Muddy outlook

WASHINGTON - Tightening financial conditions, uncertainty over China and a global reassessment of credit risk could throw the U.S. economy off track, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress.

Wall St. up as Yellen revives rate hike hopes 11:50am EST

U.S. stocks gained on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said conditions in the United States would allow for "gradual" rate hikes, and as technology stocks rebounded.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at her final 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Hooksett, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif . SAP is the sponsor of this content. It was independently created by Reuters' editorial staff and funded in part by SAP, which otherwise has no role in this coverage.

Clinton fails to rally women

MANCHESTER, N.H./COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hillary Clinton made the prospect of her being elected the first woman U.S. president a centerpiece of her campaign, then lost a critical nominating contest to a 74-year-old man in part because women preferred him.  Full Article 

A U.S. Marines Corps personnel guides the media on board the USS Boxer LHD as a helicopter prepares for takeoff at a location off Goa in this October 29, 2006 file photo.    REUTERS/Prashanth Vishwanathan/Files

U.S. and India consider joint patrols

NEW DELHI - The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a U.S. defense official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely anger Beijing, which claims most of the waterway.  Full Article 

Kurdish members of the Self-Defense Forces carry flags as they stand near the Syrian-Turkish border in the Syrian city of al-Derbasiyah during a protest against the operations launched in Turkey by government security forces against the Kurds, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Turkey chastises U.S.

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan upbraided the United States for its support of Syrian Kurdish rebels, saying Washington's inability to understand the group's true nature had turned the region into a "sea of blood."  Full Article 

An elephant walks in Serengeti National Park in this August 18, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Noor Khamis/Files

Follow the gun, save the elephant

DAR ES SALAAM - Police in Tanzania are concentrating on guns and phones owned by elephant poachers. By combining that with old-fashioned detective work, they are capturing suspects.  Full Article 

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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