National & International Newsin partnership with NBCNews.com
The day’s top national and international news
35 minutes ago

U.S. Risks Falling for Syria's ISIS Strategy, Again

The White House said last week that the U.S. is "at war" with some 31,000 ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq, and will build an international coalition to defeat the radical Islamist group. One of the biggest champions of this new military campaign is Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has been fighting rebels in a bloody civil war sparked by the Arab Spring in 2011. But Assad is largely responsible for ISIS' rise in the first place. In a gamble, he allowed them to obliterate moderate rebels so he could show the world he was fighting terrorists, not citizens calling for democracy. Now ISIS is so big it's a threat to his regime and so he's asking the U.S. to work with him to defeat the beast he helped create. Read »
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 1:56 PM

David Haines' Brother: ISIS Is "Not About Religion"

The brother of the British aid worker beheaded in a video released by ISIS, said on Sunday that religion wasn't responsible for the militants' actions, or the death of his brother, David Haines. "The Muslim faith is not to blame for ISIL (ISIS), nor is it the fault or people of Middle Eastern descent," said Mike Haines. He said his brother was passionate about helping people of any creed, race or religion. David Haines was remembered Sunday by the aid organizations as a generous colleague and committed worker. As aid worker for ACTED, Haines, 44, helped displaced Syrian people near the Turkish border. Read »
23 minutes ago

Rides Shut Down After Power Outage at Six Flags in NJ

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Photo Released of Hostage Threatened in ISIS Video

59 minutes ago

Authorities Continue Search for Pa. Trooper Killer

6 hours ago

Man Dares Judge to Give Him Death Sentence

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Americans Lack Confidence in Obama's ISIS Plan: Poll

Nearly 70 percent of Americans say they lack confidence that President Obama’s goals of degrading and eliminating ISIS will be accomplished, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll. The findings come in the wake of President Barack Obama’s national address announcing his new plan to defeat the Islamist militants. ISIS has beheaded two U.S. journalists and on Saturday released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. The poll – conducted before the latest execution emerged – showed that a combined 68 percent of Americans say they have “very little” or “just some” confidence in Obama's goals. Still, 62 percent of voters say they support Obama’s decision to take action against ISIS, while 22 percent oppose it. Read »
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 10:33 PM
 

We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes.  

— UK Prime Minister David Cameron in a tweet responding to reports that radical Islamist group ISIS beheaded British aid worker David Haines.
9 minutes ago

"I'm Back": Hillary Clinton Drops 2016 Hints in Iowa

Hillary Clinton showed up in Iowa on Sunday to cheers from thousands of supports wearing "Ready for Hillary" buttons. Although her appearance was to honor Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, who is retiring, it was the former Secretary of State who stole the show. “Hello, Iowa, I’m back," she said at the start of her speech, an unsubtle reminder that it's been seven years since she last visited the state as a presidential candidate. She even hinted that she might run again in 2016: “It’s true, I’m thinking about it. But for today, that’s not why I’m here.” Read »
4 hours ago

Prosecutors: Student Showed Teen Attacker Pregnant Stomach

3 hours ago

"Django" Actress Claims Cops "Humiliated" Her for Showing Public Affection

4 hours ago

#GoodellMustGo: Anti-Goodell Signs Show up at NFL Games

6 hours ago

Calif. Nudist Camp Accused of Stealing Water Amid Drought

6 hours ago

Hardy Deactivated Amid Domestic Violence Controversy

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 7:46 AM

N. Korea Sentences American to 6 Years of Hard Labor

The Supreme Court in North Korea on Sunday sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years of hard labor for committing “hostile acts” against the North, a statement carried by state media said, NBC News reported. "He committed acts hostile to the DPRK while entering the territory of the DPRK under the guise of a tourist last April," the short statement said, without elaborating. Miller, 24, was arrested after entering the country on a tourist visa, and reportedly tore up the document and said he wanted asylum. Read »
Photos & Videos