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One of the Islamist militants identified in the recent beheading video is a 22-year-old Frenchman from Normandy, who locals say had a traditional Catholic upbringing.
In Ferguson, Mo., the wait continues for a grand jury decision that will determine whether a white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager will face charges. On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon swore in members of the Ferguson Commission, a group he's named to address the issues underlying the turmoil that followed Michael Brown's death.
In the latest flap involving the ride sharing company Uber, an executive is apologizing after saying the company should spy on unfriendly reporters. Uber is a hit with customers, but has clashed with competitors, regulators and some journalists.
It's a great time to be in the aviation industry, unless you are in Wichita, Kansas. Wichita calls itself the Air Capitol, what Detroit is to automobiles. But just like Detroit, Wichita has hit hard times.
The NFL says Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will be suspended, without pay for the rest of the 2014 season. Peterson pleaded no contest to a felony charge after he injured his 4-year-old son while whipping him with a switch. The players union says it will appeal the decision.
There's growing sadness among student demonstrators in Hong Kong as they realize their protest villages are going to be swept away and they will have nothing to show for it because the government refuses to address any of their complaints.