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ISIS: Everything you need to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS is arguably the most successful militant group ever, seizing huge chunks of Iraq and Syria, declaring itself a state and governing territory for several years and counting.<p>But where did ISIS come from? What does it control? And how does it govern? CNN explains.<p>Where did ISIS come …

Utah stepfather foils abduction, authorities say

A 48-year-old Utah man was arrested after police said his attempt to abduct a little girl was foiled by the child's stepfather.<p>Troy Mitchell Morley is suspected of two felonies -- child kidnapping and burglary, the Sandy, Utah, police department said in a written statement.<p>"The motive for the …

Americans rally 'round Obama's war on Islamic State, but not Obama

Remember when pundits were worried that Americans had turned isolationist? As recently as August, polls showed big majorities opposed to military intervention in Iraq, Syria or anywhere else.<p>But it only took a couple of beheadings by<p>Islamic Stateto turn a nation of war-weary noninterventionists …

Fate of ISIS leader still unknown

Iraqi forces claimed a big win in their fight with the Islamic terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Tuesday, …

ISIS gains a powerful foothold in Egypt

If America's newest war is the fight against ISIS, then a new front may be opening up in Egypt.<p>Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a militant group that's staged attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, announced this week that it's swearing allegiance to the so-called Islamic State. That makes it the first major …

Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone

If you're feeling sleepy and want to wake yourself up — and have 20 minutes or so to spare before you need to be fully alert — there's something you should try. It's more effective than drinking a cup of coffee or taking a quick nap.<p>It's drinking a cup of coffee and <i>then</i> taking a quick nap. This is …

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

Iran sanctions: US targets firms over nuclear links

<b>The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.</b><p>The sanctions target at least 25 firms and people suspected of helping the programme, evading previous sanctions or supporting terrorism.<p>But Washington said its actions were still consistent …

UN is told peacekeepers detained in Syria are safe, but no release in sight

The United Nations has been told its peacekeepers detained in Syria are safe, but the situation remained “very, very fluid” on Friday, the secretary-general’s spokesman said.<p>Some radio contact had been made with the 72 peacekeepers from the Philippines who have been restricted to their positions, …

ISIS Threat: Britain Raises Terror Alert Level to 'Severe'

World<p>Britain raised its terrorism threat level to “severe” Friday - meaning that an attack is "highly likely" - as Prime Minister David Cameron warned that ISIS poses a "greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before."<p>Cameron said he planned new laws to make it harder for …

Federal judge voids key piece of Texas abortion law

A federal judge Friday struck down a major provision of Texas's strict abortion law that would have forced all but a handful of clinics to close next week.<p>The law, passed last year by the Republican legislature, required abortion facilities to meet hospital-level building standards. But U.S. …

Report: ISIS laptop has plans for attacks - CNN Video

Expert: ISIS can't weaponize bio-agents - CNN Video

1,400 cases of 'appalling' sexual exploitation revealed in UK report

Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town for more than 12 years. And it is still going on, a government commissioned report says.<p>The "appalling" revelations also expose cultural tensions and lack of communication between authorities …