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Jordanians protest against Israel at funeral of shot teenager

AMMAN (Reuters) - Several thousand Jordanians urged their government on Tuesday to close the Israeli embassy in Amman and scrap an unpopular peace treaty during the funeral of a young Jordanian shot dead by an Israeli security guard in the embassy.


Egypt court sentences 43 anti-government protesters to life: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 43 activists to life in prison on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a retrial of anti-government protesters who clashed with authorities in late 2011.


Man jailed for life in Britain after beating child to death over lost shoe

LONDON (Reuters) - A man who beat his girlfriend’s five-year-old son to death in a British park because the child had lost a shoe was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday.


Indonesia speed boat capsizes, killing at least 10 - police

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A speed boat capsized off Indonesia's Borneo island on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people with several others believed missing, police and rescue officials said.

Florida teen wins $26,000 a year for life

A one dollar investment is all it took for an 18-year-old Florida woman to win a set salary for life.

Defense and Military Forces

Video Shows U.S. Soldiers Surrendering Before Fatal Shooting in Jordan

Newly released footage of a gunfight that left three Americans dead in November shows a deliberate attack that was initially explained as a mistake.


Woman admits to killing fiance in kayak incident on Hudson River

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman who once reported her fiance missing after his kayak capsized on a frigid Hudson River pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide on Monday, admitting she pulled the plug on his kayak so it would fill with water, prosecutors said.


Kansas man gets 30-year sentence for foiled bomb plot targeting U.S. military base

(Reuters) - A Kansas man was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in federal prison for plotting a failed suicide bombing at a U.S. military base on behalf of Islamic State, federal prosecutors said.


Aqsa Mosque Dispute Strains Israeli-Jordanian Alliance

Jordan barred an Israeli Embassy security officer from leaving the country as Palestinians continued to protest Israeli security measures at the mosque.


Spain's Balearic Islands vote to outlaw killing bulls at fights

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Balearic Islands on Monday banned matadors from killing bulls in the ring, becoming one of several Spanish regions to move toward criminalizing the centuries-old blood sport.

Children and Childhood

Parents of Charlie Gard, Ill British Infant, Abandon Effort to Prolong His Life

His parents accepted medical experts’ consensus that there was no realistic hope that an experimental therapy might save their son.


One Jordanian killed, one Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy in Jordan: police

AMMAN (Reuters) - One Jordanian was killed and two people were wounded, including an Israeli, in a shooting incident on Sunday in a building within the Israeli embassy complex in Jordan's capital Amman, a police statement said.


Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against "terrorism and extremism", Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington.


For Ethiopia’s Underemployed Youth, Life Can Center on a Leaf

About half of Ethiopia’s youth are thought to chew khat, a psychotropic leaf. Officials consider such widespread use of the drug, blamed on a lack of work, “a huge problem” for the country’s future.

US soldier charged with trying to help ISIS

A soldier in the US Army has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly attempting to provide material support to ISIS, the Justice Department announced Saturday.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

In Minneapolis, Atypical Police Killing Raises an Old Outcry: Why?

The fatal shooting of Justine Damond in Minneapolis had unusual circumstances and stirred a global uproar, but once more there were blanks to fill in.


Syrian military declares cessation of hostilities east of Damascus: state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the Eastern Ghouta region just outside Damascus, which it said began at 12:00 pm local time (5.00 a.m. ET) on Saturday, state TV reported.


Egypt court sentences 28 to death over 2015 prosecutor killing

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt's top prosecutor and handed 15 others jail sentences of 25 years each.


Syrian military says jets attack Islamic State east of Raqqa: state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian warplanes carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State in an area of countryside east of Raqqa and close to where U.S.-backed forces operate, Syrian state TV reported, citing a military source.


UPDATE 1-U.S. financial regulators to discuss MetLife lawsuit next week

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - Heads of the U.S. financial regulatory agencies will meet behind closed doors next Friday to discuss MetLife Inc's lawsuit against them, according to a notice from Treasury, as the Trump administration wrestles with reforms put in place in response to the financial crisis.


Exclusive: U.S. presses Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a complete break-off of remaining links, current and former U.S. officials said.


Exhibit in New York celebrates life of Muppets creator Jim Henson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new exhibit featuring the work of Muppets creator Jim Henson will go on permanent display in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the career of the American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird.


BRIEF-Fidelity & Guaranty Life's unit enters into a second amendment

* Fidelity & Guaranty Life - on July 17, 2017 unit entered into a second amendment to which amends credit agreement dated as of august 26, 2014

Steve Jobs' life is now an opera

"The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" is set to open on Saturday night at the Santa Fe Opera, home to the largest summer-opera festival in U.S.


BRIEF-Empire Life Investments to terminate Empire Life Small Cap Equity Mutual Fund, Empire Life Canadian Equity Mutual Fund, Empire Life Money Market Mutual Fund

* Empire life investments inc. To terminate empire life small cap equity mutual fund, empire life canadian equity mutual fund and empire life money market mutual fund


U.S. will not pay Pakistan for military reimbursements: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon will not make military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that Islamabad had not taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said on Friday.


Taiwan says Chinese aircraft flew near island in military exercise

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China flew several fighter and reconnaissance aircraft near Taiwan in a training exercise, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said on Friday.


U.S. general urges more German spending to ease military transit

BERLIN (Reuters) - Citing lessons learned from recent big military exercises, the U.S. Army's top general in Europe urged Germany to spend more on transportation and missile defense to help it meet its NATO target of 2 percent of economic output.


No Korean military talks after North snubs South's call

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's proposed military talks aimed at easing tensions between the two Koreas planned for Friday failed to take place after the North snubbed a call by the South, a setback for new President Moon Jae-in's hope of engaging Pyongyang in dialogue.


After a rescue, running or rolling better for lifeguards than resting

(Reuters Health) - After a water rescue, lifeguards need to actively help their muscles recover so they’ll be ready for the next call to perform, according to a small study from Spain.


Myanmar sees insurgents behind Rohingya killings in northwest

MAUNG HNA MA, Myanmar (Reuters) - In the middle of the night on July 4, more than a dozen masked men, dressed head-to-toe in black, surrounded Abdu Sulwon's home in northwestern Myanmar. His widow says that was the last time she saw him alive.

Can this jet topple a US military icon?

Perched in the cockpit of one of the newest military aircraft in the world as it streaks through the sky, I've got a front row seat for a Brazilian sales pitch aimed at unseating an American icon.

Cillizza: The absolutely remarkable life of John McCain

John McCain has brain cancer.


Russian sentenced in U.S. to five years prison for 'Citadel' malware

(Reuters) - A Russian man who U.S. prosecutors say played a role in developing the sophisticated malware known as "Citadel" used to steal personal financial information from thousands of computers worldwide was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison.

Watchdog group: Fictitious agency got military equipment

Sources have told CNN that an extensive investigation by a government watchdog group has found alarming weaknesses in a program within the Department of Defense that turns over excess military equipment like modified M16 assault rifles and night vision goggles to local law enforcement.

Defense and Military Forces

France’s Top General Resigns in Dispute Over Military Spending

Gen. Pierre de Villiers stepped down after his criticism of President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to cut military spending was leaked to the news media.


Art Review: Richard Gerstl, Speeding Through Life, With Sparks

The first American museum retrospective of the least-known — and maybe the best — of the Viennese modernists, who briefly painted like no one else.


Vertex Pharma shares hit life high as cystic fibrosis data wows

(Reuters) - Shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc soared to touch a record high on Wednesday, a day after the drugmaker revealed data on its triple combinations of cystic fibrosis (CF) treatments that wowed both analysts and investors.

Damond, Justine (d 2017)

Australians Shocked by U.S. Killing: ‘It Would Have Never Happened Here’

The killing of Justine Damond by a police officer in Minneapolis, her home after leaving Sydney, is all the more stunning to her friends because of the life she led.

Charlie Gard's doctor saved his son's life

An American father is speaking out about his child's experience with an experimental treatment that Charlie Gard's parents are fighting for their baby to access.


High rates of respiratory problems linked to indoor lifeguard work

(Reuters Health) - Lifeguards who spend more than 500 hours a year working at indoor pools are two to six times more likely than colleagues who are exposed less often to have coughs, asthma, and throat and eye irritation, according to a small study in Canada.

5G's promise: Faster speeds, longer battery life


Life expectancy increases in Britain beginning to stall: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Life expectancy in Britain has all but stopped rising after more than 100 years of advances, a leading professor of public health said on Tuesday.

The life and career of Sen. John McCain

From his captivity during the Vietnam War to his decades of Senate service to his bids for the White House, John McCain has helped shape US history across two centuries.


BRIEF-Equity Lifestyle Properties sees funds from operations for year ending Dec 31 to be between $3.52 and $3.62

* Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc - project funds from operations for three months ending September 30, 2017 between $0.86 and $0.92


UPDATE 1-New life in U.S. housing market not evident in big bank results

July 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. housing sector has seen prices, sales and financing applications soar lately as more buyers entered the market for the first time, but those trends were hard to see in big banks' mortgage businesses during the second quarter.


Myanmar journalists decry military's role in their detention

YANGON (Reuters) - Three journalists jailed in Myanmar after contacting ethnic minority rebels questioned on Tuesday the role of the military in their detention and trial, as they made an unannounced court appearance.

What O.J. Simpson's life has been like in prison

O.J. Simpson has spent the past eight and a half years behind bars at Lovelock Correctional Facility, a medium security prison in Nevada's high desert.


BRIEF-CT Corp and Prudential Financial create life insurance joint venture in Indonesia

* CT Corp and Prudential Financial create life insurance joint venture in Indonesia


UPDATE 1-Prudential Financial enters Indonesian life insurance market

July 18 (Reuters) - U.S.-based Prudential Financial Inc has entered the Indonesian life insurance market in a joint venture with a unit of CT Corp in Jakarta, the companies said on Tuesday.


Prudential Financial enters Indonesian life insurance market

July 18 (Reuters) - U.S.-based Prudential Financial Inc has entered the Indonesian life insurance market in a joint venture with a unit of CT Corp in Jakarta, the companies said on Tuesday.


New life in U.S. housing market not evident in big bank results

(Reuters) - The U.S. housing sector has seen prices, sales and financing applications soar lately as more buyers entered the market for the first time, but those trends were hard to see in big banks' mortgage businesses during the second quarter.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

After Grisly Killings in Pennsylvania, a Quick Deal to Spare Execution

Prosecutors sometimes reach plea deals with people accused of capital offenses, but an agreement in Bucks County was notable for its speed.

Oliver, Roy D (1979- )

Ex-Officer Is Indicted on Murder Charge in Killing of Black Teenager

The former officer, Roy D. Oliver II, was indicted in the fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards, 15, who was driving away from a house party in the Dallas suburbs.


Ex-police officer charged with murder for killing black teen in Texas

DALLAS (Reuters) - A former suburban Dallas policeman was indicted by a grand jury for murder in the shooting death of a black teenager who was in a car moving away from the officer when he opened fire with a rifle, Dallas County prosecutors said on Monday.


UPDATE 1-Canada musters military to fight wildfires, 39,000 evacuated

CALGARY, Alberta, July 17 (Reuters) - Canada was deploying military aircraft and Australia was sending 50 firefighters to battle rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia that have forced 39,000 people from their homes, federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said on Monday.


Iranian soldier kills three at barracks and commits suicide

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Iranian serviceman shot dead three fellow soldiers at a barracks on Monday and wounded six others before killing himself, the Mehr news agency reported.


Canada musters military to fight wildfires as 39,000 evacuated

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada was deploying military aircraft and Australia was sending 50 firefighters to battle rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia that have forced 39,000 people from their homes, federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said on Monday.

United States Defense and Military Forces

Jordanian Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing 3 U.S. Soldiers

First Sgt. Ma’arik al-Tawayha had said that he thought he was under attack when he opened fire on an American convoy at an air base in Jordan last year.

Ind. teen killings: Have you seen this man?

Just over five months ago, Abigail "Abby" Williams and Liberty "Libby" German were found dead in Delphi, Indiana, after the teenagers went on a hike.


Bodies of eight slain soldiers found in northern Mali

BAMAKO (Reuters) - The bodies of eight Malian soldiers killed in an ambush by suspected Islamist fighters last week have been discovered in the West African nation's desert north, a local lawmaker and army officer said on Monday.

South Korea proposes military talks with North Korea

South Korea's new government is making overtures to the North, proposing military talks at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two rivals.

Jordanian soldier gets life for killing US troops

A Jordanian soldier is to serve a life sentence with hard labor for the premeditated murder of three US soldiers at an airbase in Jordan last year, according to Jordan's official Petra news agency.


South Korea's new government proposes military talks with North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Monday proposed military talks with North Korea, the first formal overture to Pyongyang by the government of President Moon Jae-in, to discuss ways to avoid hostile acts near the heavily militarized border.


EU puts sanctions on Syrian scientists, military officials over gas attack

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union imposed sanctions on 16 Syrian scientists and military officials on Monday for their suspected involvement in a chemical attack in northern Syria in April which killed scores of civilians.

Jordanian Soldier Sentenced to Life for Killing 3 US Troops

A military court convicted a Jordanian soldier Monday of killing three U.S. military trainers at a Jordanian air base and sentenced him to life in prison with hard labor.


Jordan hands life sentence to soldier who killed U.S. trainers

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Jordanian military court sentenced a soldier to life imprisonment with hard labor on Monday for killing three U.S. military trainers at the gate of a major air base last year, a judicial source said.


Bomb blast hits military vehicle, wounds 17 in southeast Turkey: army

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Explosives planted by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants ripped through a Turkish military vehicle traveling through southeast Turkey on Monday, wounding 17 soldiers, four of them seriously, the military said.


Suicide bomb attacks killing more Afghan civilians: U.N.

KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations on Monday called on insurgent groups in Afghanistan to curb attacks on civilians after more than 5,000 non-combatants were killed or wounded in the first six months of 2017.


More than 30 missing after Cameroon military boat sinks

DOUALA (Reuters) - More than 30 people are missing after a boat belonging to an elite Cameroonian military unit sank off the coast on Sunday, the president's office said.

Moon Jae-in

South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North at Their Border

Such talks would be the first in years, and the North’s reaction will be the first test of the new South Korean president’s pro-dialogue policy.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Behind Bucks County Killings, a Young Life Skidding Off the Rails

Before Cosmo DiNardo confessed to killing four young men in Bucks County, Pa., there were signs of a volatile, bullying personality getting worse over time.


South Korea proposes military talks with North Korea on July 21

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea proposed military talks with North Korea, the first since 2015, and a halt to hostile activities near the inter-Korean border, the South's vice defense minister said on Monday, after a series of missile tests by the North in recent weeks.


Australia to make it easier to deploy military for 'terrorist incidents'

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's military will be more readily deployed to respond to "terrorist incidents" on home soil under proposed changes to laws announced by the government on Monday.

Suspect in Pennsylvania killings had frequent contact with police

Before four men in Pennsylvania vanished last week, they were enticed to meet with Cosmo Dinardo in hopes of buying marijuana, Bucks County officials said.

10 days of horror: 4 grisly killings shock PA community

On July 5, a young Pennsylvania man disappeared. Three other men went missing two days later.

Was DA right to trade death penalty for confession in killing of four?

According to CNN, Cosmo Dinardo has confessed to his "participation" in the deaths of four missing men in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a bucolic suburban county unaccustomed to grisly killings like this.


Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian shelling in Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Sunday when their army vehicle was struck by Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) that separates parts of Kashmir held by both countries, the Pakistani military said.


Pakistan launches military operation in tribal areas targeting Islamic State

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's military has launched a major operation in its volatile tribal areas to stop the Islamic State making inroads into areas bordering Afghanistan, the military's spokesman said on Sunday.

UK considers life sentences for acid attacks

The British government is set to launch a review on tougher sentencing for perpetrators of acid attacks after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said those found guilty should "feel the full force of the law."


Gunmen attack Congo wildlife reserve, U.S. journalist, two guards missing

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Armed men attacked a group of journalists and park rangers in a remote east Congo wildlife reserve overnight, and an American journalist and two guards were missing, a local official said on Saturday.


Gunmen attack military bases in Ivory Coast cities Abidjan, Korogho

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked military bases in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan and the northern city of Korogho on Saturday, but were repulsed, a senior military official said.


Two men charged with killing four in Pennsylvania

(Reuters) - Two Pennsylvania men were charged with multiple counts of homicide on Friday in connection with the murders of four young men found buried on a farm north of Philadelphia, prosecutors said.


BRIEF-Biotelemetry enters credit agreement related to Lifewatch acquisition

* Biotelemetry Inc - on July 12 in connection with closing of acquisition of Lifewatch AG entered into a credit agreement - SEC filing

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Second Arrest Made in Killing of 4 in Pennsylvania

The charges against Sean M. Kratz seemed to confirm reports that Cosmo DiNardo had an accomplice. Both men were charged Friday.


ICICI Lombard files for first Indian IPO by a non-life insurer

MUMBAI, July 14 (Reuters) - India's ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in what would be the first IPO by a non-life insurance company in Asia's third-largest economy.


Saudi soldier killed, another wounded in restive Qatif province

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi soldier was killed and another was wounded in a shooting attack on their patrol vehicle in the kingdom's Qatif province, the Interior Ministry said on Friday, which calling it a "terrorist crime".


India's TCS sees big opportunity in manufacturing, life sciences

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's top IT services company Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) is moving to capitalize on growth opportunities in areas such as life sciences and manufacturing, Chief Executive Rajesh Gopinathan said on Friday.

Photos show arrested soldier kissing ISIS flag

A US Army soldier accused of supporting ISIS kissed and posed next to the terror group's flag, photos released by the US attorney's office in Honolulu show.

France puts on military show as Trump marks Bastille Day in Paris

France will treat President Donald Trump to an elaborate military display on Friday, a strategic show of friendship by the new leader here who hopes to elevate his country's global standing by flattering his US counterpart.

Backstreet Boys talk life before the internet

The Backstreet Boys recount some of their biggest memories from the decade. "The Nineties" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.


Man Admits to Killing 4 in Pennsylvania, His Lawyer Says

Cosmo DiNardo, 20, had been described as a “person of interest” in the disappearance of four men after bodies were found buried on his parents’ farm.


Old cinemas find new life in Lebanon as cultural hubs

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - With paint peeling from the ceiling and crumbling plasterwork, renovating an abandoned picture house in the northern Lebanese town of Tripoli is more than a dream for Qassem Istanbouli.


'No enemies': the life-long advocacy of China's Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident

BEIJING (Reuters) - During a hunger strike days before the Chinese army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement on June 4, 1989, the man who would become China's best known dissident, Liu Xiaobo, declared: "We have no enemies."

Military plane crash victims: 'These were the cream of the crop'

A painter who loved to fly, a father who married his high school sweetheart, and a former football star who was living his dream of being in the Navy were among the 16 service members killed in Monday's military plane crash in Mississippi.


Firefighters tackle blaze in Turkish military zone near Syrian border

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A fire broke out on Thursday in a military zone in Turkey's southern province of Kilis bordering Syria and 10 soldiers suffered mild smoke inhalation, the provincial governor's office said, but there were no other casualties.


Conservative groups urge lawmakers to gut climate programs in U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 14 conservative groups urged U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to support an amendment to the House of Representatives' annual defense bill that would prevent the Pentagon from implementing climate-change and green energy policies meant to save taxpayers money and protect the planet.


Ex-Brazil President Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a top contender to win next year's presidential election, was convicted on corruption charges on Wednesday and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison.


German military aviation command launches cyber threat initiative

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German military's aviation safety chief has launched a new initiative against cyber threats, citing research that he said shows hackers can commandeer military airplanes with the help of equipment that costs about 5,000 euros ($5,700).


Hootsuite's Ryan Holmes prepped for tech life off the grid

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Not all founders of tech companies have been coding since they could clutch a sippy-cup.

The answer to N. Korea threat isn't military action

Judging from the United Nations Security Council's emergency meeting on July 5, it seems that the United States is not going to get China and Russia on board for serious collective UN sanctions against North Korea. US Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke about the United States going alone if that didn't happen, and left it unclear what that might mean. There were surely more discussions during the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. We have arrived at a critical juncture.

Da Silva, Luiz Inacio Lula

Ex-President of Brazil Sentenced to Nearly 10 Years in Prison for Corruption

The conviction of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was a stunning setback for a politician who has wielded enormous influence across Latin America.


Generali puts $50 billion German life portfolio on block: sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Italy's Generali has put its 44 billion euro ($50 billion) German life insurance portfolio up for sale as it restructures in Europe, sources close to the matter said.

Ex-Christie ally sentenced in Bridgegate

A former key ally to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced Wednesday to three years' probation and 500 hours of community service for orchestrating an act of political retribution against a mayor who did not back the governor in his re-election campaign.


David Wildstein, a Christie Ally, Is Sentenced to Probation in Bridge Scandal

Mr. Wildstein, who has described himself as the mastermind of the so-called Bridgegate scandal, received a reduced sentence after providing crucial testimony.


The Exciting Life and Lonely Death of a Basketball Vagabond

Jackson Vroman traveled the world, playing ball, partying and drawing friends into his circle. Yet his death at 34 cast a lonely light across his life.

China establishes first overseas military base

China has dispatched troops to Djibouti in advance of formally establishing the country's first overseas military base.


China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

BEIJING (Reuters) - Ships carrying personnel for China's first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have set sail to begin setting up the facility, as China's rapidly modernizing military extends its global reach. Inc

‘Alexa, Where Have You Been All My Life?’

Siri is so five years ago: How a sleek, smooth-talking cylinder from Amazon stole our hearts, bamboozled our spouses and enchanted our children.

Wife gives husband life-changing baseball card

Knoxville, Tennessee, woman Heather Winfree had a custom baseball card made to reveal to her husband, who has been battling kidney disease for 14 years, that she is a match for a transplant.


Wounded Afghan soldiers set for Invictus Games debut

KABUL (Reuters) - In a sprawling military base on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul, Mohammad Esa, who lost both legs to a roadside bomb, is getting ready to compete in the Invictus Games in...


Greek police arrest ninth suspect over killing of U.S tourist

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police arrested a 33-year old Serb on Tuesday over the murder of a young American tourist on the Greek island of Zakynthos last week, bringing the number of people detained in the case to nine.


German military resumes tanker flights after move from Turkish base

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German air force on Tuesday resumed refueling operations from an air base in Jordan in support of U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State after moving its Airbus MRTT tanker out of Turkey's Incirlik air base, a military spokesman said.


U.S.-backed forces seize town with IS military base near Raqqa: SDF official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias have captured a town south of the city of Raqqa where Islamic State ran a major military base and training camp, a spokesman for the militias said on Tuesday.


U.S. military plane crashes in Mississippi; 16 dead

(Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed when a U.S. military plane crashed in rural Mississippi on Monday evening, a regional emergency management official said.


U.S. military plane crashes in Mississippi, at least five reported dead

(Reuters) - A U.S. military plane crashed in rural Mississippi on Monday evening, a state emergency official said, and media there reported that at least five people were killed.

Military plane crashes in Mississippi, 16 dead

Sixteen people are dead in military plane crash in LeFlore County, Mississippi, according to Fred Randle, county emergency management director. Randle said all 16 victims were on the plane.

Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters

16 Are Believed Dead After Military Plane Crashes in Mississippi

Hours after a plane crashed in the Mississippi Delta on Monday, the Marine Corps said that a KC-130 airplane had suffered a “mishap.”

FBI: SWAT team arrests soldier on terrorism charges

An FBI spokesman on Monday confirmed that a SWAT team arrested a soldier in Hawaii over the weekend and charged him with supporting ISIS.


U.S. Army soldier arrested in Hawaii on terrorism charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army soldier who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now stationed in Hawaii has been arrested on charges of providing material support to Islamic State extremists, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday.

Official: FBI Arrests Hawaii-Based Soldier on Terror Charges

A U.S. official says that an active duty Army soldier has been arrested by the FBI in Hawaii on terrorism charges.

US military considers expansion in Libya

A new diplomatic and military policy for Libya that could significantly expand US involvement in the country could be finalized by the Trump administration in the next few weeks, according to two US officials.

Drinking more coffee leads to a longer life

Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday.


Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in jail

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Bahrain court sentenced rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab to two years in jail on Monday, supporters said, for allegedly making “false or malicious” statements about Bahraini authorities.


Ten Mali soldiers missing after ambush by suspected Islamists

BAMAKO (Reuters) - About 10 Malian soldiers were missing following an ambush by suspected Islamist militants in the West African nation's desert north, the army said on Monday.

Terminally ill baby at center of life support battle gets new day in court

A court in London will again hear the case of baby Charlie Gard, whose parents are fighting doctors to keep him on life support so they can take him to the US for experimental therapy.


BRIEF-Intec Pharma Ltd appoints U.S. Life sciences executive and vice chairman Jeffrey Meckler as CEO

* Intec Pharma Ltd - Intec Pharma appoints U.S. Life sciences executive and vice chairman Jeffrey Meckler as chief executive officer‍​


Deals of the day-Vnesheconombank, Stada, MetLife

July 10 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Monday:


Thousands of goldfish bring Tokyo art exhibit to life

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese artist has used thousands of fish in illuminated tanks to create a sprawling psychedelic visual art installation, drawing tens of thousands of viewers in Tokyo.

'Menstruation hut' ritual claims life of girl

A teenage girl in Nepal has died after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a cowshed during a menstruation ritual that sees young women separated from their families and made to sleep alone.


Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways see U.S. laptop ban lifted

DUBAI (Reuters) - Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways are the latest Middle East carriers to be exempted from an in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights to the United States.


Middle East carrier Royal Jordanian says U.S. laptop ban lifted

DUBAI (Reuters) - Royal Jordanian said on Sunday passengers could now take laptops and other large electronic devices onboard direct flights to the United States, making it the latest Middle East airline to be exempted from the U.S. electronics ban.


MetLife says to buy bond fund manager Logan Circle for $250 mln

* Buying fixed-income focused manager for $250 mln - statement


Insurance pays little for caregiving of elderly at end of life

(Reuters Health) - Unpaid family and friends provide the overwhelming majority of care to the elderly in their last year of life, according to a new study highlighting the need to expand supportive services to caregivers.

A parent killing a child happens more often than we think

It's the most unfathomable of crimes: a parent killing their own child. It grabs headlines when it happens -- like this week in Georgia, where a mom is accused of stabbing four of her children to death. The reality is, filicides happen with depressing regularity in the US. And mothers are almost as likely to be the killers as fathers.


At least 23 Egyptian soldiers killed, 26 injured in Sinai car bomb attacks: security sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 23 Egyptian soldiers were killed and at least 26 more injured by the two deadly car bombs that ripped through army checkpoints in northern Sinai on Friday, security sources said.

United States Defense and Military Forces

The Interpreter: North Korea and Its Weapons Programs Are Now a Fact of Life

The best that Washington can do, analysts say, is freeze the program in place.


My Muslim faith, way of life reflect peace, says India's Oscar-winning Rahman

LONDON (Reuters) - As he celebrates 25 years in the music industry, the Oscar and Grammy-winning Indian musician A R Rahman says his religious beliefs have helped define and shape his career.

Books and Literature

Crime: In the Best New Crime, Lethal Lasagna, Honor Killings and Nanny Cams

Marilyn Stasio’s mystery column investigates honor killings and prostitution in Britain, then takes readers on crime sprees in Paris and New York.


India orders Kashmir clampdown ahead of anniversary of militant killing

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian authorities on Friday shut down the internet in disputed Kashmir and sealed off the hometown of a slain militant leader a day before the anniversary of his killing by the army, which had fuelled further unrest across the Himalayan region.


Ten Egyptian soldiers killed in suicide bombing in northern Sinai: security sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Ten Egyptian soldiers including one colonel were killed on Friday in a suicide bomb attack on an army checkpoint in northern Sinai, security sources said.


Aircraft carrier visit to Hong Kong likely heralds new era in Chinese military outreach

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Following this weekend's historic visit of China's first aircraft carrier, Hong Kong is expected to play host to more frequent military displays as Beijing seeks new ways of forging nationalist sentiment across the free-wheeling financial hub.


MetLife seeks new delay in 'too big to fail' case to wait for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - MetLife Inc on Thursday asked for another delay in the long-running case over whether the U.S. government should have labeled it as "too big to fail," warning that the Trump administration may want to withdraw the government's appeal.

Vicious killing of NY police officer cries out for action

Her name, Miosotis, comes from the flower commonly known as forget-me-nots. And New Yorkers will never forget the vicious, unprovoked murder of Officer Miosotis Familia Wednesday morning in the Bronx.

Why the US military is delaying announcing Afghanistan combat deaths

The US military will no longer release any immediate information about American combat deaths in Afghanistan -- a shift in policy that will delay casualty announcements until days after they occur.


U.S. military in Afghanistan to delay casualty reports

KABUL (Reuters) - The American military in Afghanistan says it will delay announcing any troop casualties until after next of kin have been notified, potentially leaving casualties unreported for days.


Japan's Osaka prepared 'whole life' for Venus clash

LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka is humbled to be facing Venus Williams at Wimbledon, even if it was the American's younger sister she wanted to emulate when she was growing up.


BRIEF-Jubilant Life Sciences gets ANDA nod for generic drug to treat depression

* Says Jubilant receives ANDA approval for bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets


Exclusive: At least 123 Venezuelan soldiers detained since protests - documents

CARACAS (Reuters) - At least 123 members of Venezuela's armed forces have been detained since anti-government unrest began in April on charges ranging from treason and rebellion to theft and desertion, according to military documents seen by Reuters.

Bonds, Alexander

Ex-Prisoner Finally Found Stability Before Killing Police Officer

Alexander Bonds, after years of crime and mental problems, had a job, an apartment and a girlfriend, before he snapped and shot Miosotis Familia in the Bronx.

What Charlie Gard case teaches us about life and death

One of the most disturbing places I've ever worked was a neonatal intensive care unit. Doctors fought valiantly to keep severely ill infants alive on high-tech machines, but often failed to do so. Babies, at the very beginning of their lives, faced their untimely ends.

US prepared to use 'our considerable military forces' to stop North Korea, Ambassador Haley says

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday called North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile launch test a "clear and sharp military escalation" and said that US military action remained on the table.


Body contouring tied to better quality of life after weight-loss surgery

(Reuters Health) - After weight-loss surgery, people who get cosmetic procedures to remove excess tissue may have a better quality of life than those who don't get this additional work done, a recent study suggests.


U.S. soldier dies in Afghanistan after attack: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 19-year-old American soldier has died in Afghanistan's Helmand Province from wounds received in an attack, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.


Soldier dead after attack in Afghanistan: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 19-year-old American soldier has died in Afghanistan's Helmand Province from wounds received in an attack, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

Man holds on for life in raging flood water

Rescuers in southern China saved a man clinging for life as flood waters raged through a parking deck.

New York Today: New York Today: Gluten-Free Nightlife

Wednesday: Allergy-friendly bars, a female police officer is shot dead in the Bronx, and remembering a jazz great.

Celebrating life by confronting death

Claire Wineland has cystic fibrosis, a terminal illness, and she's working to help others understand what it's like to be sick.

US-South Korea joint military exercise follows North Korean missile launch test

United States Army and South Korean military personnel conducted a joint exercise to counteract North Korea's "destabilizing and unlawful actions," a statement from the US Army said.

Trump to military: I will have your back

President Donald Trump pledged to military families visiting the White House on the Fourth of July, "I will always have your back."

What we know about the FetLife fetish site

It bills itself as "like Facebook, but run by kinksters."


Russia may deploy military in Syrian buffer zones within weeks

ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia may deploy its military to police the borders of planned de-escalation zones in Syria within two to three weeks after finalizing an agreement with Turkey and Iran, Russian negotiator Alexander Lavrentyev said on Tuesday.


BRIEF-Element Lifestyle Retirement closes equity private placement

* Element Lifestyle Retirement closes oversubscribed equity private placement Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1 646 223 8780)


'You destroy, we rebuild': a builder's life in war-torn Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - When builder Abu Salem repairs a shell hole in a house in rebel-held southern Syria, he knows it might not be the last job he does on the structure.


BRIEF-Lifewatch: BioTelemetry confirms success rate of 96.67 pct​


Why this case is the center of life-support battle

President Trump offers his support to the parents of Charlie Gard, a terminally ill infant with a rare condition. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.


Late in life, former high school football players no worse off mentally

(Reuters Health) - A study of men who graduated from Wisconsin high schools 60 years ago found those who played for their school's football team were no worse off neurologically than those who didn't play the sport.

Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance: Family-Friendly Laws Are Being Passed, but Not by Trump’s Team

The flurry of policy making by states and cities is in contrast to slow going in Washington.

Life-Sustaining Support Systems, Withdrawal Of

Trump and Pope Weigh In on Case of U.K. Child on Life Support

British and European courts have ruled that a hospital can turn off life support for Charlie Gard, a 10-month-old boy with a rare genetic disorder.


BRIEF-AIG to provide life insurance products for RBS, Natwest customers

* To be sole provider of life insurance products for rbs , natwest and ulster ni banking customers-aig Further company coverage: (Reporting By Carolyn Cohn)


Bus bursts into flames after collision in Germany, killing 17: report

BERLIN (Reuters) - Seventeen people were killed when a coach burst into flames after colliding with a lorry on a motorway in the German state of Bavaria on Monday, local newspaper Frankenpost said.


Small plane crashes in northern Wisconsin, killing six

(Reuters) - A small plane enroute from Chicago to Canada on a fishing trip crashed in northern Wisconsin, killing all six people aboard, authorities said on Sunday, a day after at least four people died in a plane crash in northwestern Georgia.


Deportation a ‘Death Sentence’ to Adoptees After a Lifetime in the U.S.

Phillip Clay, born in South Korea, was one of dozens of people adopted as children who were deported decades later from the United States for lack of citizenship. He killed himself in May.


Egyptian court sentences 20 to death for killing policemen

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Sunday upheld the death penalty for 20 men charged with killing policemen in the violence that followed the military's ousting of an Islamist president in 2013, while changing the sentence for many others to hefty prison terms.

Mars (Planet)

Life on Mars: The Crew Answers Your Questions

Six people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a NASA-funded study to simulate human exploration of Mars. In the fourth episode of this 360-video series, the crew answers audience questions.


For Millions, Life Without Medicaid Services Is No Option

Supplemental benefits for millions of recipients, many of them disabled, would be at risk under Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act.


DiCaprio hails Mexican ban on type of fishing net killing porpoises

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Friday banned fishing with gillnets in the northern Gulf of California as part of its pledge to save a critically-endangered species of porpoise whose cause has been championed by Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and others.

'Turn yourself in' authorities plead in road rage killing

Bianca Nikol Roberson had just left a mall where she'd been shopping for new clothes for college with her family.

More than 1.3M are in the US military. This is their world

More than 1.3 million people serve in the five branches of the US armed forces. Add in civilian employees from the US Department of Defense, and you get the world's largest employer: 3.2 million employees, according to the World Economic Forum. Take a look at some of the things the military has been doing in the past month.

Sales and Excise Taxes

After Killing Currency, Modi Takes a Leap With India’s Biggest-Ever Tax Overhaul

The new system will replace a welter of taxes from around the country that were seen as a major impediment to growth. But will it be any simpler?

Hockey player's life changed in 11 seconds


CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-MetLife board approves Brighthouse spinoff

June 29 (Reuters) - MetLife Inc on Thursday came a step closer to spinning off its U.S. retail life insurance and annuity business after the company's board of directors approved the plan, it said on Thursday.

Military diet: 3-day diet or dud?

Looking for an easy diet to lose a quick few pounds? If you're searching on the Internet, chances are you've stumbled on something called the "military diet."


Pens, lipstick, opium among banned items at China's Hong Kong military base

HONG KONG (Reuters) - For the thousands of Chinese soldiers stationed in Hong Kong, the pen, it appears, is mightier than the sword.


China builds new military facilities on South China Sea islands: think tank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has built new military facilities on islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Thursday, a move that could raise tensions with Washington, which has accused Beijing of militarizing the vital waterway.


MetLife board approves Brighthouse spinoff, sets effective date

(Reuters) - MetLife Inc on Thursday came a step closer to spinning off its U.S. retail life insurance and annuity business after the company's board of directors approved the plan, it said on Thursday.


MetLife board OKs Brighthouse spinoff, sets effective date

June 29 (Reuters) - MetLife Inc on Thursday came a step closer to spinning off its U.S. retail life insurance business after the company's board of directors approved the plan, it said on Thursday.


BRIEF-MetLife board of directors approves spin-off of Brighthouse Financial

* MetLife board of directors approves spin-off of Brighthouse Financial

Opinion: 7 ways the iPhone has made life worse

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. For hundreds of millions of us, this device -- just 4 ounces when introduced -- has come to dominate our lives. Now we can find seemingly any answer to anything with a few taps of the thumb and forefinger. Everything from dinner to a date is now just a click away, and you can procure both of those while simultaneously talking on a conference call -- and riding the train, of course.


Foreign medics give children life-saving surgery in Libya's Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A team of foreign doctors has arrived the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi to carry out heart surgery on at least 30 young children during a month-long flying visit to a country where healthcare is in tatters.


Iraqi forces capture historic Mosul mosque where Islamic State declared 'caliphate': military

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured on Thursday the wrecked historic mosque of Mosul in which Islamic State proclaimed its self-styled "caliphate" three years ago, an Iraqi military statement said.


Australia, United States begin their biggest joint military exercise

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and the United States began their biggest ever joint military exercises on Thursday, a show of force, largely at sea, aimed at sending a message both to allies and potential foes, including China.

A day in the life of Venezuelans

A daily struggle has become the new normal for Venezuelans. Economic and political turmoil regularly send thousands into the streets to protest, both for and against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, sometimes with deadly results.


BRIEF-Lifewatch: BioTelemetry holds 96.5% of share capital of Lifewatch

* BIOTELEMETRY HOLDS 17,831,214 LIFEWATCH SHARES, CORRESPONDING TO 96.50% OF VOTING RIGHTS AND SHARE CAPITAL OF LIFEWATCH Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)


House panel wants to know how climate change impacts the military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon on Wednesday to produce a report on climate change and its effects on the military.


Brother of Ohio pastor shot dead during service gets 31 years to life

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio man convicted of fatally shooting his brother, a pastor, during a Sunday morning church service in 2016 was sentenced on Wednesday to 31 years to life in prison, prosecutors said.


Financial adviser sentenced to four years for bilking NBA's Tim Duncan

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A wine industry businessman and financial manager was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday for defrauding millions of dollars from former National Basketball Association star Tim Duncan.

Man gets life for murder of toddler found in trash bag

Michael McCarthy was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with parole eligibility in 20 years for the murder of Bella Bond, the 2-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bag near Boston two years ago.

Elephants make once-in-a-lifetime move

Conservationists are moving 500 elephants from two overcrowded wildlife parks in southern Malawi to another in the north of the country. The once-in-a-lifetime transfer program aims to repopulate Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, which has been badly hit by poachers.


South Sudan deports three U.S. citizens who served in military

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - South Sudan has deported three U.S. citizens, two of whom served in the military and a third who deserted, U.S. and South Sudanese officials said on Wednesday, another chapter in an unusual tale of unofficial foreign interventions in the country.