Sprinters from the Netherlands practice their starts during a training session for the IAAF World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, August 9, 2013. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

World athletic body defends anti-doping record

KUALA LUMPUR - The head of world athletics launched a vigorous defense of the IAAF's anti-doping record, as global sporting bodies called for a thorough probe of the latest doping allegations to plunge track and field into crisis.  Full Article 

Greek stock market tumbles after five-week shutdown 4:26am EDT

ATHENS - Greece's stock market plunged nearly 23 percent on Monday when it opened after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone.

A Free Syrian Army fighter talks on a walkie-talkie near a rocket launcher during what they said was preparations for an operation to strike at forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad located in Daraa, July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir

U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower

WASHINGTON - The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.  Full Article 

An employee counts Chinese 100 yuan banknotes at a branch of China Merchants Bank in Hefei, Anhui province June 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

China freezes U.S. fund Citadel's account

SHANGHAI - China's markets regulator has frozen a trading account linked to Citadel Securities, a unit of the U.S. group that also owns hedge fund Citadel LLC, as Beijing battles against speculators to prop up China's ailing stock markets.  Full Article 

A United Airlines worker checks computers in their counters at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Is it time to rethink your airline points strategy?

Earning and using airline miles used to be simple. Fly 25,000 miles and earn a free flight. It is not so simple anymore. The process of redeeming miles is changing in a way that makes it more difficult for all but elite flyers to earn rewards.  Full Article 

NAACP on 40-day march from Selma to Washington

Civil rights leaders launch a 40-day march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, as they call attention to the issue of racial injustice in America. Gavino Garay reports.

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