An Israeli soldier directs a tank near the border with the Gaza Strip August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Wife and son of Hamas leader killed in air strikes

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli air strikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, after a ceasefire collapsed.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Futures little changed with Fed minutes on tap 7:55am EDT

NEW YORK - Stock futures were little changed on Wednesday after the S&P 500 notched two straight days of gains and ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve.

A masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaks next to man purported to be U.S. journalist James Foley at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via REUTERS TV

Islamic State says it killed U.S.journalist in Syria

BAGHDAD - Islamic State insurgents posted a video purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq.  Full Article | Video 

A demonstrator protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown talks to the police in Ferguson, Missouri August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Attorney general headed for Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - Attorney General Eric Holder was due to visit Ferguson, Missouri, hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested in more demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.  Full Article | Slideshow 

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands near a bus riddled with bullet holes at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Donetsk, August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Ukraine rebel movement faces uncertain future

DONETSK, Ukraine - Among separatist ranks, there are fears that Russian fighters may abandon the insurgency. Interviews with rebel fighters and recorded conversations of rebel leaders reveal a separatist movement struggling for survival.  Full Article 

Texas Governor Rick Perry (C) enters the booking area at the Travis County courthouse in Austin, Texas August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ashley Landis

Indicted Texas Governor Perry appears in court

AUSTIN Texas - Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken by judicial authorities after being indicted last week on two felony charges of abusing power.  Full Article 

Dogs play together in a play room at a PetSmart PetsHotel and Doggie Day Camp in Los Angeles, California, May 14, 2012. REUTERS/David McNew

PetSmart on the block

NEW YORK - PetSmart put itself in play, bowing to mounting pressure from several shareholders led by activist investor Jana Partners.  Full Article 

Sheri Atwood, founder and CEO of SupportPay, talks with her daughter Janicya, 10, during an interview with Reuters in Redwood City, California July 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

Silcon Valley venture capital’s glass ceiling

SAN FRANCISCO - Despite the lip service Silicon Valley has given over the past couple of years to the need to recruit more women venture capitalists, at senior levels the industry’s gender balance hasn’t budged.  Full Article 

Wienerberger sees robust U.S. market in H2 - CEO

The world’s biggest brickmaker expects strong growth from the U.S. market in the second-half to help the company meet its profit targets, says Wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch.