A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine drives in the direction of the Ukrainian border near Donetsk, Rostov Region, August 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Defying Kiev, Russian aid convoy enters Ukraine

DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING, Russia - Russia ordered a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine apparently without Kiev's permission, raising the danger of direct confrontation.   Full Article 

At least 30 killed in Shi'ite militia attack on Sunni mosque in Iraq: security source 7:41am EDT

BAGHDAD - At least 30 people were killed when a Shi'ite Muslim militia opened fired inside an Iraqi Sunni mosque in the country's eastern Diyala province on Friday, an Iraqi security source said.

A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014.REUTERS/Stringer

IS threat 'beyond anything we've seen:' U.S.

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 

A sign outside a shop remembers James Foley in his hometown of Rochester, New Hampshire August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The changing business of war coverage

NEW YORK - The execution of journalist James Foley, the second of a U.S. journalist since Daniel Pearl's in 2002, underscores changes in the news business, which has seen fewer journalistic resources devoted to international coverage, including wars.  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 

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 

Rain hampers landslide rescue in Japan

Heavy rain hampers rescue operations in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a deadly landslide kills at least 39 people, with more than 50 still missing. Sarah Toms reports.