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  • Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State
    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 with its ampaign, conducting nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday.

  • US 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.

  • Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail
    Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.

  • AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program old The Associated Press.

  • Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests
    Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made his way to Ferguson on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in hs death.

  • Senate control could rest with well-funded women
    Senate control could rest with well-funded women

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.

  • Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk
    Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After days of constant street battles, Ukrainian troops took control Wednesday of a large part of the rebel stronghold in Luhansk, a government spokesman announced, while battles around the rebel's largest city of Donetsk left at least 43 people dead.

  • Clashes in Liberia slum sealed off to halt Ebola
    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.

  • Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area
    Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

    PHOENIX (AP) — Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.

  • And the Emmy winners are...? We're happy to guess!
    And the Emmy winners are...? We're happy to guess!

    Truth be told, we're both perplexed about which Emmy nominees will carry trophies home from Monday's ceremony.

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  • American killed in Syria a journalist at heart
    American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

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    ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist at heart, once saying he'd cover local news if it meant doing te job he loved.

  • Top Saudi cleric: Islamic State is Islam's enemy

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    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam's No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims.

  • Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper
    Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

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    MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites abuzz, drew a harsh response from the police.

  • Germany, Italy, ready to send arms to Iraq Kurds
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    BERLIN (AP) — Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday.

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