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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...

Ferguson protesters Tuesday night

CNN

Officer who threatened protester suspended

An officer who pointed a semi-automatic assault rifle at a Ferguson, Missouri, protester and threatened to kill him -- a tense episode caught on video and posted online -- is off the job, at least for now.

The St. Louis County Police Department announ...

Ebola drug ZMapp

Public Health Agency of Canada

UK pledges money for Ebola research

Researchers around the world are being asked to help stop the largest known Ebola outbreak in history.

An emergency research "all call" was issued Thursday by Wellcome Trust and United Kingdom's Department for International Development amid rising cas...

James Foley

GlobalPost

Official: U.S. Foley rescue attempt failed

A recent attempt to rescue American James Foley and others in Syria failed, a U.S. official told CNN on Wednesday, a revelation that came as new details emerged about the journalist's final days in the hands of ISIS militants.

The U.S. Department of ...

Japan landslide blurb2

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.

The landslides Wednesday killed at least 39 people, including a 2...

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...

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....

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