Cincinnati officer charged with murder of black man

CINCINNATI - A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man has been charged with murder, with the local prosecutor calling his actions "totally unwarranted."  Video | Full Article 

Fed says economy improving; September rate hike in view 5:27pm EDT

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when central bank policymakers next meet in September. | Video


A pious enigma engulfed in mystery

KABUL - There are no clear photographs in existence of the tall, one-eyed leader of Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, one of the most wanted men in the world for over a decade. Now, new evidence may confirm his death two years prior.  Full Article 

People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Facebook profit falls 9 percent as costs soar

Facebook reported a 9-percent fall in quarterly profit as it spent heavily to boost mobile revenue and develop products such as messaging service WhatsApp and Instagram  Full Article 

An undated photo of Representative Chaka Fattah. REUTERS/U.S. House of Representatives/Handout

Congressman charged in corruption case

WASHINGTON - Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania and four associates were charged in a political corruption case with bribery and misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.  Full Article 

Activists of the Right Sector political party attend an anti-government march in Kiev, Ukraine, in this February 25, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/Files

'Moscow must burn'

KIEV – Dmytro Korchynsky wants to create a Christian "Taliban" to reclaim eastern Ukraine. He leads a volunteer battalion fighting separatist rebels and bows to neither Kiev nor Moscow.  Full Article 

Death of the Dead Sea

A utility pole stands in the Dead Sea, Israel July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Dead Sea is shrinking, and as its waters vanish at a rate of more than one meter a year, hundreds of sinkholes are devouring land where the shoreline once stood.  Gallery 

Art from ammunition

A Ukrainian artist creates a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin from remains of 5,000 bullet cartridge cases, entitled 'Face of War'. Sharon Reich reports.