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 beheaded U.S. journalist

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 

Missouri suburb braces for more racial unrest but calm prevails 2:20am EDT

FERGUSON Mo. - Police in Ferguson, Missouri, braced for another night of racially charged unrest on Tuesday as the governor and U.S. attorney general renewed appeals for calm 10 days after the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.

Ukrainian servicemen sit atop an armoured personnel carrier as they are transported to a military base in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk, August 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine troops take fight to heart of rebellion

DONETSK Ukraine/BERLIN - A gun battle broke out in the center of the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk and residents ran for cover from artillery fire, taking a government military offensive into the heart of the retreating pro-Moscow separatist rebellion.  Full Article 

Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson (center R) greets rapper Nelly on West Florissant during ongoing protests in reaction to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

In Missouri, fingers point to outsiders

FERGUSON Mo. - After Monday's violence in Ferguson, 56 people were arrested overnight, most on a charge of failure to disperse, according to the St. Louis County Justice Services Center. It said 15 were from outside Missouri.  Full Article | Related Story 

A Palestinian fighter from the Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, gestures inside an underground tunnel in Gaza August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Hamas fighters show defiance in tunnel tour

GAZA - A rare tour that Hamas granted appeared to dispute Israel's claim that it had demolished all of the Islamist group's border infiltration tunnels.  Full Article | Slideshow 

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 

A U.S. military M1 Abrams tank rolls into U.S. army Forward Operating base Loyalty after a mission in Baghdad April 15, 2008.  REUTERS/Erik de Castro

U.S. spends millions to blow up its own tanks

Last week was a weird one for American military hardware, as it was used to blow up other U.S. military hardware and as a show of force against U.S. citizens in Missouri.  Commentary 

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Heinz recalls four batches of infant food in China

Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co recalls some of its infant food products in eastern China after they were found to contain amounts of lead exceeding the allowable limit, state media reports. Rough Cut (no reporter commentary).