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
DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia - Russia ordered a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine on Friday apparently without Kiev's permission, raising the danger of direct confrontation with the Ukrainian military which is fighting pro-Russian rebels.
FERGUSON Mo. - Missouri's governor ordered National Guard troops to withdraw from the riot-weary town of Ferguson as tensions eased after nearly two weeks of racially charged protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Full Article
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
The parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a while police officer on Aug. 9, remember their son. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).