Police Depts Suspended from Pentagon Surplus Program08/28/14
The Pentagon has suspended over 150 police departments in the U.S. from its surplus program, which distributes leftover military-grade equipment. (The Takeaway, WNYC)
Protests Diminish in Ferguson
As demonstrations wind down in Ferguson, MO, activists have turned to policy revision and advocacy in local government. (Morning Edition, NPR)
Ceasefire Holds Between Israel and Hamas
As Part of a new Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Israel has opened more border more border crossings into Gaza to allow for humanitarian aid and construction materials. Many hope that this latest truce marks the end of this summer's...
Syria Offers Assistance in Fight Against ISIS
As the U.S. weighs options for striking against ISIS in Syria, the Syrian foreign minister has offered his country's assistance, while also warning that any strike made without consultation constitutes an act of aggression. (The World Today, ABC)
Russia and Ukraine Meet for Peace Talks
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meet in Minsk for a summit to resolve the unrest in Eastern Ukraine. (The Takeaway, WNYC)
6.1 Earthquake Hits Northern California
Napa Valley and surrounding areas in Northern California are recovering after a 6.1 earthquake struck early Sunday morning, resulting in injuries and large amounts of property damage. It's the most powerful quake the region has experienced since 1989....
American Hostage Released by Islamist Rebels
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis has been released by Islamist rebels in Syria after a two-year imprisonment. (AM, ABC)
National Guard Withdraws from Ferguson
Citing a lessening of tensions in Ferguson, MO, the National Guard has withdrawn from the city, as a grand jury continues to hear the case against the officer who killed Michael Brown. (Free Speech Radio News)
Bank of America Reaches $17 Billion Settlement
Bank of America has agreed to pay $16.65 billion to the U.S. government in order to avoid prosecution for the sale of toxic mortgages, contributing to the 2008 financial crisis. (Morning Edition, NPR)
B.K.S. Iyengar Dies at 95
Guru B.K.S. Iyengar, credited with introducing yoga to the Western world, passed away in Southern India at the age of 95. (The Takeaway, WNYC)
U.S. Journalist Beheaded by ISIS
American journalist James Foley has been killed by ISIS, kidnapped and beheaded in a video that the group released as a warning to the U.S. (AM, ABC)
New Police Shooting in Ferguson
Another black man has been shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, MO. The man was supposedly brandishing a knife. (All Things Considered, NPR)
Backlash in Australia over Anti-Chinese Outburst
Politician Clive Palmer of the Palmer United Party in Australia has been condemned by the Treasurer and Foreign Minister for making disparaging remarks regarding China and Chinese people on national media, as China and Australia continue business...
Missouri Governor Calls in National Guard
Governor Jay Nixon has signed an executive order to send the National Guard to Ferguson, MO to restore peace and order, following attacks on police with molotov cocktails and reports of gunshots fired at police. Ferguson stands in a state of...
Kurds Recapture Crucial Dam from ISIS
Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retaken the Mosul Dam with the help of U.S. air support and the Iraqi military. ISIS has publicly denied withdrawing from the strategically significant site. (AM, ABC)
Protests in Ferguson, MO De-Escalate
After a week of police snipers on rooftops, and officers in riot gear perched atop tanks, protests in Ferguson, MO have become more peaceful. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has taken over the situation from the St. Louis Police Department, adopting...
New Interview with Edward Snowden Published in "Wired"
"Wired" magazine has published a profile on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, in which he expresses his concern that the American people may become fatigued by the discussion of cyber espionage. (NewsHour, PBS)
WHO Sanctions Experimental Ebola Drug
A small supply of the experimental new drug ZMapp has been shipped to Liberia to combat the worsening Ebola outbreak. (AM, ABC)
Actress Lauren Bacall Dies At 89
Legendary film and stage actress Lauren Bacall died on Tuesday in New York at the age of 89. In 2009, Bacall collected an honorary Oscar in recognition of "her central place in the golden age of motion pictures". (All Things Considered, NPR)
Violence Erupts After Missouri Teen Killing
Violence again erupted in Ferguson, Missouri near the site of the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. In the two nights of unrest dozens were arrested, shops looted, and tear gas fired by police. (Morning Edition, NPR)
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