Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush answers a question from a reporter after speaking to the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce in Salem, New Hampshire May 21, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Jeb Bush's 4% solution

WASHINGTON - There were no fancy economic models when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first said that 4 percent growth should be the goal for the U.S. economy. But it has become the central economic idea in his campaign.  Full Article 

Suicide bomber strikes Saudi Shi'ite mosque, many dead or wounded 9:43am EDT

DUBAI - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing around 20 people and wounding more than 50, local residents and a hospital officials said.

Islamic State

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

China protests U.S. moves in South China Sea

BEIJING - China said it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. military plane flew over part of the South China Sea near where China is building artificial islands.   Full Article 

A sign warning of a Biosecure Area at a chicken farm in Harris, Iowa May 13, 2015.   REUTERS/Tom Polansek

Bird flu causes egg shortage

CHICAGO and NEW YORK - As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps: importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives.  Full Article 

A restaurant displays a poster supporting the Yes vote, in the Caple Street area of Dublin in Ireland May 18, 2015.  REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Ireland set to accept gay marriage

DUBLIN - The Irish voted on whether to allow gay marriage, just two decades after Ireland became the last country in Western Europe to decriminalize homosexuality.  Full Article | Video 

An orangutan named Sandra, covered with a blanket, gestures inside its cage at Buenos Aires' Zoo, December 8, 2010.  REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Whose (orangutan's) life is it anyway?

A court in Argentina is set to decide if Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan legally recognized as a "non-human person," should be released from the Buenos Aires zoo to live the rest of her life in freedom.  Video 

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Cruise ship returns to Boston after Bermuda mishap

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship that ran aground on a reef after leaving Bermuda has docked in Boston. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Charlize Theron in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Why Furiosa, not Mad Max, is the hero

By Lynn Stuart Parramore     

A scientist shows “Golden Rice” (R) and ordinary rice at the International Rice Research Institute in Los Banos, Laguna, south of Manila, August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Genetically modified food is normal

By Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar