People run for cover after an explosion in Jalalabad April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Parwiz

Islamic State blamed for Afghanistan blast

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries.  Full Article | Video 

Thousands in Germany protest against Europe-U.S. trade deal 2:30pm EDT

BERLIN - Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labor and environmental standards.

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Marco Rubio speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Rubio: presidential campaign's $40 million man

NEW YORK - Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesn't need to worry about money.  Full Article 

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses a news conference after an European Union leaders summit in Brussels February 12, 2015.       REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Greece scrapes bottom of barrel to stay afloat

ATHENS - Greece will need to tap all the remaining cash reserves across its public sector -- a total of 2 billion euros ($2.16 billion) -- to pay civil service wages and pensions at the end of the month, according to finance ministry officials.  Full Article 

Finance Ministers and bank governors gather for a group photo of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) governors, during the IMF and World Bank's 2015 Annual Spring Meetings, in Washington, April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

IMF nations warn of risks to global economy

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's member nations warned of risks to the global economy from exchange rate shifts and geopolitical tensions as they took note of "moderate" global growth and "uneven prospects."  Full Article 

Jim Hart from New York feeds the birds in Battery Park in the Manhattan borough of New York, December 18, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Decoding lump-sum pension offers

CHICAGO - If you are due a pension from a former employer, there is a good chance you were or soon will be offered a lump-sum payment in exchange for giving up that guaranteed monthly check for life. Should you take it?  Full Article 

18th century replica of French frigate prepares for Atlantic crossing

A crew of 80 sailors prepare the life-size replica of 18th century French naval frigate L'Hermione for a trip across the Atlantic. Jillian Kitchener reports