Unmarked military vehicles burn on a country road in the village of Berezove, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, after a clash between pro-government troops and Russian-backed separatist militia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
U.S. President Barack Obama, center right, stands with NATO heads of state and government including Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, front right, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, center left, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, as they pose for a group photo prior to a NATO summit dinner at Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Wales on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. NATO heads of state and government pose for a group photo prior to a NATO summit dinner at Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Wales on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. NATO leaders grappled Thursday with whether the alliance has a role in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, as heads of state converged in Wales for a high-stakes summit also focused on the crisis in Ukraine and next steps in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Debbie Sacra, wife of Dr. Rick Sacra, an American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Africa, smiles as she announces she spoke to the doctor who put her husband on a plane in Africa bound for the United States during a news conference at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Thursday Sept. 4, 2014 in Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
FILE - This Oct. 5, 2009 file photo shows Joan Rivers posing as she presents "Comedy Roast with Joan Rivers" during the 25th MIPCOM (International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite) in Cannes, southeastern France. Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized Aug. 28, after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
Attorney General Eric Holder, center, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, to announce the Justice Department's civil rights division will launch a broad civil rights investigation in the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department. Joining Holder are Molly Moran, left, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division, and Ronald Davis, right, Dir. of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, is mobbed by media as he gets into a car with his son, Bobby, right, after he and his wife, former first lady Maureen McDonnell, were convicted on multiple counts of corruption at Federal Court in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. A federal jury in Richmond convicted McDonnell on 11 of the 13 counts he faced; Maureen McDonnell was convicted on nine of the 13 counts she had faced. Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Greg Hasty, center, joined by his husband CJ Vallero, right, and fellow plaintiffs discuss the ruling by the U.S. appeals court that same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution during a press conference in Indianapolis, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The unanimous decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago criticized the justifications both states gave for the bans, several times singling out the argument that marriage between a man and a woman is tradition. There are, the court noted, good and bad traditions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
This product image provided by Levi Strauss shows the company's Knit Jeans, made of stretch cotton knit that look like jeans but feel like sweatpants. Companies, including Levi Strauss, which invented the first pair of blue jeans 141 years ago, acknowledge that the jeans business has been hurt by what the fashion industry dubs the “athleisure” trend. That has led them to create new versions of classic denim that are more “stretchy” and mimic the comfort of sweatpants. (AP Photo/Levi Strauss)
Country music star Garth Brooks kicks off his Garth Brooks World Tour at the Allstate Arena on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Rosemont, Ill. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) runs in for a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. SHELLING MOVES CLOSER TO UKRAINIAN PORT
Russian-backed rebels press their offensive in the strategically key city of Mariupol just hours ahead of talks in Belarus that are widely hoped to bring a cease-fire.
2. ALLIANCE TURNS ATTENTION TO UKRAINE CRISIS
NATO outlines plans for stationing a rapid response force in Eastern Europe to serve as a deterrent to Moscow and ease Russia’s neighbors’ fears.
3. WHERE U.S. MISSIONARY WILL BE TREATED FOR EBOLA
Dr. Rick Sacra had been receiving care in Liberia. But the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is home to a special isolation unit that’s believed to be the largest in the
4. TRAILBLAZING COMIC DIES AT 81
Fashion and acting were Joan Rivers’ early dreams – but it was comedy that paid the bills and ultimately made her a star.
5. FEDS LAUNCH PROBE OF POLICE IN FERGUSON
The Missouri department – under scrutiny since the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white officer – says it welcomes the U.S. attorney general’s investigation.
6. EX-VIRGINIA GOVERNOR, WIFE CONVICTED IN CORRUPTION CASE
Jurors decide that Bob and Maureen McDonnell performed favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.
7. SUPREME COURT ASKED FOR FINAL WORD ON GAY MARRIAGE
Thirty-two states exhort the U.S. high court to settle the issue once and for all.
8. WHAT’S NOT SO POPULAR
Jeans, as more people are sporting yoga pants and leggings instead of the iconic blues.
9. HE’S GOT FRIENDS
Country star Garth Brooks returns to full-time touring with a performance before enthusiastic fans in suburban Chicago.
10. WHO OPENED NFL SEASON WITH A WIN
Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and Percy Harvin lead Seattle past Green Bay 36-16 as the Seahawks begin their Super Bowl title defense with a victory.