'A lot of pain' _ Marlins cope with Fernandez's death
Teenage surfer stable after shark attack at Australian beachCANBERRA, Australia (AP) ? A teenage surfer was in stable condition after he was bitten by a shark Monday at the same Australian beach where a Japanese surfer was fatally mauled last year, officials said.
Prescott-Wentz showdown on horizon? Well, Romo might be back
India on verge of victory in landmark 500th Test
India closed in on victory Monday in the first Test against New Zealand, with the visitors reeling at 205 for seven at lunch on the final day despite half-centuries from Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner. The Black Caps, who resumed on 93 for four after being set an unlikely 434 for victory, lost three more wickets during another tough session at Kanpur's Green Park stadium which is hosting India's 500th Test. Mitchell Santner on 57 and Ish Sodhi on two were battling against a persistent Indian bowling attack when the players broke for lunch.
U.S. network of Turkish cleric facing pressure as those at home seek help
By Julia Harte and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A network of more than 150 U.S. charter schools linked to followers of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric the Turkish government blames for instigating July?s failed coup, has come under growing financial and legal strain, according to school officials, current and former members of Gulen?s movement, and public records reviewed by Reuters. The publicly financed schools, a key source of jobs and business opportunities for U.S. members of Gulen?s global movement, have sharply slowed their expansion in recent years, public records show. The slowdown comes amid a series of government probes in more than a dozen states into allegations ranging from misuse of taxpayer funds to visa fraud.
How Russia's central bank chief held the line
By Elena Fabrichnaya and Katya Golubkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - One Thursday evening in March, Elvira Nabiullina, governor of Russia's central bank, faced down a rival in the struggle for influence inside President Vladimir Putin?s entourage. At a meeting chaired by Putin, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev sought the president?s blessing for the central bank to give 140 billion roubles ($2.2 billion) to lenders, according to a person who was briefed on the meeting by Nabiullina. Banks would use the extra money, Ulyukayev argued as he sat before Nabiullina in a Kremlin conference room, to lend to companies suffering amid Russia?s economic downturn.
Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) ? The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door. He also had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather.
Rosetta: How to end the fairytale
Once upon a time, two intrepid space adventurers called Rosetta and Philae set out from Earth to explore a comet far, far away. "I think there will be a lot of tears," European Space Agency (ESA) senior science advisor Mark McCaughrean told AFP ahead of D-Day on September 30. After two years in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, hundreds of millions of kilometres (miles) from home, Rosetta will terminate its groundbreaking deep-space mission by touching down on the icy dustball.
Obama joins stars, rivals in tributes to Arnold Palmer's legacy
The legends iconic US golfer Arnold Palmer battled and the players he inspired paid tribute to a beloved figure who spawned the modern big-money era with his charm and skill. Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, stars of a newer generation who admired "The King," and Palmer's "Big Three" rivals of the 1960s, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, were among those who mourned Palmer's death Sunday at age 87. Thanks for the memories, Arnold," Obama tweeted.
Reaction to Arnold Palmer's death Sunday