Turkish soldiers position an anti-aircraft gun at Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 27, 2015. REUTERS/MURAD SEZER

U.S. aims for ISIS-free zone

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON - Turkey and the United States are working on plans to provide air cover for Syrian rebels and jointly sweep Islamic State fighters from a strip of land along the Turkish border.  Full Article 

Stocks rebound, shrugging off volatile and weak China 4:21am EDT

LONDON - Stocks rose on Tuesday, with Europe snapping a five-day losing streak as investors shrugged off further weakness in commodity markets and Chinese shares to focus on more encouraging merger activity and earnings.

Boy Scout Casey Chambers carries a rainbow flag during the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in California June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Boy Scouts lift ban on gay adult leaders

DALLAS - The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization.  Full Article 

Yeoman of the Guard, wearing traditional uniform, walk through the Royal Gallery during the ceremonial search before the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, in central London June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Yui Mok/Pool

Scandal and hypocrisy -- British-style

LONDON - Drug use, prostitutes and wild spending: Salacious accusations against two politicians in a pair of recent scandals have rocked the British parliament, threatening to tarnish its reputation.  Full Article 

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach (C) prepares to host an executive board meeting ahead of Friday's vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

IOC expects U.S. bid despite Boston pullout

KUALA LUMPUR - The International Olympic Committee remains confident the United States will deliver a bid to host the 2024 Summer Games despite Boston's withdrawal from the race.   Full Article 

Cable cars travel over La Paz, July 23, 2015. REUTERS/David Mercado

Sick of traffic? Try gliding over it

LA PAZ - Bolivia's burgeoning transportation system boasts electrically powered cable cars with built-in wifi and panoramic views of the Andes that might make transport systems in other metropolises look outdated.  Full Article 

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Cosby's alleged sexual assault victims make NY Magazine cover

Thirty-five Bill Cosby sexual assault accusers make the cover of New York Magazine, which features the story: "Cosby: The Women - An Unwelcome Sisterhood." Gavino Garay reports.