Palestinians bury the bodies of the wife of Mohammed Deif, Hamas's military leader, and his infant son Ali, whom medics said were killed in an Israeli air strike, at a cemetery in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Wife and son of Hamas leader killed in air strikes

GAZA/JERUSALEM - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Wall Street dips at open, dragged by Lowe's, Target 9:33am EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks dipped slightly at the open on Wednesday following weak earnings forecasts from retailers Lowe's and Target, ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve.

A masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaks next to man purported to be U.S. journalist James Foley at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via REUTERS TV

Islamic State says it killed U.S.journalist in Syria

BAGHDAD - Islamic State insurgents posted a video purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq.  Full Article | Video 

A demonstrator protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown talks to the police in Ferguson, Missouri August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Attorney general headed for Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - Attorney General Eric Holder was due to visit Ferguson, Missouri, hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested in more demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.  Full Article | Slideshow 

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands near a bus riddled with bullet holes at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Donetsk, August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Ukraine rebel movement faces uncertain future

DONETSK, Ukraine - Among separatist ranks, there are fears that Russian fighters may abandon the insurgency. Interviews with rebel fighters and recorded conversations of rebel leaders reveal a separatist movement struggling for survival.  Full Article 

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) arrives for a Republican caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington August 1, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

House conservatives bode trouble for Boehner

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - If House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure conservatives in the House are kept happy.  Full Article 

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) February 10, 2014.   REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

'Good news' shock could kill the bull market

LONDON - If bad economic news continues to translate into good news for investors, any sharp acceleration of the world economy from here could well kill off the long-running equity bull market.  Full Article 

Wienerberger sees robust U.S. market in H2 - CEO

The world’s biggest brickmaker expects strong growth from the U.S. market in the second-half to help the company meet its profit targets, says Wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch.