Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

China to extend military reach in South China Sea

BEIJING - China plans to boost its naval reach and it built two lighthouses in disputed waters, which is likely to escalate tensions in the South China Sea.  Full Article 

U.S. stocks fall the most in three weeks as dollar soars 11:11am EDT

- U.S. stocks recorded their steepest fall in three weeks in morning trading on Tuesday as positive economic data added to the gains in the dollar and sent it soaring to a one-month high.

The grim secrets of jungle trafficking

A cage made of barbed wire and bamboo sticks that Malaysian police said was used to hold migrants is seen at the abandoned human trafficking camp in the jungle close the Thailand border at Bukit Wang Burma in northern Malaysia May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia - It's a one-hour trek through thick jungle from the nearest road to the ramshackle camp along Malaysia's northern border. But for all its remoteness this was a perfect setting for human traffickers to ply their grisly trade.  Full Article | Slideshow 


Storms kill seven in Texas and Oklahoma

AUSTIN, Texas - Rescue workers searched for 12 people missing in Texas after torrential rains slammed the state and Oklahoma during the Memorial Day weekend, killing seven people and causing floods that destroyed homes and swept away bridges.  Full Article 

A girl helps herself to a buffet at a fast food restaurant in Harlem in New York December 16, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

The big cholesterol battle

LOS ANGELES - Two powerful and innovative cholesterol drugs likely to be approved this summer both target the same protein. But there is at least one significant difference between the two offerings: the dosages in which they will be sold.  Full Article 

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan reacts after offering flowers and praying near the grave of Bosnia's first President and top Muslim leader Alija Izetbegovic in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

How Erdogan's existential battle will hurt Turkey

ISTANBUL - Turkey's general election looks likely to push Tayyip Erdogan's dream of an all-powerful presidency further from his reach, and usher in a period of turbulence for the country.  Full Article 

The Time Warner Cable logo is displayed on the back of a van in New York February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Charter tries again with Time Warner Cable

John Malone's Charter Communications struck a $56-billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable, the latest cable deal sure to attract the scrutiny of federal regulators.  Full Article 

More than 500 dead in brutal Indian heat wave

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed hundreds and looks set to continue this week.