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 sees improving economy, jobs; September hike in view but not set 3:30pm 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 

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

Rep. Fattah charged in racketeering conspiracy

The Justice Department charged Representative Chaka Fattah, a Pennsylvania Democrat, and four of his associates with participating in a racketeering conspiracy and other crimes.  Full Article 

A French policeman signals to migrants to leave the road as lorries queue in Calais, northern France, July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Death in the Chunnel, migrant crisis deepens

LONDON/PARIS - A Sudanese man died as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there.  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 

Chinese leaders turn to the occult for answers

Soothsaying and geomancy have made a comeback on the mainland as Chinese people, especially the leaders, turn to the occult for direction in a time of uncertainty.