Booking mug shot of Bernard Madoff released to Reuters on March 17, 2009. Madoff pleaded guilty March 12, 2009, to orchestrating the biggest investment fraud in Wall Street history and was jailed to await a sentence that could keep him in prison for the rest of his life. REUTERS/UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE/FOIA/Handout

Madoff era comes to an end

NEW YORK - In 1964, Irwin Lipkin became one of the first employees at a small New York trading firm called Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities. Five decades later, he will be the last defendant sentenced in court in the firm's broad Ponzi scheme.  Full Article 

Wall St. lower as Apple slips to six-month low 1:14pm EDT

- Wall Street fell on Tuesday as Apple's shares remained under pressure, hitting their lowest in more than six months, and investors digested earnings reports from a host of companies.

Rikers Island: prison stories

REUTERS / Elizabeth Shafiroff

Rikers Island is one of the largest, and most troubled, jails in the United States. Photographer Elizabeth Shafiroff sought out seven former inmates to hear their stories.  The Wider Image 

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Sandra Bland's family files wrongful death suit

AUSTIN, Texas - The family of Sandra Bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Texas trooper, a sheriff’s office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman's apparent suicide in a county jail.  Full Article | Video 

A protester leaves after demonstrating outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California, August 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding

WASHINGTON - Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the Senate, halting at least for now moves to punish the women's health group.   Full Article 

Migrants make their way along train tracks as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais, France, August 2, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

'Jungle' migrants of Calais: A day in the life

CALAIS, France - For most of the 3,000 inhabitants of the "Jungle," a shanty town on the sand dunes of France's north coast, the climax of each day is the nightly bid to sneak into the undersea tunnel they hope will lead to new life in Britain.  Full Article 

A woman holding an Apple iPhone passes a Samsung Galaxy S6 advertisement at a mall in Singapore April 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Edgar Su

Glamour days for Samsung are over

SEOUL - For four years Samsung has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing in the premium mobile market. But the coming years are set to be more somber, as it wards of competition from Chinese rivals.   Full Article 

Opinion: It’s crazy time in America

 U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump gestures outside his Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland. Action Images via Reuters / Russell Cheyne Livepic

The Republican craziness will end when the party begins to take notice of the polls showing that Donald Trump won’t beat Hillary Clinton. Until then, don't try to out-Trump Trump.  Commentary 

A-bomb survivors say 'no' to nuclear power

Atomic bomb survivors in Japan call for an end to nuclear power as the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat approaches. Eve Johnson reports.

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