A woman walks out of the Internal Revenue Service building in New York in this May 13, 2013 photo. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Thousands of taxpayers' information stolen: IRS

Sophisticated cyber criminals gained illegal access to around 100,000 taxpayers' information over the last four months, the IRS said.  Full Article 

Europe woes and U.S. rate outlook weigh on stocks, lift dollar 1:09am EDT

TOKYO - Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year and concerns that financial woes could engulf Spain in addition to Greece.

Don Simons (L) and Clint Followel, volunteers from the First Baptist Church in San Marcos, Texas, help clean Toby McLroy's flood-damaged home in San Marcos, Texas, May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Tamir Kalifa

'Countless' missing in devastating Texas flood

HOUSTON - Torrential rains have killed at least 16 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said.  Full Article | Gallery 

Cleveland policemen block the street outside the Justice Center in Cleveland, Ohio, May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Cleveland to limit police use of force

WASHINGTON/CLEVELAND - The Cleveland police department has agreed to train officers to minimize racial bias and the use of excessive force in a deal with the Department of Justice after a pattern of abuses was detailed in a report last year.  Full Article 

Marmot Einut, 22, who was released from a human trafficking boat, stands in front of his home at a refugee camp outside Sittwe, Myanmar, in this May 20, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files

Rohingya whisked away from seized boat

YANGON/THEK KAY PYIN, Myanmar - When the Myanmar navy seized a boat used by people smugglers last week, it announced those aboard were mostly Bangladeshis. But a Reuters investigation found the truth may be far more complicated.  Full Article 

A humanoid robot named Han developed by Hanson Robotics is shown at the Global Sources spring electronics show in Hong Kong, April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

The coming jobs massacre and more violence

As the jobs massacre comes closer, the political world has to come to terms with the possibility of an end to Western Europe’s long period of peace.  Commentary 

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.