AMMAN - Jordan said it had received no assurance that one of its pilots captured by Islamic State insurgents was safe and that it would go ahead with a proposed prisoner swap only if he was freed. Full Article
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains in a signal that the central bank remains on track with its plans to raise interest rates this year. | Video
ATHENS - Leftwing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors by halting privatization plans agreed under the country's bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets. Full Article
The U.S. Air Force will reportedly announce a decision to go with Boeing's commercial 747-8 airliner as a replacement for Air Force One's current fleet of presidential aircraft. Vanessa Johnston reports.