Ferguson sued by Justice Department

FERGUSON, Mo./WASHINGTON - The Justice Department sued Ferguson, Missouri, to force the city to change its police department and court system after the federal government found both to be biased against minorities.

FBI tightens grip on final occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge 3:31am EST

PORTLAND, Ore. Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the West.

U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in Washington February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Fed not likely to reverse course on rates: Yellen

WASHINGTON - Janet Yellen said the Federal Reserve is unlikely to reverse its plan to raise interest rates further this year despite risks posed by tighter credit markets, volatile financial markets, and uncertainty over Chinese economic growth.   Full Article 

Stalls are seen on a street beside damaged buildings in the rebel held al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Russia proposes Syria truce in March

UNITED NATIONS/DAMASCUS/ONCUPINAR, Turkey - World powers pressed Russia to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of Syria's government and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks' time.  Full Article 

Journalists take a test drive in a self-driving Lexus SUV during a media preview of Google's prototype autonomous vehicles in Moutain View, California September 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Google says self-driving cars need regulation

WASHINGTON/DETROIT - Alphabet Inc's Google unit told U.S. auto safety regulators that the government's interpretation of motor vehicle safety rules is "extremely important" to its further development of fully self-driving cars.  Full Article 

An artist's rendering of an outburst on an ultra-magnetic neutron star, also called a magnetar is shown in this handout provided by NASA February 10, 2016.   REUTERS/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Handout via Reuters

Scientists await word on gravitational waves

WASHINGTON - A century ago, Albert Einstein hypothesized the existence of gravitational waves, but scientists have been able to find only indirect evidence of their existence. Things may be about to change.   Full Article 


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Cheeky Monkey sets Chinese New Year tone

As Chinese communities celebrate the start of the year of the monkey, masters of the ancient art of Feng Shui expect plenty of fun, and mischief ahead. Tara Joseph reports.

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