EDGARTOWN, Mass. - President Barack Obama says the U.S. has broken Islamic militants' siege on Iraq's Sinjar Mountain, but that airstrikes will continue.
Speaking Thursday at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, Obama said U.S. operations helped thousands of civilians flee down the mountain, and that it's unlikely that more airdrops of food and water will be needed.
The Islamic State group's advance in Iraq has driven thousands of people from their homes.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Hundreds of films by Andy Warhol will be digitized and made available for public screening under a museum partnership.
The project was announced Thursday by New York City's Museum of Modern Art, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and visual effects firm MPC. It covers some 500 films Warhol created between 1963 and 1972.
Nearly 1,000 rolls of 16mm film will be digitally scanned into high-resolution images. The process will begin this month and take several years to complete.
The films themselves have been housed at MoMA since the early 1990s.
BEIRUT - Syrian government troops captured a fiercely contested suburb of the capital Thursday after five months of heavy fighting, flushing rebels from their last hideouts and quickly moving to crush pockets of resistance in the surrounding countryside, activists and state media said.
SEOUL, South Korea - Korean Air Lines Co. will suspend flights to Kenya in what it said Thursday is a measure to prevent the spread of Ebola.
The South Korean flag carrier will stop operating flights between Incheon and Nairobi from Aug. 20, it said in a statement.
No Ebola cases have been reported in Kenya or other parts of East Africa but the South Korean airline has a history of taking risk minimization measures before other airlines.
KABUL - An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has stuck a police car in eastern Laghman province, killing three officers.
Sarhadi Zwak, the provincial governor's spokesman, says the attack took place on Thursday morning in Badpakh district. He says four policemen were also wounded in the explosion.
No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing but roadside bombs targeting Afghan troops and security forces are a common insurgent tactic of the Taliban.
NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. - Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.
Long Island residents were urged to remain off the road Wednesday as a round-the-clock recovery continued after a record 13.26 inches of rain fell between midnight and 9:30 a.m.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and other politicians have signed a statement calling on the Discovery Channel to drop the series "Amish Mafia."
The statement says "Amish Mafia" is a "bigoted portrayal" of the religious sect and misrepresents the Amish in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County as a "crime-ridden culture."
The statement is signed by 18 elected officials, including congressmen, state senators, state representatives and Lancaster's mayor. Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators signed a similar statement.
PHILADELPHIA - Authorities say a man was shot and killed outside a Philadelphia concert being held to promote peace and stem violence in the city.
Police said the gunfire happened at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Dell Music Center in the city's Fairmount Park.
Officials said the 20-year-old man was arriving at the "Philly Support Philly: Peace on the Streets" concert when he got into an argument with someone in the parking lot.
PLACITAS, N.M. - For decades, free-ranging horses have roamed this mountain village in New Mexico, galloping on residents' property, dashing along roads and attracting tourists and wildlife fans hoping to catch a glimpse.
Their presence has long defined Placitas. But the horses are now drawing the ire of some residents who say their growing numbers are hurting the delicate desert landscape because they eat what little vegetation there is amid an ongoing drought.
WASHINGTON - An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honour, the Fields Medal.
The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize to Maryam Mirzakhani and three others at a meeting in Seoul on Wednesday.
The prize and $13,700 is awarded every four years to mathematicians 40 years old or younger. It was established in 1936.