- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Obama again faces tug of military action in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — For three years, President Barack Obama has resisted the pull of potential U.S. military action in Syria.
- Ferguson residents struggling with daily life
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."
- Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza.
- 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.
- Ferguson streets stay calm after violent nights
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
- Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.
- 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.
- Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron
CLEVELAND (AP) — Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again.
- Orioles 3B Machado to have season-ending surgery
CHICAGO (AP) — Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado has decided to have season-ending surgery on his ailing right knee, leaving the Orioles without one of their best players as they try for their first division title in 17 years.
- Rams, Cardinals watching Ferguson with sadness
ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than most, Kenny Britt can relate to the drama unfolding just a few miles from Rams Park in Ferguson.
- US basketball decides bigger is better with roster
NEW YORK (AP) — A desire for a bigger look made Andre Drummond necessary. The belief in Derrick Rose's health made Damian Lillard expendable.
- Rays protest game over timing of replay challenge
TORONTO (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon protested Saturday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning after the umpires granted Toronto a replay challenge after the next play had begun.