- 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.
- American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved.
- Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.
- 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.
- 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.
- Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war
JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States.
- In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges
NEW YORK (AP) — Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.
- 10 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide
TOKYO (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.
- Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.
- No-fly list rules get changes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.
- 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.
- Browns not ready to name starting quarterback
CLEVELAND (AP) — This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn't quite over for the Browns.
- Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars
NEW YORK (AP) — There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head.
- 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.
- Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps received an abrupt reminder of how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships starting Thursday.