Nation & world

  1. World appalled by beheading, Obama says, as U.S. continues airstrikes


    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the entire world was "appalled" by the videotaped beheading of an American journalist by Islamic militants, speaking as American warplanes conducted 14 airstrikes in Iraq and the State Department asked the Pentagon to send as many as 300 more …

  2. Idled Russian aid convoy back on road to Ukraine


    DONETSK, Russia — After nearly a week of inaction, a Russian aid convoy destined for the besieged, rebel-controlled Ukrainian city of Luhansk rumbled to life Wednesday, with 16 of its trucks passing through a Russian border checkpoint.

  3. Daily developments: the execution of James Foley


    U.S. airstrikes pound ISIS

    Less than an hour after President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday, the U.S. Central Command announced that U.S. warplanes had conducted 14 airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in the hours after the video was released. The strikes all took place near the Mosul Dam, …

  4. St. Ann police officer suspended for pointing gun at Ferguson, Mo., protester


    FERGUSON, Mo. — A St. Ann, Mo., police officer has been suspended after pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at a protester in Ferguson, police said.

    St. Ann, Mo., police Lt. Ray Albers points an assault rifle at a protester in Ferguson. On a video he appears to say “I will (expletive) kill you. Get back.”
  5. Holder says he understands mistrust of police


    FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. swept into this battle-scarred St. Louis suburb Wednesday, meeting with community leaders and promising a "thorough and fair" federal inquiry into the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer Aug. 9.