PM Cameron resumes holiday after crisis meetings on beheading video
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday resumed his
Atlanta hospital to discuss discharge of 2 Americans who were brought there with Ebola virus
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta hospital to discuss discharge of 2 Americans who were brought there with Ebola virus.
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ATLANTA (AP) — Aid group president: American infected with Ebola virus in west Africa has recovered.
Survey indicates eurozone growing slowly
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A survey of business activity indicates the economy in the 18-country eurozone slowed but still grew modestly in August.
Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonalds
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies are reporting that the countrys food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonalds restaurants in the Urals after safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.
Former Va. governor to address marriage at trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond.
Israeli air strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza
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Earliest evidence of snail-eating
Palaeolithic humans in Spain began eating snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbours, a study reveals.
US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat
US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.
Hanged India girls' 'rape' in doubt
A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India concludes they were not sexually assaulted.
VIDEO: Cycling cities: Delhi and Amsterdam
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Amsterdam and Delhi.
Prabowo supporters rally at court
Indonesian police fire tear gas at supporters of former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto ahead of a verdict on his challenge to the results of Julys poll.
HP's sales inch up but profit falls
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard has reported a sharp fall in profit despite a rise in revenue helped by improved computer sales.
Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Irelands best known presenters, dies after a long illness.
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Searching for suspected British jihadi
An international manhunt is under way for the fighter shown in a video of the beheading of journalist James Foley -- and its focus is on Britain.
Brantly's blood tests are negative
Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola in West Africa, will be released from an Atlanta hospital today, spokesman Vince Dollard said.
Are myths making outbreak worse?
More than 1,200 people have died as the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola takes hold in West Africa, but despite information campaigns, fear is spreading even more quickly than the virus itself.
Glimmer of hope in outbreak
Three health care workers who were given the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp in Liberia have shown very positive signs of recovery, the Liberian Ministry of Health said Tuesday.
How Ebola got out of control
CNNs Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes how the Ebola virus can spread and why so many people have become infected.
St. Louis police chief defends shooting
The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling Shoot me, as two armed police officers approach him.
Slovakia's 'Blood Countess'
With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a starring role in a Gothic horror film.
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Bodies of three climbers recovered from Mt. Rainier
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Tibetan rights group claims five dead after unarmed protesters shot by Chinese police
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'A BLACK MAN' Holder says he understands 'mistrust' of Ferguson cops
Source says Ferguson cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael BrownVIDEO: Is prosecutor in Michael Brown case biased? VIDEO: Trayvon Martins father speaks out about Michael Brown case KURTZ: What if media just pulled the plug
Friend of Boston bombing suspect expected to plead guilty to obstruction of justice
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ISIS threatened journalist's death, pushed for ransom in emails to family
THE CEO OF Global Post, the news agency that employed journalist James Foley, above, says that Islamic militants threatened to kill the journalist in a vitriolic email to his family last week, while earlier missives reportedly contained demands for a
QUICK STRIKE Hamas says Israel kills 3 commanders in Gaza attack
Hamas military chief believed killed by Israeli airstrike, sources say
Earthquakes near Iceland volcano cause eruption concerns
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U.S. staged secret operation into Syria in failed bid to rescue Americans
U.S. Special Operations forces staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans being held in Syria by Islamic State militants, according to senior Obama administration officials. Read full article >>
Palestinians say Israeli airstrike targeted, missed top Hamas commander in Gaza Strip
JERUSALEM — Palestinians on Wednesday accused Israel of attempting to assassinate the top Hamas military commander in the Gaza Strip as the hopes for a cease-fire were dashed by a day-long exchange of taunts and threats, alongside escalating rocket fire
WorldViews: U.N.: Iraq crisis most rapidly intensifying humanitarian disaster in recent memory
The United Nations refugee agency launched a land, air and sea aid push to address the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, one that the organization says is one of the worst it has seen in recent years. About 100 tons of supplies
Afghanistan orders expulsion of New York Times reporter
KABUL — Afghanistan on Wednesday ordered a New York Times reporter to leave the country within 24 hours after he refused to identify sources for an article he wrote about a plan by unnamed officials to seize power if the
Photojournalist held in Iran is released on bail, but Washington Post reporter still held
A photojournalist arrested in Iran alongside Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife was released on bail Wednesday, a family source said. Separately, the State Department said U.S. officials raised the arrest and detention of The Post’s Tehran bureau
Accent of James Foley’s executioner prompts a reckoning in Britain
LONDON — The beheading of an American journalist by an extremist with a London accent prompted deep reckoning among Britons on Wednesday over the particularly vicious role their countrymen are playing in the destabilization of the Middle East. Read full
As Pakistan’s political crisis deepens, military leaders urge negotiated settlement
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Military leaders in Pakistan appear to be growing increasingly anxious about the standoff between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two key opposition figures seeking his resignation, adding further volatility to the country’s political crisis. Read full article
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PM Cameron resumes holiday after crisis meetings on beheading video
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday resumed his holiday in Cornwall, a day after he rushed back to London to chair emergency meetings in response to a video purported to show a man with a British
G20 edging towards deal on 'bail-in' bond cushion for banks
LONDON (Reuters) - Government leaders are expected to agree in November that the worlds top banks must issue special bonds to increase the amount of capital which can be tapped in a crisis instead of calling on taxpayers to come
Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants in Urals region: Itar-Tass
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian food safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor is conducting unscheduled checks at McDonalds restaurants in Sverdlovsk region, Itar-Tass news agency reported, citing local watchdog official Natalya Lukyantseva.
Exclusive: U.S. regulators step up warnings to banks for poor risk-spotting
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are sending some of the biggest global banks verbal warnings as they crack down on the firms poor grasp of their own weaknesses, and push for rapid improvements in risk assessment, according to two
Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailands coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.
Afghanistan gives NYT reporter 24 hours to leave country
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney Generals office said on Wednesday.
Indonesia's highest court to decide on election challenge
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesias highest court is widely expected on Thursday to uphold last months hotly contested presidential election, paving the way for Joko Widodo to take over as leader of the worlds third largest democracy.
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Two U.S. Ebola patients to be discharged
Atlanta hospital discuss the decision to release the patients during a press conference at 11 a.m.       
Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders
Israel conducted more than 20 airstrikes Wednesday.       
5 things you need to know Thursday
The biggest and must buzzworthy news to start your morning.       
Hamas says 3 senior leaders killed in Gaza strike
Israel conducted more than 20 airstrikes Wednesday.       
Rieder: Paying the ultimate price for journalism
The apparent death of photojournalist James Wright Foley underscores the risks that can accompany the craft.       
Ferguson enjoys night of relative calm for first time since teen's death
AG Holder promises thorough and fair probe of Brown killing.       
Mich. cleric popular with Islamic State owes $250K
Ahmad Jebril owes money for restitution and other costs from fraud convictions.       
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Nelly Discusses His 'Broken' Hometown With Holder
Rapper Nelly spoke to Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday, telling him that changes must be made to rebuild community trust in Ferguson, Missouri.
Ebola Patient to Be Released From Atlanta Hospital
Dr. Kent Brantly was working with Christian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse in West Africa when he fell ill with Ebola.
Terror Spree: Who Are the Extremists That Killed Foley?
Foley, a 40-year-old American journalist held in Syria since 2012, was beheaded by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS.
MH370 Hunters Map Underwater Area Twice Size of N.J.
Investigators said they have mapped two-thirds of an area the size of West Virginia where they think the Boeing 777s wreckage might be.
Ferguson Cops Sued Over 2011 Alleged Wrongful Death
The Ferguson Police Department was hit with two federal lawsuits over the alleged wrongful death of a man that had been tasered, NBC News confirmed.
Take a Look at James Foley's Finest Reporting
Although he was killed by ISIS, Jims quest to chronicle modern war lives on through his journalism. Heres a sampling of his work for GlobalPost.
Internet Invaders: What Exactly Is a Troll?
Trolls are more than just characters in fairy tales. Theyve been stirring up trouble in the comments section of many websites.
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Battle for Senate Control Puts a Spotlight on Alaska
For all Alaska’s size and geographic complexity, the two men seeking to win the state’s potentially pivotal Senate race will succeed or fail on the basis of a firm handshake, and the hard-to-describe quality of being genuinely Alaskan.
Analysis: Mo’ne Davis’s Little League World Series Run Draws Appreciation
Mo’ne Davis and her Philadelphia team lost to Las Vegas, 8-1, at the Little League World Series, but she has inspired a wide following in athletics and elsewhere.
DealBook: Texas Car Lender Is Accused of Distortion in Subprime Inquiry
First Investors Financial Services Group is accused of giving credit reporting agencies flawed data about thousands of car buyers.
Three Young Actors Bring ‘This Is Our Youth’ to Broadway
Eighteen years after it was first staged, “This Is Our Youth,” Kenneth Lonergan’s caustic study of dissolute young adults, reaches Broadway.
In Raid to Save Foley and Other Hostages, U.S. Found None
A Special Operations team failed to rescue the journalist James Foley and other Americans held in Syria during a secret mission earlier this summer.
ISIS Pressed for Ransom Before Killing Journalist
The militants pressed the United States to provide several million dollars for the release of James Foley, a journalist killed in retaliation for recent airstrikes, sources say.
From Missouri to Syria, Journalists Are Becoming Targets
Reporters, editors and those who monitor the freedom of the press describe a harsh environment for reporters, in the United States and abroad.
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Bank of America Expected to Pay a Record $16.65 Billion Fine
$7 billion of it will go to consumers faced with financial hardship
Thailand’s Military Ruler Has Been Appointed Prime Minister
There wasnt exactly a lot of opposition
Blood Transfusions Could Reduce Strokes in Kids With Sickle-Cell Anemia
The risk of a stroke can be cut by more than half
Some See Qatar’s Hand in Collapse of Gaza Talks
An official from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Fatah movement suggested on Wednesday that Qatar torpedoed the peace talks
Israeli Air Strike Kills 3 Senior Hamas Leaders
Israel says the air strikes are in response to a resumption of Hamas rocket fire that on Tuesday scuttled a six-day cease-fire
Little League Sensation Mo’ne Davis Benched After Giving Up 3 Runs
But don’t count her out just yet
Judge Rules That Shakira’s Hit Song ‘Loca’ Broke Copyright Laws
Damages have yet to be fixed
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Eric Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson
To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.
2 phony repairmen charged in burglary of 92-year-old Bellport woman's home, police say
Police have charged two men with burglarizing a Bellport womans home last week after they were let into her house while pretending to be chimney cleaners.
James Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress
For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. Its equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new
Mo'ne Davis takes loss for Philadelphia against Las Vegas in Little League World Series
Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mone Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series on Wednesday night.
Mo'ne Davis pulled in third inning of Little League World Series game vs. Las Vegas
Philadelphias Mone Davis, the first girl pitcher to win a game at the Little League World Series, was pulled in the third inning Wednesday night after allowing three runs to Las Vegas.
Christopher Finazzo, ex-Aeropostale bigwig, gets 8 years for taking $25M in kickbacks
Former Aeropostale bigwig Christopher Finazzo of Garden City was sentenced to eight years in prison in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday for taking $25 million in kickbacks from a Calverton T-shirt maker in return for funneling $350 million in
Salvage yard owner pleads guilty ot misdemeanor in dumping
A Glen Cove salvage yard owner pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor Wednesday, settling a felony environmental crimes case that began with authorities accusing him of illegally dumping thousands of gallons of toxins at his business near a ballfield.
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