FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses a news conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Blatter resigns from FIFA

ZURICH - Sepp Blatter resigned as FIFA president, four days after being re-elected to a fifth term.  Full Article 

Wall St. up on Greece optimism, fading rate hike fears 1:48pm EDT

- U.S. stocks erased earlier losses to turn positive on Tuesday afternoon amid optimism that Greece would strike a deal with its creditors, while weak U.S. data and bearish comments from a Federal Reserve board member allayed fears of a near-term rate hike.

'I wished they had killed me'


NEW YORK - The CIA used a wider array of sexual abuse and other forms of torture than was disclosed in a Senate report last year, according to a Guantanamo Bay detainee.   Video | Full Article 

Marianne Sparta, sports a "I Voted Today" sticker after placing her ballot at the Weccacoe Playground with her 2 year old grandson during Primary Special election in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Mark Makela

Big money may not buy the next election

NEW YORK - The idea that billionaires can buy elections has taken root in public imagination. This, along with evidence that the super-rich are inefficient political spenders - raise questions about how effective billionaires will be in the 2016 elections.  Full Article | Video 

Member of the protest group, Code Pink, Cayman Macdonald protests against President Barack Obama and the NSA before his arrival at the Department of Justice in Washington, January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Spying bill advances but political fight looms

WASHINGTON - A bill that would end U.S. spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone data and replace it with a more targeted system cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate, allowing lawmakers to consider amendments to the legislation.  Full Article 

A rescue ship and workers are seen around a sunken ship in the Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province, China, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Hundreds missing after ship capsizes in China

JIANLI COUNTY, China - Rescuers searched for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, after a cruise boat was hit by a freak tornado and capsized on the Yangtze River.  Full Article 

Fiat Chrysler assembly workers work on a partially assembled minivan at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, February 9, 2015. REUTERS/REBECCA COOK

Fiat Chrysler delays future design plans

DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler has delayed the redesign of at least a dozen new vehicles in North America. The unusual number of delays could let the automaker defer billions of dollars in investment while searching for a partner.  Full Article 

Foes of Islamic State push for unified battle strategy

Iraqi volunteers and Shi'ite paramilitaries are preparing for an offensive against Islamic State, as an international coalition meets in Paris to find an answer to the crisis. Nathan Frandino reports.