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U.S. Opens Criminal Probe Into Journalist James Foley's Death: Eric Holder

Reuters | Julia Edwards | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the death of American journalist James Foley,...

State Passes Bill Expanding Recognition Of Same-Sex Parents, Awaits Governor's Signature

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

By Mary Papenfuss Aug 20 (Reuters) - Birth certificates in California would be changed to more accurately reflect families in which pa...

James Foley Never Lost His Courage

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2014 | Media

By Warren Strobel and John Irish WASHINGTON/PARIS, Aug 20 (Reuters) - After months of silence from the captors of American journalist ...

Emergency Ebola Research Fund Collects $10.8 Million

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world's worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with the Brit...

Former U.S. POW Bowe Bergdahl Wants To Attend College, Lawyer Says

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Freed U.S. prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a captive of the Tali...

Republicans See Senate Chances Bolstered By Primary Results

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Republicans counting on an unpopular president and a favorable electoral landscape to ...

McCain Calls For Dramatic Increase In U.S. Airstrikes Against Islamic State

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug 20 (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain called on Wednesday for a dramatic increase in U....

Psychologist Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Patients With 'Touching Therapy'

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Crime

Aug 20 (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania psychologist was arrested on charges of sexual assault for treating patients with a special brand of "touching the...

Here's How Long We Canoodled With The Neanderthals

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2014 | Science

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Far from wiping out Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stocki...

In Break With Past, Germany Agrees To Arm Iraq's Kurds

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

BERLIN/ROME Aug 20 (Reuters) - Germany and Italy joined Britain and France on Wednesday in saying they would arm Iraqi Kurdish security forces fight...

Islamic State's Foreign Fighters Could Be A Deadly Weapon Against The West

Reuters | By Michael Georgy and Mariam Karouny | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT Aug 20 (Reuters) - Islamic State's beheading of a U.S. journalist and its threat to "destroy the American cross" suggests it has gain...

FBI Believes James Foley Video Is Authentic

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

(Adds likely Obama statement, quote from GlobalPost, background) WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The FBI believes the Islamic State vi...

Staples Is Closing A Ton Of Stores

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Staples Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, driven by strong demand for non-core office supplies, such ...

Illness With Ebola-Like Symptoms Kills Several In Congo

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

(Adds quotes, details) KINSHASA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has sent its health minister and a team of experts to...

More Bad News For Target

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Target Corp reported a 62 percent drop in second-quarter profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast as it resorts to price cu...

NYT Reporter Has 24 Hours To Leave Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2014 | Media

(Adds White House reaction, para 6) By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Afghanistan has given ...

Boehner's Troubles With Conservatives May Only Get Worse

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20 (Reuters) - Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and c...

Street Battles Rock East Ukrainian Town, At Least 9 Dead

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

By Richard Balmforth KIEV, Aug (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces fought street battles with separatist rebels in the eastern town of Ilovai...

Al Jazeera Denies Allegations In Al Gore's Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media

(Adds comment from Al Gore's attorney, background) Aug 20 (Reuters) - TV broadcaster Al Jazeera rejected allegations of fraud and brea...

Judge Blocks Bobby Jindal's Move To Scrap Common Core Tests

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS, Aug 19 (Reuters) - In a blow to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's move to withdraw his state from Co...

Rick Scott Warned By Scientists That Climate Change Is Threat To Florida

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug 19 (Reuters) - Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott in a meeting on Tu...

State GOP Staffer In Chicken Suit Arrested For Disorderly Conduct

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER, N.H., Aug 19 (Reuters) - Feathers are flying in New Hampshire following the arrest of a state Republican par...

Ukraine Says Fighting Halts Recovery Of Bodies From Refugee Convoy Attack

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

By Natalia Zinets and Richard Balmforth KIEV, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Fifteen bodies have been recovered from the site of an artillery s...

Saudi's Top Islamic Leader: Islamic State And Al-Qaeda Are 'Enemy Number One Of Islam'

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion

RIYADH, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheik Abdulaziz Al al-Sheik, the highest religious authority in the country, said on Tuesday t...

China Arrests 'Nearly 1,000' Members Of Illegal Religious Cult

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

BEIJING, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have arrested "nearly a thousand" members of a banned religious group, state media said on Tuesday, ...