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Vatican makes ‘new generation’ cardinal head of key German archdiocese

By Reuters on July 11, 2014, at 1:16 p.m.
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has appointed the archbishop of Berlin, seen by German media as part of a “new generation” of less dogmatic clergy, to take over the Cologne archdiocese, the largest and richest in Germany, it said on Friday. The move makes Rainer Maria Woelki, who turns 58 …
Miami Heat forward LeBron James speaks to the media prior to practice before game four of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs in Miami, in this file photo taken June 11, 2014. LeBron James is going home by signing with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, he said in an article in Sports Illustrated on Friday

NBA star LeBron James says he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers

By Larry Fine, Reuters on July 11, 2014, at 12:44 p.m.
LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers four years after he left his home state to join the Miami Heat, he said on Friday. The NBA’s biggest star made the announcement in a first-person essay published in Sports Illustrated. It came in stark contrast to his televised decision four …

Fire official says 7 killed in Massachusetts apartment blaze

By Reuters on July 10, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
BOSTON — Seven people were killed when a fire tore through an apartment building in the Boston suburb of Lowell on Thursday morning, a Massachusetts fire official said. Several people had jumped out of the building to escape the three-alarm fire, which struck the nine-apartment complex 30 miles north of …

Pennsylvania mom drowns trying to save son in Lake Erie

By Reuters on July 10, 2014, at 2:31 p.m.
NEW YORK — A family vacation turned into tragedy when a mother drowned while trying to rescue her son and his friend in the choppy waters of Lake Erie in western New York, police said. Christen Stefan, 37, swam into the lake in Westfield, New York, on Wednesday to save …

Pentagon says no halt in F-35 contract talks with Lockheed, Pratt

By Reuters on July 10, 2014, at 8:40 a.m.
RAF FAIRFORD, England — The Pentagon’s F-35 program office on Thursday reversed an earlier statement and said it was continuing contract talks with Lockheed Martin Corp and engine maker Pratt & Whitney, despite an engine fire that has grounded the F-35 fighter jet fleet. “Contract negotiations between the F-35 Joint …

US oil group pens ‘good neighbor’ standards for fracking

By Reuters on July 09, 2014, at 9:41 p.m.
WASHINGTON — An oil industry lobbying group on Wednesday unveiled voluntary standards aimed at tamping down concerns about the oil and gas production process known as horizontal drilling, or fracking, in communities around the United States. The American Petroleum Institute said it published standards for how to engage with communities …

Police: Mom abandoned baby on New York subway platform, hopped on next train

By Reuters on July 08, 2014, at 7:52 a.m.
A mother accused of abandoning her baby by pushing its stroller onto the platform in a New York City subway station before hopping on a departing train was in custody on Tuesday, police said. The 20-year-old woman is suspected of leaving the 10-month-old child when a train arrived at the …

New York firefighter dies in cluttered apartment in burning high-rise

By Reuters on July 06, 2014, at 9:31 p.m.
NEW YORK, New York — A New York City firefighter recently honored for saving the life of a young boy was killed battling an electrical blaze at a high-rise building that began in a dangerously cluttered apartment, officials said Sunday. Gordon Matthew Ambelas, 40, a 14-year veteran of the Fire …
A great white shark is pictured in the Eastern North Pacific in this undated handout photograph courtesy of Kevin Weng, University of Hawaii.

Great white shark bites swimmer in Southern California

By Reuters on July 06, 2014, at 9:28 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — A 7-foot great white shark bit a swimmer off the coast near Manhattan Beach in Southern California on Saturday, leaving the man with moderate injuries, a fire department official said. The shark bit the long-distance swimmer in the upper torso and immediately released him, said Inspector Rick …

Germany arrests suspected double agent spying for US — 2 German politicians

By Reuters on July 06, 2014, at 6:08 a.m.
BERLIN — German authorities have arrested a German man employed by the country’s foreign intelligence agency (BND) on suspicion of spying for the United States, two politicians with knowledge of the affair told Reuters on Friday. The German Federal Prosecutor’s office said in a statement that a 31-year-old man had …

One critical after seven shot in Indianapolis nightclub district

By Reuters on July 05, 2014, at 7:43 p.m.
Seven people were shot and wounded, one critically, early Saturday in an Indianapolis nightclub district after an argument broke out between two people, police said. No suspects were in custody and the shooting remained under investigation, according to a Twitter posting from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The 2:20 a.m. …
A man uses a phone in front of posters of the leader of the Shiite Muslim al-Houthi group, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi (left), and the group's founder Houssein al-Houthi at the entrance of the group's political headquarters in Sanaa last month.

Yemen bombs Shiite rebels after truce collapses, 70 killed

By Reuters on July 05, 2014, at 5:55 p.m.
SANAA, Yemen — The Yemeni air force bombed Shiite Muslim fighters north of Sanaa on Saturday in fighting that killed at least 70 people, local officials said, after a truce reached last month between the insurgents and government forces collapsed. The fighting in northern Yemen, which has taken on a …

Thieves in Mexico steal truck with dangerous radioactive load

By Reuters on July 05, 2014, at 6:10 a.m.
MEXICO CITY — Thieves in central Mexico on Thursday stole a pickup truck carrying dangerous radioactive material, authorities said. The load of iridium 192 was normally used in industrial radiography, Mexico’s interior ministry said in a statement. It was housed in a specialized container and would pose a health risk …
Tropical Storm Arthur is pictured off the east coast of Florida in this July 1, 2014 NASA handout satellite photo.

Hurricane Arthur pounds North Carolina coast, heads out to sea

By Chris Keane, Reuters on July 03, 2014, at 7:25 a.m.
NAGS HEAD, N.C. — A weakened Hurricane Arthur was aimed at southern New England on Friday, wielding tropical storm-force winds, after an earlier landfall in North Carolina that caused only slight damage. The summer resort areas of Nantucket and Cape Cod, popular destinations for visitors over the long Fourth of …
Workers clean up after what local media describe as a stone facade collapsed underneath the Brooklyn Bridge after an unusually strong summer storm in New York July 2, 2014.

Five injured after Brooklyn Bridge facade collapses

By Reuters on July 03, 2014, at 6:34 a.m.
A section of a stone facade inside a Brooklyn Bridge underpass collapsed late on Wednesday evening, injuring five people, a New York City fire official said. The roughly 25-foot section of stonework toppled before 8 p.m. local time, New York City Fire Department spokesman Jim Long said. “There is nothing …

NY memorial service to honor life of actress, activist Ruby Dee

By Reuters on July 02, 2014, at 5:57 p.m.
NEW YORK — Friends, family and fans of actress and activist Ruby Dee, who died last month at the age of 91, will honor her life and legacy at a memorial service in New York in September, a family spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Dee, who won acclaim in films, theater …

US privacy board says NSA Internet spying program is effective but worrying

By Reuters on July 02, 2014, at 6:27 a.m.
The U.S. National Security Agency’s data collection program has been an effective tool to enhance the country’s security but some elements of the cyber-spying raises privacy concerns, a U.S. federal privacy watchdog said in a report. Privacy issues have become a hot topic since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed …

US court strikes down Kentucky same-sex marriage ban

By Reuters on July 01, 2014, at 8:54 p.m.
A federal judge Tuesday struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Kentucky as a violation of the U.S. Constitution, the latest in a string of court rulings across the United States voiding state laws that restrict the right to marry. U.S. District Judge John Heyburn in Louisville, Kentucky, wrote …
Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla skates with the puck in game five of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston in this May 2014 file photo.

Bruins’ Iginla returns to Western Conference with Avalanche

By Reuters on July 01, 2014, at 8:50 p.m.
American goaltender Ryan Miller, Canadian center Jason Spezza and veteran right wing Jarome Iginla were the biggest names on the move on Tuesday as National Hockey League’s free agency opened with a flurry of player signings. Iginla, an All-Star in 2002, 2008 and 2009 who scored 30 goals and had …

Ticketless man shot dead after pulling gun in Seattle train station

By Reuters on July 01, 2014, at 6:45 a.m.
SEATTLE — A man who drew a handgun in a railway station after being removed from a commuter train by fare collectors was shot dead by police on Monday, shutting down a transit hub during the afternoon rush hour, police said. One of three men booted off a light rail …
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