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

Israeli commandos clash with Hamas gunmen

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli navy commandos clashed with Hamas gunmen during a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip, the first such gunfight of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory.  Full Article 

Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite, U.N. says 12 Jul 2014

BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi'ite militias fought Sunni rebels for control of a military base northeast of Baghdad on Saturday as a U.N. envoy warned of chaos if divided lawmakers did not make progress on Sunday towards naming a government.

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 

A dealer works at a poker table at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 14, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

Atlantic City's luck runs out

ATLANTIC CITY N.J. - Atlantic City, which once held a lucrative East Coast gambling monopoly, has fallen hard. Gaming revenue has fallen to $2.8 billion, a little more than half its 2006 peak of $5.2 billion.  Full Article 

A F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is seen at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Navy maintains grounding for F-35 jets

RAF FAIRFORD, England - The U.S. Navy maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet last month.  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 climb, it's BLT - minus the 'T'

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 

A Brazilian vendor types on a computer at a supermarket in Sao Paulo March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Demand for PCs still erratic, outlook unstable

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE - Improved demand for personal computers after years of declines may not last as emerging markets remain weak and recent corporate upgrades in the United States and Europe may prove fleeting.  Full Article 

Rough Cut
Dozens die in Baghdad attack

About 29 people, most of them women, killed by gunmen who police said left messages suggesting some of the victims were prostitutes. Rough cut (no reporter narration)