- Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.
- Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria.
- MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies.
- Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday.
- NATO criticizes Russian convoy sent into Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government.
- National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
- Israeli boy killed in Palestinian mortar attack
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli rescue officials say a 4-year-old boy has been killed in a mortar attack near the border with the Gaza Strip.
- Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'
BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol said Friday it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more.
- AP Photos: Pakistani protesters sleep on streets
ISLAMABAD (AP) — They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament.
- Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'
NEW YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?
- Manziel fined $12,000 by for middle finger flip
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the penalty says Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline.
- Good start for Van Pelt in playoff opener
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Bo Van Pelt began the FedEx Cup playoffs by going fishing for stripers, which is not unusual for a guy living in Oklahoma.
- Source: Wolves get Young as part of Love trade
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade.
- Phelps gets relay gold on international comeback
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps is back on top of the podium.
- Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Denard Span and the Washington Nationals ran off with another victory.