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Live: President Obama to speak on Ferguson and Iraq

President Obama will deliver a statement on the violence in Ferguson at 12:15 p.m. EDT. The post Live: President Obama to speak on Ferguson and Iraq appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama briefed on violence in Ferguson

St. Louis County Law Enforcement Officers stand in riot gear during a protest of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, outside Ferguson Police Department Headquarters August 11, 2014. Photo by Michael B. Show More Summary

A study finds a fivefold increase in superbug infection rate

Citrobacter freundii, one member of the Enterobacteriaceae family. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia. A recent study by Duke University Medical Center found that carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a superbug with a mortality rate...Show More Summary

Official: Green Berets fly to Sinjar in Iraq

WASHINGTON — A Pentagon official says a team of U.S. Army Special Forces were flown atop Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq to get a firsthand look at possible ways to rescue stranded Iraqi civilians suffering from thirst and hunger. A...Show More Summary

Obama talks to Israel’s Netanyahu as cease-fire expires

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama consulted by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a 72-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip neared expiration. Obama foreign policy aide Ben Rhodes says Obama talked to Netanyahu...Show More Summary

Egypt fires back at report on protest violence

Egyptian security forces move in to disperse a protest camp held by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood on Aug. 14, 2013 near Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque. Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images A...Show More Summary

Why safe reporting on suicide matters

A fan places flowers in front of the home of actor and comedian Robin Williams in Tiburon, California, on Aug. 12. Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt, local law enforcement said. Photo by Tayfun Coskun/AnadoluShow More Summary

Stanford professor first woman to receive ‘Nobel Prize’ for math

Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal in 2014. Photo courtesy of the International Mathematical Union Maryam Mirzakhani, a mathematics professor at Stanford University in California, is the first womanShow More Summary

Twitter Chat: Why does the U.S. lag behind in its family leave laws?

The UN’s International Labor Organization surveyed 185 countries’ family leave laws and found that only Papua New Guinea and the United States do not guarantee paid leave for workers to care for a newborn or a sick family member. Photo...Show More Summary

Golden Age of Hollywood’s Lauren Bacall dead at 89

American screen star Lauren Bacall, pictured here circa 1945, died Aug. 12, 2014. Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images Husky-voiced actress Lauren Bacall, who leapt to fame after starring in her first movie at age 19, died Tuesday...Show More Summary

Consumer protection agency urges Americans to beware of Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies

Photo by Flickr user btckeychain The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a primer on Monday meant to warn consumers about the potential dangers related to popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin. The CFPB,...Show More Summary

NASA’s carbon dioxide imaging mission shows first sign of success

A NASA spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has achieved final orbit, producing its first science data this week. The greenhouse gas contributes most significantly to global warming, and our current understanding of it’s distribution is getting even more precise. Show More Summary

Twitter reports 23 million users are robot programs

About 8.5 percent of Twitter’s monthly active users are bots. Image courtesy of Twitter. Twitter has disclosed the number of its users that are actually human as opposed to account-holding, automated programs in its most recent quarterly filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Show More Summary

Panda triplets born in China

Video by AP Chinese zoo officials in the southern city of Guangzhou’s Chimelong Safari Park have officially announced the birth of extremely rare panda triplets. The trio was born on July 29, but zoo officials waited until Tuesday to announce the births because of an “extremely high” mortality rate for infant pandas. Show More Summary

Robin Williams’ death rekindles questions about creativity and depression

Robin Williams teaches his class in a scene from 1989?s “Dead Poets Society.” Photo by Touchstone Pictures/Getty Images. Following news of Robin Williams’ suicide — which the Marin County Sheriff’s office confirmed today as Williams’ cause of death — it was immediately clear that the comedy giant’s impact spanned generations. Show More Summary

Photo of young boy with head of Syrian soldier sparks outrage

A photo of a 7-year-old boy holding up the severed head of a slain Syrian soldier has prompted an uproar in Australia, home to the boy’s father — a convicted terrorist who fled to Syria last year to join the Islamic State militant group. Australian...Show More Summary

Detroit area continues to struggle with flooding

Flooding Monday in Warren, Michigan caught motorists unprepared. Photo by Jacqueline Ciolek The aftermath of a Monday storm that unleashed nearly five inches of rain on the Detroit area is still being felt Tuesday. A reported 4.57 inches of rain fell within a short period of time Monday, between 2 p.m. Show More Summary

Consumers with immigration discrepancies at risk to lose federal health insurance

Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The administration is warning hundreds of thousands of consumers they risk losing taxpayer-subsidized health insurance unless they act quickly to resolve issues about their citizenship...Show More Summary

WWI replica biplane to help mark centennary of military aircraft

Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images A replica World War I-era biplane took to the skies Tuesday, preparing to mark 100 years since the military’s aerial deployment to war. The yellow recreation of a BE-2 biplane from the Royal Flying...Show More Summary

U.S. drone destroys Iraqi militant mortar position

Undated handout image courtesy of the U.S. Air Force shows a MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. Image courtesy of Reuters/Air Force/Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt/Handout WASHINGTON — U.S. military officials say an armed American drone has attacked and destroyed a mortar position of Islamic militants in northern Iraq. The U.S. Show More Summary

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