'We're not leaving without our weapons'

PORTLAND, Ore. - Federal agents closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Dollar, stocks plunge sparks scramble for safety 7:27am EST

LONDON The dollar hit a 16-month low against the yen on Thursday and headed for its worst week since the Lehman crisis as investors scrambled for relative safety, buying up gold and top-rated bonds and dumping stocks.

An artist's rendering of an outburst on an ultra-magnetic neutron star, also called a magnetar is shown in this handout provided by NASA February 10, 2016.  REUTERS/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Handout via Reuters

Scientists await word on gravitational waves

WASHINGTON - A century ago, Albert Einstein hypothesized the existence of gravitational waves, small ripples in space and time that dash across the universe at the speed of light. Today researchers may announce direct observations of the elusive waves.   Full Article 

A man carries a bird cage after air strikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel-held Al-Shaar nighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

U.S. planes bombed Aleppo, not ours: Russia

MOSCOW - Russia's Defence Ministry said that U.S. aircraft had carried out a bombing attack on the Syrian town of Aleppo, which the U.S. later said had been carried out by Russian planes, the TASS agency reported.  Full Article 

Reinhold H., a 94-year-old former guard at Auschwitz, sits with his lawyer Andreas Scharmer (L) in the courtroom before his trial in Detmold, Germany, February 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Patrik Stollarz/Pool
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Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial

DETMOLD, Germany - A former guard at Auschwitz lowered his eyes as he arrived at a German court to be tried as an accessory to the murder of thousands in what is likely to be one of the last few Nazi war crimes trials.  Full Article 

Closing North Korea's window to the outside

Seoul shuts down a factory complex run jointly with Pyongyang. Seoul Bureau Chief Tony Munroe says the Kaesong industrial zone is more than just a capitalist venture, it's also a rare chance for Koreans from both sides of the border to interact.

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