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Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."

U.S. tried but failed to rescue Foley, other hostages

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

U.S. special forces flew into Syria on the July 4 weekend but found that the hostages had been moved, U.S. officials said.

Report: Hostile behavior cited in Fort Worth traffic division

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

An outside investigation into complaints of raced-based harassment and treatment found no hard evidence of racial discrimination.

Perry presses for greater US involvement in Iraq

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground troops.

American Airlines retirees protest travel benefit changes

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Starting after Labor Day, retired workers will have lower priority than active workers for getting available seats on flights.

Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

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.

Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.

Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.

Data on police shootings is hard to find

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., has exposed what the Justice Department doesn’t know about police use of force.

Arlington approves gas royalty settlement with Chesapeake

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

City Council agrees to settle for $700,000, less than the originally projected $1 million.