Crushed: Turmoil returns to Wall Street

Wall Street shares fell close to 3 percent, pushing all three major U.S. indexes into losses for the year after weak data from China intensified fears that a stumble in the world's second-largest economy would hobble global growth.

Hit by cheap oil, Canada's economy falls into recession 3:09pm EDT

OTTAWA - The Canadian economy shrank again in the second quarter, putting the country in recession for the first time since the financial crisis, with a plunge in oil prices spurring companies to chop business investment.

A man waves an LGBT equality rainbow flag at a celebration rally in West Hollywood, California, United States, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Clerk defies high court over gay marriage

Kentucky county clerk cited "God's authority" in rejecting requests for marriage licenses from three same-sex couples, deepening a legal standoff now two months old.   Full Article | Video 

A Chinese couple poses during a pre-wedding photoshoot in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Chinese load up on Paris wedding snaps

PARIS- As young Chinese become wealthier, they have taken to Paris the tradition of having wedding photos taken in advance for display on the big day. An industry banking on the city's romantic image has grown up around the trend.  Full Article 

Frazier Glenn Cross Jr, also known as Glenn Miller, sits in a Johnson County courtroom for a scheduling session in Olathe, Kansas April 24, 2014. REUTERS/John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star/Pool

'Proud' killer should die for murders: prosecutor

OLATHE, Kan. - A prosecutor urged a jury to give a Missouri white supremacist he called a "proud and remorseless killer" a death sentence for murdering three people he thought were Jewish in Kansas last year.  Full Article 

Soap bubbles flies next to Pope Francis (L)  as he leads the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope allows priests to forgive abortion

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions and seek absolution during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year.   Full Article | Video 

A bleak outlook for Japan's nuclear power

A new Reuters analysis shows the number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards.

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