Shelly Sterling, 79, (C) speaks at a news conference with her lawyer Pierce O'Donnell in Los Angeles, California July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Judge clears Clippers sale

LOS ANGELES - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA team despite her husband's objections, a judge ruled.  Full Article 

Iraq lays claim to Kurdish crude cargo in Texas court 28 Jul 2014

HOUSTON - Iraq filed suit on Monday in a Texas court to gain control of a cargo of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan that Baghdad says was sold without its permission.

Russian servicemen perform during a naval parade rehearsal in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

West hits Russia with more sanctions

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - U.S. and European leaders agreed to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.  Full Article 

An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014.REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israel warns of long Gaza war

GAZA/JERUSALEM - A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a protracted conflict in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL) (R) announce bipartisan legislation to address problems in the VA healthcare system, at the Capitol in Washington, July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Veteran funding deal allots $17 billion

WASHINGTON - Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in Congress said they had struck a rare compromise deal on legislation that provides about $17 billion in funding to ease long waiting times for VA medical centers.  Full Article 


An American suicide bomber in Syria

Video has been released by Jihadists in Syria purporting to show U.S citizen, Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, getting ready to carry out a suicide bombing.  Video 

Sold homes are seen in the southwest area of Portland, Oregon March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

Zillow, Trulia under one roof

What Zillow and Trulia's $3.5 billion online real estate merger says about the prospects for a boom in marketing homes over the internet.  Video 

Israeli medical personnel prepare smallpox vaccines in the ministry of health in Jerusalem January 2, 2003. REUTERS/Yossi Zamir/FLASH’90

How to avoid a pandemic

Over the past two months, a series of mishaps at the CDC and NIH has alarmed the scientific community. The common theme surrounding all of them is human error.  Commentary 

Judge tentatively clears way for $2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers

July 28 - Los Angeles Judge tentatively clears way for $2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers from Sterling family to Microsoft's Steve Ballmer. John Russell reports.