A 16-year-old participating in a summer training camp was hoisting a large log overhead with four other boys when the log fell. [Source]
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Sunday against a swift abandonment of diesel cars after a series of emissions scandals, saying the fuel is still needed if climate change targets are to be met.
(Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the comedic legend who teamed up with Dean Martin and before starring in his own series of slapstick movies during the 1950s, died at his Las Vegas home at age 91, Variety and other news outlets reported on Sunday.
AMMAN (Reuters) - Three Lebanese soldiers were killed and one was critically wounded on Sunday when their armoured vehicle hit a landmine in an area along the Lebanese-Syrian border, a security source said.
(Reuters) - Dick Gregory, a comedian who lambasted racism and played a prominent role in the 1960s civil rights movement after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, died on Saturday at age 84, his son said.
Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died Saturday at the age of 84, his son said on Gregory's official social media pages. Dick Gregory died in Washington, Christian Gregory said, without giving details.
LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran British television presenter and entertainer Bruce Forsyth, who appeared for decades on a string of Saturday night primetime shows, has died at the age of 89, the BBC reported on Friday.
BRASILIA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Brazil will ask the World Trade Organization on Friday to set up a dispute settlement panel to rule on its complaint that Canada has hurt Brazil's commercial jet industry by subsidizing CSeries planes made by Bombardier Inc, the foreign ministry said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it was placing electric vehicles at the center of its product strategy - one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car as it seeks to catch up to Tesla and other rivals.
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish coach Judy Murray, a driving force in British tennis and mother of world number one Andy and Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Jamie, has shaped the two most successful players Britain has produced in decades.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police killed 32 people in dozens of anti-drug operations in a province north of the capital, Manila, in the single deadliest day of President Rodrigo Duterte's unrelenting war on drugs.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear to have died on Tuesday as the House adjourned and ended its special legislative session.
(Reuters) - Former long jumper Marquise Goodwin, who is now a wide receiver for the San Francsico 49ers, was handed a one-year ban by USADA on Tuesday for not providing his whereabouts for drug testing but the NFL player said he no longer competes in athletics.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli television report said on Tuesday that Iran is building a facility in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, and showed satellite images it said were of the site under construction.
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Tuesday, as rescue operations continued and morgues struggled to find space for all the dead.
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Rescue workers have uncovered nearly 400 bodies so far from a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, its chief coroner Seneh Dumbuya told Reuters on Tuesday.
Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old bodybuilder, was found unconscious on June 19 in her Mandurah, Western Australia, apartment, according to CNN affiliate Australia News 7. Days later, Hefford was pronounced dead. Only after her death did her family learn that Hefford, the mother of a 7-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son, had a rare genetic disorder that prevented her body from properly metabolizing her high-protein diet.
KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - A six-month-old girl has died in Kenya, her doctor told Reuters on Tuesday, after her parents said she was teargassed and clubbed by police in a security crackdown after last week's disputed election.
NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The margin of investors who are bearish on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries over those who are bullish on them grew to its highest in five weeks, JPMorgan's latest client survey showed on Tuesday. Benchmark Treasury yields fell to six-week lows last week due to safe-haven buying spurred by fears of an imminent military showdown between the United States and North Korea over the latter's goal to target the U.S. mainland with nuclear weapons. Since the weekend,
BERLIN (Reuters) - German efforts to overcome a diesel scandal were dealt a blow on Tuesday after prosecutors widened a Volkswagen probe and a key environmental group said steps proposed by automakers to cut pollution remained inadequate.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany must eventually follow other European countries in banning new diesel cars from the roads, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, conceding for the first time that diesel's days were numbered in the wake of the emissions scandals.
(Reuters) - A broad trough of low pressure southwest of the Cape Verde Islands has a 20 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the oil-trading community, the fall of hedge fund manager Andy Hall signaled a heavy blow, but while commodity funds continue to shutter their doors, some are finding other...
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese military aircraft carried out two rounds of drills around Taiwan at the weekend, flying past its southern tip and then around its north near Japan, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said.
GUAM (Reuters) - Fourteen minutes is not long to prepare for a potential catastrophe. That's the estimated time taken from a launch of a mid-range ballistic missile in North Korea until impact on Guam, where residents seem resigned to the belief that their fate is out of their control.
BEDMINSTER, NJ (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he was being sarcastic when he thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for saving the United States money by ordering cuts in U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal, who last year was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday, aged 113, local news media reports said.
SAO PAULO, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Brazilian food processor BRF SA will introduce a discount brand in its home market, executives said on Friday, as the end of antitrust restrictions in July allows it to target a niche that has grown during the country's recession.
Several key congressional leaders say they have yet to hear from the White House on the administration's North Korea strategy as President Donald Trump has ratcheted up his rhetoric threatening "fire and fury" against Pyongyang.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump was being "sarcastic" when he thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for saving the United States money by ordering cuts in U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia, NBC News reported, citing the White House spokeswoman.
BERLIN, Aug 11 (Reuters) - German politicians and car company bosses will hold a second diesel summit after they agreed at a first meeting to overhaul engine software on 5.3 million diesel cars, a government spokesman said on Friday, though he did not name a date.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Kevin Kisner birdied two of his first three holes to reach six under par, snapping a tie with overnight co-leader Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark as the second round of the PGA Championship got underway on Friday.
Political upset and change -- the twin themes dominating Western politics of late -- have led to Britain's voting to leave the EU, the election of Donald Trump and, most recently, in Emmanuel Macron's ascendancy to the ElysÃ©e Palace in France.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is taking necessary measures along its 150 km (90 mile) border with the Syrian province of Idlib, where jihadists linked to a former al Qaeda affiliate have taken control, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday.
MANILA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines' northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools.
(Reuters) - A high-school football player on New York's Long Island was killed on Thursday when he was struck in the head by a log his teammates were carrying on the field during a conditioning drill, police said.
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug 10 (Reuters) - Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline vowed on Thursday to block construction of the controversial project if Nebraska regulators approve the proposed route later this year.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan Jewish congregation known as the oldest in the United States must face a lawsuit claiming it illegally fired a employee after learning she was 19 weeks pregnant when she married, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.
NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) - A Manhattan Jewish congregation known as the oldest in the United States must face a lawsuit claiming it illegally fired a employee after learning she was 19 weeks pregnant when she married, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.
DENVER (Reuters) - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Taylor Swift testified on Thursday she was subjected to a "very long" and "intentional" grope by a Colorado disc jockey who appeared to be drunk during a photo session four years ago.
DENVER (Reuters) - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Taylor Swift testified on Thursday she was subjected to a "very long" and "intentional" grope by a Colorado disc jockey during a photo session four years ago.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Ford said German motor authorities were investigating a diesel-engined model of its mid-sized Mondeo car, adding that none of its cars was equipped with illegal emissions cheating software.
BERLIN, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Ford said German motor authorities were investigating a diesel-engined model of its mid-sized Mondeo car, adding that none of its cars was equipped with illegal emissions cheating software.
RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed forces now have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa, a Syrian Kurdish commander said, but he predicted that driving the militants out could take up to four months.
To some people, the word "neurotic" can conjure images of a certain type of psychotherapy: Woody Allen types splayed out on long divans, with Freudian therapists sitting coolly behind them, asking vague questions about Oedipal complexes.
(Reuters) - A Florida state regulator on Wednesday ordered the closure of two Orlando daycare centers two days after the death of a three-year-old boy who was left for hours by an employee in a van on a hot day.
BASHIQA, Iraq (Reuters) - Yazidi men and boys in the town of Bashiqa north east of Mosul are rebuilding a shrine destroyed by Islamic State as they wait for the return of women from their community taken captive years ago by the jihadists.
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's plan to plunge into a crowded streaming services market, dominated by pioneer Netflix Inc , could bring some initial pain, but the strength of the company's content is expected to help it pull through in the long run.
(Reuters) - Singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, the "Rhinestone Cowboy" who went on a farewell tour to play hits such as "Wichita Lineman" and "Gentle on My Mind" before Alzheimer's disease robbed him of talents, died on Tuesday at the age of 81.
(Reuters) - A three-year-old boy died after being left for hours in a Florida daycare van, and criminal charges are pending against the worker who transported him in the vehicle, officials said on Tuesday.
Glen Campbell, the upbeat guitarist from Delight, Arkansas, whose smooth vocals and down-home manner made him a mainstay of music and television for decades, has died, his family announced on Facebook on Tuesday. He was 81.
(Reuters) - Veteran Broadway actress Barbara Cook, known for her prolific career in musicals and cabaret and her soprano vocals, died on Tuesday from respiratory failure, her representative said. She was 89.
BARCELONA, Spain Aug 8 (Reuters) - Spain's Balearic Islands will from Tuesday penalise landlords for illegally renting apartments to tourists with fines of up to 40,000 euros ($47,228) amid a backlash against the effects of mass tourism across the country.
LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Emerging market shares shrugged off disappointing Chinese trade data on Tuesday that clouded an otherwise bright outlook for global growth, while South Africaâ€™s rand steadied ahead of a no-confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen will knock 5,000 euros ($5,905) off the price of new Golf model cars for buyers trading in an older diesel model, German daily Bild reported on its website, citing no sources.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp unveiled plans for the world's first commercial gasoline engine using compression ignition, placing traditional engines at the center of its strategy days after saying it would develop electric cars with Toyota Motor Corp.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The man who dressed in a rubber suit to play the original Godzilla, crashing through Japanese cities and destroying them with swipes of his massive tail, has died at the age of 88, film company Toho said on Tuesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp said it would launch a new engine in 2019 that it says would be the world's first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition, unveiling a plan that places traditional engines at the center of its longer-term strategy.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Noru raked Japan's main island of Honshu with heavy rains and strong winds on Tuesday, despite being downgraded to a tropical storm, flooding rivers and prompting the evacuation of thousands at one point, but staying well away from Tokyo.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen, whose Singapore permanent residence status was revoked after the government identified him as being an agent of foreign influence, said on Tuesday he had appealed the decision to expel him.
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Chantek, a male orangutan who was among the first apes to learn sign language, could clean his room and memorized the way to a fast-food restaurant, died on Monday at age 39, Zoo Atlanta said.
A vocal minority of Asian-Americans are collaborating with white conservative advocates to tear down affirmative action, perceiving it as a hindrance to greater Asian-American admission into colleges. And they're being recruited as the plaintiffs of choice for conservative lawsuits against elite educational institutions like Harvard.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - An 11-year-old Boy Scout aboard a sailboat that hit a power line and killed two other boys on an east Texas lake over the weekend died on Monday, a Texas Parks and Wildlife spokesman said.
MUNICH (Reuters) - Munich prosecutors said on Monday that Audi as a corporation had become part of a probe into diesel emissions manipulation that to date has targeted individuals, which could lead to fines or the seizure of profits.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A slow-moving but weakening Typhoon Noru, at one point the strongest storm in the world this year, approached the main islands of Japan on Sunday, leaving two people dead and prompting evacuation advisories to be issued for hundreds of thousands.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government launched a review on how best to reduce long-term energy bills for households and business on Sunday, prompted in part by concern that high electricity costs could damage industrial competitiveness.
LONDON (Reuters) - South Africa's Luvo Manyonga won the World Championship long jump title on Saturday to make up for the disappointment of missing out on a gold medal in last year's Olympics by one centimeter.
ZURICH, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Switzerland will demand that German automakers treat Swiss customers the same as German buyers of diesel cars being fixed to cut pollution, the head of the Swiss road transport agency said.
Aug 4 (Reuters) - Energy Transfer Partners LP said on Friday sabotage or an accident might have caused diesel to get into drilling fluid that spilled into an Ohio wetland during construction of its Rover natural gas pipeline, but opponents of the project disagreed with the sabotage theory.
Aug 4 (Reuters) - Regions Financial Corp said the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York is investigating the bank's relationship with a former customer who may have been involved in criminal activity.
DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG executive Oliver Schmidt pleaded guilty on Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit in connection with a massive diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $25 billion.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Around 150 miners were being evacuated from Alrosa's underground diamond mine Mir in eastern Siberia where water broke into on Friday, Russian news agencies cited the Emergencies Ministry as saying.
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, expressed frustration with the Russia investigation and appeared to brush off a CNN report Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller is exploring financial records related to the President and his associates' ties to Russia.
Dino Curcio, a fugitive wanted for sexual assault of a minor, has been captured in a Chicago-area village days after being profiled on "The Hunt with John Walsh," the US Marshals Service said in a news release.
(Reuters) - A complex area of disturbed weather, associated with a broad low pressure system, extending from about 400 miles (645 km) south to about 600 miles (965 km) southwest of Cabo Verde Islands off West Africa has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next two days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.
GAZA (Reuters) - For decades, Palestinians have dreamed of having their own port on the Mediterranean, from where they could sail the world. Instead, they are making do with a wooden ship run aground...
(Reuters) - The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has passed 19 criteria on the Roadmap to Compliance but plenty of roadblocks remain, with 12 hurdles still to clear before reinstatement, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Wednesday.
Aug 2 (Reuters) - Mondelez International Inc on Wednesday named the head of Canadian frozen foods maker McCain Foods to succeed long-time chief as the snack firm battles declining profits and activist investors.
(Reuters) - Wayde van Niekerk, the athlete identified by Usain Bolt as the next trailblazer for global athletics, was adamant on Wednesday that he was not afraid to take over the responsibility of being the face of his sport.
BERLIN, Aug 2 (Reuters) - German politicians and carmakers have reached an agreement to cut inner-city pollution to avert bans of diesel vehicles, a source close to a crisis meeting said on Wednesday.
* Investors hold breath ahead of Czech rate meet on Thursday * Czech rate hike would be first in region since 2013 * Hungary central bank keeps dovish stance * Forint retreats from highs on central bank minutes By Krisztina Than and Jason Hovet BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The crown steadied on Wednesday near one-month lows reached in overnight trade against the euro due to positioning ahead of a likely interest rate hike at the Czech central bank's (CNB) meeting
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Burning coal for power looks set to remain the backbone of Germany's energy supply for decades yet, an apparent contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel's ambitions for Europe's biggest economy to be a role model in tackling climate change.
By Sandor Peto and Jason Hovet BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The crown steadied on Wednesday near one-month lows reached in overnight trade against the euro due to positioning ahead of a likely interest rate hike at the Czech central bank's (CNB) meeting on Thursday. A rise in the Czech benchmark rate, which is currently the lowest in Central Europe at 0.05 percent, would be the first tightening in the region since 2013 and the first in Prague for almost a decade. Other cent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday said it would allow expedited construction of security-related barriers and roads along the nation's southern border with Mexico near San Diego, waiving environmental and other related laws.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government will not force the auto industry to make costly engine retrofits to cut emissions but will accept software updates for around 2 million diesel cars at a meeting on Wednesday, industry and government sources said on Tuesday.