Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 21, 2014.   REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Israel targets top Hamas commanders, three killed

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

Asia shares sour on China, U.S. dollar in demand 2:17am EDT

SYDNEY - Asian shares came under pressure on Thursday as a disappointing survey on Chinese manufacturing overshadowed better news from Japan, while the U.S. dollar was buoyed by speculation of an earlier rate rise from the Federal Reserve.

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

Attorney general visits Ferguson

FERGUSON Mo. - Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 12 nights of racially charged protests.  Full Article | Video 

U.S. journalist James Foley (R) arrives with fellow reporter Clare Gillis (not pictured), after being released by the Libyan government, at Rixos hotel in Tripoli, in this picture taken May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

U.S. military failed in Foley rescue attempt

BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN, Mass. - The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives.  Full Article 

A security guard patrols outside a Bank of America office in Burbank, California August 19, 2011.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser

BofA in $16.5 billion settlement with U.S.

WASHINGTON - Bank of America is expected to pay more than $16.5 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that the bank and its units sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.   Full Article 

Hewlett-Packard ProLiant commercial data servers destined for cloud computing are assembled by workers at a company manufacturing facility in Houston November 19, 2013. REUTERS/Donna Carson

Hewlett-Packard posts surprise revenue gain

SAN FRANCISCO - Hewlett-Packard posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue after sales from its personal computer division climbed 12 percent, but a poor performance from its other units underscored the company's uphill battle to revive growth.  Full Article 

Liberian security forces stand in front of protesters after clashes at West Point neighborhood in Monrovia, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/2Tango

Police fire on protesters as Ebola toll rises

MONROVIA - Liberian police shot live rounds and teargas on a stone-throwing crowd protesting a neighborhood quarantine as the epidemic's death toll rose to 1,350 in West Africa.  Full Article