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S&P 500 tops record on economy data as treasuries, oil rise

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose to a record, while oil advanced with bonds, amid optimism the Federal Reserve is committed to supporting a...

Ukraine president pledges to 'talk peace' with Putin

Ukraine's president said he will "talk peace" with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by demanding the withdrawal of pro‑Kremlin...

Foley captors 'demanded $132m ransom'

Journalist James Foley's jihadist captors had demanded a ransom of 100 million euros -- $132 million -- for his release, his employer said Thursday...

US missionaries beat Ebola as Liberia crisis worsens

Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on...

Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants pose a major threat to the United States that may surpass that from al Qaeda, U....

Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy have begun to clear customs at a rebel‑held border crossing in eastern...

Obama pours cold water on Ice Bucket Challenge

President Barack Obama won't be taking part in the ice bucket challenge that is sweeping America to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral...

Three top Hamas leaders killed in Gaza strikes

Three senior Hamas commanders and four children were among at least 15 Palestinians killed in Gaza Thursday as Israel stepped up air strikes on day 45 of...

Governor takes National Guard out of Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the state National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since...