German suspect was in contact with State Department not U.S. spies: officials 6:55pm EDT

WASHINGTON - A German defense official under investigation for alleged spying was in contact with a U.S. State Department officer rather than American intelligence agencies, raising questions about whether any espionage occurred, U.S. officials familiar with the case told Reuters on Friday.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James dunks in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, Georgia, January 9, 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

LeBron is taking his ball and going home

LeBron James has announced his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, spurning the Miami Heat and sending shockwaves through the NBA.  Commentary | 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 

President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement on the border crisis after his meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry (not seen) in Dallas July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Obama border security request faces pushback

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's $3.7 billion request for emergency funds to bolster border security and deal with a massive influx of migrant children from Central America is too high and will be reduced, an influential Republican lawmaker said.  Full Article 

Pro-Russian separatist fighters from the so-called Battalion Vostok (East) wait behind a sandbag wall at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

'For every soldier's life, the militants will pay'

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed to "find and destroy" pro-Russian rebels who killed 23 servicemen and wounded nearly 100 in a missile attack.  Full Article