-- WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.
-- Of all the financial threats facing Americans of retirement age — outliving savings, falling for scams, paying for long-term care — housingisn't supposed to be one. But after a home-price collapse, the worst recession since the 1930s and some calamitous decisions to turn homes into cash machines, millions of them are straining to make house payments.
-- Ministers from 20 countries are in Paris to discuss ways to step up the fight against IS [Islamic State] - but Russia, Iran and Syria are not part of the talks.
-- And the winning photo is....IS has recently made gains in Iraq despite US-led coalition air strikes.
Congratulations to Chris Schober, the winner of May’s photo competition! This month’s theme was Britain’s hidden gems.