Pamela Anderson urges Russia to save whales
Biden meets Jewish leaders in Florida to defend Iran deal
NFL will appeal judge's ruling vacating Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' ban
The National Football League will appeal a federal judges ruling throwing out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Bradys Deflategate suspension, Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in New York vacated Bradys four-game ban earlier
Netanyahu says U.S. public opinion with Israel on Iran nuclear issue
By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on Thursday most Americans agreed with Israel over dangers posed by Iran, even as he lost a battle to persuade the U.S. Congress to reject Tehrans nuclear deal with
Iran parliament debate on nuclear deal will be heated: speaker
By Louis Charbonneau NEW YORK (Reuters) - The speaker of Irans parliament on Thursday predicted that the debate among Iranian lawmakers on the nuclear agreement between Tehran and major powers will likely be more dramatic than in the U.S. Congress,
Renzi to Ecclestone on Italian GP: 'Leave Monza alone'
German soccer clubs, fans rush to support migrants
BERLIN (AP) — A training camp for migrant children. A $1.1 million donation. German lessons.
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Syrian boy's father tells of drowning
The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy found drowned on a beach in Turkey tells the BBC of the familys fatal voyage trying to reach Europe.
Star Wars toys in marathon unboxing
Why Disney is hosting an 18-hour toy unboxing marathon - and what has made the unboxing phenomenon so popular?
Sony defends American football film
Sony hits back at reports it downplayed elements of forthcoming Will Smith film Concussion to appease the National Football League (NFL).
The story of Alan Kurdi's family
The family of Alan Kurdi were, along with thousands of Syrian Kurds, in limbo in Turkey, with no passports to take them on to a better life
Guatemala president appears in court
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina appears in court amid a corruption scandal which saw him stripped of his immunity and an arrest warrant issued.
How can EU resolve migrant crisis?
The migration crisis has exposed failings in the EU asylum system - so what can be done about it? The BBCs Laurence Peter examines the key issues.
Egypt jails belly dancers for videos
A court in Egypt sentences two belly dancers to six months each in jail for inciting debauchery over their scantily-clad performances in videos.
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Poll: Trump leads; Carson gains
Donald Trump is expanding his strong lead over the other GOP presidential candidates nationally, according to a new poll, but Ben Carson is also posting a big jump in support.
Are 6 Democratic Party debates enough?
Five months before the Iowa Caucus, and nearly 15 months before Election Day, excitement for the 2016 election is building among Democratic activists.
Was Tom Brady ambushed?
Football, baseball, soccer and virtually every sport on the planet have one thing in common: They all have rules that are supposed to protect the integrity of the game. When rules get broken, everyone loses.
Obama takes selfie with glacier
In a White House video, President Obama took a selfie with a melting glacier and talked climate change during his visit to Alaska.
Prosecutor: Debris is from MH370
The flaperon that washed up on the shore of Reunion Island in July was part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the Paris prosecutors office said Thursday.
Sinkhole 0 - Corvette 1
Nearly 19 months after it was crushed at the bottom of a giant sinkhole, the 1 millionth Corvette got its big reveal Thursday.
The boy on the beach: Aylan Kurdi
Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi was born into a country eaten up by war. His parents, Abdullah and Rehen, only wanted a better life for Aylan and his brother Galip than they had in Kobani, Syria.
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French investigators formally confirm wing part is from Flight 370
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LOYALTY OATH RNC pressures Trump to vow no independent run
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Hungary halts rail traffic in bid to stop migrants
BRUSSELS — Overwhelmed by thousands of asylum-seekers, Hungarian authorities Tuesday briefly halted rail traffic from their nation’s main train station, the latest blow to borderless movement in Europe.Read full article >>
At China’s big parade, North Korea’s stay-at-home leader will be a no-show
YANJI, CHINA — When China celebrates its World War II “victory day” in a spectacular parade of military might Thursday, President Xi Jinping’s “true friends” will be there.That includes Xi’s closest Korean friend. Not Kim Jong Un, the leader of
On the frontlines in Ukraine, a technological gap
In June, Ukrainian army Lt. Sasha Bak finally got his hands on a drone.He had been fighting in eastern Ukraine since March, and it was the first time he was able to get real-time imagery of the Russian-backed separatists and
Iran’s post-sanctions windfall may not benefit Hamas
GAZA CITY — In the congressional battle being waged over the Iran nuclear deal, critics point to a likely windfall of cash and weapons that could flow from Tehran to terror groups, including the Islamist militant movement Hamas, which has
How farmers from rural China bet on the stock market and lost
NANLIU, China — Nobody has seen the village chief.Just months ago, his courtyard home at the edge of the orchard was a makeshift trading floor where local farmers gathered to share tips and track the Shanghai Composite. Now, the gates
Smugglers who drove migrants to their deaths were part of a vast web
KECSKEMET, Hungary — The smugglers responsible for driving 71 migrants to their deaths in the back of a cramped, unventilated truck in Austria were part of a vast international syndicate that has been a subject of multiple criminal investigations, a
As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle East
AL-MINYA, Lebanon — While the world’s attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the countries of the Middle East that have borne the brunt
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Biden meets Jewish leaders in Florida to defend Iran deal
DAVIE, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure Jewish leaders in south Florida on Thursday that President Barack Obamas nuclear deal with Iran would be a vital step toward making the world a safer place.
South Carolina prosecutor to announce death penalty decision in church massacre: reports
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina prosecutor is expected to announce a decision on Thursday over whether to seek the death penalty in the June massacre of nine worshippers at a Charleston church, local media reported.
France says wing part found on Reunion island definitely from MH370
PARIS (Reuters) - The piece of wing found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the Paris prosecutor said on Thursday.
U.S. judge tosses quarterback Tom Brady's four-game NFL suspension
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Bradys Deflategate suspension was thrown out by a federal judge in New York on Thursday, following a seven-month standoff between the National Football League and its players union.
New approach to old alliance for Saudi King and Obama
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabias King Salman will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday, aiming to push him for more support in Riyadhs efforts to counter Iran after it agreed to a nuclear deal that will relieve
Trump expected to sign Republican loyalty pledge Thursday: report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump is expected on Thursday to pledge that he will not run as an independent candidate if he loses the Republican Partys nomination, ABC News reported, citing a source familiar with Trumps conversations
Bush says he'd back Trump as Republican presidential candidate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jeb Bush said on Thursday he would back fellow Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump if the businessman-turned-politician wins the partys nomination for the 2016 presidential election and Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee.
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California 'Flintstone House' is on the market for $4.2 million
For $4.2 million, you can buy a house that looks like its from the town of Bedrock.     
Canada rejected refugee bid of drowned Syrian boy's family
The 3-year-old found dead Wednesday along the shores of a Turkish resort town was named Aylan Kurdi.     
Poll: Trump has built lead since debate; Carson now 2nd
A new poll says Donald Trump has expanded his lead over Republican rivals, while Ben Carson is now second.     
French confirm wing part was from doomed plane
The section of a wing that washed up on and an island in the Indian Ocean in July was part of a Malaysian airliner that vanished 18 months a...   
Declared 2016 GOP candidate: Marco Rubio
Latest coverage of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.       
Trump to discuss loyalty pledge with Republican chairman
GOP front-runner expected to announce he will support the partys nominee.       
Crazy Charlie Sheen quotes in honor of his 50th bday
Remember how yesterday we were talking about how Keanu Reeves looks the same at 51 as he did in his 20s?    
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Here's How You Can Help Syria's Children
The harrowing photos of a little boy who drowned during his familys desperate quest to flee war and poverty have many people asking how they can help others trying to leave Syria.
Judge OKs $415m Settlement in Tech Worker Lawsuit
A judge granted final approval to a $415m settlement that ends a lawsuit in which workers accused companies of conspiring to hold down salaries.
60,000 Antelope Died in Four Days And No One Knows Why
It started in late May when geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas.
France Confirms Debris Is First Piece of MH370 Wreckage
The Boeing 777 wing part found on La Reunion in July is from missing flight MH370, French authorities said Thursday after almost one month of forensic analysis.
Texas Abortion Battle Reaches Supreme Court
The high-profile fight over abortion restrictions in Texas reached the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, as womens groups urged the justices to take up the battle over a law that could force more than 75 percent of the states abortion clinics
Vice Journalists Charged With Terror Links Are Freed
Two Vice News journalists arrested in Turkey on charges of aiding a terrorist organization have been freed — but their Iraqi colleague remains in detention.
Charity Backed by Diana, Jolie Defends $183K in Payments
A landmine-clearance charity made famous by Princess Diana has insisted that $183,000 in payments to two trustees were entirely appropriate.
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As Police Investigate Deaths in Truck, Migrants and Smugglers Appear to Shift Tactics
While investigators in Austria continued inspecting the truck in which 71 migrants died last week, officials grappled with how to address the flow of migrants.
As His Term Wanes, Obama Champions Workers’ Rights
The administration has tried to get back protections for workers eroded by conservative activism and changes in the economy over 40 years.
Your Monday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
New York Today: Advantage, Queens
Monday: U.S. Open facts, the return of the heat, and a cinematic tribute.
Wall St. Sinks as Energy Prices Decline
Also weighing on investors were comments by Stanley Fisher, the Fed vice chairman, suggesting a September increase was still possible.
Parties Try to Chart a Course to Senate Control as Races Shape Up
While Republicans appear to have snuffed out the ideological wars that have plagued them recently, Democrats are drawing battle lines between incumbents and outsiders.
First Draft: Today in Politics: Hillary Clinton, Facing a Difficult Summer, Flexes Her Muscle
As Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont continues to gain on her in the polls and as Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. considers joining the race, Hillary Rodham Clinton has increased her efforts to show her foundational support.
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Ask Yourself This 1 Thing Before Buying a Smartwatch
You face a very simple choice
Here’s How You Can Help Migrants in Europe
Donate money, supplies or your time
Watch Sesame Street’s Delightful Spoof of When Harry Met Sally
Well all have what Cookie Monster is having
See President Obama Snuggling Some Puppies
It happened during his visit with Iditarod champion John Baker
Gold Fever Hits Poland With Possible Discovery of Nazi Train
It was announced that whoever finds the train will have rights to 10% of their discovery
What Lie Ahead for Iranian Oil Opportunities
Iran will want to increase oil output, but may lack resources to meet their expectations
NYU Removes Bill Cosby’s Name From High School Workshop
Joins other universities in distancing themselves from the comedian
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GOP leaders, taking aim at Trump, ask presidential candidates not to seek third-party bid
WASHINGTON -- The Republican hierarchy is challenging each of the partys presidential candidates to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid -- a move aimed squarely at Donald Trump.
Day care aide Nicole Noble to be sentenced for abandoning two toddlers at Bay Shore mall
A Brooklyn day care aide who pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges after abandoning two toddlers at a Bay Shore mall is expected to be sentenced in Riverhead Thursday to time served and 5 years of probation, Suffolk County prosecutors
Woman sought in theft of package from in front of Huntington apartment, cops say
She stole a package from in front of an apartment in Huntington in July, police said.
Police: Man found seriously injured on LIE service road in Farmingville
What police initially believed was a serious morning rush-hour accident Thursday on the LIE service road in Farmingville involving a pedestrian is now being investigated as some other type of crime, police said.
Long Island restaurants serving must-try brownie sundaes
An ice cream sundae rises to an even higher level when it has a dense, rich chocolate brownie on the bottom. Where it goes from there depends upon the chefs imagination.
Cops investigate vandalism at Southampton church
Who damaged a church sign, stealing lettering, during an act of vandalism in Southampton in early July? Suffolk County police hate crimes unit investigators want to know.
American Pharoah will race again, owner Ahmed Zayat tweets
The owner of American Pharoah says the Triple Crown winner will run again before he is retired at the end of the year.
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