lynett

New York residents say snow worst in memory

Fresh snow fell in snowbound western New York state, where longtime residents described the blast of winter weather as the worst they can recall seeing.  Full Article | Video 

Josh Nieves, 20, a music student from Fort Myers (L) and Tim Kehl, 19, a junior finance student from Tallahassee, kneel at the fountain in front of the library and pray at Florida State University, in Tallahassee, Florida, November 20, 2014. REUTERS/Bil Cotterell

Gunman killed, three students shot in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A gunman wounded three Florida State University students, one critically, when he opened fire in a library where hundreds of students were studying for exams, authorities said.  Full Article 

Student Natchacha Kongudom flashes a three-finger salute inspired by the movie 'The Hunger Games' in front of a billboard of the film outside the Siam Paragon cinema in Bangkok November 20, 2014.   REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

'Hunger Games' becomes symbol of resistance

BANGKOK - Three Thai university students were taken into police custody for handing out free tickets to the latest film in the "Hunger Games" series, from which Thai protesters have borrowed a gesture of resistance to a totalitarian government.  Full Article | Video