Hamas executes 18 people

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel, a day after Israeli forces killed three Hamas commanders.  Full Article 

Yellen says job market still in recovery 1:17pm EDT

JACKSON HOLE Wyo. - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for a "pragmatic" approach to U.S. monetary policy on Friday, amid calls by hawkish members of the central bank's policy committee for a quick rise in interest rates due to tightening labor markets and inflationary risks. | Video

Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine are seen at Russia-Ukraine border crossing point Donetsk, with people walking from the territory of Ukraine and crossing the Russian border in the foreground, in Russia's Rostov Region, August 22, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Ukraine accuses Russia trucks of invasion

KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia - Ukraine declared that Russia had launched a "direct invasion" of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border.  Full Article | Slideshow 

A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014.REUTERS/Stringer

IS threat 'beyond anything we've seen:' U.S.

WASHINGTON - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said.   Full Article | Video 

U.S. journalist James Foley (R) arrives with fellow reporter Clare Gillis (not pictured), after being released by the Libyan government, at Rixos hotel in Tripoli, in this picture taken May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

Negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

WASHINGTON/PARIS - After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the militant group Islamic State.  Full Article 

Lisa Pointer speaks during a "National Day of Rage" protest against the police fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, outside the White House in Washington August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Ferguson activists: Don't get your hopes up

WASHINGTON - U.S. government prosecutors investigating the fatal police shooting of a black teenager that sparked a Missouri city's nights of rage face an uphill fight delivering the swift or sweeping results demanded by rights activists.  Full Article 

The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New York April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Apple suppliers scramble to beat iPhone 6 snag

TOKYO - Apple suppliers are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone ahead of next month's expected launch.  Full Article 

PHOTO: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart present the award for outstanding made for television movie at the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 21, 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Invite more women on The Daily Show

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are darlings of the left. But neither has earned that status in one very important way: the majority of their guests are just as white and male as they are.  Commentary 

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Clashes erupt during West Bank demonstrations

Clashes erupt in the occupied West Bank during demonstrations held against Israel's prolonged military offensive in Gaza. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).