By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press
August 21, 2014 11:39 a.m.
PARIS — The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. But governments from the Mideast to Europe and even Washington appear uncertain about how to stop them.
By MSTYSLAV CHERNOV and PETER LEONARD, Associated Press
August 22, 2014 9:48 a.m.
LUHANSK, Ukraine — Declaring it had lost patience with Ukraine’s stalling tactics, Russia sent at least 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without the approval of the government in Kiev. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion” that aimed to provoke an international incident.
By BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press
August 21, 2014 10:56 a.m.
WASHINGTON — 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.
By KATHLEEN FOODY and JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press
August 21, 2014 4:50 p.m.
ATLANTA — 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.
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press
August 21, 2014 11 a.m.
FERGUSON, Mo — Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown’s death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and although the majority of those arrested are Missourians just seven live in the St. Louis suburb where the shooting occurred, authorities said Thursday.
By MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press
August 21, 2014 10:40 a.m.
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan suspended talks with the government Thursday after it appointed a new police chief in the capital ahead of a possible crackdown on thousands of anti-government protesters who have besieged parliament.
By IBRAHIM BARZAK and PETER ENAV, Associated Press
August 21, 2014 10:33 a.m.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — 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.
By LARA JAKES and RYAN LUCAS, Associated Press
August 20, 2014 10:17 p.m.
WASHINGTON — 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. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists and the White House revealed that the U.S. had launched a secret rescue mission inside Syria earlier this summer that failed to rescue Foley and other Americans still being held hostage.
By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press
August 20, 2014 8:58 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.
By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press
August 20, 2014 6:29 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.
By NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press
August 20, 2014 6:14 p.m.
NEW DELHI — Wildlife poachers, hindered by India's efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think smaller. And activists say scores of the country's lesser-known species are vanishing from the wild as a result.