King Fire in California nearly doubles in size overnight USA TODAY: Northern California’s King Fire, burning east of Sacramento, grew 1.5 times overnight, officials said Thursday.
Amnesty International: Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men, and children using a wide range of methods including beatings, shootings and rape, Amnesty International said in a new report.
Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer arrested on assault charge NBC News: Police arrested Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer on suspicion of aggravated assault involving a 27-year-old woman and 18-month-old child, authorities said Wednesday.
The U.S. House passed an amendment to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, 273-156.
Telegraph: As many as 36 children were reported to have died after receiving tainted measles vaccines under a UN-sponsored program in the rebel-held north of Syria.
Minnesota Vikings suspend Adrian Peterson ABC News: The NFL’s Minnesota Vikings have suspended Adrian Peterson indefinitely from all team activities following allegations of child-abuse Photo: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St.
NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice suspension NBC News: The NFL Players Association formally filed an appeal on Tuesday of running back Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension following the release of a video that showed Rice punching his then-fiance.
NASA awards contracts to Boeing, SpaceX ABC News: NASA announced Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded contracts to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The contracts are worth a potential $6.8 billion in the long run, according to NASA administrator Charles Bolden.
Grand jury to decide if NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will face charges USA TODAY: A grand jury will decide if NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in the August death of fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr., Ontario County, NY, District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday.
Gigaom: A Frankfurt district court on Tuesday lifted a Germany-wide ban on the taxi app Uber. The German cab drivers’ association, Taxi Deutschland, which first sparked the court battle, says it will immediately move to appeal the decision.
US to dispatch 3,000 personnel to West Africa to combat Ebola NBC News: President Obama will announce a major surge in U.S.
Watchdog criticizes NASA asteroid-tracking program NBC News: An internal watchdog office criticized NASA’s efforts to track and respond to potentially dangerous asteroids in a report released on Monday. According to the report, the agency’s program that tracks objects that could cause regional devastation if they hit Earth was not well integrated and lacked proper oversight.
Adrian Peterson: ‘I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser’ ABC News: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson spoke out for the first time Monday since his indictment, saying in a statement: “I am not a perfect son.
Hurricane Odile slams popular Mexico resort area Reuters: Hurricane Odile slammed the popular Baja California, Mexico, resort area overnight forcing thousands of tourists and locals to crowd into emergency shelters.
Panthers deactivate Greg Hardy USA Today: The Carolina Panthers have deactivated defensive end Greg Hardy for the team’s game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Video emerges showing people reacting to Michael Brown shooting AP: Cellphone video that shows witnesses raising their hands in the air moments after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer could bolster arguments that Brown was surrendering when he was shot, legal experts say.
ESPN: Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, according to multiple media reports.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dropping out of October mayoral election Globe and Mail: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is withdrawing from the city’s October mayoral election, a city official confirmed on Friday.
Pakistan arrests militants suspected of Malala Yousafzai attack TIME: Pakistan’s army says it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted because of her campaign for women’s rights and education.
Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide in death of girlfriend New York Times: Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday after being acquitted of murder charges in the death of girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp. Culpable homicide carries a maximum sentence of 15 years.