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Iraqi authorities report IS leader wounded in airstrike

Iraqi officials said Sunday that the head of the<p>Islamic Stategroup Abu Bakr Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike in western Anbar province.Pentagonofficials said they had no immediate information on such an attack or on themilitantleader being injured.<p>Iraq's Defense and Interior ministries both …

Egyptian militants swear allegiance to Islamic State

Announcement via Twitter shows spreading influence of Jihadist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis<p><b>Egypt</b>'s deadliest militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis have disclosed their allegiance to the Islamic State group in a statement that exhorted moderate Islamists to join their ranks.<p>The group promised to "listen …

Remains could be those of 43 missing Mexican students

The 43 Mexican students who disappeared in southern Mexico in September were abducted by police on order of a local mayor, and are believed to have been turned over to a gang that killed them and burned their bodies before throwing some remains in a river, the nation's attorney general said …

Gun sales spike as Ferguson area braces for grand jury decision

Lately, Dan McMullen has been bringing an extra gun to his office in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>McMullen runs Solo Insurance on West Florissant close to where looting and vandalism briefly broke out in early August after a police officer shot to death teenager Michael Brown.<p>"I bring an extra gun now only …

Google Glass goes to work

A nervous new doctor performing a procedure for the first time puts on a pair of Google Glass and scrubs in. From the moment she makes her first incision, a live video feed of the operation is streamed from her glasses to a surgeon outside the operating room who gives live feedback over …

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Report: Airstrikes target another Islamist group in Syria

Airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS targeted the Islamist rebel group Ahrar al Sham for the first time overnight in Syria, a monitoring group said Thursday.<p>One airstrike hit the headquarters for Ahrar al Sham in Babsaqa, Idlib province, near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with …