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  • Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say....
  • Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke....
  • Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves....
  • Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier....
  • Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama....
  • Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say....
  • Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier....
  • Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality
    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam....
  • Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday - battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said....
  • Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US
    BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics....
  • Target cuts annual profit outlook
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Target slashed its annual profit outlook as the retailer continues to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S....
  • Global cruise lines set sail for China
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air....
  • Lowe's 2Q profit rises as weather improves
    MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Lowe's second-quarter net income increased 10 percent, bolstered by improving weather....
  • Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square....
  • No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook....
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