- Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at a 12-story apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the building, sending a huge fireball into the sky and wounding at least 22 people, including 11 children, witnesses and Palestinian officials said.
- Residents say assault case erodes trust in police
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Residents of a neighborhood where an Oklahoma City officer is accused of sexually assaulting women say the allegations make them distrust police.
- Libyan militia says airstrikes in capital kill 15
CAIRO (AP) — Two airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya's capital killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 on Saturday, a senior Islamist militia leader and a militia spokesman said.
- Family buries remains of veteran killed in 1952
WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — An Air Force veteran whose body lay lost in the snow of an Alaskan glacier for six decades has been buried with military honors in California.
- Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.
- Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.
- Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the current outbreak.
- Bombings kill 30 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack
BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 30 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political transition.
- Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs
DONETSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting.
- Kurds protest in Paris against Islamic State group
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of ethnic Kurds are marching in Paris to demand more international support for civilians in Iraq facing assaults by Islamic State militants.
- Correction: Ebola story
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about new cases of Ebola in Nigeria, The Associated Press reported erroneously in headlines that deaths from Ebola in Liberia topped 1,000. Deaths did not top 1,000 in Liberia, but cases of Ebola in Liberia did.
- As evangelist opens US crusade, zeal and questions
MIAMI (AP) — By the time the Rev. Reinhard Bonnke edges toward the stage, anticipation in the thundering arena is swelling. A crowd of thousands has been told of his decades of preaching in Africa, the tens of millions of souls he has saved, the countless healings for which he has been a conduit and the modern-day Lazarus he saw risen. The floor is vibrating, the air filled is with fog, sleek videos are flashing on massive screens.
- Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iggy Azalea tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert, but she appeared unharmed and posted a video of the fall on social media.
- Sweden: 3 protesters injured by mounted police
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least three people were seriously injured Saturday when mounted riot police charged demonstrators in southern Sweden, authorities said.
- China says 8 convicted terrorists executed in west
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media said Saturday that eight convicted terrorists were executed in the far western region of Xinjiang, where ethnic conflicts have left dozens of people dead this year.