Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders, employees
DALLAS (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended the group's outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization. ...
Boy Scouts of America lifts blanket ban on gay adult leaders
DALLAS (Reuters) - The national governing body of the Boy Scouts of America voted on Monday to lift the group's outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees, dismantling a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization. ...
Colorado movie gunman's sister sobs, says she still loves him
DENVER (Reuters) - The younger sister of Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes testified at his trial for the first time on Monday, telling jurors who will decide his fate that the murders were completely out of character, and she still loves him. ...
U.S. softens view of Malaysia, Cuba in human trafficking report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States took Malaysia off its list of worst offenders in human trafficking on Monday, removing a potential barrier to a signature Asia-Pacific trade pact despite opposition from human rights groups and nearly 180 U.S. lawmakers. ...
Fiat Chrysler could spend billions to buy back unrepaired trucks
DETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could pay billions of dollars to buy back defective trucks as part of a settlement with U.S. safety regulators, but has the option to recover costs by reselling vehicles once they are repaired. ...
Colorado massacre trial jurors quizzed over Lafayette shooting
DENVER (Reuters) - The judge in the Colorado movie massacre trial asked jurors on Monday if they saw reports of last week's deadly shooting at a Louisiana cinema, and whether they could remain impartial as they decide the fate of Aurora gunman James Holmes. ...
Colorado massacre trial jurors quizzed over Lafayette shooting
DENVER (Reuters) - The judge in the Colorado movie massacre trial asked jurors on Monday if they saw reports of last week's deadly shooting at a Louisiana cinema, and whether they could remain impartial as they decide the fate of Aurora gunman James Holmes. ...
Teva to buy Allergan generic business for $40.5 billion, drops Mylan bid
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will pay $40.5 billion in cash and stock for Allergan’s generic drugs business, solidifying Teva's position as the world's No. 1 maker of generics while freeing Allergan to focus on branded drugs, paying down debt and potential "transformational" acquisitions. ...
Greek creditors seek third wave of reforms before loan
BRUSSELS/ATHENS (Reuters) - International creditors want Greece to enact a third wave of politically sensitive reforms before they will release any money to keep the near bankrupt country afloat under a third bailout they began negotiating on Monday. ...
Chinese shares tumble 8.5 percent in biggest one-day drop since 2007
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese shares slid more than 8 percent on Monday as an unprecedented government rescue plan to prop up valuations ran out of steam, throwing Beijing's efforts to stave off a deeper crash into doubt. ...
Teva to buy Allergan generic drug business for $40.5 billion, drops Mylan bid
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has agreed to buy Allergan Plc's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion in a cash and stock deal that will turn the Israeli company into one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms. ...
U.S. upgrades Malaysia, Cuba in human trafficking report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States upgraded Malaysia in an annual report on human trafficking on Monday, despite calls by human rights groups and nearly 180 U.S. lawmakers to keep the Southeast Asian country on a list of worst offenders for failing to suppress trafficking. ...
Teva to buy Allergan generic drug business for $40.5 billion, drops Mylan bid
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has agreed to buy Allergan Plc's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion in a cash and stock deal that will turn the Israeli company into one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms. ...
Chinese shares tumble 8.5 percent in biggest one-day drop since 2007
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese shares tumbled more than 8 percent on Monday as an unprecedented government rescue plan to prop up valuations abruptly ran out of steam, throwing the viability of Beijing's efforts to stave off a deeper crash into doubt. ...
Yemen truce stumbles, shelling reported in north and south
SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - Residents and Saudi media said Yemen's Houthi militia had continued fighting across Yemen on Monday despite a ceasefire announcement by Saudi-led forces fighting to restore the elected Gulf-backed president. ...
Yemen truce stumbles, shelling reported in north, south
DUBAI (Reuters) - A ceasefire struggled to take hold in Yemen on Monday, with multiple breaches reported by residents and pro-government media in Aden and other contested districts in the south, centre and north of the volatile Arabian peninsula country. ...
Turkey arrests dozens more in sweep against Islamic State, Kurdish militants
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained dozens more suspected Islamic State and Kurdish militants in early morning raids on Monday, local media said, amid a crackdown on the armed groups and air strikes in Syria and Iraq. ...
Turkey arrests dozens more in sweep against Islamic State, Kurdish militants
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained dozens more suspected Islamic State and Kurdish militants in early morning raids on Monday, local media said, amid a crackdown on the armed groups and air strikes in Syria and Iraq. ...
China stocks plunge, suffer biggest one-day loss since Feb 2007
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China stocks plunged more than 8 percent, their biggest one-day drop in more than eight years, as a government-triggered rebound petered out amid profit-taking, concerns over economic health and fears of an end to Beijing's inclination toward looser monetary policies. ...
Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Iraq after soldiers killed: sources
DIYARBAKIR/ANKARA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security sources said, in a campaign that could end its peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). ...