• Americans believed to be among jihadists in Syria

    At least 100 Americans may have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to join the conflict.

  • Russian aid convoy drives into Ukraine

    IZVARYNE, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter has seen the first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossing into eastern Ukraine after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an invasion by Moscow.

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  • Mo 'ne Davis's dream season comes to an end

    Two of the best stories in an uplifting Little League World Series collided in Williamsport, and one had to lose.

  • National Guard start pullout as protests in Ferguson turn calmer

    By Scott Malone and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri's governor ordered National Guard troops to withdraw from the riot-weary town of Ferguson on Thursday as tensions eased after nearly two weeks of racially charged protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Demonstrators were orderly for a second straight evening on Thursday, the calmest night in the St. Louis suburb since 18-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down by a white police officer on Aug. 9 under disputed circumstances. Keep them close." Ferguson erupted in anger after the teenager's slaying, with nightly rallies frequently punctuated by looting, vandalism and clashes between protesters and heavily armed riot police, often ending in volleys of tear gas and dozens of arrests.

  • Ex-prosecutor in S. Korea admits public lewdness

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The former chief prosecutor on a South Korean island admits to performing a lewd act on a city street and feels extremely shameful for his behavior, his lawyer said Friday.

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  • Exclusive: Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling

    By Reiji Murai TOKYO (Reuters) - Suppliers to Apple Inc are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month's expected launch, supply chain sources said. It's unclear whether the hiccup could delay the launch or limit the number of phones initially available to consumers, the sources said, as Apple readies larger-screen iPhones for the year-end shopping season amid market share loss to cheaper rivals. Cupertino, California-based Apple has scheduled a media event for Sept. 9, and many expect it to unveil the new iPhone 6 with both 4.7 inch (11.94 cm) and 5.5 inch (13.97 cm) screens - bigger than the 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5s and 5c. Two supply chain sources said display panel production suffered a setback after the backlight that helps illuminate the screen had to be revised, putting screen assembly on hold for part of June and July.

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  • Qualcomm will strive for resolution to China anti-trust probe: regulator

    Qualcomm Inc has expressed willingness to improve and correct pricing issues in an anti-monopoly probe, a Chinese regulator said in a statement on its website on Friday. Qualcomm will further strive for a final resolution to the probe, the company said in a meeting between the regulator and a Qualcomm delegation including President Derek Aberle, according to the National Development and Reform Commission statement.

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  • Tunisia crackdown raises fears of rights rollback

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.

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  • LSE says first quarter profits soar almost 50%

    The London Stock Exchange Group's net profits surged by nearly 50 percent in the first quarter on the back of a resurgence in stock market flotations, it said on Friday. Earnings after taxation soared to £52 million ($86 million, 65 million euros) in the three months to June, compared with £35.4 million a year earlier, the LSEG said in a results statement. The group's performance was lifted also by clearing house unit LCH.Clearnet, in which LSEG bought a majority holding in 2012. He added: "We have seen a resurgence in the IPO (initial public offering) market with an increase in both the number of companies joining our markets and the amount of money raised.

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  • German cop in dock over cannibalism website killing

    The trial of a German police officer accused of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists starts on Friday in the eastern city of Dresden. In a macabre case that captured global attention, prosecutors say the 56-year-old defendant, Detlef Guenzel, killed the man at his home last November, then cut his body into small pieces and buried them in his garden. The dead man, 59-year-old Polish-born Wojciech Stempniewicz, had met Guenzel the month before on a website where users share slaughter and cannibalism fantasies. Guenzel is a three-decade veteran of the police force, the father of an adult daughter, and had been married to his male partner in a civil union for a decade at the time of the killing.

    AFP19 mins ago
  • Formula One - Teenager Verstappen to debut in in Texas practice

    - Max Verstappen, the 16-year-old son of former Benetton driver Jos Verstappen, is expected to make his Formula One debut with the Toro Rosso team in free practice at the United States Grand Prix.

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  • Man shot and killed in Frankford

    Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead in Philadelphia's Frankford section.

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  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge."

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  • UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The death toll from Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014, the United Nations reported Friday.

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  • Indians keep their faith with Modi, best hope for economy- poll

    More than 70 percent of Indians are satisfied with the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he took office nearly three months ago, an opinion poll showed, seeing in him the best hope to put the economy back on track. The 'Mood of the Nation Poll' by India Today-Hansa Research stands out in contrast with the disappointment that top political economists, including those who advised the Modi campaign, have voiced over his failure to announce big bang reforms. The poll of 12,430 people conducted across India found that support for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party had increased since it won the biggest election mandate in three decades. The vote share of the BJP and its allies would jump to 40 percent from 31 percent if a fresh election were held now, the survey showed, in a break from tradition in India's volatile politics where discontent with incumbent governments quickly sets in, especially when expectations are high.

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  • Russia's MTS raises contract with Ericsson to over $1.5 billion

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's biggest mobile phone operator MTS said on Friday it had increased its contract with Swedish telecom equipment supplier Ericsson to more than $1.5 billion. MTS said it had signed a $286 million contract with Ericsson in addition to existing deals. (This corrected version of the story specifies new, not existing contract, is for $286 million) (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; editing by David Clarke)

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  • Asia stocks rise, Europe flat ahead of Yellen talk

    HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets pushed higher Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that added to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. European shares were flat as investors awaited a meeting of central bankers that might shed light on the timing of U.S. interest rate hikes.

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  • Doctors may face tougher sanctions over failings

    Doctors who have harmed patients could face tougher sanctions and be forced to apologise under plans outlined Friday by the General Medical Council (GMC). Under the proposals doctors will be expected to apologise to patients they have harmed and failure to do so could affect the sanction they face, the GMC said. The measures will be put to the public and medical groups in a consultation as part of a major review of how concerns about doctors are dealt with. The GMC said it will also consider more serious action against doctors who fail to raise concerns about a colleague's fitness to practise and failures to meet patients' basic needs.

    AFP33 mins ago
  • Xiaomi ordered sapphire glass for limited edition phone: S. Korea newspaper

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc has tapped South Korean manufacturers to produce sapphire covers for a limited edition premium smartphone that it may launch as early as the year-end, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Friday. The report, citing no sources, said Xiaomi had ordered sapphire covers for 50,000 smartphones. Xiaomi declined to comment. Industry giant Apple Inc is considering using sapphire screens in more expensive models of its new, larger iPhones if it can get enough of the material, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month, citing unnamed sources.

    Reuters35 mins ago
  • 2 armed men sought in diner robbery in Northeast Philadelphia

    Police are searching for two armed men who allegedly robbed a Red Robin diner in Northeast Philadelphia early Friday morning.

    WPVI – Philadelphia36 mins ago