A Ukrainian army tank is pictured at a checkpoint in Donetsk region August 22, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

U.S. condemns Russia convoy into Ukraine

KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia - The United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbor and threatened more sanctions.  Full Article | Slideshow 

U.S. undercover investigators among those exposed in data breach 9:06pm EDT

BOSTON/WASHINGTON - A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials said on Friday.

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

U.S. launched dramatic midnight rescue in Syria

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON - The U.S. military incursion into the heart of Islamic State territory near the Syrian city of Raqqa , made on U.S. Independence Day, ended in disappointment when the soldiers failed to find journalist James Foley or other U.S. hostages.  Full Article 

Palestinians watch as Hamas militants execute Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel in Gaza City August 22, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Hamas executes 18 'collaborators'

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel, accelerating a crackdown on suspected informers after Israeli forces tracked down and killed three senior Hamas commanders.  Video | Full Article 

Protestors march down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Black councilman keeps low profile in Ferguson

FERGUSON Missouri - In many ways Dwayne James, the only black councilman in a predominantly black town, is a beacon of hope in Ferguson. However, he has maintained a public silence while the town was rocked by racially charged riots.  Full Article 

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey hold a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. military warns of Islamic State threat

WASHINGTON - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said.   Full Article | Video 

PHOTO: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart present the award for outstanding made for television movie at the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 21, 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The Daily Show's woman problem

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are darlings of the left. But neither has earned that status in one very important way: the majority of their guests are just as white and male as they are.  Commentary 

A picture illustration shows a 100 Dollar banknote laying on one Dollar banknotes, taken in Warsaw, January 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kacsper Pempel

Breakingviews: Modern bad economic ideas

Jeffrey Goldfarb and Martin Hutchinson discuss some of the dubious notions on wealth, money supply and regulation that have grown out of the Great Recession.  Video 

The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New York April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Apple suppliers scramble to beat iPhone 6 snag

TOKYO - Apple suppliers are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone ahead of next month's expected launch.  Full Article 

Iraqi Yazidis flee violence, cross into Turkey

Fleeing the violence and instability in their homeland, Iraqi Yazidis trek a dusty mountain road on foot to seek refuge across the border in Turkey. Mana Rabiee reports.