Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

China to extend military reach in South China Sea

BEIJING - China plans to boost its naval reach and it built two lighthouses in disputed waters, which is likely to escalate tensions in the South China Sea.  Full Article 

Wall Street opens lower as dollar rises 9:33am EDT

- U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday as the dollar pushed higher after data showed that U.S. business investment spending plans increased in April for the second straight month.

The grim secrets of jungle trafficking

A cage made of barbed wire and bamboo sticks that Malaysian police said was used to hold migrants is seen at the abandoned human trafficking camp in the jungle close the Thailand border at Bukit Wang Burma in northern Malaysia May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia - It's a one-hour trek through thick jungle from the nearest road to the ramshackle camp along Malaysia's northern border. But for all its remoteness this was a perfect setting for human traffickers to ply their grisly trade.  Full Article | 140 shallow graves 

The Time Warner Cable logo is displayed on the back of a van in New York February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Charter tries again with Time Warner Cable

John Malone's Charter Communications struck a $56-billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable, the latest cable deal sure to attract the scrutiny of federal regulators.  Full Article 

A girl helps herself to a buffet at a fast food restaurant in Harlem in New York December 16, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

The big cholesterol battle

LOS ANGELES - Two powerful and innovative cholesterol drugs likely to be approved this summer both target the same protein. But there is at least one significant difference between the two offerings: the dosages in which they will be sold.  Full Article 

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan reacts after offering flowers and praying near the grave of Bosnia's first President and top Muslim leader Alija Izetbegovic in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

How Erdogan's existential battle will hurt Turkey

ISTANBUL - Turkey's general election looks likely to push Tayyip Erdogan's dream of an all-powerful presidency further from his reach, and usher in a period of turbulence for the country.  Full Article 

A kayaker rows through the flood waters above Sewell Park on the Texas State University campus near the headwaters of the San Marcos River in San Marcos, Texas May 24, 2015. REUTERS/Don Anders/Anders Photography/Handout

Five killed in Texas and Oklahoma floods

SAN ANTONIO - Texas Governor Greg Abbott likened the ferocity of flash flooding that left at least five people dead in Texas and Oklahoma to a tsunami, as authorities said a dam had given way in a state park.  Full Article 

More than 500 dead in brutal Indian heat wave

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed hundreds and looks set to continue this week.