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Northern California wildfire doubles in size, displaces thousands...[ + ]
A wildfire raging through the foothills and canyons of northern California's coastal mountains more than doubled in size as it roared into its fifth day on Sunday, leaving two dozen homes in charred...
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Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can't leave...[ + ]
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Most tables are empty at Walter Martin's coffee shop in San Juan's colonial district. His brow is furrowed with concern and glistens with sweat in the sweltering Caribbean morning. He's turned off the air conditioni...
Blatter gives up IOC membership as FIFA exit nears...[ + ]
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter was relieved of his International Olympic Committee ex officio membership on Monday, seven months before he will be replaced as the head of soccer's...
Calls grow for global athletics probe after widespread doping alleged...[ + ]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global sporting bodies have called for a thorough probe of the latest doping allegations that have plunged athletics into crisis just weeks before track and field's showpiece event,...
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LAPD: Albanian athlete missing from Special Olympics games...[ + ]
LOS ANGELES (AP) Police are asking for the public's help in finding an Albanian athlete who disappeared after participating in the Special Olympics. The Los Angeles Police Department says 44-year-old Andi Gusmari was last seen Saturday at about 8:30 ...
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Cowboys' Bryant has prolonged incident with teammate at camp...[ + ]
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver. Bryant, who has a history of sideline antic...
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Tent collapse kills one, injures 15 at festival outside Chicago...[ + ]
One person was killed and at least 15 were injured at a festival outside Chicago on Sunday, when hail and high winds uprooted a tent where revelers had taken shelter from the harsh weather, officials...
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Cowboys' Mincey back at practice after ending brief holdout...[ + ]
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey didn't stay away from training camp long in his effort to get a reworked contract. The team's sack leader last season ended a brief holdout and worked on the side Sunday at practice a...
Kerry says United States, Egypt return to 'stronger base' in ties...[ + ]
CAIRO (Reuters) - The United States and Egypt are returning to a stronger base in bilateral ties despite tensions and human rights concerns, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday after talks...
Greeks brace for stock market carnage after five-week shutdown...[ + ]
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will take another step away from full-on crisis mode on Monday by opening its stock market for the first time in five weeks, although immediate heavy losses are expected. Trading...
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Clinton's presidential campaign airs its first TV ads...[ + ]
WASHINGTON (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The ads, which start on Tuesday and run statewide, focus on Clinton's work on...
China July factory activity shrinks most in two years: Caixin PMI...[ + ]
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell and dashing hopes that the world's second-largest economy...
Taiwan school textbook row highlights antipathy to 'one China'...[ + ]
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Protests in Taiwan over textbook revisions which students say aim to brainwash them into accepting a one China view of history underscore the island's growing sense of independence from...
PRESS DIGEST-China - Aug 3...[ + ]
Chinese newspapers available in Beijingand Shanghai carried the following stories on Monday. Reutershas not checked the stories and does not vouch for theiraccuracy.SECURITIES TIMES- Citic...
UPDATE 1-Mexico City prosecutor confirms killing of news photographer...[ + ]
A prominent Mexican newsphotographer was among five people found dead in a middl...
China to strengthen supervision of program trading: China Securities Journal...[ + ]
China's securities regulator will strengthen supervision of program trading, which could trigger systemic risks in the nation's stock markets, the official China Securities Journal reported on...
Citadel confirms trading account in China suspended...[ + ]
Citadel LLC, a U.S.-based hedge fund, confirmed that trading in one of the accounts it manages in China has been restricted by China's securities regulator, a company representative said on...
Japan July final manufacturing PMI at five-month high of 51.2, suggests some third-quarter recovery...[ + ]
Japanese manufacturing activity expanded at the fastest pace in five months in July though not as much as initially expected, a private survey showed on Monday, suggesting economic growth may be...
THAILAND PRESS-CP Group, ThaiBev line up for train deals-Bangkok Post...[ + ]
Charoen Pokphand Group (CP), the country's largestagro-industrial and food conglomerate, will propose a150-billion-baht ($4.28 billion) investment plan for ahigh-speed train linking Bangkok, Pattaya and Rayong this month,the Bangkok Post repor...
China final Caixin manufacturing PMI falls to two-year low of 47.8 in July...[ + ]
China's factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell and dashing hopes that the world's second-largest economy may be...
Taiwan stocks tumble as economic woes hit tech firms...[ + ]
Taiwan stocks sank on Monday assemiconductor firms were knocked by a worsening outlook for thetrade-reliant economy.Bellwether TSMC was off 2.9 percent, whileMediatek dropped limit down 10...
China final Caixin manufacturing PMI falls to 2-year low of 47.8 in July...[ + ]
China's factory activity shrankmore than initially estimated in July, contracting by the mostin two years as new orders fell and dashi...
Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan...[ + ]
President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between...
Ethier powers Dodgers past Angels in extras...[ + ]
Ethier powers Dodgers past Angels in extrasLOS ANGELES -- Outfielder Andre Ethier watched the first two games of the Freeway Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels as an interested observer, on the bench with...
China stocks fall at market open...[ + ]
China major stock indexes openeddown on Monday.The CSI300 index fell 1.2 percent to 3,772.53points at 1:36 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.4 percent to 3,612.93 points.China CSI300...
UPDATE 4-Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan...[ + ]
President Barack Obama will unveil on Mondaythe final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired powerplants, kicking off what is expected...
Indonesia's Donggi-Senoro LNG project ships first cargo...[ + ]
Indonesia's Donggi-Senoro liquefiednatural gas (LNG) project shipped its first LNG cargo on Sunday,the project's biggest shareholder Mitsubishi Corp said.The $2.9 billion project, with LNG...
Japan July final manufacturing PMI at 5-month high of 51.2, suggests some Q3 recovery...[ + ]
Japanese manufacturing activityexpanded at the fastest pace in five months in July though notas much as initially expected, a private survey showed onMonday, suggesting economic growth may be...
Athletics roiled by mass doping allegations after blood test leak...[ + ]
Endurance runners suspected of doping have been winning a third of Olympic and world championship medals, two news organizations said on Sunday, after a leak of thousands of blood test results from...
THAILAND PRESS-Finance ministry to exempt building value from tax bill- Bangkok Post...[ + ]
The Finance Ministry has decided to exempt the value ofbuildings from the controversial land and buildings tax bill ina fresh bid to reduce public outcry, the Bangkok Post reported,citing a source familiar with the issue.The move will l...
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