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SANLIURFA, Turkey (AP) — A witness says an oil refinery held by the Islamic State group in Syria has been hit by airstrikes, setting off explosions that lit the sky for two hours. The refinery is in northern Syria near the Turkish border. The airstrikes were likely carried out by a U.S.-led coalition, though there's been no comment from U.S. Central Command, which is overseeing the operation against Islamic State militants.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A news agency in Iran is reporting that the Islamic Republic has built a new surface-to-surface cruise missile capable of being launched from an airplane. The report today by the semi-official Fars news agency quotes the head of the Revolutionary Guard's airspace department as saying that the missile has a range of more than 400 miles and can be launched from land-based pads, naval vessels, aircraft, helicopters and drones.
PARIS (AP) — Air France's leading pilots union has announced an end to a 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline's flights and stranded passengers worldwide. After a late-night negotiating session with management, leaders of the SNPL pilot union walked away with no deal but said they were ending the walkout so that service can resume and negotiations can continue peaceably. A key issue is Air France's plan to develop a low-cost affiliate to tap into new markets.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri authorities are searching for two men after a police officer was shot and wounded in Ferguson last night. It happened as two protests were going on over last month's shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by police, but police don't think there was any connection. They say the officer was shot in the arm while chasing two men he encountered at a closed community center.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Should the company that supplies your Internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster? The Federal Communications Commission is tackling that question this fall after the public submitted a record 3.7 million comments on the subject. That's more than double the number filed with the regulatory agency after Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl.
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