L to R: Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin; Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey; Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana; Rick Perry, governor of Texas. REUTERS/Files

Republican hopefuls attack Obamacare but take money

Several Republican governors with 2016 ambitions are openly hostile to the Affordable Care Act, yet still accept its funding for many critical health programs.  Full Article 

U.S. factory activity at five-month high in March: Markit 9:48am EDT

Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector rose to a five-month high in March as output and employment gained, according to an industry report released on Wednesday.

Wider Image: Lonely Death

Packaged condoms are seen in discarded rubbish in a flat in Tokyo March 20, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

As more and more people in Japan die alone and unnoticed, it comes down to Hirotsugu Masuda and his crew to clean up the apartments.  Wider Image | Video 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) waits prior to a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne March 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool

Despite progress, Iran nuclear talks hit impasse

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Major powers and Iran were closer to a preliminary accord on reining in Tehran's nuclear program, but they hit an impasse over key details such as the lifting of U.N. sanctions and Iran's future atomic research.  Full Article 

Bernadette's Barbershop co-owner Kristen Rupp poses outside her storefront in downtown Lafayette, Indiana March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Nate Chute

Indiana, Arkansas curb gay rights: businesses

Following in Indiana's footsteps, Arkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart for the governor to veto the bill.  Full Article 

Members from Hashid Shaabi stand guard during a demonstration to show support for Yemen's Shi'ite Houthis and in protest of an air campaign in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition, in Baghdad March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Heavy clashes on Saudi-Yemeni border

ADEN - Saudi troops clashed with Yemeni Houthi fighters in the heaviest exchange of cross-border fire since the start of a Saudi-led air offensive last week, while Yemen's foreign minister called for a rapid Arab intervention on the ground.  Full Article 

Singer Joni Mitchell performs during the "Stormy Weather" concert in Los Angeles November 14, 2002. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Joni Mitchell in hospital but in 'good spirits'

Groundbreaking musician Joni Mitchell, one of the stars of the Woodstock era, was "in good spirits" at a hospital in California after being found unconscious at her home.   Full Article 

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Iraqi forces drive IS fighters out of central Tikrit

Iraqi forces reach central Tikrit before taking the battle against IS to northern parts of the city. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)