• Disputed Kurdish tank disappears in Texas

    Tanker reportedly carrying $100 million of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil.

    Reuters
  • Pilot in Virginia F-15 crash was killed

    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.

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  • Army wives urge Russia to come clean on soldiers in Ukraine

    Several dozen women gathered outside a military base in central Russia on Thursday to demand that commanders come clean about the whereabouts of their husbands after reports of secret funerals for soldiers covertly sent to Ukraine. The women -- mostly in their 20s, a few with small children -- huddled outside a base that houses paratroopers in Kostroma, around 300 kilometres (200 miles) north of Moscow. Some 350 soldiers from the city were this month sent on military drills to the border with Ukraine and then went incommunicado, said one of the women, 26-year-old Valeria Sokolova. Commanders from the base have told her several have returned dead, she said, and around 15 wounded soldiers were also flown back this week.

    AFP
  • Obama: No ISIL strategy yet

    Squashing rumors of possible U.S. strikes in Syria, Obama said “we don’t have a strategy yet."

  • Ebola: Disease caseload could reach 20,000, UN says

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine.

    Associated Press
  • Missouri police sued for $40M over Ferguson actions

    A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials on Thursday, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, says law enforcement met a broad public outcry over the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown with "militaristic displays of force and weaponry," (and) engaged U.S. Named as defendants are the city of Ferguson, St. Louis County, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Delmar, Ferguson police officer Justin Cosmo, and other unnamed police officers from Ferguson and St. Louis County.

    Reuters
  • Stewart to return to competition after fatal crash

    Tony Stewart is expected to return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

  • Body found in Jerusalem is U.S. student Aaron Sofer: police

    Israeli police said on Thursday they had found the body of a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week near a forest in Jerusalem and that they did not suspect a criminal motive. Aaron Sofer, a Jewish seminary student from New Jersey, vanished last Friday while walking in woods not far from the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem. His body was found earlier on Thursday. "Following a forensic examination, the body ... was identified as that of missing person Aaron Sofer.

    Reuters
  • Senator: Time to call eastern clashes 'war'

    It's time to call Russia-Ukraine conflict a "war," Moscow actions an "invasion," Dem says.

  • Obama: 'We will protect American personnel in Iraq'

    Obama announced that he has requested military options for Islamic State.

    Reuters
  • Body found in search for U.S. student

    Israel: Search for Aaron Sofer, missing since last week, leads to body in Jerusalem.

    Reuters
  • U.S.: Inaction in Ukraine 'unacceptable'

    The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on the crisis in Ukraine.

    Associated Press
  • 4 killed in New Mexico medical flight crash

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An air ambulance carrying a cancer patient to Phoenix crashed shortly after taking off from a southern New Mexico airport, killing all four people aboard, authorities said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine

    Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

    Associated Press
  • Kiev to reinstate military draft

    Ukraine announced on Thursday that it will return to mandatory conscription in the coming months as its troops battle pro-Russian insurgents in the east. "The National Security and Defence Council has decided to restart conscription in the fall (autumn)," Mykhailo Koval, deputy head of the council, said after an emergency meeting chaired by President Petro Poroshenko. Ukraine's government decided last year to switch to a contract-based professional army, ending Soviet-style bi-annual drafts in the spring and fall for men between 18 and 25.

    AFP
  • Minneapolis has become recruiting ground for Islamic extremists

    Slain ISIS fighter Douglas McCain was one of many who have joined Islamic fighters, and now extremists are trying to lure young women

    CBS News
  • Islamic State executes more than 160 Syrian troops

    More than 160 Syrians killed in the latest in a string of brutal attacks by the militants.

    AFP
  • Joan Rivers hospitalized after cardiac arrest

    Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York City hospital in critical condition after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source.

  • Matt Bai: Obama’s anti-doctrine doctrine

    Should such a thing as a foreign policy even exist?

  • Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine

    More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts of eye-witness and relatives of the dead. Ella Polyakova and Sergei Krivenko, both members of the council, said around 300 people were also injured in the violence on Aug. 13 near the town of Snizhnye in Donetsk Province, when a column of trucks full of ammunition they were driving was hit by a sustained volley of Grad missiles. "A column of Russian soldiers was attacked by Grad rockets and more 100 people died. Polyakova said she had also been given the same figure, of more than 100, for the number of Russian soldiers killed in the attack.

    Reuters