Lightning brightens the sky in the background as women hold a placard while protesting the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

National Guard to withdraw from riot-torn Ferguson

FERGUSON Mo. - Missouri's governor ordered the withdrawal of National Guard troops from the strife-torn town of Ferguson as tensions appeared to ease after nearly two weeks of racially charged protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager  Full Article 

Exclusive: Lockheed, suppliers brainstorm how to lower F-35 operating costs 6:02pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Lockheed Martin Corp met with 90 key suppliers last week to brainstorm ways to lower the long-term cost of operating and maintaining the F-35 fighter jets from the Pentagon's current forecast of $1.02 trillion through 2065.

A woman holding an umbrella looks at her cellphone in front of an electronic board showing the various stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo August 8, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Asian shares hitch a ride on Wall Street's record

Tokyo - Asian shares rose in early trading, after upbeat U.S. data sparked another record close on Wall Street.  Full Article 

A Palestinian fighter from the Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, gestures inside an underground tunnel in Gaza August 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Militants, weapons still transit Gaza tunnels

AL-SARSOURIYA Egypt - While tunnels used by Hamas to infiltrate Israel were a priority target of an Israeli offensive, many smuggling conduits into Egypt have skirted detection.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Screen grab from video of James Foley killing.  REUTERS via REUTERS TV

British Muslims shocked by beheading video

LONDON/BAGHDAD - A British Muslim leader called for action to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton decapitating U.S. journalist James Foley.  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. aid workers cleared of Ebola

ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola they contracted in Liberia now pose no health risk to the public after being cleared of the virus and released from an Atlanta hospital.  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 

Cast members Laura Prepon (R) and Taylor Schilling attend the Season Two premiere of "Orange is the New Black" in New York May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Emmys comedy race takes edgy turn

LOS ANGELES - When ABC's "Modern Family" vies for its fifth consecutive best comedy Emmy award, not only will it battle beloved geeks but also a bunch of foul-mouthed characters from cable and Netflix.  Full Article 

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U.S. pursuing long-term strategy against ISIL: Hagel

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. is pursuing a "long-term strategy against ISIL" and it would increase support to Iraq "in tandem with political progress." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle assigned to the California Air National Guard's 163rd Reconnaissance Wing flies near the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California in this January 7, 2012. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Effrain Lopez/Handout

Anatomy of an air strike

In a war with Islamic State militants, information -- be it from electronic eavesdropping, aerial surveillance or human intelligence -- is as important as guns, jet fighters and bombs.  Commentary