Friday, August 22, 2014
 
  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom
    Friday, August 22, 2014 12:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf’s increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. 
  • Missouri Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson
    Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago. 
  • Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup
    Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. 
  • American Ebola doc: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’
    Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) — Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. 
  • Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 AM

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen by the Red Cross. 
  • Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants
    Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. 
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 AM

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown’s death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race. 
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas’ shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel’s prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory stops. 
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 AM

    HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago’s southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt. 
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 AM

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa. 

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