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Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

The Washington Times  GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior leaders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the militant group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization's morale and a significant scoop for Israeli intelligence.

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Operational Performance Leads to Cash Generation, Dividend Payments and Further Debt Reduction

PR Newswire  JOHANNESBURG, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) today announced normalised earnings from continuing operations for the June 2014 quarter of US$25 million compared with US$21 million for the March 2014 quarter and losses of US$36 million for the June 2013 quarter.

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Indonesia's President Condemns Islamic State's Actions

International Business Times  Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, leader of the most populous Muslim-majority country in the world that has long struggled with Islamist terrorism, condemned the actions of the Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and said the militant group is “embarrassing” and “humiliating” Muslims.

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Smaller protest forms in Ferguson, Mo.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch  FERGUSON, Mo. — A smaller, quieter protest formed in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night after other marches converged upon the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the Michael Brown case.

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Right-Wing Blog Lies, Fakes Officer's Injuries to Smear Michael Brown

Americans Against the Tea Party  On Tuesday, The Gateway Pundit "broke" the "news" (ahem) that Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, had suffered an orbital blowout fracture of the eye socket during his confrontation with Brown.

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Kremlin to Russians: No food? No problem

GlobalPost  MOSCOW, Russia — From fielding complaints online to harvesting wild reindeer, Russian officials are still trying to find ways to reassure consumers here that the Kremlin’s recent embargo on a wide array of Western food won’t hurt.

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Video Emerges of Second Police Shooting in St. Louis

Newsweek  On Tuesday, two officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police shot and killed 25-year-old Kajieme Powell, less than four miles from where police shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown not quite two weeks ago.

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CFL: Mark Cohon to call it quits as commissioner

Toronto Star  Wanted: Top-level executive. Must be willing to work long hours, able to herd cats and handle intense public scrutiny. Canadian Football League commissioner Mark Cohon announced Wednesday he won’t be seeking a third term, and will be stepping down next spring.

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Over 400 Nurses, Doctors Question Pennsylvania DOH's Handling Of Fracking-Related Calls

Medical Daily  It’s the type of drama only conspiracy theorists love. Two months after an NPR State Impact report found that Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) officials were told to keep their mouths shut about residents’ questions regarding Marcellus Shale drilling, also known as fracking, a group of some 400 health professionals are now calling for an investigation.

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Paying Jabbar Collins $10 Million Doesn’t Address Problems With Prosecutors

ProPublica  The dollar figure was so large and the public statements of vindication and concession so harmonious, one might have been tempted to think the system had actually worked. A wrongly convicted Brooklyn man had won his freedom when a federal judge called out a local prosecutor for misconduct.

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New Study Highlights The Precarious State Of The World's Primary Forests

redOrbit.com  redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An estimated 95 percent of the primary forests that existed prior to the advent of agriculture have been lost in non-protected areas, according to new research published online Thursday in the Society for Conservation Biology journal Conservation Letters.

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