String of tragedies deepens Europe's migrant crisis

PARNDORF, Austria - A truck containing the corpses of as many as 50 refugees was found in Austria, and another migrant ship sank off Libya.

Wall Street surges for second day as China fears fade 3:01pm EDT

- Wall Street rallied on Thursday as investors grew optimistic that the worst of recent market turmoil was over after strong U.S. economic data and hints that a September interest-rate hike was unlikely.

Chris Hurst (R), a journalist at the station and boyfriend of killed journalist Alison Parker speaks with journalists outside of the offices for WDBJ7 where killed journalists Parker and Adam Warm worked in Roanoke, Virginia August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Victim's boyfriend decries gunman exhibitionism

"What we are starting to see is continued boldness from people who want to commit murders in cold blood for notoriety," said Chris Hurst, who was a news anchor at WDBJ7 and was dating one of the television journalists, Alison Parker, who was murdered on the air.  Full Article 

Investors rest in front at computer screens at a brokerage in Shanghai China, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song

China blames Fed for market upheaval

BEIJING - Concerns over a possible U.S. rate rise by the Federal Reserve may have sparked a global stock market rout rather than the devaluation of China's yuan currency, a senior Chinese central bank official told Reuters.  Full Article 

An Afghan National Police armored vehicle patrols on a street in Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan August 26, 2015. REUTERS/ Stringer

U.S., NATO counter a resurgent Taliban

LASHKAR GAH - Soldiers from the U.S.-led NATO coalition have joined an Afghan army campaign to try to stop a Taliban advance in Helmand province, nearly 14 years after the U.S. invasion that toppled the Islamist regime.  Full Article 

Then San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald (91) looks on during the second quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at Levi's Stadium. Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-49ers player charged with rape

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald has been charged with rape by intoxication, and current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged with sexual battery, marking the latest sex abuse scandal to embroil the National Football League.  Full Article 

Katrina, 10 years on

Modi's big risk: a tide of unemployed workers

A slump in India's property sector is turning into an employment crisis for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who rose to power on the promise of creating jobs.

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