OREGON ATTY GENERAL FILES A LAWSUIT AGAINST ORACLE AND SEVERAL EXECS OVER THE TECH COMPANY'S ROLE IN THE STATE'S TROUBLED HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE *

LAWSUIT ALLEGES ORACLE OFFICIALS MADE FALSE STATEMENTS AND SUBMITTED FALSE CLAIMS *

IT'S SEEKING MORE THAN $200 MIL IN DAMAGES *

ORACLE FILED ITS OWN LAWSUIT AUG 8 FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT OVER $23 MIL IN DISPUTED BILLS *

THE COMPANY BLAMES THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE WEBSITE'S FAILURE *

FED RESERVE CHMN JANET YELLEN SAYS THE GREAT RECESSION COMPLICATED THE FED'S CAPACITY TO ASSESS THE JOB MARKET *

YELLEN SAYS WHILE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS DECLINED, OTHER FACTORS THAT HAVE BEEN HARDER TO EVALUATE MAY SIGNAL CONTINUED WEAKNESS *

YELLEN ALSO SAYS THE RECESSION AFFECTED THE FED'S ABILITY TO RAISE INTEREST RATES *

YELLEN SAYS ANY DECISION TO RAISE INTEREST RATES IN THE NEAR FUTURE WILL BE DICTATED BY THE ECONOMY *

FL JUDGE APPROVES NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAP REDRAWN BY STATE LEGISLATORS *

DECISION COMES AFTER AN EARLIER RULING FOUND SEVEN OF FL'S 27 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS HAD BEEN ILLEGALLY DRAWN TO BENEFIT REPUBLICANS *

THIS YR'S ELECTIONS IN FL WILL NOT USE THE NEW BOUNDARIES *

OBAMA ADMIN ACCUSING A CHINESE FIGHTER JET OF CONDUCTING A "DANGEROUS INTERCEPT" OF A U.S. NAVY SURVEILLANCE AND RECON AIRCRAFT IN INTL AIRSPACE OFF THE COAST OF CHINA *

PENTAGON SPOX SAYS THE CHINESE JET MADE SEVERAL CLOSE PASSES BY THE NAVY P-8 POSEIDON PLANE, COMING WITHIN 30 FT OF THE U.S. AIRCRAFT AT ONE POINT *

REAR ADM JOHN KIRBY CALLING THE CHINESE FIGHTER PILOT'S ACTIONS "UNSAFE AND UNPROFESSIONAL," AND "INCONSISTENT WITH CUSTOMARY INTL LAW" *

AUG 19 INCIDENT HAPPENED ABOUT 135 MILES EAST OF CHINA'S HAINAN ISLAND *

GUNMEN OPEN FIRE ON WORSHIPPERS AT A SUNNI MOSQUE IN IRAQ'S DIYALA PROVINCE FRI, KILLING AT LEAST 64 PEOPLE *

ATTACK PROMPTING TWO SUNNI PARLIAMENTARY BLOCS TO SUSPEND TALKS ON FORMING A NEW IRAQI GOVT *

DECISION TO SUSPEND TALKS POSES A MAJOR CHALLENGE TO INCOMING PM HAIDER AL-ABADI, A SHIITE WHO IS ATTEMPTING TO FORM AN INCLUSIVE GOVT CAPABLE OF FENDING OFF THE THREAT FROM ISIS TERRORISTS *

U.S. MILITARY CONTINUING AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS TARGETS NEAR THE MOSUL DAM IN IRAQ FRI *

U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND SAYS A MIX OF FIGHTER, BOMBER AND REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTED 15 AIRSTRIKES *

TARGETS DESTROYED INCLUDE NINE ISIS "FIGHTING POSITIONS" AND EIGHT VEHICLES *

AIRSTRIKES ARE INTENDED TO SUPPORT IRAQI AND KURDISH FORCES IN THEIR FIGHT TO ESTABLISH A BUFFER ZONE AROUND THE DAM *

CDC DIRECTOR DR TOM FRIEDEN SET TO VISIT WEST AFRICA NEXT WEEK TO ASSESS THE SCOPE OF AND RESPONSE TO THE ONGOING EBOLA OUTBREAK *

A CDC SPOX SAYS FRIEDEN HOPES TO MEET WITH AFRICAN AND INTL HEALTH LEADERS TO DETERMINE WHAT ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO COMBAT THE VIRUS *

THE CDC HAS SENT NEARLY 70 SCIENTISTS AND STAFF TO HELP CONTROL THE OUTBREAK IN GUINEA, LIBERIA, NIGERIA AND SIERRA LEONE *

MORE THAN 1,400 PEOPLE HAVE DIED SO FAR IN THE LARGEST EBOLA OUTBREAK ON RECORD *

HAMAS EXECUTES 18 PEOPLE IN THE GAZA STRIP SUSPECTED OF SPYING FOR ISRAEL *

11 ALLEGED "COLLABORATORS" WERE SHOT DEAD AT THE GAZA CITY POLICE HQ, WHILE A SEVEN SUSPECTED INFORMANTS WERE LINED UP AGAINST A WALL OUTSIDE A MOSQUE AND SHOT WITH AUTOMATIC RIFLES *

CRACKDOWN ON SUSPECTED INFORMANTS COMING AFTER THE ISRAELI MILITARY KILLED THREE TOP HAMAS MILITARY CMDRS IN AN AIRSTRIKE *

ISRAELI MILITARY AND HAMAS CONTINUING TO EXCHANGE FIRE FRI *

ISRAEL CARRIED OUT AT LEAST 25 AIRSTRIKES ON HAMAS TARGETS IN GAZA, KILLING AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE *

MEANWHILE, A 4-YR-OLD ISRAELI BOY WAS KILLED IN A HAMAS MORTAR ATTACK NEAR THE GAZA BORDER, THE FIRST ISRAELI DEATH SINCE A NEW ROUND OF FIGHTING BROKE OUT TUES *

A HAMAS ROCKET ALSO HIT A SYNAGOGUE IN ASHDOD, WOUNDING THREE PEOPLE *

IN ALL, HAMAS FIRED MORE THAN TWO DOZEN ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL FRI *

THE SIX-WEEK CONFLICT HAS CLAIMED THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 2,000 PALESTINIANS AND 68 ISRAELIS *

U.S. AND NATO CONDEMNING MOSCOW FOR SENDING MORE THAN 130 AID TRUCKS INTO REBEL-HELD EASTERN UKRAINE WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE KIEV GOVT *

PENTAGON SPOX CALLING ON RUSSIA TO IMMEDIATELY REMOVE THE CONVOY, WHICH THE UKRAINIAN GOVT HAS DENOUNCED AS A "DIRECT INVASION" *

NATO SECY GEN ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN SAYS THE CONVOY IS "A FURTHER VIOLATION OF UKRAINE'S SOVEREIGNTY BY RUSSIA" *

REPORTS FROM UKRAINE SAY THE RUSSIAN TRUCKS, BOUND FOR THE REBEL-HELD CITY OF LUHANSK, ARE CARRYING FOOD, WATER, GENERATORS AND SLEEPING BAGS *

UN SECURITY COUNCIL ISSUES STATEMENT FRI CONDEMNING THE "HEINOUS AND COWARDLY" KILLING OF AMERICAN JOURNALIST JAMES FOLEY BY ISIS TERRORISTS *

SECURITY COUNCIL DESCRIBING THE KILLING AS A "TRAGIC REMINDER OF THE INCREASING DANGERS JOURNALISTS FACE EVERY DAY IN SYRIA" *

THE UN BODY ALSO URGING "A COMMON EFFORT AMONGST GOVERNMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS" TO DEFEAT ISIS AND OTHER GROUPS ASSOCIATED WITH AL QAEDA *