A Ukrainian army tank is pictured at a checkpoint in Donetsk region August 22, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

U.S. condemns Russia convoy into Ukraine

KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia - The United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbor and threatened more sanctions.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Breach at U.S. government contractor affected at least 25,000 workers 3:17pm EDT

BOSTON - A cyber attack at a company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security compromised data of at least 25,000 government workers, and that number could rise, an agency official said on Friday.

Palestinians watch as Hamas militants execute Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel in Gaza City August 22, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Hamas executes 18 'collaborators'

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel, accelerating a crackdown on suspected informers after Israeli forces tracked down and killed three senior Hamas commanders.  Video | Full Article 

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey hold a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. military warns of Islamic State threat

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 

PHOTO: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart present the award for outstanding made for television movie at the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 21, 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The Daily Show's woman problem

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are darlings of the left. But neither has earned that status in one very important way: the majority of their guests are just as white and male as they are.  Commentary 

A picture illustration shows a 100 Dollar banknote laying on one Dollar banknotes, taken in Warsaw, January 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kacsper Pempel

Breakingviews: Modern bad economic ideas

Jeffrey Goldfarb and Martin Hutchinson discuss some of the dubious notions on wealth, money supply and regulation that have grown out of the Great Recession.  Video 

The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New York April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Apple suppliers scramble to beat iPhone 6 snag

TOKYO - Apple suppliers are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone ahead of next month's expected launch.  Full Article 

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After strategic gain, Iraqi, Kurdish forces try to push IS fighters further out

Iraqi and Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State fighters to retake two towns in northern Iraq, after their strategic win to take back control of Mosul Dam. Mana Rabiee reports.