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 after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites.  Full Article 

U.S., Iran say disputes remain in nuclear talks as deadline looms 3:02pm 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, with a week to go before a deadline for a deal.

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 


Amid drought, a new approach to water supply

Faced with a record drought, one California county wants to reverse the flow of the state's main aqueduct to get more water to farmers.  Video