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 beheaded U.S. journalist

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 

Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, killing at least 27 3:53am EDT

HIROSHIMA - At least 27 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll was likely to rise, police said. | Video

Security forces charge demonstrators after being hit by water bottles during a protest against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Calm dissolves overnight in Ferguson, again

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police in riot gear ordered lingering demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late then charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved in an 11th night of protests over the fatal shooting of a black teenager.  Slideshow | Full Article 

Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New York February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Icahn blasts Family Dollar on breakup fees

NEW YORK - Activist investor Carl Icahn said efforts by Family Dollar’s board to fend off competing bids in favor of a deal with Dollar Tree have resulted in more than $300 million being needlessly spent on breakup fees.  Full Article 

A U.S. military M1 Abrams tank rolls into U.S. army Forward Operating base Loyalty after a mission in Baghdad April 15, 2008.  REUTERS/Erik de Castro

U.S. spends millions to blow up its own tanks

Last week was a weird one for American military hardware, as it was used to blow up other U.S. military hardware and as a show of force against U.S. citizens in Missouri.  Commentary 

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Heinz recalls four batches of infant food in China

Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co recalls some of its infant food products in eastern China after they were found to contain amounts of lead exceeding the allowable limit, state media reports. Rough Cut (no reporter commentary).