Frontrunning: August 22


  • Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion after aid convoy crosses border (Reuters)
  • Hunt for Foley’s Killer Spans Old Policing and Tech Tools (BBG)
  • U.S. Probe Examines GM Lawyers (WSJ)
  • Argentina accuses U.S. Judge Griesa of "imperialist" attitude (Reuters)
  • Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm (Reuters)
  • Geneva Banks Break 200-Year Silence to Unveil Earnings (BBG)
  • Richest Jailed Putin Foe Says Ukraine Fears Sparked Prosecution (BBG)
  • Disclosure of Failed Attempt to Rescue James Foley Is Criticized (WSJ)
  • Execution of U.S. journalist reveals the changing business of war coverage (Reuters)
  • Confronted With Grisly Images, Twitter Is Walking a Fine Line (WSJ)
  • American’s 3-Class Jets Dwindle as First Class Fades Away (BBG)
  • Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling (Reuters)
  • Citigroup Earning Less From Tokyo Than CEO Salary (BBG)
  • Oklahoma City policeman arrested for raping women while on patrol (Reuters)
  • Accounting scandal just the latest of Penn West's problems (G&M)

 

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

* The Obama administration's decision to release secret details of an unsuccessful mission in Syria last month to rescue several Americans held captive by extremists is raising concerns that the disclosure could make it harder for the military to carry out similar operations in the future. (http://on.wsj.com/1ohyaI6)

* The beheading of journalist James Foley has prompted American officials to begin working to knit together a broader international campaign to combat the extremists of the Islamic State, an effort that the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defence, warned that it will require taking the fight beyond Iraq and into neighboring Syria. (http://on.wsj.com/1qvryY6)

* The police response to the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, has been criticized for a lack of coordination, but experts say the fast-moving situation was difficult to manage. (http://on.wsj.com/1ohyp65)

* U.S. Federal prosecutors are scrutinizing whether employees inside and outside General Motors Co's legal department concealed evidence from regulators about a faulty ignition switch, potentially delaying a recall of vehicles with the fatal problem, according to people familiar with the matter. (http://on.wsj.com/1msf02C)

* Central bankers gathering for the Jackson Hole conference in Wyoming confront a global economy that has once again disappointed, leaving them reluctant in some places and unable in others to turn off spigots of easy money. (http://on.wsj.com/1q3xeLG)


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