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Details emerge about ransom, failed rescue of journalist Foley

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:48

Reports from CNN and NBC News, based upon an official with GlobalPost -- the U.S.-based online publication the freelancer was working for wh...

       

Indonesian Police Fire Tear Gas at Poll Protesters

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:47
Supporters of the losing Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto clashed with the police Thursday as the country’s top judges began reading a verdict on his petition to overturn the election results.






Frank Lloyd Wright School faces accreditation loss

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:44

The 82-year-old school is seeking an academic partner to retain accreditation.

       

Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:41

American doctor who had Ebola being released todayA spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday.


Thailand coup general named as PM

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:38
Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote.
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38-year-old skeleton removed from woman, 62 (Newser)

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:36

Doctors believe the case is the world's longest ectopic pregnancy.

       

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:35
The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

Nationwide protests, vigils to mark Ferguson funeral

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:33

Action groups across the nation are echoing the demands of protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

       

Group: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:32
One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday.

Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:32
Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good -- to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip on power.

WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:32
Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.

Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:32
The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left.

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:32
An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:32
Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:32
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 economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried on his approach with barely a hiccup.

Some Fed officials want to slow economic help soon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:32
Some Federal Reserve officials think the U.S. economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will need to act sooner than previously thought to slow the extraordinary support it's been providing through ultra-low interest rates.

China manufacturing drags on Asia, but Europe up

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:32
Asian stock markets were dampened by a weak China manufacturing survey Thursday, but European stocks opened higher. Japan gained on the prospect of a stronger dollar after Fed minutes showed policymakers are leaning toward their first rate hike since the 2008 financial crisis.

Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:32
How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much.

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:31
To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:31
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.