Lesotho government claims military units attempted a coup Al Jazeera: Military units in Lesotho surrounded government and police buildings while gunfire was heard in the small mountainous southern African kingdom in what appeared to be a coup attempt.
BBC News: The United Kingdom has raised its terrorism threat level to “severe” in response to the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria.
Russia: Bank offers ‘free cat with every mortgage’ BBC News Monitoring: Russia’s largest bank is apparently loaning cats to clients who buy one of their mortgage products - as a sign of good luck.
NBC News: President Obama said Thursday that the U.S. doesn’t “have a strategy yet” on how to deal with the growing threat from the Islamic State in the Middle East.
Apple announces September event; product launch expected TIME: Apple sent out invitations Thursday for an event at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Sept.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt married in France, spokesman says AP: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple. Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends.
'Cops' crew member killed filming police shooting in Omaha KMTV Action 3 News: A crew member for the TV show “Cops” was killed while filming an officer-involved shooting in Omaha on Tuesday night, the show’s production company confirmed.
WVEC: An F-15 fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Augusta County, Virginia. The status of the pilot is unknown at this time.
Time Warner Cable suffers massive outage Business Insider, GMA: Time Warner Cable says cable and Internet services were “largely restored,” after nationwide outages were reported early Wednesday morning.
American writer returns to U.S. after 2 years held captive in Syria NBC News: American writer Peter Theo Curtis returned to the United States on Tuesday after being held captive in Syria for nearly two years, his family said in a statement. Curtis, 45, was believed to be abducted by militants when he crossed into Syria in 2012.
NBC News: Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, Calif., was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to the Free Syrian Army.
'Modern Family,' 'Breaking Bad' win big at the Emmys Hollywood Reporter: 'Modern Family' and 'Breaking Bad' took home the two biggest prizes of the night on Monday at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning for outstanding comedy series and outstanding drama series respectively.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Rev. Al Sharpton gave a rousing address to the hundreds of mourners who gathered at a St.
Beyonce, Miley Cyrus win big at Video Music Awards The Associated Press: Beyonce closed the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night with a 20-minute performance before being joined by husband Jay Z and their daughter to accept the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. Miley Cyrus was the night’s other top winner, taking home the video of the year award for her performance of “Wrecking Ball.” Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.
British actor, director Richard Attenborough dies at 90 BBC News: British actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died at 90, his son confirmed on Sunday.
SFGate: Update: 87 people have been injured following the early morning 6.1 earthquake in Napa, Calif., said the Napa Fire Department.
BBC News: Iceland put out a red alert, the highest on a 5-point scale, to the aviation industry Saturday and set up a no-fly zone around the Bardarbunga volcano after a sub-glacial eruption was detected.
Microbial life found living on exterior of International Space Station A new report claims that Russian scientists have discovered traces of marine life living on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS Read more here Photo credit: NASA
New York Times: More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by the cyberattack that hit the in-store cash register systems at Target, Supervalu and most recently UPS Stores, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.
Reuters: Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a “direct invasion” of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine.