A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.
The militants had pressed the United States to provide several million dollars for the release of James Foley, an American journalist killed in retaliation for recent airstrikes in Iraq.
The settlement is expected to consist of a penalty of $9.6 billion and a package of consumer-relief measures valued at $7 billion.
U.S. jobless claims fell below the psychologically key 300,000 level, as the labor recovery continued.
Dollar Tree reported a 2.6 percent fall in quarterly profit as costs increased.
A separate poll also shows a racial divide on opinions about the situation in Missouri.
"It has nothing to do with justice or restitution to the innocent victims," former Wells Fargo chief Dick Kovacevich says.
Black residents of Ferguson say there's been friction for years with the overwhelmingly white police department. White residents also say police are heavy-handed.
Consumer Reports warned that pregnant women should avoid fresh fish with the highest mercury, including canned tuna.
An Ohio woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for assaulting a teacher, principal and cafeteria worker at her son's elementary school after being told she needed a visitor's badge.
He says Foley is just the start of the violence if Obama doesn't "deal with this crisis" in Iraq.
The two became the first people in the world to receive ZMapp, an experimental Ebola drug.
How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much.
The Fed is viewed as having too much influence on capital markets and is seen as behind the curve, according to a Wall Street survey.
Fund managers may face tougher scrutiny by regulators than planned after their lobbying against a first proposal backfired, sources said.
More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland to die between 2008 and 2012, and the numbers doubled over those years, researchers reported.
The Fox News host blasts Sharpton's handling of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
A new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs has been discovered.
The city releases video of police officer Darren Wilson receiving an award in February.