Artist Christo says river project at a standstill

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — The artist Christo says his plan to suspend nearly 6 miles of silvery fabric in sections over the Arkansas River is in a "stand-still situation."
Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hikeFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates. Yellen's ...



Hamas executes 'collaborators,' Israeli child killed

A picture taken on August 22, 2014 shows four Palestinian men walking under the toppled minaret of a mosque in Gaza City which was almost completely destroyed in an Israeli airstrike weeks agoHamas gunmen executed 18 people accused of collaborating with Israel in Gaza City Friday as Palestinian mortar fire killed a four-year-old Israeli boy on Day 46 of a devastating war. The escalating bloodshed has seen another 76 Palestinians die in Gaza since hostilities resumed on Tuesday following a nine-day truce and another four Israeli civilians wounded by dozens of rocket attacks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed harsh retribution against Hamas for the killing of the child and his government has vowed no let up until it can guarantee the safety of civilians. Hamas also has vowed no let up until Israel ends an eight-year blockade on the narrow and over-populated Palestinian coastal enclave it controls.



'Motown the Musical' to take a break from Broadway

This theater image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows, from left, Sydney Morton as Forence Ballard, Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross and Ariana DeBose as Mary Wilson of The Supremes in "Motown: The Musical," performing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York. Producers of “Motown the Musical” said Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, the $18 million show will play its final performance at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre on Jan. 18 and intends to reopen in July 2016 at a still-to-be-announced Nederlander-owned theater. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)NEW YORK (AP) — "Motown the Musical" is taking a break from Broadway.



Sunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack

Iraqi premier-designate Haider al-Abadi meets with Pastor Farouk Yousuf in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Al-Abadi has until Sept. 11 to submit a list of Cabinet members to parliament for approval. Religious and ethnic minorities have called upon him to assemble an all-inclusive government. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, Pool)BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people.





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