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 

Global stocks halt rally, BoE jolts UK markets 6:15am EDT

LONDON - World stocks mostly halted their recent rally on Wednesday before the latest policy signal from the U.S. central bank, while UK stocks and bonds fell after Bank of England minutes showed two rate-setters voted to raise interest rates earlier this month. | Video

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

Grand jury to convene in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - St. Louis County prosecutor's office was expected to begin presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer.  Full Article | Slideshow 

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 

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 

Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New York February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Icahn blasts Family Dollar on breakup fees

NEW YORK - Activist investor Carl Icahn said efforts by Family Dollar’s board to fend off competing bids in favor of a deal with Dollar Tree have resulted in more than $300 million being needlessly spent on breakup fees.  Full Article