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ISIS Is Trying To Sell The Body Of U.S. Hostage James Foley For $1 Million

Middlemen in touch with ISIS or its associates say the group has turned a grim new page in its deadly hostage trade — by trying to sell the remains of at least one of the U.S. citizens it has executed in Syria. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from the Turkey-Syria border.<p>ANTAKYA, Turkey — …

Islamic State militants kill 16 Iraqi soldiers on Syria border

Islamic State group attacks Kobani from Turkey

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group launched an attack Saturday on the Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey, a Kurdish official and activists said, although Turkey denied that the fighters had used its territory for the raid.<p>The assault began when a suicide bomber driving an armored vehicle …

The CIA and Homeland Security want to delete almost all their emails

Usually, deleting emails is a no-fanfare, one-click affair -- but not when you're the Central Intelligence Agency or the Department of Homeland Security. Both agencies have recently submitted proposals to the National Archives and Records Administration that outline their plans to delete years' …

Islamic State targeted in 17 air strikes by U.S., allies

Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

The Ebola outbreak started in rural areas, but by June it had reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia.<p>By August, the number of people contracting the Ebola virus in the country was doubling every week. The Liberian government and aid workers begged for help.<p>Enter the U.S. military, who along with other …

Rula Jebreal: Why America is losing the war on terror — and the Islam debate is so flawed

EXCLUSIVE: Leading journo explains why killing Osama didn’t end the war — and why Bill Maher & co. get Islam wrong<p>America is losing the longest war in its history. An enemy that had comprised a couple of hundred desperate men hiding in caves in eastern Afghanistan when the “war on terror” got …

Syria airstrikes kill 95 in ISIS stronghold, report says

At least 95 people have been killed and 120 injured in airstrikes by Syrian government forces on the northern city of Raqqa, a stronghold for the extremist group ISIS, a monitoring group said Wednesday.<p>The death toll from Tuesday's airstrikes is expected to rise because many people are critically …

A shootout in the Iraqi desert

Obama Orders Expanded U.S. Role in Afghanistan to Avoid Another ISIS

The military finally won over the president.<p>Caught between the promise to end the war in Afghanistan, demands from the Pentagon to carry out the military's mission there, and worries over the possible emergence of another ISIS-like group, President Obama approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow …

AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say.<p>The armed forces were to limit their operations in Afghanistan to counterterrorism …

Iraq air strikes blamed for civilian deaths

A total of eight civilians, including at least two women and four children, have been killed in an air strike that hit residential homes in Anbar province during an offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), medical sources say.<p>Five others were injured in Saturday's raids, …

Isis video shows kidnapped photojournalist speaking about failed rescue attempt

British photojournalist says hostages were moved by militants days before night time mission in Raqqa on 4 July<p>Jihadis have released a video of British hostage and journalist John Cantlie speaking about a failed US raid to save him and five fellow captives from months of imprisonment.<p>Speaking from …

Russian military activity around North America increasing, says NORAD commander

The U.S. General commanding NORAD says there has been a marked increase in Russian military activity in and around North America since the crisis in Crimea.<p>"The Russian narrative has picked up in volume and stridency since Ukraine and Crimea," General Charles Jacoby said in an interview with The …

The GOP on Immigration: Life Imitating Satire -- And Vice Versa

On Thursday, <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author, Andy Borowitz, wrote:<p>In a sharp Republican rebuke to President Obama's proposed actions on immigration, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell accused the President... of "flagrantly treating immigrants like human beings, in clear defiance of the …

Joe Biden to press Turkey over Islamic State role

<b>US Vice-President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed ways to defeat Islamic State and strengthen the Syrian opposition.</b><p>Mr Biden, who is in Turkey for talks, said they discussed how to pursue a "political transition" in Syria.<p>The US wants a bigger Turkish role in the …