Republican presidential candidates, Ohio Governor John Kasich (L) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talk, as they mix and mingle with other candidates on stage including U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (L), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (2nd R) and fomer Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) after the conclusion of the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Kasich, Christie make the cut for prime-time debate

WASHINGTON - Republican Governors Chris Christie and John Kasich grabbed the last spots on stage next to front-runner Donald Trump and seven others in the first prime-time presidential debate, winning a potentially valuable head start in exposure.  Full Article 

Dollar, bond yields rise on Fed rate risk 1:56am EDT

SYDNEY - Asian share markets were in a mixed mood on Wednesday as the mounting risks of a hike in U.S. interest rates as early as next month lifted the dollar and bond yields, pressuring currencies across the region.

Greek flags are displayed for sale for one Euro at a shop in central Athens, Greece July 26, 2015.REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

Greece, lenders strike upbeat tone on bailout

ATHENS - Both Greece and its lenders said they were optimistic they could broker a deal within days on a multi-billion euro bailout, striking an upbeat tone on a process previously fraught with bitterness.  Full Article 

Eric, 19, who did not want to share his full name, poses for a photograph in a playground outside his residence in the Bronx borough of New York, November 20, 2014. REUTERS/Elizabeth Shafiroff

'Punching me in my head, my body, kicking me'

NEW YORK - Rikers Island, the New York City jail complex that houses about 9,800 inmates, is one of the largest in the United States. It is also one of the most troubled. A Reuters photographer sought out seven former inmates to hear their stories.  Full Article 

A volunteer with IAAF's local organizing committee displays the credential given to athletes who are selected for drug testing in the anti-doping offices at the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Osaka August 24, 2007. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

IAAF fights back against doping reports

LONDON - The governing body for athletics (IAAF) fought back against media reports of suspected widespread doping in the sport, rejecting accusations it failed to investigate dubious drugs test results properly.  Full Article 

A-bomb survivors say 'no' to nuclear power

Atomic bomb survivors in Japan call for an end to nuclear power as the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat approaches. Eve Johnson reports.

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