Reflections of mayhem

A night of violence in Ferguson, Missouri has left much of the city in ruins.  Video | Full Article 

Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance 7:19pm EST

CHICAGO - President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation.

A two-mile Canadian Pacific train loaded with oil tank cars idles on a track in Enderlin, North Dakota, November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder

Why a North Dakota town is taking on big rail

ENDERLIN, N.D. - More than 60 percent of the 1.1 million barrels of oil produced each day in North Dakota is transported via rail, which has delayed, blocked and frustrated residents of a small town. Now the issue has landed in court.  Full Article 

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) listens as President Barack Obama announces Hagel’s resignation at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Chuck Hagel the scapegoat

Chuck Hagel’s resignation as secretary of defense may bring about some short-term political gains, but in the long run it will not be good for the administration, the Pentagon or the country.  Commentary 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin listen to their countries national anthems prior to St. Petersburg Dialogue forum in Wiesbaden, in this October 15, 2007 file photo.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files

Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin

BERLIN - After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed.  Full Article 

A pizza is served in Chicago January 20, 2010. REUTERS/John Gress

Just how many calories are in that pie?

The U.S. government announced new rules requiring chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to list the the calorie count of what they sell on their menus.  Video 

Thanksgiving Day holiday shoppers line up with discounted television sets at the Target retail store in Chicago, Illinois, November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Behind Black Friday's giant, cheap TV deals

NEW YORK - You might need two carts to walk away with what may be this year's biggest Black Friday bargain (at least by size): a 65-inch Vizio television at Walmart for $648.  Full Article 

HP's profits disappoint; market on hold

Hewlett Packard blamed weak enterprise sales for its lower earnings. Stocks took a break from their rally after mixed economic data. Bobbi Rebell reports.

Taking on Islamic State

The John Amos coal-fired power plant is seen behind a home in Poca, West Virginia May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Predicting nuclear power outages

The fall refueling season is winding down for nuclear facilities, with spring forecasts calling for the least offline time since 2006.  Full Article