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  • Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria. But the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...

  • White House: No active ISIS plot against U.S.

    Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is deeply concerned about the threat ISIS poses because the group has recruited a significant number of U.S. and other Western country residents and citizens to their ranks.

  • Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn't signed soon, the top U.S. military officer said Monday. Shortly before...

  • Iran airs TV footage of purported Israeli drone

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A crash scene aired on Iranian state television Monday purported to show the wreckage of an Israeli drone shot down near an Iranian nuclear site, prompting questions about how a plane with limited range could have penetrated so deeply and whether it is indeed what Tehran says...

  • Stephanopoulos asks, CIA answers: Yes, ISIS is pretty dangerous

    ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked over the weekend whether there is a danger of the U.S. overreacting to the threat posed by ISIS.

  • VIDEO: Thousands expected at Michael Brown's funeral in Ferguson

    Father of the slain 18-year-old Michael Brown is calling for a day of peace Monday in Ferguson, Mo., while his son is laid to rest.

  • Former New York judge appointed to U.N. Gaza inquiry

    GENEVA (AP) — The president of the United Nations' top human rights body has appointed a former New York Supreme Court judge to serve as the third member of a commission investigating possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza. Gabon Ambassador Baudelaire Ndong Ella, who presides over the...

  • UN rights chief: Crimes against humanity in Iraq

    GENEVA (AP) — Islamic State fighters reportedly killed up to 670 prisoners in Mosul and committed other horrific abuses in Iraq that amount to crimes against humanity, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. The U.N.'s top human rights official said "grave, horrific...

  • Experts say Obama should lay out clear goals for Iraq reforms

    Obama's inclusiveness message has become a refrain in recent weeks, but experts and former Iraqi leaders say it's past time to talk specifics and clearly lay out the goals.

  • Five questions President Obama faces as his vacation ends

    The first day back to work after his "vacation from hell" will be tough -- if the president doesn't effectively answer these five questions, he's in for one serious vacation hangover.

  • US says American held in Syria has been freed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants. The freed American is 45-year-old Peter Theo...

  • Jihadis capture major Syrian air base in northeast

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadi group, activists and state media said. Tabqa airfield — home to several warplane squadrons,...

  • British government close to identifying James Foley's killer: Ambassador

    The British ambassador to the United States said on CNN Sunday that his country's security services are close to identifying the killer of American journalist James Foley.

  • U.S. journalist freed after being held hostage in Syria

    Peter Theo Curtis was freed and is now outside of Syria. U.S. authorities expect him to be reunited with his family "shortly."

  • Palestinian president prepares new UN appeal

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. President Mahmoud...



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