TOKYO — Rescue workers battled through mud for a second day in search of dozens of people still missing after torrential rain triggered landslides in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima that killed 39 people, national broadcaster NHK said.
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NEW YORK — The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later.
Target continues to struggle to bounce back from a massive security breach last year, but its latest earnings report, released Wednesday morning, shows that the shopping habits of low- and middle-income consumers may be a bigger problem.
MONROVIA, Liberia — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa.
Airstrike kills Hamas leader’s wife and child; Israel demands the rocket fire stop
ST. LOUIS — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown’s death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.
Details emerge of officer in shooting
WASHINGTON — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy’s nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists and the White House revealed that the U.S. had launched a secret rescue mission inside Syria earlier this summer that failed to rescue Foley and other Americans still being held hostage.
CHICAGO — Signs of a rebound in U.S. beef supplies are taking shape with the changing color of the pastures on Glen Cope’s 2,000-acre ranch in Aurora, Missouri.
WASHINGTON — The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.
They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard — and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.
NEW YORK — A summer swoon for the stock market appears to be over for now.
Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip. At least three Palestinians were killed.