Redstone push is on to reunite CBS and Viacom
Justices take up trademark case that could affect Redskins
Imam: Pulse shooter prayed at mosque 4 days before attackKISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) ? An imam has released video footage of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen praying in a central Florida mosque four days before the attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others on June 12.
U.S. teen's family decries 'senseless' shooting as police seek clues
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The family of a 14-year-old South Carolina boy accused of killing his father and wounding two elementary school students and a teacher lamented his actions on Thursday but gave no clues about a motive for the shooting spree a day earlier. The teenager, who was in custody and whose name has not been released, fatally shot his father, Jeffrey DeWitt Osborne, 47, on Wednesday afternoon in rural Townville, about 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Atlanta, police said. "Our entire family is absolutely shocked and saddened by the senseless actions of our son and grandson," the Osborne family said in a statement provided to The Greenville News.
London to launch inquiry into foreign property ownership - report
London's mayor Sadiq Khan will launch an inquiry into foreign ownership of property in the British capital which has helped push up housing costs, the Guardian newspaper cited him as saying on Thursday. "It's clear we need to better understand the different roles that overseas money plays in London's housing market, the scale of what's going on, and what action we can take to support development and help Londoners find a home," the Guardian quoted Khan as saying. "That's why we are commissioning the most thorough research on this matter ever undertaken in Britain ? the biggest look of its kind at this issue ? so we can figure out exactly what can be done." London property prices rose more than 12 percent in the 12 months to July after notching up annual gains of around 20 percent in mid-2014, according to official data.
More than 100 injured in New Jersey commuter train crash
A packed commuter train crashed into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour Thursday, with three people reported killed and more than 100 injured, many of them in critical condition. Michael Larson, a New Jersey transit employee, told CNN the train hit a concrete block at the end of the line with such force that it went airborne -- hitting the roof and causing it to partly collapse. Nelson said there were around 250 passengers on the train at the time of the crash, which occurred at around 9:00 am (1300 GMT), and that it was not known if there were still people trapped on board.
Train crashes into New Jersey station; more than 100 injured
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) ? A commuter train plowed into the bustling Hoboken rail station during the morning rush hour Thursday, injuring more than 100 people, some of them critically, in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said.
U.S. reviewing 'new' options on Syria, Blinken saysU.S. national security agencies are reviewing options, including some new ones, to try to end the Syrian civil war, the second-ranking U.S. diplomat said on Thursday when asked what was the U.S. "Plan B" after the apparent failure of diplomacy. "The (U.S.) president (Barack Obama) has asked all of the agencies to put forward options, some familiar, some new, that we are very actively reviewing," Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken told lawmakers.
Stocks off to quiet start as oil price surge slows
NEW YORK (AP) ? U.S. stocks are wavering between small gains and losses early Thursday as as a slide in health care and high-dividend stocks offsets gains in energy and materials companies. PepsiCo and ConAgra Foods are rising after strong quarterly earnings reports. Oil prices are little changed after a big surge a day ago, but companies that drill for oil are climbing.
Justices take up fight over refunding fees in criminal casesWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Supreme Court will decide whether people convicted of crimes but later exonerated can get a refund of court fees and other costs.