Israeli soldiers from the Nahal Infantry Brigade walk across a field near central Gaza Strip July 12, 2014.  REUTERS/ Baz Ratner

Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites.  Full Article 

U.S., Iran say major disputes remain in Vienna nuclear talks 8:07am EDT

VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday major differences persist between Iran and six world powers negotiating on Tehran's nuclear program, remarks echoed by Tehran, with a July 20 deadline for a deal approaching.

Miami Heat's LeBron James (C) goes up goes up for a basket between Dallas Mavericks Tyson Chandler (L) and Shawn Marion (R) during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Miami, May 31, 2011. REUTERS/POOL/Mike Ehrmann

James holds court in Rio before World Cup final

RIO DE JANEIRO - LeBron James made his first public appearance since announcing he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, holding court with a group of starry-eyed Brazilian basketballers on the eve of the World Cup final in Rio.  Full Article 

Ukrainian troops are pictured in the eastern Ukrainian town of Seversk July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Russia warns Ukraine after shell crosses border

MOSCOW/KIEV - Russia threatened Ukraine with "irreversible consequences" after a man was killed by a shell fired across the border from Ukraine, describing the incident in warlike terms as aggression that must be met with a response.  Full Article 

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen smiles at the inaugural Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the International Monetary Fund in Washington July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Charting a path to 'normalization'

BRUSSELS - Investors shift focus this coming week from trouble spots such as Portugal's biggest listed bank to a marathon testimony by the U.S. Fed chair that could help chart a global path towards post-crisis "normalization".  Full Article 

A man walks past the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square, August 23, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Dark pool scrutiny no slam dunk for exchanges

LONDON - The regulatory noose is tightening around dark pools, private share-trading venues that promise anonymity for specialist investors, offering a chance for rival exchanges in the United States and Europe to take back market share.  Full Article 

A picture illustration shows YouTube on a cell phone, in front of a YouTube copyright message regarding a video on an LCD screen, in central Bosnian town of Zenica, early June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

YouTube seeks funds for premium content

LOS ANGELES - YouTube has embarked on a new round of discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content, a move that could bolster a three-year-old multimillion-dollar effort.  Full Article 

Waitress Jeanine White carries food to customers at Tony's I-75 Restaurant in Birch Run, Michigan, in this file photo. REUTERS/Molly Riley

As pork prices rise, it's a cruel summer for BLT

CHICAGO - The cost to produce a BLT, America's favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months.  Full Article 

Israel's Netanyahu says Gaza offensive "may take a long time"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells his cabinet that "the Israeli army is prepared for all possibilities" in Gaza, on the sixth day of a military offensive aimed at Palestinian militants. Vanessa Johnston reports.