D.Boerse, NYSE narrow in on name as talks intensify

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext may call a merged company “DB NYSE Group,” according to two people close to the negotiations, though the companies said no name for what could…

Climate change keenly felt in Alaska’s national parks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Thawing permafrost is triggering mudslides onto a key road traveled by busloads of sightseers. Tall bushes newly sprouted on the tundra are blocking panoramic views. And glaciers are receding from convenient viewing areas, while their rapid summer melt poses new flood risks.

Egypt’s army commits to civilian rule and treaties

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s new military rulers told the nation on Saturday they were committed to civilian rule and democracy after Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow and said they would respect all treaties, a move to reassure Israel and Washington.

Need quick entry into Texas Capitol? Just get a gun permit

AUSTIN, Tex. (Reuters) – Security is newly tightened at the Texas Capitol, but plenty of gun-toting visitors can breeze right through.

New York police arrest suspected serial stabber

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A man suspected of killing four people in an overnight spree was arrested on Saturday in a Times Square subway tunnel, police said.

Police suspect silicone clogged lungs in injection death

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Philadelphia police suspect a London woman who died after a botched buttocks enhancement may have been killed when a fumbled injection filled her lung with silicone and caused a fatal embolism.