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Islamic State targeted in 23 air strikes by U.S., allies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and allies staged 23 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq on Thursday, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Friday.<p>A dozen strikes near the Syrian cities of Kobani, Ar Raqqah and Al Hasakah destroyed Islamic State vehicles, buildings and …

Middle East

Which NFL team in wild-card round is best suited for Super Bowl run?

If recent history is an accurate indicator, chances are you'll be watching the eventual Super Bowl XLIX champion during this weekend's NFL wild-card round.<p>Six of the past nine Super Bowl winners played on the opening weekend of postseason, including a trio of wild cards who eventually followed the …