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 

Officers kill knife-wielding man near St. Louis, police say 2:34pm EDT

- A 23-year-old African-American man who barricaded himself in his mother's house in a St. Louis suburb was shot and killed by police when he rushed at them with a knife in one hand and a Bible in the other, authorities said on Saturday. | Video

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 

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

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 

A Wall Street sign is pictured in front of the New York Stock Exchange, open during Winter Storm Juno, in the Manhattan borough of New York January 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Investors look to earnings for market direction

NEW YORK - Investors attempting to determine whether equities will rebound from Friday's selloff or continue to sink will look to a deluge of earnings next week for a clearer picture of the economy.  Full Article 

A worker drives a tractor past a field of giant tecolote ranunculus flowers at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California March 27, 2012. REUTERS/ Mike Blake

Billions in retiree income left on the table

CHICAGO - It makes sense to tread lightly on vulnerable lower-income seniors, many of whom live hand to mouth. But much of the benefit of state retirement income exemptions goes to affluent elderly households.  Full Article 

Flash floods hit Texas

Heavy rains lead to flash flooding in the Houston area leaving thousands without power. Linda So reports.