Wall St. falls from latest records; auto sales soft 11:58am EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, as the Dow and S&P retreated from their latest records and the Nasdaq dipped below 5,000 after scaling the milestone level for the first time in 15 years.

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in Toronto, in this file photo taken February 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Snowden in talks on returning home

MOSCOW - A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home.  Full Article 

A Shi'ite fighter fires his weapon during clashes with Islamic State militants in Salahuddin province March 2, 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraq tries to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

BAGHDAD - Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit on the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the radical Sunni Islamist militants.  Video | Full Article 

U.S. Navy Adm Timothy Keating (L), commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, greets China's General Guo Boxiong at the Ba Yi Building in Beijing January 14, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool

China investigates second top officer for graft

BEIJING - China is investigating a second former top military officer on suspicion of corruption, two independent sources told Reuters, as President Xi Jinping widens his campaign against deep-rooted graft in the country.  Full Article 

A customer signs the credit card pad as he pays for a purchase at Macy's on Black Friday in New York November 26, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Shift to new credit cards won't fix security issues

CHICAGO - Despite a price tag of $8.65 billion for new technology that will require consumers to carry a new kind of card and retailers to upgrade payment terminals, the shift will address only a narrow range of security issues.  Full Article 

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Israel's Netanyahu says Iran is threat to Israel, world

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens his address to the U.S. Congress by saying Iran and its leaders pose a threat not only to Israel and the Middle East, but also to nations worldwide. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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