(L-R) Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko react while posing for a family photo during their meeting in Minsk, August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

New accusations blemish Ukraine, Russia talks

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border.  Full Article 

Wall Street holds near record highs in light volume 2:17pm EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, holding near record highs on a day of light volume, though a number of retail stocks traded heavily after reporting results.


From homeless to hostage

TOKYO - When Haruna Yukawa was captured in Syria earlier this month, a video apparently released by his captors showed them pressing the Japanese man to answer questions friends say he had struggled with for years: Who are you? Why are you here?  Full Article 

A Palestinian family leaves a United Nations-run school sheltering displaced Palestinians, as they make their way home after a ceasefire was declared, in the east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israel's Netanyahu under fire at home

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a costly conflict with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor emerged.  Full Article | Video 

Arizona Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Doug Ducey smiles after voting, as he stands alongside his family, in the Paradise Valley section of Phoenix, Arizona August 26, 2014.   REUTERS/Samantha Sais

Tea Party wins in primary for Arizona governor

PHOENIX - Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory in the race to be the Republican nominee to replace outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has repeatedly clashed with the Obama administration over illegal immigration.  Full Article 

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett reacts at the trade show during the company's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Buffett puts opportunity ahead of patriotism

NEW YORK -Buffett's participation in fast-food chain Burger King's purchase of coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons – complete with relocation of Burger King's domicile to Canada – might at first blush raise questions about his patriotism.  Full Article 

"Cops" TV show staffer shot during taping

An employee of the reality TV show "Cops" is being treated for gunshot wounds, after being shot while taping an armed robbery underway in Omaha, Nebraska. Jillian Kitchener reports.

A MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Pratt/Handout

Anatomy of an airstrike

By David Axe and Robert Beckhusen