Heat wave, storms continue amid flood cleanup

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Large parts of the United States faced another day of extreme weather on Sunday, with temperatures in the capital and on the Southeast coast forecast to be near or above 100 degrees F (38 degrees C) and more storms likely in the mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley regions.

Israel, U.S. sign deal to upgrade Arrow missile shield

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel and the United States have signed an agreement to make the Arrow II ballistic shield capable of shooting down missiles at a higher altitude, the Israeli Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

Ferrari fined but result stands

Ferrari are fined $100,000 for breaching sporting regulations after appearing to implement team orders, but the result of the German Grand Prix stands.

Migrants sell up and flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Nicaraguan mother Lorena Aguilar hawks a television set and a few clothes on the baking sidewalk outside her west Phoenix apartment block.

BP boss Hayward ‘negotiates exit’

BP chief Tony Hayward, widely criticised for his handling of the US oil spill, is negotiating his exit, with an announcement expected within 24 hours.

BP CEO Tony Hayward nears exit as spill work resumes

LONDON/HOUSTON (Reuters) – BP Plc has decided Chief Executive Tony Hayward should step down over his handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and his departure could be announced in the coming days, sources close to the company said on Sunday.


BP’s disastrous, but profitable, quarter

BP is set to report its second-quarter financial results on Tuesday, and by anyone’s measure it’s been a bruising period for the company.