08/22/14 05:07 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/21/14 11:21 PM
So far, it's been difficult to discern what President Obama is prepared to do about ISIS outside of staying the airstrike course in Iraq that he began two weeks ago.
08/21/14 11:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma:...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/21/14 09:54 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said U.S. military intervention in Iraq will continue for some time because the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will not be defeated quickly.
08/21/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the...
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/21/14 05:34 PM
Pentagon officials broke the law by trading five imprisoned Taliban leaders for captured U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying Congress at least 30 days in advance and by using appropriated public funds for a different purpose, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said Thursday.
By Betsy Woodruff | 08/21/14 01:29 PM
Speaking at the Heritage Foundation, the Texas governor placed blame for the border crisis on President Obama's "willful neglect of clear presidential responsibility."
08/21/14 01:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach....
08/21/14 12:46 PM
PARIS (AP) — The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. But governments from the Mideast to Europe and even Washington appear uncertain about how to stop them. The...
By Brian Hughes | 08/21/14 12:16 PM
A New York Times/CBS News survey shows that a clear majority of blacks support President Obama's handling of the violent clashes in the St. Louis suburb, with just 20 percent dissatisfied.
08/21/14 12:02 PM
LONDON (AP) — The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible. But police and intelligence services in Britain and the United States have a...
By Ed Sykes | 08/21/14 09:59 AM
In a statement Wednesday, White House officials said that earlier this summer, President Obama authorized a mission to recover American hostages in Syria.
08/21/14 05:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say. The rescue mission was authorized after...
08/21/14 05:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin. Some questions and...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 07:51 PM
International outrage over the grisly beheading of an American journalist is forcing President Obama's hand in Iraq, intensifying pressure to confront ISIS in a broader way than the defensive airstrikes he has authorized so far.
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