1. U.S. Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship  |  ( cbs news )
Senator John McCain sent the following message on Twitter in response: "Cindy & I are keeping America's sailors aboard the USS John S McCain in our prayers tonight."
2. Trump to make announcement on strategy for Afghanistan  |  ( cbs news )
Officials in the region and Washington caution that until Mr. Trump announces his own decision, the plan could be further altered.
3. American among 14 killed in Spain terror attacks  |  ( cbs news )
August 20, 2017, 6:03 PM | One American is among the 14 killed in the terror attacks in Spain last week.
4. Trump to deliver plan for "America's longest war"  |  ( cbs news )
August 20, 2017, 6:01 PM | Seven months into his presidency, President Trump is shifting his focus to "America's longest war" with an announcement Monday.
5. Police find 3 vans linked to deadly attacks in Spain  |  ( cbs news )
"Our thesis is that the group had planned one or more attacks with explosives in the city of Barcelona," he said.
6. Julian Cadman​​, a British-Australian national, victim of attack in Spain, authorities say  |  ( cbs news )
Spanish authorities say they have positively identified three more victims of the van attack in Barcelona, including a 7-year-old boy who has been missing since the rampage Thursday.
7. US destroyer collides with merchant ship near Singapore  |  ( cnn )
(CNN) A US Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship east of Singapore early Monday, the Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement.
8. Search and rescue underway after USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca  |  ( cnbc )
Search and rescue efforts were underway Monday morning after the USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship, the U.S. 7th Fleet said in a notice.
9. Poll: Most Americans oppose military threats against North Korea  |  ( upi )
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The majority of Americans oppose U.S. military threats against North Korea, according to a new poll.
10. Focus on Bannon departure, Korean Peninsula  |  ( cnbc )
On Wall Street, stocks closed above session lows on Friday after news of Bannon's departure.
11. Japan manufacturers most optimistic in decade as economy grows, poll finds  |  ( cnbc )
Reflecting some wariness on the outlook, the manufacturers' index was seen slipping to 26 in November.
12. Sudanese children of Islamic State militants released in Libya  |  ( reuters )
Hundreds of foreign militants joined Islamic State in Sirte.
13. Dick Cavett on Jerry Lewis' serious side  |  ( cnn )
Dick Cavett, friend of the late actor and comedian Jerry Lewis, said people were often surprised Lewis had a serious side to him off camera.
14. Jerry Lewis dies at 91, publicist says  |  ( cnn )
Hide Caption 11 of 22 Photos: The life and career of Jerry Lewis Lewis tries out a Jerry Lewis special in 1971.
15. Trump to lay out US strategy for Afghanistan on Monday night  |  ( cnbc )
"We're not winning," he told advisers in a mid-July meeting, questioning whether Army General John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, should be fired, an official said.
16. Sonic attacks in Cuba hit more diplomats than earlier reported, officials say  |  ( cnn )
Even the US decision in May to expel two Cuban diplomats working in the United States to protest the attacks was kept from the public.
17. Trump to lay out U.S. strategy for Afghanistan on Monday night  |  ( reuters )
BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lay out his long-awaited U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a prime-time television address to the American people on Monday night, the White House said on Sunday.
18. Barcelona attack suspect still sought as investigation expands to other countries  |  ( reuters )
A seven-year-old British-Australian boy, Julian Cadman, was confirmed on Sunday as one of 13 killed in the Barcelona attack.
19. 50% stock market plunge 'conceivable'  |  ( cnbc )
"A 50 percent pullback is conceivable," Paul said on "Futures Now" recently.
20. Some 115 migrants rescued from truck in eastern Mexico - official  |  ( reuters )
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Police in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz have rescued 115 migrants, including 41 minors, traveling in "in deplorable conditions" in a truck, a state official said on Sunday.
21. Two adult hikers dead, child rescued in N.Y.  |  ( upi )
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Two adult hikers died and one boy was rescued after they fell down a cliff in Zoar Valley in western New York.
22. Mike Rabun, former UPI sportswriter who covered JFK assassination, dies  |  ( upi )
He also contributed to UPI's coverage of the Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 missions.
23. Trump to announce 'path forward' for US in Afghanistan  |  ( cnn )
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump will outline the United States' "path forward" in Afghanistan in a speech Monday night, the White House announced Sunday.
24. Joe's Crab Shack abruptly closes 40 locations amid bankruptcy proceedings  |  ( upi )
Joe's Crab Shack owner, Ignite Restaurant Group, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on June 6 in Houston.
25. Donald Trump to Address the Nation on Afghanistan  |  ( time )
President Trump to Address the Nation on the War in AfghanistanPresident Donald Trump following his meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, U.S.
26. Carl Bernstein: This is the Trump story reporters need to cover  |  ( cnn )
Investigative reporter and CNN contributor Carl Bernstein says reporters must be asking those questions.
27. Imam had links to 2004 Madrid bomber  |  ( sky news )
The apparent ringleader of the Spain terror attacks had links to one of the 2004 Madrid bombers.
28. Egypt lures back investors with higher rates, quickening growth  |  ( cnbc )
Higher rates lure investors, but also play a role in taming inflation rates — which have surged to multidecade highs as the government scaled back energy subsidies.
29. Syria's al-Assad praises Russia, Iran for help; rocket kills 5 at fair  |  ( upi )
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday praised his allies, including Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah, for helping fight terrorists and Western nations' attempts to topple him.
30. Russian court rejects Siemens' plea to seize its turbines in Crimea  |  ( reuters )
Reuters was the first to report this year that Russian firms had shipped the Siemens turbines to Crimea, which has been subject to EU sanctions on energy technology since Russia unilaterally annexed the region from Ukraine early in 2014.