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GlobalPost

Official: US Foley rescue attempt failed

A U.S. rescue operation earlier this summer failed to free American journalist James Foley and others being held by ISIS in Syria, a U.S. official told CNN on Wednesday.

ISIS vehicle destroyed by American airstrike

REUTERS/Stringer

Obama: ISIS a 'cancer'

The United States launched a series of airstrikes Wednesday against ISIS forces in Iraq, the same day President Barack Obama vowed to act against the militant group following its beheading of an American journalist and its threat to kill another.

"Th...

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REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Heavy rains, landslides kill 39 in Japan

Residents combed through mud and debris looking for bodies of their loved ones after heavy rains triggered landslides that swallowed up homes in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday.

The landslides killed at least 39 people, including ...

Ferguson protests

CNN

Grand jury to 'thoroughly' mull Brown case

Two months.

It looks like it might be that long before a local grand jury decides whether to bring charges in the death of Michael Brown -- the loud, passionate calls for swift justice notwithstanding.

The shooting of the African-American teenager by a...

Ukraine Luhansk Donetsk

CNN

Military jet shot down in Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists struck two helicopters as well as a jet with portable air defense systems Wednesday in the Luhansk region of Ukraine.

A source within the Ukrainian military confirmed the statement by the "South-East Army," which claims the gr...

Jose Antonio Vargas artsy

REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Vargas, others appeal to US on deportations

Filmmaker and activist Jose Antonio Vargas and 10 others asked the U.S. government on Wednesday to halt deportation proceedings against undocumented immigrants like themselves who have strong and productive ties to the United States.

Bank of America lobby

REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Bank of America nears record settlement

Bank of America is on the verge of finalizing a deal with the government to pay more than $16.5 billion in what would be the biggest mortgage securities fraud settlement.

The agreement, to be announced as soon as Thursday, would settle a probe by the ...

Gay couple, same-sex couple

Clifton Wiggins/CNN

US Supreme Court puts Va. gay marriage on hold

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. That means gay and lesbian couples cannot legally wed in the state for now.

The Richmond-based U.S....

James Foley

WMUR

Social media deals with James Foley beheading

When confronted by gruesome images of a man being beheaded by terrorists, what should you do?

News organizations have grappled with these kinds of questions for decades. Now, with the prevalence of social media, website operators and ordinary Internet...

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    New world record set for largest Fritos Chili Pie

    Sure it can feed 5,000, but a Fritos Chili Pie that was cooked up in Texas this week did more than just kick up some snack cravings. It also managed to set a Guinness World Record weighing in at 1,325 pounds.

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    Swimming accident law: The basics

    It's that time of year when the 6 o'clock news leads far too often with the most tragic stories about childhood drowning deaths, near deaths and injuries.

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