Rockwell Collins buys B/E Aerospace for $62 per share
Battle for Mosul can shape or break Iraq further
By Samia Nakhoul, Michael Georgy and Stephen Kalin ERBIL (Reuters) - It has taken two years of training a demoralized army, backed up by the air cover and special forces of the world?s greatest powers, for Iraq to mount an offensive to recapture Mosul from Islamic State. If local fighters in Mosul can be persuaded to drop their allegiance to Islamic State, there is a chance that the battle can be brought to a more speedy conclusion, and that could have major implications for the future of Iraq. Against a background of splits and rebellions in the Islamic State ranks in Mosul, some opposing commanders believe that a successful attempt to win over those local fighters could mean the battle lasts only weeks rather than months.
Somali extremists retake town in central Somalia
UMaine professor dies conducting research in AntarcticaORONO, Maine (AP) ? A University of Maine professor has died while conducting research in Antarctica.
Gasquet beats Schwartzman to win European Open finalANTWERP, Belgium (AP) ? Third-seeded Richard Gasquet beat unseeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (4), 6-1 to win the European Open final on Sunday and clinch a 14th career title.
Man City winless run reaches 5 games with Southampton draw
MANCHESTER, England (AP) ? Manchester City failed to win for a fifth successive game in all competitions on Sunday, only avoiding a loss to Southampton when Kelechi Iheanacho produced a second-half equalizer for a 1-1 draw.
Iraq forces press Mosul assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers
Iraqi forces battled Sunday through booby-traps, sniper fire and suicide car bombs to tighten the noose around Mosul, while also hunting Islamic State group jihadists behind attacks elsewhere in the country. Kurdish forces announced a new push at dawn on Bashiqa, northeast of Mosul, where some 10,000 fighters are engaged in a huge assault to take the IS-held town. Turkey said the peshmerga had requested assistance from its soldiers at a base near Bashiqa and announced it offered support with artillery and tanks.
Burundi police arrest US reporter, local journalist
Burundi police said Sunday they had briefly arrested an American freelance journalist along with a local reporter working with her, who was still being held. "Many thanks for concerns -- I'm safe but remain extremely concerned for my Burundian colleague Gildas Yihundimpundu and our driver Pascal," Steers tweeted after her release. The pair are the latest in a long line of journalists arrested by Burundi authorities in a crackdown on the media since a crisis prompted by President Pierre Nkurunziza's disputed run for a third term in office in April 2015.
McCoy active for Buffalo at Miami despite tight hamstringBuffalo running back LeSean McCoy, the NFL's second-leading rusher, is active for Sunday's game at Miami despite leaving practice Wednesday after experiencing tightness in one of his hamstrings.
Chicago baseball fans celebrate historic Cubs win
For decades, baseball fans in Chicago have waited and hoped that the Cubs would make it to the World Series. The Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to the World Series. The streets around the baseball team's stadium Wrigley Field were quickly filled with cheering fans, many waving the team's signature "win" flag -- a big blue W on a white background.