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Friday, August 22, 2014-7:04:16A.M.

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US says military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley

BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) — The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives.


Murder, revenge, lust and rampage take over ‘Sin City’ sequel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Femmes fatales and brutish men form a complex web in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” as old and new faces from Frank Miller’s noir graphic novels are brought to life in film.


Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama is considering key changes in the nation’s immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s approach to immigration.


Matthew Weiner on ‘Mad Men’ and male friendships

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — As the creator of “Mad Men,” AMC Networks’ period TV drama and its brooding, dysfunctional ad man Don Draper, Matthew Weiner has had some experience in exploring the male psyche.


Fed debates merits of earlier rate hike given US jobs gains

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Reserve hinted on Wednesday that a surprisingly strong jobs market recovery could lead it to raise interest rates earlier than it had been anticipating.


Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television’s Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show’s organizers said on Wednesday.


US attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 12 nights of racially charged protests.


‘We hear you,’ US Homeland Security officials tell Fil-Ams

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Philippine Daily Inquirer) — Federal officials are seriously studying the proposal to place the Philippines under Temporary Protected Status or TPS, the Department of Homeland Security assured Filipino-American community leaders at a meeting on Aug. 13 at the Philippine Embassy here.