By JULIE PACE, Associated Press
August 28, 2014 9:51 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.
By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press
August 28, 2014 7:58 p.m.
WASHINGTON — With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer.
By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press
August 28, 2014 6:56 p.m.
CANBERRA, Australia — Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that may have left clues to the jet's flight path.
By JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press
August 28, 2014 6:55 p.m.
JERUSALEM — European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish power.
By DALTON BENNETT, JIM HEINTZ and RAF CASERT, Associated Press
August 28, 2014 6:52 p.m.
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.
By ZEINA KARAM and RYAN LUCAS, Associated Press
August 28, 2014 6:52 p.m.
BEIRUT — The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside.
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press
August 28, 2014 4:51 p.m.
WASHINGTON — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.
By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press
August 28, 2014 2:08 p.m.
WINSLOW, Ariz. — A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.
By JOHN HEILPRIN and KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press
August 28, 2014 11:30 a.m.
GENEVA — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.