Fed leaves door open for rate hike

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. - The Federal Reserve said it might raise the interest rate next month, even while several officials acknowledged that turmoil in financial markets could delay monetary policy tightening.

Rebekah Brooks returning to News Corp as UK chief: FT 4:33pm EDT

LONDON - Rebekah Brooks will return to her old job heading Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper division, the Financial Times reported, just over a year after being cleared of criminal charges in a phone-hacking scandal.

Migrants attend a candle light ceremony at a Budapest railway station in memory of 71 refugees who died in a truck found in Austria, in Budapest, Hungary August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Drownings, truck deaths drive up migrant toll

EISENSTADT, Austria/TRIPOLI - Austria said 71 refugees were found dead in an abandoned truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore   Full Article | Video 

A sign marks the entrance to St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Former prep school student not guilty of rape

CONCORD, N.H. - A former student of an elite New Hampshire prep school was found not guilty of raping a 15-year-old girl last year in a case that has shone a harsh spotlight on the school's culture. A jury found Owen Labrie, 19, guilty of lesser misdemeanor counts.   Full Article 

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Freedom to Marry gala celebration in lower Manhattan in New York, July 9, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Biden backers eye gay support for election bid

WASHINGTON - Backers of Vice President Joe Biden are reaching out to donors and activists in the gay and lesbian community to line up financial and political support if Biden decides to run for president.  Full Article 

Protestor Reverend Robert Jones is seen outside Walter H. Dyett high school on the 11th day of his hunger strike in Chicago, Illinois, United States, August 27, 2015. The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved a controversial budget and moved ahead with plans to sell $1 billion of bonds despite the school system's "junk" credit ratings. The seven-member board, appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, unanimously approved the nearly $5.7 billion fiscal 2016 budget and bond sale with no public discussion. Picture taken August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Hunger strikers battle school closures

CHICAGO - The hunger strikers, some now on their 12th day, vow to consume only liquids until the city agrees to reopen Dyett High School in South Chicago.  Full Article 

Katrina, 10 years on


'Nothing to celebrate'

Venezuelans in agony over medical shortages

Venezuelans with chronic health conditions are suffering from shortages of medical supplies as the country grapples with an economic crisis.

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