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  • Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. Even so, the U.S. military pressed ahead,...

  • Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the U.S. economy through a grave crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried on...

  • Global cruise lines set sail for China

    HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air. What's also a surprise is the vessel's intended home...

  • US stocks quiet ahead of Fed minutes

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were slightly higher Wednesday in midday trading as investors waited for minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was up 29 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,940 as of 12:23 p.m. Eastern. The Standard &...

  • Ex-school union official pleads guilty in NY theft

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — An assistant high school principal in New York has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $800,000 from teachers union bank accounts. The Westchester district attorney's office says Frank Gluberman of Congers pleaded guilty to grand larceny on Wednesday. Prosecutors said...

  • 4 teen boys charged with setting fire at school

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County fire officials say four teenage boys have been charged with setting fire to a classroom trailer at an elementary school in Laurel. The fire occurred on June 30 at Deerfield Run Elementary School. Fire officials said Wednesday that the teens were...

  • Clashes in Liberia slum sealed off to halt Ebola

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia's capital clashed with security forces Wednesday to protest an armed blockade of the peninsula that is their neighborhood as part of the government's desperate efforts to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus....

  • U.S. official: More airstrikes in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, a U.S. official said, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks. The strikes came in the hours after...

  • David Cameron cuts his vacation short to deal with the Islamic State, as President Obama resumes his

    Amid reports that a British national may be the masked terrorist shown on a video of the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by the Islamic State, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday that he's cutting his vacation short and returning to London to deal with the threat.

  • White House confirms authenticity of beheading video

    The White House on Wednesday morning confirmed that an Islamic State video showing the beheading of an American journalist is authentic.

  • VIDEO: Following indictments, Gov. Rick Perry hits the road

    Last Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on abuse of power charges and on Tuesday he turned himself in to Travis County authorities.

  • AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy tells The Associated Press that at least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site in South Carolina. Ten others are under criminal...

  • VIDEO: Islamist militants claim killing of American journalist

    Islamist militants fighting for control in Iraq and Syria say they killed an American journalist missing since 2012.

  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott huddles with climate scientists

    After catching heat on the campaign trail for avoiding questions about his stance on climate change, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with climate scientists to learn why the planet is warming.

  • US official says American planes, drones did nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US official says American planes, drones did nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday.



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