Pilot’s fate unknown in fighter jet crash

FILE - This is an April 4, 1999, file photo, provided by the Department of Defense shows a US Air force F-15C jet. An Air Force F-15C fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The jet was on a standard training exercise to receive a system upgrade and had no munition onboard, said Maj. Matthew Mutti, from Barnes Air National Guard Base. Officials said the pilot's status was unknown. (AP Photo/US Department of Defense)

DEERFIELD, Va.

Ukraine, NATO, US: Russian forces inside Ukraine

Members of the OSCE examine the scene of a shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine, helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country’s east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities elsewhere.

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — “Russian forces have entered Ukraine,” the country’s president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council.

Battle for Ukraine’s southeast coast heats up

Smoke rises after shelling in the town of Novoazovsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Towering columns of smoke rose Tuesday from outside a city in Ukraine's far southeast after what residents said was a heavy artillery barrage. It was the second straight day that attacks were reported in the vicinity of Novoazovsk, which is in eastern Ukraine's separatist Donetsk region but previously had seen little fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine’s strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previo

U.S. official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

During a training session, participants simulate spraying a body during a training course to instruct non-governmental organisation (NGO) workers and doctors on how to deal with the Ebola virus in Brussels on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The course, provided by Doctors Without Borders, trains volunteer and medical personnel on precautions to take when entering a zone that contains the Ebola virus.(AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping W

Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

A Palestinian militant of Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, military wing of Hamas, holds his rifle during a celebration of the victory rally at the debris of destroyed houses in Shijaiyah, neighborhood of Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Both Israel’s prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still linger

‘Cops’ crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer speaks in front of images from security video and an enlargement of an airsoft pistol used in the robbery of a Wendy's restaurant on Tuesday, during a news conference at police headquarters in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Bryce Dion, a sound technician with the Cops television show who was embedded with Omaha police, was killed on Tuesday during an armed robbery at a Wendy's fast-food restaurant. The armed robber was shot and died as well. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb.

Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

FILE - This Aug. 2, 2014 file photo shows demonstrators protesting at Freedom Plaza in Washington asking President Barack Obama to modify his deportations policies. The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration. Facing an expect onslaught of opposition, the administration plans to argue that by failing to provide enough resources to fully enforce U.S. laws, lawmakers have ceded wide latitude to White House to prioritize deportations, administration officials and legal experts said. But Republicans, too, are exploring their legal options for stopping Obama from what theyve deemed an egregious presidential overstep. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on immigration.

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