Christian Jacobs, 4, of Hertford, NC, lies on the grave of his father, Christian James Jacob, during Memorial Day celebrations at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 25, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

First Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance for fallen American forces.  Full Article | Video 

Charter nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable: sources 4:43pm EDT

- Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

A car used as a taxi drives through the streets of Havana December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

Miami law firms ramp up Cuba strategy

MIAMI - The Florida Bar is sending its first ever delegation of lawyers to Cuba this week to explore new business opportunities as prospects heat up for closer political and commercial relations between the United States and the Communist-run island.  Full Article 

Roshonda Athrom comforts her son Charles, 7 in front of their destroyed home after a tornado swept through the area the previous night in Van, Texas May 11, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Texas governor declares states of emergency

The governor of Texas declared states of disaster in 24 counties, citing the severe weather and flash flooding that have killed at least two people.  Full Article 

An employee works at a Shuangwei factory in Putian, Fujian province, China, May 14, 2015. REUTERS/John Ruwitch

Alibaba fosters local brands to fight fakes

PUTIAN, China - Criticized and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.  Full Article 

Forensic policemen carry body bags with human remains found at the site of human trafficking camps in the jungle close the Thailand border after they brought them to a police camp near Wang Kelian in northern Malaysia May 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Malaysia finds 139 graves in trafficking camps

WANG KELIAN - Malaysia has found 139 graves, in more than two dozen squalid human trafficking camps suspected to have been used by gangs smuggling migrants across the border with Thailand, the country's police chief said.  Full Article 

One month on from Nepal's killer quake

Monday marks a month to the day since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake ripped through Nepal killing thousands. Life is starting to return to normal in parts, but many families are still homeless with heavy monsoon rains fast approaching.

A Greek flag flies behind a statue to European unity outside the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Opinion: A second election needed

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras not only needs to eat his words, but also to call a new election.   Commentary  

Triple Crown bid