A Delta jet which skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport is attended by emergency personnel in New York City March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Kristina Grossmann

Delta jet slides off runway at New York airport

NEW YORK - A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 125 passengers and five crew members aboard slid off the runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm, but there were no reported serious injuries.  Full Article 

Wall Street up slightly ahead of jobs report 3:18pm EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were modestly higher on Thursday after two days of declines as investors held back on big bets ahead of Friday's jobs report, which is expected to be a big factor in influencing the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike.

Shi'ite fighters launch a rocket towards Islamic State militants during heavy fighting in Salahuddin province, March 4, 2015. Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them from the oilfield, a witness and military source said. A police source in Salahuddin province, where Tikrit is located, said an eight-vehicle convoy of Islamic State insurgents attacked Iraqi forces at dawn on Thursday in al-Muaibidi area east of Alam.  Picture taken March 4, 2015. REUTERS/ Mahmoud Raouf (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Islamic State torches oil field near Tikrit

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells northeast of the city of Tikrit to obstruct an assault by Shi'ite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers.  Full Article 

A visitor holds flowers and a book "Confessions of the Rebel" by Russian leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov while waiting to attend a memorial service before the funeral of Nemtsov in Moscow, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Note: Nemtsov on trail of Russians in Ukraine

MOSCOW - A note Boris Nemtsov may have scribbled says that Russian troops were killed in Ukraine, challenging Moscow, which denies sending arms or troops to the region.  Full Article 

A line forms in advance of a grassroots 'Women for Wolf' rally with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Democratic challenger for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, October 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Mark Makela

Focus on women's pay may resonate broadly

WASHINGTON - A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that about two-thirds of Americans believe men are generally paid more than women, a finding that suggests that Democrat Hillary Clinton's message on pay inequality could resonate with Americans.  Full Article 

A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

AbbVie buys cancer drug with $21 billion deal

AbbVie will buy Pharmacyclics for about $21 billion, giving it access to what is expected to be one of the world's top-selling cancer drugs and expanding its reach in the profitable oncology field.  Full Article | Video 

Kerry tries to reassure Iran's Gulf rivals on nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offers assurances to Gulf Arab states who are concerned that Iran will gain from any agreement to end its nuclear ambitions. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.