A fishing boat carrying Rohingya and Bangleshi migrants is pulled to shore by Achenese fisherman off the coast of Julok, in Aceh province May 20, 2015 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. REUTERS/Syifa/Antara Foto

State Department diluted human trafficking report

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government office set up to independently grade global efforts to fight human trafficking was pressured to inflate assessments of 14 strategically important countries.  Full Article 

Jury keeps death penalty as option for Colorado movie gunman Holmes 5:00pm EDT

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - James Holmes, the Colorado movie massacre gunman, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors including the cruel nature of his crimes counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness.

Former trader Tom Hayes arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London, Britain August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

'The guy everyone was going to blame'

LONDON - The first trader convicted by a jury in the global Libor scandal was a maths whiz nicknamed "Rain Man," who was so obsessed with numbers that he did not see his downfall coming.  Full Article 

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush speaks at the National Urban League's conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

Republicans begin pivotal debate week

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidates, with the exception of Donald Trump, will test their messages in New Hampshire at a forum ahead of their first head-to-head debate in the 2016 campaign later this week.  Full Article 

A man holds up a sign as he and several thousand other protesters demonstrate during a rally apposing the nuclear deal with Iran in Times Square, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The forgotten flaw in the Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama has negotiated an agreement with Iran that would end a broad range of economic sanctions on Iran, in return for Iran’s promise to scale back its nuclear efforts. I believe that support of the agreement would be a very serious mistake.  Commentary 

American League's Mike Trout, of the Los Angeles Angels, slaps hands with teammates as he is introduced ahead of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in New York, July 16 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Daily fantasy sports land in industry crosshairs

NEW YORK - Millions of Americans draft virtual sports teams online and enter real-money fantasy competitions that last only a few hours. This has sparked frustration among major gambling companies that want to see the industry better regulated.  Full Article 

Cold brew coffee: 2015’s hottest summer drink

This year cold brew has taken the drinks industry by storm, expanding beyond its niche hipster market and reaching the mainstream, with chains like Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee & Tea introducing it at thousands of stores across the country.

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