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Obama Faces Tough Options in Iraq and Syria

INTERNATIONAL | By Robert Burns | Friday Aug 22, 2014
At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.

Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, left, embraces Dr. Bruce Ribner, medical director of Emory's Infectious Disease Unit.

American Ebola Doc Urges Help Fighting Outbreak

HEALTH | By Kathleen Foody | Aug 22
As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in.

Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.

National Guard to Withdraw From a Quieter Ferguson

NATIONAL | By Alan Scher Zagier and Jim Salter | Aug 22
The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Same-Sex Couple Settle Wedding Venue Dispute

NATIONAL | Aug 22
The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away.

Colorado Won't See Gay Marriage Yet

NATIONAL | Aug 22
A federal appeals court on Thursday extended a stay on a ruling from last month that found the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

Poachers Push African Elephants to Brink of Extinction

SCIENCE | Aug 22
A new study predicts the African elephant may be extinct within 100 years. Poachers get rich my selling their tusks - a trade that's killing elephants by the tens of thousands. Holly Williams reports.

B&N, Samsung Unveil Reading-Focused Nook Tablet

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Aug 22
Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Joanie Pelzer poses with her dog Hubbell, a Chihuahua, in New York.

Pet-Friendly Dating Sites Match People and Pooches

PERSONAL TECH | By Sue Manning | Aug 22
On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships.

US Safety Agency Offers Online Recall Check

TIPS & ADVICE | By Michael Cox | Aug 22
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the service has started on its website, www.safercar.gov.

Ryu-Hee Kim, "Seasons in the Rice Field."

CraftTexas 2014 Arrives in Houston

HOME | By EDGE | Aug 22
This fall, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents "CraftTexas 2014," the eighth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft.

Fashion illustrator Richard Haines.

The Haines Effect: Runway Relevance Meets Street Chic

FASHION | By Ian Michael Crumm | Aug 22
From illustrating a look on the street to inspiring a pattern for garment production, Richard Haines' work spans the life cycle of the fashion industry.