BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Islamic State's beheading of a U.S. journalist suggests it has gained enough confidence seizing large areas of Iraq and Syria to target Americans despite the risks. Full Article
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve has been surprised by how quickly the U.S. labor market is healing but doesn't want to bring forward a planned rate hike until the recovery looks more convincing, according to minutes of its last policy meeting.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Attorney General Eric Holder was visiting Ferguson, Missouri hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested in the 11th straight night of demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Full Article | Slideshow
By imposing sanctions on food imports from the United States, European Union, Canada and Japan, Russia’s kefir-drinking head of state scuppered my chances of making a decent plate of cacio e pepe or a batch of brownies for the next calendar year. Commentary
Former U.S. President George W. Bush takes the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise awareness for ALS, dares President Bill Clinton to do the same. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).