Palestinians carry the body of Mohammed Abu Shammala, one of three senior Hamas commanders who was killed in an Israeli air strike, during his funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israel air strikes kill three Hamas commanders

GAZA - An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders, the clearest sign yet that Israel is focusing its assault on those leading the militant attacks.   Full Article | Slideshow 

Bank of America settles mortgage probes for $16.65 billion 9:55am EDT

WASHINGTON - Bank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities.

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

Beheading is a strategy to nowhere for militants

Graphic killings have yet to sway any country’s policy or public opinion in a meaningful way. The Islamic State’s threat to kill another American journalist held captive, Steven Sotloff, won't deliver the results the organization seeks.  Full Article 

Dr. Kent Brantly (R) speaks with colleagues at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia in this undated handout photograph courtesy of Samaritan's Purse.  REUTERS/Samaritan's Purse/Handout via Reuters

U.S. doctor treated for Ebola to leave hospital

An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged by the U.S. hospital that treated him with an experimental drug, his charity said.  Video | Full Article 

A member of Moratorium Now protests in front of the Bank of America building in downtown Detroit, Michigan December 10, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Bank of America settles probes for $17 billion

WASHINGTON - Bank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities.  Video | Full Article 

Demonstrators shout "Hands up, don't shoot," while protesting the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Calm largely holds in Missouri

FERGUSON Mo. - Small crowds staged largely peaceful protests late over the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the calmest night since riots erupted over the racially charged killing.  Full Article | Video 

Yasmin (2nd L), 16, Hana (C), 16, and their friends walk in the park after finishing a GCSE exam near their school in Hackney, east London June 6, 2013. REUTERS/Olivia Harris/Files

Veils for Muslim women in UK, despite threat

LONDON - Many young Muslim women living in Britain have chosen to adopt headscarfs to declare their faith, despite rising violence against visibly identifiable Muslims.  Full Article 

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Bank of America to pay record penalty for banking misconduct

Bank of America has agreed to pay more than $16.6 billion in penalties and consumer relief, in response to allegations of impropriety in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. Holder says the penalty "constitutes the largest civil settlement with a single entitity in history". Rough cut (no reporter narration)