What's behind the global stock market selloff?

NEW YORK - Concerns about a global economic slowdown pushed investors to safe havens like bonds and gold. At the same time, tumbling energy prices are adding to the rout.

Last four occupiers surrender at Oregon wildlife refuge, ending 41-day standoff 4:05pm EST

BURNS, Ore. The four holdouts in an armed protest at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered on Thursday, with the last occupier repeatedly threatening suicide during an intense phone call with mediators before he finally walked out, ending the 41-day standoff with the FBI.

Einstein was right, again

Multiple images of a distant quasar from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope. REUTERS/NASA

WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Scientists detected gravitational waves for the first time in a landmark discovery that opens new windows to the cosmos. The discovery proves a theory hypothesized by Albert Einstein a century ago.  Full Article 

An image of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen on a car parked in front of damaged buildings in the town of Rabiya, after pro-government forces recaptured the rebel-held town in coastal Latakia province, Syria January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Russia raises specter of 'world war'

MUNICH - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of a permanent or a world war if powers failed to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria.  Full Article 

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton receives a kiss from her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, as she speaks to supporters at her final 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Hooksett, New Hampshire February 9, 2016.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Congressional Black Caucus endorses Clinton

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was endorsed by the Congressional Black Caucus, a much-needed boost to her campaign as it competes for the important black voting bloc in South Carolina's primary this month.  Full Article 

Actress Meryl Streep, President of the international jury for the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival, attends a news conference in Berlin February 11, 2016. The festival runs from February 11 until February 21 in the German capital. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos

Streep blasted for "We're all Africans" remark

BERLIN/NEW YORK - Meryl Streep, the most admired actress of her generation, fueled Hollywood's diversity controversy when she said that all of humanity originated in Africa.  Full Article 


A girl asks a passerby for help to pay a medical bill as her father sits in his wheelchair in the Douma neighbourhood of Damascus Syria February 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

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Dozens killed in Mexican prison riot

A deadly prison riot breaks out in Monterrey's Topo Chico prison, reportedly killing dozens of people and injuring dozens more. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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