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Former NFL kicker Bironas dies in car wreck

By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - Former Tennessee Titans’ kicker Rob Bironas died late Saturday in a single vehicle car crash in Nashville, police said on Sunday. Bironas, 36, lost control of the SUV he was driving at a high rate of speed around a curve in the road, police said in a statement posted on the department’s website. The vehicle veered off the right side of the road, struck a line of trees and stopped upside down in a large culvert, police said. Bironas was taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt...

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ISIS drives thousands of Syrians across border to Turkey

Some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, seeking refuge from Islamic State militants who have barrelled through dozens of Kurdish villages in the Kobani area in northern Syria, near the Turkish border, the UN refugee agency on Sunday.

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Spain to repatriate from Sierra Leone priest diagnosed with Ebola

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain on Sunday sent a military plane to Sierra Leone to repatriate a Spanish Catholic priest working in the African country who has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the government said. Spain's health ministry said in a statement that Manuel Garcia Viejo, a member of the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios, worked in the Western city of Lunsar. He is the second Spanish priest to be diagnosed with Ebola after Miguel Pajares, also a member of San Juan de Dios, who died last...

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Relief over Scotland gives way to 'Great Stagnation' worries

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Scotland's rejection of independence and a lack of any fireworks at a Fed meeting last week have calmed investors enough to shift the focus back to what some call the "Great Stagnation", and how to avoid it. The Group of 20 leading nations, meeting at the weekend, said they were tantalizingly close to adding an extra $2 trillion to the global economy and creating millions of new jobs. But Europe's extended stagnation remains a major stumbling block and some...

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French and German visions for Europe to clash in Berlin

By Noah Barkin and Mark John BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Germany and France will try to reconcile divergent visions of how to fix Europe's economy on Monday when Manuel Valls makes his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister and holds talks with Angela Merkel. The trip comes at a watershed moment, with the region struggling to shake off the aftermath of a prolonged financial crisis that has left its citizens poorer, increasingly jobless and turning to extremist politicians for answers. ...

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Man charged with killing NFL player Peterson's son released on bond: report

(Reuters) - A South Dakota man charged last year with killing NFL star Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son has been released on $2 million bond, U.S. media reported on Saturday. Joseph Patterson was released from a South Dakota jail on Friday after the bond was posted for him, Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead said, according to the Argus Leader newspaper. His murder trial in the death of Tyrese Robert Ruffin, Peterson's son, is set to begin next month. Officials from the Minnehaha County...

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