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Oil tanker 'vanishes' with $100M cargo off Texas

The U.S. Coast Guard has lost track of a Kurdish tanker carrying $100 million in disputed oil off the coast of Texas, the <i>Independent</i> reports.<p>Headed for Galveston, the United Kalavyrvta was anchored at least 60 miles off-shore when it vanished from radar screens. The ship's haul fell under legal …

Mexican woman becomes world's 'oldest person' - but lost her only proof 40 years ago

Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was reportedly born in the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee and has 73 great-grandchildren<p>She was 27 when World War One erupted, 75 when John F. Kennedy was shot and nearly 100 when the Berlin Wall came down.<p>Now Leandra Becerra Lumbreras is celebrating her …

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Pregnant NY woman shot to death in car; fetus dies

Autopsy: Father kills wife, 2 disabled adult children in Elmhurst murder-suicide

An 82-year-old man fatally shot himself and three members of his family in the head Saturday night in a murder-suicide in west suburban Elmhurst, officials said.<p>According to the DuPage County coroner's office, an autopsy conducted today determined that Frank Stack, 82, committed suicide after …

“This is a lot worse”: The wicked truth about the police’s favorite anti-protest tool

The flash-bangs fired by St. Louis County police trying to disperse crowds have raised questions about safety<p>Peter Callahan was caught between two police lines in the West Florissant section of Ferguson, Mo., on Sunday night, when something fiery hot singed his leg. A nearby protester's shirt …

As The US Strikes At ISIS, Here's A Look At What The Jihadists Have In Their Arsenal

The Al Qaeda splinter group has massacred members of Iraq's Yazidi religious minority and broadcast the murder of an American journalist on YouTube.<p>Now the target of a sustained campaign of American airstrikes, ISIS has previously declared the establishment of a caliphate and changed its name to …

The American Killed Fighting With ISIS Had A Childhood Best Friend Who Joined An Al Qaeda Affiliate

Douglas McCain, a Minnesotan who had been killed fighting alongside ISIS, was childhood best friends with another American who had joined an al Qaeda-linked terror group fighting in Somalia.<p>One of McCain's closest childhood friends was Troy Kastigar. Over a decade ago, Kastigar and McCain had …

The debate over military intervention against Isis in Iraq is too simplistic

Discussion of military action against the Islamic State (Isis) is veering close to the stupidly binary – where someone either agrees with every as-yet-unspecified thing the government wants to do, or is accused of being blind to the danger and the atrocities.<p>If there is one thing we should have …

What is ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State?

Here's How The World's Richest Terrorist Group Makes Millions Every Day

ISIS is now the wealthiest terrorist organization on the planet, according to Foreign Policy. And the Al Qaeda offshoot has the ambition and perhaps even the organization needed to put its piles of oil and smuggling-related profits to work, as its several-hundred page-long annual report from this …

Where Did ISIS Come From? | Long Story Short | NBC News

Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan Writes Chilling Letter to Islamic State Leader

Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan authored a chilling letter to the Islamic State terror group’s leader, asking to be admitted as a “citizen” of the caliphate.<p>The undated 2-page letter, obtained by Fox News, was addressed to “Ameer, Mujahid Dr. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”<p>This undated file photo provided by …

Obama: No 'strategy yet' for ISIS in Syria

It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday.<p>"I don't want to put the cart before the horse," Obama told reporters during a White House news briefing. "We don't have a strategy yet."<p>Obama said he's asked America's top …

The Many Ways to Map the Islamic 'State'

Does ISIS control huge swaths of land or a network of roads? It depends on your definition of 'control.'<p>ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria tends to be described as "swaths." The estimated size of these swaths, which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in June, varies widely in …

Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.<p>"The letter states that Nadal Hasan wants to become a citizen of the Islamic State caliphate," attorney John …

ISIS executes 250 Syrian soldiers - CNN Video

Isil terrorists 'highly likely' to attack UK, warns David Cameron, as threat level is raised to severe

David Cameron warns country is facing a decades-long battle against terror threat from Syria and Iraq as he announces tough new measures<p>Islamist terrorists are "highly likely" to attack the UK as David Cameron announced the threat assessment has been raised to its second highest level.<p>It is the …

Pentagon: Fighting ISIS in Iraq Costs $7.5 Million a Day

The United States' military operations against ISIS militants in Iraq have cost an average of $7.5 million per day since they began in mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday.<p>That means the department would have spent about $500 million since it became directly involved in fighting Islamic State of Iraq …

White House Seeks to Clarify Obama's ISIS Answer

The White House sought to clarify President Barack Obama’s comment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” for dealing with Islamic militants in Syria, saying Friday that much has already been done to combat the violent extremists and the administration is reviewing further military options.<p>“The …

Saudi King: ISIS Will Reach Europe And The US In Months

"If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month," he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station.<p>"Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle …

Kerry: 'The cancer of ISIS will not be allowed to spread'

ISIS is a cancer that must be stamped out, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrote Saturday in an opinion piece for The New York Times.<p>Kerry called the Islamist extremist group, known for beheadings, crucifixions and terror campaigns against religious and ethnic minorities, a "unifying threat to a …

Suicide bomber kills at least 11 people south of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi army and Kurdish forces closed in on Islamic State fighters on Saturday in a push to break the Sunni militants’ siege of the Shi’ite town of Amerli, army sources said.<p>Two officers said Iraqi troops, militia and Kurdish peshmerga were advancing from four directions on the …

Feinstein says Pres. Obama 'Too Cautious' on ISIS

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U.S. military carries out airstrikes, aid drops to Iraqi town surrounded by ISIS

The United States says it has carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid in the Iraqi town of Amerli to protect an ethnic minority that one official says faces the threat of an "imminent massacre."<p>The town of Amerli, which has been besieged by ISIS fighters, is home to many of Iraq's …

From death row, Ft. Hood shooter requests to join Islamic State

The former U.S. Army psychiatrist sentenced to die for the 2009 Ft. Hood shooting that killed 13 and wounded dozens more has released a letter saying he wants to become a citizen of the militant group Islamic State, according to a letter.<p>Nidal Malik Hasan addressed a handwritten letter to Islamic …

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U.S. mounts new airstrikes against IS

WASHINGTON — U.S. warplanes conducted a fresh round of airstrikes and emergency aid drops at a new site in Iraq to thwart Islamic State militants threatening a town populated by an ethnic minority, the Pentagon announced late Saturday night.<p>The strikes and humanitarian aid missions were flown near …

US airstrikes, humanitarian aid for Iraqi city under ISIS siege

U.S. warplanes carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid Saturday to Shia Turkmen who have been trapped and besieged by Islamic State militants for two months in the town of Amirli, a U.S. senior defense official confirmed to Fox News.<p>Aircraft from Australia, France and Britain joined the …

John Kerry says 'airstrikes alone' will not defeat 'genocidal' Isis militants

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday called for “a world coalition” to defeat the Islamic State (Isis) militant group which has seized control of large parts of Iraq and Syria and was cited by the British prime minister, David Cameron, when he raised the UK’s terror threat level to “severe” …