- Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior Hamas military commanders Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.
- 2 American Ebola patients released from hospital
ATLANTA (AP) — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.
- US special ops tried but failed to find hostages
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.
- Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.
- Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.
- Fighting in Ukraine as aid convoy reaches customs
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative steps toward its destination.
- Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.
- United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal
NEW YORK (AP) — To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.
- Record drought saps California honey production
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
- Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards.
- Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume
CHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.
- NFL coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms
Sean Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Jim Harbaugh barges into the bathroom to rush players to meetings. Ron Rivera practically lives in there.
- Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
- Ledecky wins 2 gold; Missy Franklin misses out
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky grinned and nodded her head, very slightly, in a show of approval as she surveyed the times on the scoreboard for the 800-meter freestyle.
- Mo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start has drawn record television ratings for the Little League World Series.