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.
08/20/14 11:45 PM
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, the administration disclosed Wednesday. Officials said...
08/20/14 07:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 07:16 PM
The U.S. military recently launched a failed rescue operation aimed at freeing hostages held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, including American journalist James Foley, the White House and the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday evening.
08/20/14 06:45 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience. The strategy is aimed at terrorizing opponents at home and winning recruits abroad....
08/20/14 06:45 PM
VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says that Iran is keeping commitments it agreed to with six world powers in a pact that temporarily caps its nuclear activities and eliminates material that could be most easily used to make nuclear weapons. The finding is contained in a restricted...
By Cal Thomas | 08/20/14 05:56 PM
U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of Islamic State terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless enemy that for a time seemed invincible. But it may be of no more...
By Jed Babbin | 08/20/14 05:49 PM
The biggest political drama of the summer isn't about Hillary Clinton or immigration reform. It's the intense behind-the-scenes battle between the CIA and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence over the committee's report on the CIA's alleged torturing of terrorist detainees during the...
08/20/14 04:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a...
08/20/14 02:46 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani. The no-confidence vote against Science, Research...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 01:44 PM
After withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011, Obama now must decide whether to stretch the limited rationales he's given for airstrikes or pull back and risk allowing fighters with the Islamic State to secure more territory.
08/20/14 01:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 12:32 PM
The White House on Wednesday morning confirmed that an Islamic State video showing the beheading of an American journalist is authentic.
By Ed Sykes | 08/20/14 11:57 AM
Islamist militants fighting for control in Iraq and Syria say they killed an American journalist missing since 2012.
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