A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The White House, his family and employer said they could not determine the video's authenticity and were attempting to confirm if he had been killed.
Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police.
A transient, frequently-jailed alcoholic, who became known as the 'Homeless Hero' after saving two people from drowning, battled his demons right up until his death in the same river where he made his rescues.
Anna Nicole Smith's final bid to obtain her late husband's money has failed, seven years after her death. A federal judge in Orange County on Monday rejected a bid by Smith's estate to obtain about $44 million from the estate of Texas billionaire J. Howard Marshall.
Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kyiv also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced another 300,000.
A new report by Canada's veterans watchdog says nearly half of the country's most severely disabled ex-soldiers are not receiving a government allowance intended to compensate them for their physical and mental wounds.