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Obama: No ISIL strategy yet

President Barack Obama listens in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, where he spoke about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Squashing rumors of U.S. strikes on ISIL fighters in Syria, Obama declared we dont have a strategy yet."

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:43:08 -0400
Army wives urge Russia to come clean on soldiers in Ukraine

Ludmila Hohlova, Chairman of the Board of Soldiers' Mothers, gestures on August 28, 2014 near a check point in KostromaSeveral 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.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:45:34 -0400
Ebola: Disease caseload could reach 20,000, UN says

People stand on the shoreline near a sign reading 'NO DUMPING', amongst rubbish at West Point, a area heavily effected by the Ebola virus, with residence not being allowed to leave West Point, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Health officials in Liberia said the other two recipients of ZMapp in Liberia  a Congolese doctor and a Liberian physician's assistant, have recovered. Both are expected to be discharged from an Ebola treatment center on Friday, said Dr. Moses Massaquoi, a Liberian doctor with the treatment team. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)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.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:22:14 -0400
Missouri police sued for $40M over Ferguson actions

Police walk through a cloud of smoke and tear gas as they clash with protesters Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The protests were sparked after Michael Brown, an unarmed black man was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)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.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:06:39 -0400
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.

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
Body found in Jerusalem is U.S. student Aaron Sofer: police

Forensic team members work near the place where a body was found next to Ein KaremIsraeli 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.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:02:18 -0400
Senator: Time to call eastern clashes 'war'

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, local residents stand near the building where they live after a shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country Thursday as Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. (AP Photo/Antoine E.R. Delaunay)It's time to call Russia-Ukraine conflict a "war," Moscow actions an "invasion," Dem says.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:51:51 -0400
Obama: 'We will protect American personnel in Iraq'

Militant Islamist fighters waving flags, travel in vehicles as they take part in a military parade along streets of Syria's northern Raqqa provinceObama announced that he has requested military options for Islamic State.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:22:49 -0400
Body found in search for U.S. student

Forensic team member takes a picture near the place where the body of U.S. student Aaron Sofer was found next to Ein Karem village, near JerusalemIsrael: Search for Aaron Sofer, missing since last week, leads to body in Jerusalem.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:32:49 -0400
U.S.: Inaction in Ukraine 'unacceptable'

Samantha Power, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during an U.N. Security Council emergency meeting called at Russia's request Sunday, April 13, 2014, at United Nations headquarters, to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine. The meeting comes as the new Ukrainian government declared it would deploy armed forces to quash an increasingly bold pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern region. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on the crisis in Ukraine.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:22:22 -0400
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