Athletes warm up before their start of the swimming leg of the women's triathlon at the ITU World Olympic Qualification event on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2, 2015. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Widespread alleged doping raises call for probe

WASHINGTON - Global sporting bodies have called for a thorough probe of the latest doping allegations that have plunged athletics into crisis.   Full Article 

Asian stocks near 2015 lows on China worry, dollar steadies 1:39am EDT

HONG KONG/TOKYO - An index of Asian shares outside Japan fell close to this year's lows on Monday thanks to a deepening selloff in commodities and fresh concerns over slowing growth in China, while the dollar held its ground against a basket of currencies.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri (R) listens as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech during a news conference after meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo August 2, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool

U.S., Egypt return to 'stronger base': Kerry

CAIRO - The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in their relationship despite tensions and concerns over human rights, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said at the first strategic dialogue between the two sides since 2009.  Full Article 

Activists deliver more than 400,000 petition signatures to Capitol Hill in support of the Iran nuclear deal in Washington July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Democrats confident of Iran deal in Congress

WASHINGTON - U.S. backers of the Iran nuclear deal are increasingly confident of enough Democratic support to ensure it survives review by Congress, despite fierce opposition by majority Republicans and a massive lobbying drive.  Full Article 

A United Airlines worker checks computers in their counters at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Is it time to rethink your airline points strategy?

Earning and using airline miles used to be simple. Fly 25,000 miles and earn a free flight. It is not so simple anymore. The process of redeeming miles is changing in a way that makes it more difficult for all but elite flyers to earn rewards.  Full Article 

A statue of Alexander Hamilton stands in New York's Central Park July 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

'Hamilton' thrills founding father's fans

NEW YORK - Broadway hip-hop musical "Hamilton" is the hottest ticket in town this summer - and the thousands of Americans who have toiled for years to promote the founding father's legacy couldn't be happier.  Full Article 

NAACP on 40-day march from Selma to Washington

Civil rights leaders launch a 40-day march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, as they call attention to the issue of racial injustice in America. Gavino Garay reports.

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