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Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down over rebel-held territory

By Natalia Zinets and Gabriela Baczynska, Reuters on July 23, 2014, at 7:50 a.m.
KIEV — Kiev said two of its fighter jets were shot down over the rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, and the missiles that brought them down might have been fired from Russia. A spokesman for Ukraine’s military operations said the planes were shot down near Savur Mogila, not …

US airlines halt flights to Israel citing instability

By Reuters on July 22, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.
U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines said Tuesday they have halted flights to Israel to ensure passenger safety as the turmoil in the region has intensified. Delta and United said in separate statements they have suspended flights to and from Tel Aviv “until further …

Karl Albrecht, Aldi co-founder and Germany’s richest person, dies at 94

By Reuters on July 21, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
BERLIN, Germany — Karl Albrecht, the man credited with bringing discount stores to Europe with the no-frills Aldi supermarket chain, died at the age of 94 last Wednesday, Aldi said in a statement. Publicity-shy Albrecht co-founded privately held Aldi with his brother, Theo, after World War II. Seventy years later, …

Sotheby’s to cut jobs to cut costs

By Reuters on July 20, 2014, at 8:14 p.m.
Sotheby’s said it would cut an unspecified number of jobs to cut cost, months after ending a long-running battle with billionaire investor Daniel Loeb by appointing him to its board. Sotheby’s shares rose 3 percent to $39 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Loeb, a prominent art collector, …

Illinois legalizes medical marijuana for children with seizures

By Reuters on July 20, 2014, at 5:46 p.m.
Illinois children and adults with epilepsy will soon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms under a law signed on Sunday by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, the latest in a series of measures loosening restrictions on cannabis. The move to add epilepsy and other seizure disorders to the …
James Garner attends the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Feb. 5, 2005.

Actor James Garner, 86, found dead at Los Angeles home

By Steve Gorman, Reuters on July 20, 2014, at 7:33 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on “Maverick” and as an ex-con turned private eye on “The Rockford Files,” has died at age 86, Los Angeles police confirmed early on Sunday. Garner, who built a six-decade career playing …
The remnants of homes that were destroyed by the Carlton Complex Fire are seen from the road in Pateros, Washington, on Friday. Officials said Saturday that 100 homes have been destroyed by the fire.

Washington state wildfire destroys 100 homes, hundreds evacuated

By Victoria Cavaliere, Reuters on July 19, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.
SEATTLE — A wildfire raging unchecked for a sixth day east of Washington state’s Cascade Mountains has destroyed about 100 homes, displaced hundreds of residents and left thousands without electricity, emergency officials said Saturday. A cluster of lightning-sparked blazes that merged days ago into a conflagration dubbed the Carlton Complex …

Lionel Ferbos, New Orleans’ oldest jazz musician, dies at 103

By Reuters on July 19, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
Trumpeter Lionel Ferbos, New Orleans’ oldest jazz musician, died on Saturday days after his 103rd birthday, local media reported. Ferbos stayed active long after reaching 100 and last performed in public in March, CBS affiliate WWL-TV reported. Asked if he had any advice for young musicians, he told WWL in …

Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills at least 27 people

By Raheem Salman, Reuters on July 19, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.
BAGHDAD — At least 27 people were killed in a wave of bombings in mostly Shiite Muslim areas of Baghdad on Saturday, police and medics said, in the deadliest day of attacks in the capital since a Sunni insurgency overran large parts of Iraq’s north last month. In the first …

Twelve bodies found in Massachusetts storage unit, prosecutors say

By Reuters on July 18, 2014, at 8:59 a.m.
BOSTON — An investigation into a former Massachusetts funeral-home operator has turned grisly, with authorities discovering 12 bodies at a storage unit outside Boston leased by the man, Joseph O’Donnell, authorities said. Police late Thursday recovered 12 human bodies from a storage unit in Weymouth, Massachusetts, about 13 miles southeast …
Emergencies Ministry members work at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014. The Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official said.

Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 dead

By Anton Zverev, Reuters on July 17, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
HRABOVE, Ukraine — A Malaysian airliner was brought down in eastern Ukraine on eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels that has set Russia and the West at daggers drawn. As the United States said …

Young adults living with parents drive record trend of multi-generational homes

By Reuters on July 17, 2014, at 7:34 a.m.
WASHINGTON — A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1 percent of the U.S. population, lived in households with two or more generations in 2012, with young adults leading the trend, a report said on Thursday. The number of Americans living in multi-generational households has doubled since 1980. The figure spiked …
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos performs a bull fight as he celebrates after defeating Atletico Madrid in their Champions League final soccer match at the Luz Stadium in Lisbon May 24, 2014. The franchise is worth $3.44 billion, the highest of any sports team in the world.

Real Madrid world’s most valuable team, worth $3.44B

By Reuters on July 16, 2014, at 7:37 p.m.
Spanish soccer club Real Madrid retained their title as the world’s most valuable sports franchise, according to a poll released by Forbes on Wednesday that was again dominated by National Football League teams. Soccer clubs held the top three positions with the European champions valued at $3.44 billion, topping the …

Four children killed by Israeli shelling in Gaza

By Nidal Al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan, Reuters on July 16, 2014, at 4:33 p.m.
GAZA STRIP, Israel — Israeli shelling killed four boys on a Gaza beach on Wednesday, a local health official said, and Palestinian militants fired more than 100 rockets into Israel after a failed Egyptian attempt to halt more than a week of warfare. Israel later on Wednesday agreed to a …

DoJ probing possible price coordination in music publishing

By Reuters on July 15, 2014, at 8:11 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating possible pricing coordination among music publishing companies as it reviews the decades-old rules that govern the cost of licensing songs, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department has sent out requests for documents from Sony Corp’s …

Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Hotel to close in September

By Reuters on July 14, 2014, at 7:13 p.m.
The Trump Plaza Hotel is expected to close in September, making it the fourth casino to close this year in Atlantic City, the faltering New Jersey resort town. Employees were notified of the expected closure on Monday, Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., the hotel’s holding company, said in an emailed statement. …
Raphael Golb, listens as his lawyer, Ronald Kuby (not pictured) argues on his behalf during a sentencing hearing in New York State Supreme Court on Monday in Manhattan.

Son of Dead Sea Scrolls expert sentenced for impersonating scholars

By Reuters on July 14, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
NEW YORK — A disbarred lawyer who admitted assuming the identities of scholars in an Internet debate over the Dead Sea Scrolls was sentenced on Monday to two months in jail for charges including criminal impersonation and forgery, prosecutors said. Raphael Golb, the son of Dead Sea Scrolls expert Norman …
Former President George W. Bush shares a laugh with Russian President Vladimir Putin as the two answer questions at Crawford High School in Crawford, Texas, in this November 15, 2001 file photo.

George W. Bush has partial knee replacement on left leg

By Reuters on July 14, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Former President George W. Bush has undergone surgery for a partial replacement of his left knee, six weeks after having a similar procedure on his right knee, his spokesman said on Monday. The outpatient procedure was conducted on Saturday at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago by Dr. …
U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Army and received by Reuters.

Former POW Bergdahl to begin US Army desk job in Texas

By Jim Forsyth, Reuters on July 14, 2014, at 1:22 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will take up a U.S. Army desk job in San Antonio after weeks of counseling following his release from five years of captivity by the Afghan Taliban, officials said Monday. Bergdahl, who was freed in a prisoner exchange on May 31, will work at …
Illegal migrants from Guatemala who have been deported from the U.S. wait to provide their particulars to the immigration authorities after arriving at La Aurora airport in Guatemala City, July 10, 2014.

Honduras president blames US drug policy for migrant surge

By Reuters on July 14, 2014, at 12:41 p.m.
MEXICO CITY — Honduran President Juan Hernandez blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking violence in Central American countries and driving a surge of migration to the United States, according to an interview published on Monday. Hernandez, who took office in January after winning on a pledge to be tough on …
 
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