St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Rev. Al Sharpton gave a rousing address to the hundreds of mourners who gathered at a St. Louis church Monday for the funeral of Michael Brown, telling the crowd and viewers nationwide, “We are required to leave here today and change things.”

A Cardinals baseball cap was set atop Brown’s closed casket, and the Rev. Charles Ewing delivered the eulogy for his nephew.

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Photo: Michael Brown’s casket sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (Credit: Robert Cohen)

Beyonce, Miley Cyrus win big at Video Music Awards
The Associated Press:  Beyonce closed the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night with a 20-minute performance before being joined by husband Jay Z and their daughter to accept the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. 
Miley Cyrus was the night’s other top winner, taking home the video of the year award for her performance of “Wrecking Ball.”
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Photo: Beyonce arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Beyonce, Miley Cyrus win big at Video Music Awards

The Associated Press:  Beyonce closed the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night with a 20-minute performance before being joined by husband Jay Z and their daughter to accept the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. 

Miley Cyrus was the night’s other top winner, taking home the video of the year award for her performance of “Wrecking Ball.”

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Photo: Beyonce arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

British actor, director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

BBC News: British actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died at 90, his son confirmed on Sunday.

Attenborough appeared in films such as “The Great Escape” and “Jurassic Park” during his career that spanned six decades. As a director, he was well known for “Gandhi,” which won two Oscars.

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Photo: Richard Attenborough appears on BBC Breakfast in 2003. (Jeff Overs/BBC News & Current Affairs)

87 reported injured in Northern California earthquake

SFGate: Update: 87 people have been injured following the early morning 6.1 earthquake in Napa, Calif., said the Napa Fire Department. Of those, 3 were in critical condition, including a child who was hurt by debris from a chimney.

The quake, the largest in the Bay Area since the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, struck 3 miles northwest of American Canyon at 3:20 a.m., the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was felt as far away as Chico and Fresno, the USGS said.

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BBC News: Iceland put out a red alert, the highest on a 5-point scale, to the aviation industry Saturday and set up a no-fly zone around the Bardarbunga volcano after a sub-glacial eruption was detected.  Several hundred people were evacuated Wednesday, and the area is on alert for flooding that could result from melting ice. 

In 2010, ash clouds produced by an eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano created a European air travel crisis that lasted for weeks.

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Photo: A sign blocks the roadway to the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland (credit: Reuters).

Microbial life found living on exterior of International Space Station

A new report claims that Russian scientists have discovered traces of marine life living on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS

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Photo credit: NASA

Feds: More than 1,000 businesses hit by same cyberattack that struck Target

New York Times: More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by the cyberattack that hit the in-store cash register systems at Target, Supervalu and most recently UPS Stores, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.

The attacks are much more pervasive than previously reported, and hackers are pilfering the data of millions of payment cards from American consumers without companies knowing about it, according to a new advisory released Friday afternoon.

Ukraine says Russian convoy entry is a ‘direct invasion’

ReutersUkraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a “direct invasion” of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine.

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Photos: Lightning strikes 1 World Trade Center in New York City

Lightning struck New York City’s 1 World Trade Center during a storm overnight on Thursday, lighting up the sky in Lower Manhattan.

Photos courtesy of Max Guliani

Survey: London is Europe’s costliest city for cultural activities

ITV News: London is Europe’s costliest city for cultural activities. It is even pricier than Paris when it comes to tickets for such attractions as ballet and opera, according to a survey that examined cultural costs in 12 major European cities.

Photo: Press Association Images

Study: Western US drought caused Earth to rise 0.16 inches

Los Angeles Times: The ongoing drought in the western United States has caused the earth to lift up about 0.16 inches over the last 18 months, a new study found.

Researchers found an estimated 63 trillion gallons of groundwater was lost since the start of 2013.

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Photo: A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry in Oroville, Calif., on Aug. 19, 2014 (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

SoundCloud to allow ads, pay artists and record labels royalties

New York TimesAs part of a new licensing deal with entertainment companies, SoundCloud will begin incorporating advertising and for the first time let artists and record labels collect royalties.

Eventually, it plans to introduce a paid subscription that will let listeners skip those ads, as they can with Spotify and other licensed services.

Photo: Lorde, who gained fame after posting her hit song ‘Royals’ on SoundCloud. (via NBCNews.com)

2 Ebola patients to be discharged from Atlanta hospital

11 Alive News: Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it would discharge two Ebola patients who were being treated at the facility.

The hospital said one of the patients, Dr. Kent Brantly will go to an undisclosed location with his wife and children after being discharged. Details on the second patient were pending.

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Officials: US launched unsuccessful mission to rescue hostages this summer

Washington Post: U.S. special forces launched an operation this summer to rescue Americans held captive in Syria by the Islamic State, but were unsuccessful, officials said Wednesday.

One serviceman was reportedly injured in the operation but no hostages were found.

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Photo: This September 2012 photo posted on the Web site FreeJamesFoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria. (Manu Brabo/AP)

National Security Council: Foley video authentic

NBC News, Reuters: A National Security Council spokesperson has confirmed that a video showing US journalist James Foley being beheaded by Islamic State militants is authentic.

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