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8/8/2014 10:30 AM
McDonald's global sales down 2.5% in July
NEW YORK  — McDonald’s says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in China.

8/8/2014 9:19 AM
U.S. launched first airstrikes in Iraq
NEW DELHI — The U.S. launched its first airstrikes into Iraq today as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned the U.S. military has enough intelligence to clearly single out and hit Islamic militants if they threaten U.S. interests or the thousands of refugees who fled to a mountaintop.

8/8/2014 11:32 AM
FAA bans U.S. airlines from flying over Iraq
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said it is prohibiting U.S. airlines and other commercial carriers from flying over Iraq as the U.S. launched its first airstrikes there today.

8/8/2014 10:35 AM
Verdict in Pistorius trial set for Sept. 11
PRETORIA, South Africa  — The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius said today that she will give a verdict on Sept. 11, ending a televised trial that stretched for five months and transfixed South Africans and others around the world.

8/8/2014 8:04 AM
Iraqis, Kurds welcome U.S. airdrops
IRBIL, Iraq  — Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdish officials today welcomed President Obama’s decision to authorize U.S. airstrikes if necessary and airdrop humanitarian aid into northern Iraq to counter advancing Sunni militants and the threat they pose to Americans as well as Iraqi civilians.

8/8/2014 8:01 AM
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

8/7/2014 9:44 PM
Obama authorizes airstrikes
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said he authorized airstrikes against militants in Iraq if they threaten U.S. personnel and dispatched planes to drop food and water for trapped civilians.

8/7/2014 12:00 AM
Pentagon denies U.S. bombing in Iraq
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama approved airdrops of humanitarian supplies to thousands of religious minorities in Iraq who are under siege from Islamic militants, but he was still weighing whether to combine that assistance with U.S. airstrikes, officials said Thursday night.

8/7/2014 8:42 PM
Hurricane bears down on Hawaii
HONOLULU — This is what Associated Press reporters on the scene are learning as the first hurricane in 22 years bears down on Hawaii:

8/7/2014 2:57 PM
U.S. weighs airstrikes, aid in Iraq
WASHINGTON — The White House is weighing direct military strikes to stem an Islamic militant group’s gains in Iraq, as well as humanitarian relief for thousands of displaced religious minorities in the country’s north, according to U.S. defense officials and others familiar with the administration’s thinking.