September 11, 2014 7:41 AM EDT

Obama Back in Command

President Barack Obama announced he would take the fight against ISIS into Syria, and if he delivered the sentiment with remarkable presence of mind, it may only be because he hasn’t had many other opportunities over the last two years, TIME’s Michael Scherer writes

Ex-FBI Director to Head NFL Probe

Former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled domestic violence claims against former Ravens star Ray Rice

Ferguson Heats Up Again

Some demonstrators appear to have been arrested by police while attempting to march near I-70 entrance ramp in the St. Louis suburb

Pistorius Cleared of Murder Charges

Judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial said Thursday there is not enough evidence to prove the Olympic sprinter guilty of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The “blade runner” could still be found guilty of culpable homicide in the ongoing verdict

Gates Foundation Gives $50 Million to Fight Ebola

The fight against Ebola received a desperately needed boost Wednesday, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announcing a $50 million donation. The funds are earmarked for U.N. agencies combatting the disease, which has already killed over 2,000 people

New York Mets Official ‘Fired for Being Pregnant and Unwed’

A former top New York Mets executive claims that she was fired because the baseball team’s co-owner was “morally opposed” to her being pregnant and unmarried, according to a new lawsuit. The Mets said in a statement that Leigh Castergine’s claims “are without merit”

Kanye West Rushed to a Hospital in Australia

Kanye West was reportedly rushed to hospital in Melbourne for unknown reasons on Wednesday afternoon. The hip-hop artist left the hospital within about two hours and performed that night at the 15,000-seat Rod Laver Arena in the Australian city

Missouri Lawmakers Enact 72-Hour Abortion Wait

Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation’s most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ending a pregnancy

Nearly 5 Million Google Passwords Leaked on Russian Site

It has been reported that data for 4.93 million Google accounts of English-, Spanish- and Russian-speaking users was leaked and published on a Russian-language Bitcoin security online forum. The posters said about 60% of the accounts were active

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Diagnosed With Abdominal Tumor

Ford entered Humber River Hospital’s Church Street facility in Toronto earlier in the day, complaining of abdominal pains, a problem that had plagued the politician for the last three months but had suddenly become “unbearable,” his brother said

Winter of Conflict Looms in Ukraine Despite Rebel Truce

The armistice in eastern Ukraine came like clockwork with the end of the summer fighting season, but the peace process allows Russia to try a less violent means of keeping Ukraine dependent and divided — energy blackmail by shutting off its fuel supplies

Shia LaBeouf Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct

The actor pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Wednesday following the ruckus he created during a performance of Cabaret on Broadway in June. He has been ordered by the court to undergo three months of treatment

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