- 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.
- 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.
- Senate control could rest with well-funded women
WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.
- 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.
- Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Security forces blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia's capital Wednesday, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola, unnerving residents and reportedly sparking a protest.
- Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area
PHOENIX (AP) — Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.
- 111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man
TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man.
- AP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats
LIMA, Peru (AP) — At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.
- Hoyer gets starting spot over rookie Manziel
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland's starting quarterback, barely hanging on to his job by holding off hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel.
- Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes.
- Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars
NEW YORK (AP) â There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head.
- Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart.
- Scoring change alters history for Jeter, Wagner
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought.