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 

China shares gyrate as Beijing scrambles to calm markets 12:17am EDT

SHANGHAI - Chinese shares whip-sawed between gains and losses on Tuesday, as Beijing scrambled once again to prop up a stock market whose wild gyrations have heightened fears about the financial stability of the world's second biggest economy.

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 

A fan stands inside the Olympic rings, in which the Olympic flame is reflected during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Games February 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov  (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Boston drops Olympic bid

BOSTON - The U.S. Olympic Committee rescinded Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after the mayor said his city's taxpayers could not afford to host the large-scale event.  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cars with built-in wifi and panoramic views of the Andes that might make transport systems in other metropolises look outdated.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 

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.