Ukrainian servicemen are seen at their position during fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian town of Ilovaysk August 26, 2014.   REUTERS/Maks Levin

Ukraine says Russia moves into southeast region

KIEV - Ukraine said the border town of Novoazovsk and other parts of Ukraine's southeast fell to Russian forces.  Full Article 

U.S. second-quarter growth much stronger; jobless claims fall again 9:01am EDT

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with more of the growth being driven by domestic demand and less by restocking by businesses.

People walk inside JP Morgan headquarters in New York, October 25, 2013.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

FBI to investigate cyber attacks on banks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it is investigating media reports that several U.S. financial firms have been victims of recent cyber attacks.  Full Article 

Smoke rises after what activists say was shelling from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Raqqa August 17, 2014.   REUTERS/Stringer

Air strikes on Syria to face major obstacles

WASHINGTON - American forces face formidable challenges as President Obama considers an air assault on Islamist fighters in Syria, including intelligence gaps on potential targets.   Full Article 

A commuter uses her mobile phone as she walks past a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone advertisement at a train station in Singapore May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Now a Samsung smartwatch that makes calls

SEOUL - Samsung Electronics unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby, in the South Korean firm's latest effort to find a new growth driver.  Full Article 

Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia August 17, 2014. REUTERS/2Tango

Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates

GENEVA - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and "continues to accelerate", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.   Full Article 

A bitcoin sticker is seen in the window of Locali Conscious Convenience store, where one of Southern California's first two bitcoin-to-cash ATMs began operating today, in Venice, Los Angeles, California, June 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Bitcoin shows staying power

NEW YORK - Bitcoin is catching on at online merchants including and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.  Full Article 

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