Summary Firefighters arrived to find a mattress in a bedroom had caught fire, but the blaze was out by the time they arrived, he said. The age of the child who was injured was not immediately released. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Summary GLASGOW: 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai kept his reputation intact by clinching the gold medal before Gagan Narang and Gurpal Singh claimed a silver each to continue the shooters' heroics while young Vikas Thakur overcame pain to bag silver in weightlifting on the fifth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Monday. The 26-year-old Rai, world number 4 in the event, gave ample display of his class by taking the honour in the men's 50 m pistol event as the Indian shooters continued to dominate the ranges. Gurpal Singh also took the spotlight with his silver-winning effort in the same event while Narang, taking part for the first time in the 50 m rifle prone event, had to be content with a silver as the shooters did the bulk of the medal shopping during the day.
Summary LOS ANGELES -- A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Sterling, a lawyer who made a fortune as a landlord, has filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court against the NBA and he sued his wife, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the league in state court. Lawyers for Shelly Sterling and Ballmer had urged the judge to let the sale go through because it was in the best interest of the family trust.
Summary A minor move might still be in play, but with the team's biggest trade chips -- Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman -- both contributing at the major-league level, a blockbuster seems all but out of the question as the organization aims for its first post-season berth in more than 20 years. In the bullpen, where the struggles of Steve Delabar and Sergio Santos have left the Jays wanting for a late-inning, right-handed power arm, Sanchez has ably stepped in and Brandon Morrow could eventually join him. So perhaps the Jays will fill their holes internally and the biggest second-half additions will be the returns of Lind, Brett Lawrie and Edwin Encarnacion from the disabled list.
Summary Conservatives Republicans and liberal Democrats have dug in their heels on immigration and Glenn Beck has picked his side. "I have to tell you, I'm gravely concerned because I don't think we're going to win this immigration battle," Beck said on his radio show Monday. "I really don't. I think it's going to go the way it always does. Because they're (liberals) going to win the PR battle. And the president is going to change the subject and he's going to make it about impeachment."
Summary Coldplay have donated PS10,000 (EU12,600) to a fan suffering from Motor Neurone Disease and they also dedicated a song to him at their recent Royal Albert Hall shows. Jody is suffering from MND and is fundraising for research. A friend wrote a letter Coldplay explaining his illness and the band invited Duff to their second show at London's Royal Albert Hall earlier this month.
Summary Monday was the second day in a row that fighting prevented Australian investigators from getting to the MH17 crash site. Ms Bishop said she and Mr Timmermans would meet with President Poroshenko and other Ukrainian politicians overnight on Monday to seek assurances the Ukrainian military action did not compromise the search effort and abided by the UN Security Council resolution that called for a ceasefire. In a subsequent interview on the ABC's 7.30, Ms Bishop said the situation on the ground near the crash site was fluid, with the Ukrainian government taking more ground in the last 24 hours.
Summary The room was already full at Trades Hall in Carlton on a cold July night, but the floors creaked with people still walking in. For several weeks, incoming shipments sold out well before they arrived. So, at the Trades Hall meeting to discuss the book - notwithstanding the absence of the author - the audience was particularly attentive.
Summary BEIJING (Reuters) - China should boost imports of food so it can dedicate more of its scarce water supplies to energy production, especially in arid but coal-rich regions like Xinjiang and Ningxia, a senior environmental official said on Monday. Mu Guangfeng, the head of the environment impact assessment office at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, told a conference China should open up further to overseas food supplies and put stricter limits on the consumption of water for agriculture in areas like Xinjiang.
Summary A stand-off developed between members of the travelling community after officers attended the scene. "People were saying that there were shots fired, but I spoke to gardai there and they said there were no shots fired," the man continued. "There was a fist fight and there were weapons involved."
Summary It is a persistent belief among many in the political and media . establishments, fed by decades of right-wing propaganda, that the United States is a "center-right nation" that finds progressives to be far too liberal for mainstream positions of power. . This decision was a direct result of the Alabama GOP's attempts to circumvent the Voting Rights Act preclearance provision, and was engineered to allow right-wing legislatures to pass voter disenfranchisement laws. According to polling by the Feldman Group , 62 percent of Americans support the Paycheck Fairness Act -- which seeks to close the gender-based wage gap -- while only 29 percent of Americans oppose the act.
Summary Singer Lorde is urging young people to be heard at this year's election. And you can bet at the next election Lorde will be lining up to cast her vote. "Voting is one of those things that I've been weirdly looking forward to for a long time, kind of like people who are like, 'I want to go to a bar for the first time'. I'm like, 'I wanna go vote', which is kind of weird of me I guess."
Summary To find out which of the nation's roughly 1,500 four-year colleges offer the most bang for your tuition buck, MONEY screened out those with a below-average graduation rate and then ranked the 665 that remained on 17 factors in three categories: educational quality, affordability, and alumni earnings provided by PayScale.com. Included: a "value added" grade that rated each college in light of the economic and academic profile of its student body and the mix of majors at that school.
Summary PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Police have charged two men in connection with a carjacking and hit-and-run crash that killed three children in North Philadelphia on Friday, July 25. The DA also revealed that former NBA player Philadelphia and 76er Charles Barkley has reached out and offered to pay for the funeral of the three children. Williams says, "I received a telephone call from Sixers legend Charles Barkley. Like most Philadelphians, many Americans and people across the world, he wanted me to know that he wanted to pay for the funeral for these three children and I put him in touch with the family so he can do that."