Palestinians search for scattered body parts amongst the rubble of Tayseer Al-Batsh's family house, which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza Strip town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave before it attacked rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people.  Full Article | Video 

Goetze wins World Cup for Germany in extra time 6:02pm EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO - Germany won the World Cup for the fourth time on Sunday when substitute Mario Goetze volleyed in a brilliant goal seven minutes from the end of extra time to secure a 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana.

Miami Heat's LeBron James (C) goes up goes up for a basket between Dallas Mavericks Tyson Chandler (L) and Shawn Marion (R) during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Miami, May 31, 2011. REUTERS/POOL/Mike Ehrmann

James holds court in Rio before World Cup final

RIO DE JANEIRO - LeBron James made his first public appearance since announcing he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, holding court with a group of starry-eyed Brazilian basketballers on the eve of the World Cup final in Rio.  Full Article 

Local residents are seen near a car damaged by recent shelling, in the eastern Ukrainian village of Semenovka July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Russia warns Ukraine after shell crosses border

DONETSK Ukraine/MOSCOW - Russia threatened Ukraine with "irreversible consequences" after a Russian man was killed by a shell fired across the border, while Kiev said Ukrainian warplanes struck again at separatist positions in the east of the country.  Full Article 

A picture illustration shows YouTube on a cell phone, in front of a YouTube copyright message regarding a video on an LCD screen, in central Bosnian town of Zenica, early June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

YouTube seeks funds for premium content

LOS ANGELES - YouTube has embarked on a new round of discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content, a move that could bolster a three-year-old multimillion-dollar effort.  Full Article 

Patients with Alzheimer's and dementia dance inside the Alzheimer foundation in Mexico City April 19, 2012. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Songs may aid Alzheimer’s patient speech

NEW YORK – With advanced Alzheimer’s, language deteriorates and patients speak less and less. In a small study, group music therapy sessions using tailored songs helped people with middle- to late-stage Alzheimer’s strike up communication.  Full Article 

Hessy Taft poses holding a photograph of herself taken in 1935 by well-known German photographer Hans Ballin during an interview with Reuters July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

'It was an irony that needed to be exposed'

NEW YORK - For the German photographer who chose a picture of a Jewish child as the ideal Aryan for Nazi propagandists, it was a sly joke. For the child's family, it became a terrifying ordeal.  Full Article 


A whale of a cleaning

The nemesis of the New York Museum of Natural History's 21,000-pound suspended blue whale: a whole lot of dust bunnies.  Video