Smoke rises from airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The airstrikes were launched outside the Kurdish regional capital Irbil, and marked the first time U.S. forces have directly targeted the extremist Islamic State group, which controls large areas of Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

15 new US airstrikes in northern Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new round of U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq on Monday was aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the Mosul da…

Lesley McSpadden, right, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, watches as Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family picture of himself, his son, top left in photo, and a young child during a news conference Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Peaceful protest deteriorates

Protests are continuing in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.

This undated image made available by Ford shows the 2012 Ford Edge. (AP Photo/Ford)

Ford recalls 83,250 cars and SUVs

Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they're parked.