A photo showing Dzhokhar (C, bottom) and Tamerlan (C, top) Tsarnaev, accompanied by their sisters, is seen in this photo provided by the Suleimanova family in Makhachkala April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Courtesy of Suleimanova family/Handout

Elder Tsarnaev brother was cruel, say wife's friends

BOSTON - The older of the two brothers who carried out the Boston Marathon bombing was a controlling boyfriend who terrified his future wife's friends, a former roommate of the woman testified.  Full Article 

U.S. trade data points to first-quarter economic contraction 11:52am EDT

WASHINGTON - A surge in imports lifted the U.S. trade deficit in March to its highest level in nearly 6-1/2 years, suggesting the economy contracted in the first quarter.

A worker prepares a stand of IBM for the upcoming CeBIT fair inside a hall in Hanover February 27, 2009. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

IBM's Watson to guide some cancer therapies

NEW YORK - Fourteen U.S. and Canadian cancer institutes will use IBM's Watson computer system to choose therapies based on a tumor's genetic fingerprints, the latest step toward bringing personalized cancer treatments to more patients.  Full Article 

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee formally launches his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event in Hope, Arkansas May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Huckabee announces 2016 presidential bid

HOPE, Ark. - Republican Mike Huckabee entered the race for his party's 2016 presidential nomination, looking to break out from an ever-widening field by drawing on the support of social conservatives attuned to his culture-warrior message.  Full Article 

Fireworks go off around Cinderella's castle in Lake Buena Vista, Florida December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Disney revenue gets lift from theme parks

Walt Disney's quarterly revenue beat analysts' expectations, helped by increased spending by visitors at its theme parks and strength in the company's TV networks business.  Full Article | Video 

A Free Syrian Army fighter covers his ears as his fellow fighter fires a weapon during clashes with forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo, April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Hosam Katan

How to bring Syria’s endless war to an end

It is high time for state backers on each side to recognize that their adversaries are not headed toward capitulation, and to begin the difficult work of outlining an ultimate geopolitical resolution to end the Syrian war.  Commentary 

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Despite violence, Burundi court says president can run again

Violent political protests in Burundi are expected to escalate following a decision by the constitutional court to approve a bid by the president to run for a third term. Nathan Frandino reports.