Israeli soldiers from the Nahal Infantry Brigade walk across a field near central Gaza Strip July 12, 2014.  REUTERS/ Baz Ratner

Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites.  Full Article 

U.S., Iran say disputes remain in nuclear talks as deadline looms 1:36pm EDT

VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday major differences persist between Iran and six world powers negotiating on Tehran's nuclear program, with a week to go before a deadline for a deal.

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 

Ukrainian troops are pictured in the eastern Ukrainian town of Seversk July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Russia warns Ukraine after shell crosses border

MOSCOW/KIEV - Russia threatened Ukraine with "irreversible consequences" after a man was killed by a shell fired across the border from Ukraine, describing the incident in warlike terms as aggression that must be met with a response.  Full Article 

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen smiles at the inaugural Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the International Monetary Fund in Washington July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Charting a path to 'normalization'

BRUSSELS - Investors shift focus this coming week from trouble spots such as Portugal's biggest listed bank to a marathon testimony by the U.S. Fed chair that could help chart a global path towards post-crisis "normalization".  Full Article 

A man walks past the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square, August 23, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Dark pool scrutiny no slam dunk for exchanges

LONDON - The regulatory noose is tightening around dark pools, private share-trading venues that promise anonymity for specialist investors, offering a chance for rival exchanges in the United States and Europe to take back market share.  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 


Amid drought, a new approach to water supply

Faced with a record drought, one California county wants to reverse the flow of the state's main aqueduct to get more water to farmers.  Video 

Popes from World Cup teams show no sign of rivalry

With Argentina and Germany set to play in the World Cup finals in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis, an Argentine, and Pope Emeritus Benedict, a German, show no sign of rivalry. Nathan Frandino reports.