A Nusra Front fighter carries a shell near a Nusra Front flag on his weapon in Jisr al-Shughour town, after rebels took control of the area April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

U.S. plan for Syrian rebels already in doubt

REYHANLI, Turkey/WASHINGTON - The U.S. plan to train and arm a Syrian rebel force is a major test of President Obama's strategy of engaging local partners to combat extremists. But the administration is already scaling back expectations of its impact.   Full Article 

Protesters jump on a police car at a rally to protest the death of Freddie Gray who died following an arrest in Baltimore, Maryland April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

'Outsiders turned Baltimore protest violent'

BALTIMORE - Baltimore's mayor and police again blamed outside agitators for violence and vandalism that flared during a mostly peaceful protest over last week's death of a young black man who sustained an unexplained spinal injury while under arrest.  Full Article 

File photo of chickens looking out of a cage at an hatchery, February 2, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Increased protection offered as bird flu spreads

CHICAGO - Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication. Since flu viruses are highly mutable, there is a worry that those in direct contact with infected birds could fall ill.  Full Article 

A homeless woman begs on an Athens street October 27, 2011. REUTERS/ Yannis Behrakis

If Greece falls, no one wants the blame

BRUSSELS -Europe's political leaders and central bankers and Greek politicians agree on only one thing: if Greece goes down, they don't want their fingerprints on the murder weapon.  Full Article 

Colorado readies for movie theater massacre trial

The trial of James Holmes, a former graduate student charged with launching a deadly gun attack at a Colorado movie theater in 2012, gets set to begin on Monday. Vanessa Johnston reports.