Monday, 7:58 AM
By Karin Strohecker and Marton Dunai VIENNA/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A train carrying hundreds of migrants headed to Vienna on Monday after being held for hours at Austria's border with Hungary amid a security clampdown on trafficking gangs and efforts to apply fraying European rules intended to manage the flow of refugees. Austrian Railways had cited "overcrowding" on the train and a police spokesman in Vienna said Austria wanted to check whether any of the migrants had already asked for asylum in Hungary. A second train from Budapest remained stuck at the border.
Monday, 9:53 AM
By Richard Balmforth and Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - A national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 others protecting Ukraine's parliament were wounded by grenades hurled from a crowd of nationalist protesters on Monday as lawmakers backed reforms to give more autonomy to rebel-held areas. The violence, which Interior Minister Arsen Avakov blamed on the main nationalist party, and division in the pro-Western camp in parliament suggested President Petro Poroshenko faces an uphill battle to push through key parts of a faltering peace agreement reached in February for eastern Ukraine. ...
Monday, 5:03 AM
By Aukkarapon Niyomyat and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing issued arrest warrants on Monday for two suspects after a second weekend raid on a suburban apartment block uncovered possible bomb-making materials. Police were looking for a 26-year-old Thai woman and a foreign man in his 40s after expanding their search to a property in the city's Min Buri district.... read more
Monday, 9:52 AM
Europe's refugee and migrant crisis has escalated over the summer, leaving the continent divided over how to deal with a flood of people led by Syrians fleeing war in their homeland. A record surge in numbers, and the opening up of new routes over the Balkans in addition to the Mediterranean sea route, have prompted the EU to call a special meeting on the issue in two weeks. The situation in Syria, the origin of the largest number of refugees, has worsened because of the rise of the Islamic State extremist group and continuing civil war, so more people are fleeing.
Monday, 9:51 AM
A group of intrepid Syrian migrants have found a new, albeit long, way into Europe -- through Russia and into Norway's Arctic, some of them cycling across the border. While thousands of refugees fleeing the war-torn country are risking their lives by boarding overloaded boats to cross the Mediterranean, others have chosen to fly to Moscow before travelling north to Norway, according to Hans Mollebakken, the police chief in the Arctic town of Kirkenes. "About 150 people have crossed the border so far this year, mostly Syrians," he told AFP Monday.
Monday, 9:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) Ã¢Â€Â” Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.
Monday, 9:43 AM
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to federal court Monday but a hearing adjourned without a settlement or resolution to the "Deflate-gate" controversy, meaning a judge is expected to rule on the issue later this week. US District Judge Richard Berman had ordered the hearing for a status report on his request that sides make renewed efforts at a settlement. Goodell suspended Brady for four games over the controversy, which centered around footballs for the American Conference finals playoff game being found to be inflated below NFL minimum levels.
Monday, 8:52 AM
By Nate Raymond and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks, leaving a federal judge to resolve the issue in the coming days. Following a final round of unsuccessful private discussions, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said at a brief court hearing on Monday that he will likely decide whether to uphold or throw out the suspension within one or two days. The Patriots open their season on Sept. 10 at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Monday, 8:36 AM
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A 60-year-old man who plummeted to his death from the upper deck of the Atlanta Braves' baseball stadium on Saturday died of blunt force trauma, a medical investigator said Monday, but the cause of his fall has not been determined. Gregory Murrey fell headfirst about 40 feet (12 meters) during a sell-out game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. The Georgia man's death remains under investigation, and it could take six to eight weeks for a toxicology report to be completed, said Mark Ruffin, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office.... read more
Monday, 9:56 AM
AKRON, Ohio (AP) Ã¢Â€Â” An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to stabbing his son to death for trying to evict him for stealing money for drugs... read more
Monday, 9:55 AM
Monday, 9:54 AM
CHICAGO (AP) Ã¢Â€Â” A federal judge who returned a surprise not-guilty verdict at the trial of a Chicago lawyer charged with coaching lies says practices that prosecutors described as illegal are actually the mark of good legal work.
Monday, 9:46 AM
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, the final game in Naughty Dog's Indiana Jones-style adventure series, will hit PlayStation 4 on March 18th, 2016. We got a taste of the game right after E3 2015 with an extended, ...... read more
Monday, 9:18 AM
No. It is one of the most emotionally charged words in the human language; a word that can evoke a myriad of emotions from anger, to fear, to paralysis, to sadness, to heartbreak, to loss. One's ability to get comfortable and move through "no" is one of the biggest predictors of success. Let me tell you why "no" is one of my favorite words in...
Monday, 9:16 AM
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Monday, 9:44 AM
Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc said initial data from a small study showed that its lead stem cell therapy could improve mobility in patients paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. Shares of BioTime Inc, a company that owns nearly 70 percent of Asterias, were little changed at $3.07. Its success is a key step toward proving that embryonic stem cell research could cure diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's and serious health conditions such immune deficiencies, stroke and spinal injuries.... read more
Monday, 9:36 AM
CHICAGO (AP) -- A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found.Rates of such transplants among white patients used to far surpass those in blacks, but U.S. data on nearly 200,000 end-stage kidney disease patients shows that disparity had disappeared by 2010. Rates remained stable in 2011 and that trend likely...
Monday, 9:35 AM
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Operations to replace a knee or a hip appear to increase heart attack risk in the short term and the risk of blood clots in the long term, according to a new study. The heart attack risk falls again over time, but blood clot risk is still elevated years later, the researchers found. The reason for the elevated risks is unclear at this point, said senior author Yuqing Zhang of Boston University School of Medicine in email to Reuters Health.... read more