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 

Breach at U.S. government contractor affected at least 25,000 workers 3:17pm EDT

BOSTON - A cyber attack at a company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security compromised data of at least 25,000 government workers, and that number could rise, an agency official said on Friday.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey hold a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Islamic threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

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 

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 

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

The Daily Show's woman problem

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 

A picture illustration shows a 100 Dollar banknote laying on one Dollar banknotes, taken in Warsaw, January 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kacsper Pempel

Breakingviews: Modern bad economic ideas

Jeffrey Goldfarb and Martin Hutchinson discuss some of the dubious notions on wealth, money supply and regulation that have grown out of the Great Recession.  Video 

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 

Hamas-led gunmen execute 18 "collaborators" in Gaza

Gunmen have paraded alleged spies through some of Gaza's busiest public squares, shooting them dead in a bloody warning to locals about the cost of collaborating with Israel. Deborah Gembara reports.