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  • Yasmin, Hana and their friends walk in the park after finishing a GCSE exam near their school in Hackney, east London
    Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil Reuters - 12 hrs ago

    By Belinda Goldsmith and Olivia Harris LONDON (Reuters) - When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided … More »Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil

    Yasmin, Hana and their friends walk in the park after finishing a GCSE exam near their school in Hackney, east London

    By Belinda Goldsmith and Olivia Harris LONDON (Reuters) - When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to wear a headscarf. Farooq is one of many young Muslim women living in Britain who have, for various reasons, chosen to adopt …

  • By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the threat from Islamic State was "beyond anything we've seen" and the …

  • Williams speaks at a panel for the television series "The Crazy Ones" during the CBS portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills

    Comedian Robin Williams' ashes have been scattered in the San Francisco Bay following his apparent suicide, according to a death certificate released by Marin County on Thursday. Williams, 63, was found hanged in his Tiburon, California, home last week. The "Mrs. Doubtfire" star had been suffering from severe depression, …

  • A Bank of America sign is pictured in Encinitas, California

    By Aruna Viswanatha, Jonathan Stempel and Peter Rudegeair WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp reached a record $16.65 billion settlement with the U.S. The settlement announced on Thursday by the U.S. It is expected to resolve the vast majority of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank's remaining liabilities …

  • Defense Secretary Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Dempsey hold a press briefing at the Pentagon

    By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. "They are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it's in Iraq or anywhere else," Defense Secretary …

  • St. Louis police release video of shooting Associated Press - 4 hrs ago
    La police américaine de nouveau critiquée après la mort d'un jeune Noir dans le Missouri

    The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency on officer-involved shootings.

  • Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence Associated Press - 1 hr 12 mins ago
    In this May 7, 2014 photo, Rene Lima-Marin sits for an interview with The Associated Press about the circumstances of his sentencing and incarceration, in a meeting room inside Kit Carson Correctional Center, a privately operated prison in Burlington, Colo. Lima-Marin, who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early, says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life. An appeal filed Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in his case also says his constitutional rights were violated when a judge in January ordered him to finish his sentence after he started a family during nearly six years of freedom. A judge in 2000 sentenced Lima-Marin to a total of 98 years in prison for multiple counts stemming from the robbery of two video stores when Lima-Marin was 20. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.

  • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive' Associated Press - 2 mins 3 secs ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

  • The ice bucket stops with Obama Associated Press - 5 mins ago

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The ice bucket stops with Obama.

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  • AP sources: Video appears to show execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic group

    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Video appears to show execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic group.

  • Grouper Eats Shark in One Bite in Viral Video
    Grouper Eats Shark in One Bite in Viral Video

    With Shark Week on the Discovery Channel just ending, it's understandable that you may have the carnivorous fish on the mind and think that such a dangerous predator should be avoided at all costs. A certain grouper clearly didn't think so. In this video, which was featured on the front page of Reddit, we see the two fish circling each other right before the 4-foot shark gets caught on a fisherman's line.

  • Kiev says Russian army vehicles seized as aid checks start
    Kiev says Russian army vehicles seized as aid checks start

    Ukraine said Thursday it had captured two armoured vehicles belonging to the Russian military in the war-torn east as checks began on a disputed aid convoy from Moscow parked up at the border. Fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels raged in Ukraine's east as Kiev pressed on with an offensive to rout struggling insurgents ahead of a fresh round of diplomacy that will see the presidents of the two countries meet next week for the first time in months. Some 300 Russian trucks -- that Kiev fears could be used to help the insurgency -- inched closer to crossing the border into rebel-held territory after Ukraine's customs officials said they had started processing the first of the lorries after a week of wrangling.

  • Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement
    Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

  • Egypt's Air Sinai halts Tel Aviv flights over security fears
    Egypt's Air Sinai halts Tel Aviv flights over security fears

    Egypt's Air Sinai said it cancelled flights Thursday and Friday to Tel Aviv for security reasons, after a warning by Hamas's armed wing against foreign airliners flying to Israel. The Egyptian carrier operates four weekly flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion international airport. "The flights on Thursday and Friday were cancelled due to, the deteriorating security situation and shelling near Ben Gurion airport," said Mahmud Guda, an airline official in charge of reservations. A spokesman for the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades Wednesday warned foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv from 6 am (0300 GMT) in a bid to disrupt air traffic.