Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers
29 Aug. 20146:55 AM ET
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark
29 Aug. 20148:35 AM ET
GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.
10 Things to Know for Today
29 Aug. 20145:56 AM ET
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other
29 Aug. 20147:25 AM ET
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak in West Africa began, the World Health Organization said Friday, offering more evidence that the crisis is worsening.
Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
29 Aug. 20141:37 AM ET
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11
29 Aug. 20141:30 AM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, marking the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.
Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants
29 Aug. 20148:15 AM ET
CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.
Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul
29 Aug. 20146:51 AM ET
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
Obama cautions against using force to solve crises
29 Aug. 20143:31 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.
Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions
29 Aug. 20143:22 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies and whose advisers include top U.S. and European private equity executives.