String of tragedies deepens Europe's migrant crisis

PARNDORF, Austria - A truck containing the corpses of as many as 50 refugees was found in Austria, and another migrant ship sank off Libya.

Wall St. logs biggest two-day gain since financial crisis 4:52pm EDT

- Wall Street rallied more than 2 percent on Thursday as strong U.S. economic data and hints that a September interest-rate hike was unlikely fueled optimism that the worst of recent market turmoil was over.

A picture of slain journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward is seen next to candles at a memorial outside of the offices for WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Slain journalist's father to fight for gun control

WASHINGTON - "I'm not going to rest until I see something happen. We've got to have our legislators and congressmen step up to the plate and stop being cowards about this," said Andy Parker, the father of murdered reporter Alison Parker.   Full Article 

Investors rest in front at computer screens at a brokerage in Shanghai China, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song

China blames Fed for market upheaval

BEIJING - Concerns over a possible U.S. rate rise by the Federal Reserve may have sparked a global stock market rout rather than the devaluation of China's yuan currency, a senior Chinese central bank official told Reuters.  Full Article 

A pump jack and pipes are seen on an oil field near Bakersfield on a foggy day, California January 18, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Oil soars in biggest one-day rally in years

NEW YORK - Oil rocketed as much as 10 percent higher, posting its biggest one-day rally since 2009 as recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies set off a short-covering surge.  Full Article 

An Afghan National Police armored vehicle patrols on a street in Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan August 26, 2015. REUTERS/ Stringer

U.S., NATO counter a resurgent Taliban

LASHKAR GAH - Soldiers from the U.S.-led NATO coalition have joined an Afghan army campaign to try to stop a Taliban advance in Helmand province, nearly 14 years after the U.S. invasion that toppled the Islamist regime.  Full Article 

Katrina, 10 years on

Modi's big risk: a tide of unemployed workers

A slump in India's property sector is turning into an employment crisis for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who rose to power on the promise of creating jobs.

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Live: Obama in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama visits neighborhoods in New Orleans that have been rebuilt after the destruction by Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago.