Fed leaves door open for rate hike

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. - The Federal Reserve said it might raise the interest rate next month, even while several officials acknowledged that turmoil in financial markets could delay monetary policy tightening.

Exclusive: Carlyle looks to sell Landmark Aviation for $1.7 billion 7:43pm EDT

- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP has been exploring a sale of aircraft leasing and maintenance company Landmark Aviation for as much as $1.7 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Katrina, 10 years on

Migrants attend a candle light ceremony at a Budapest railway station in memory of 71 refugees who died in a truck found in Austria, in Budapest, Hungary August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Drownings, truck deaths drive up migrant toll

EISENSTADT, Austria/TRIPOLI - Austria said 71 refugees were found dead in an abandoned truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore   Full Article | Video 

An employee works at the headquarters of Kaspersky Labs, a company which specialises in the production of antivirus and internet security software, in Moscow July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Kaspersky threatened to 'rub out' rival

SAN FRANCISCO - In 2009, Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of one of the world's top security companies, told some of his lieutenants that they should attack rival AVG Technologies N.V. by "rubbing them out in the outhouse," one of several previously undisclosed emails shows.  Full Article 

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Freedom to Marry gala celebration in lower Manhattan in New York, July 9, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Biden backers eye gay support for election bid

WASHINGTON - Backers of Vice President Joe Biden are reaching out to donors and activists in the gay and lesbian community to line up financial and political support if Biden decides to run for president.  Full Article 

Protestor Reverend Robert Jones is seen outside Walter H. Dyett high school on the 11th day of his hunger strike in Chicago, Illinois, United States, August 27, 2015. The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved a controversial budget and moved ahead with plans to sell $1 billion of bonds despite the school system's "junk" credit ratings. The seven-member board, appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, unanimously approved the nearly $5.7 billion fiscal 2016 budget and bond sale with no public discussion. Picture taken August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Hunger strikers battle school closures

CHICAGO - The hunger strikers, some now on their 12th day, vow to consume only liquids until the city agrees to reopen Dyett High School in South Chicago.  Full Article 

Swedish ship delivers migrants, 52 bodies to Palermo

Hundreds of migrants disembark a Swedish coastguard vessel and 52 bodies are brought to shore in the Sicilian port of Palermo. Natasha Howitt reports.

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