Church groups take part in a protest against President Barack Obama's immigration enforcement policies outside the White House in Washington July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Court blocks Obama's immigration plan

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was dealt another setback when an appeals court refused to lift a block put in place by 26 states that argued Obama overstepped his authority.  Full Article 

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 

A man checks his iPad on the Bund in front of the financial district in Shanghai September 24, 2013.  REUTERS/Aly Song

Twitter seeks China ads, despite block

SHANGHAI - Despite being blocked in China, Twitter is courting Chinese companies to buy advertising space on its service used by more than 300 million people elsewhere in the world.  Full Article 

Ecstasy pills, which contain MDMA as their main chemical, are pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Molly is the street name for a drug that is commonly believed to be the pure powder form of the banned substance known as MDMA, the main chemical in ecstasy. REUTERS/U.S. DEA/Handout via Reuters

Ecstasy eyed as anxiety-reducer for gravely ill

SAN FRANCISCO - California scientists are testing whether the illegal psychoactive drug commonly known as Ecstasy could help alleviate anxiety for terminally ill patients.  Full Article 

KFC in China, from luxury to greasy fast food

Kentucky Fried Chicken opened its first restaurant in China in 1989, considered a place for the rich- fast forward, Chinese treat it as fast food just as Americans do.