- Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains
JERUSALEM (AP) — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.
- Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US
BOSTON (AP) — Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.
- Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries.
- 10 things to know about corporate inversions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.
- AP source: American militant said killed in Syria
NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said.
- IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.
- In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust
DALLAS (AP) â In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust â holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger they feel toward officers who patrol their neighborhoods.
- Government-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — A town in east Ukraine came under shellfire by pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday, amid fears that they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region.
- Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A spokesman for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he has pulled his observers from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud.
- Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously await each payday, worried the next might be delayed.
- What to watch at Open: Will Sharapova foe take TO?
NEW YORK (AP) — If Maria Sharapova's opponent Wednesday at the U.S. Open takes a medical timeout, the five-time major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost.
- Bumgarner flirts with perfection in 3-0 Giants win
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau.
- New AP award to recognize top NFL assistant coach
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press will recognize the NFL's top assistant coach with a new award beginning this season, the news organization announced Wednesday.
- Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year.
- Women's World Cup turf war heats up
Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.