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Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Iraqi President Sends Letter to James Foley's Family

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Baghdad Suicide Car Bomb Explodes Outside Intelligence Agency, Kills 8

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Ferguson Remains Calm as Tensions Subside

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 7:33 AM

ISIS Threat: What Are Obama's Options for Stomping It Out?

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 7:36 AM

St. Louis Cop Taken Off Patrol Over "Killer" Comments

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 3:55 AM

White House: James Foley Killing "Represents a Terrorist Attack"

The White House has deemed the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants a terrorist attack against the United States, NBC News reported. “When you see somebody killed in such a horrific way, that represents a terrorist attack — that represents a terrorist attack against our country and against an American citizen,” said Ben Rhodes, the White House deputy national security adviser. He said that the White House is “taking it very seriously,” including airstrikes against ISIS, support for Iraqi and Kurdish forces and support for the Syrian opposition. Read »
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Flight MH17 Victims Return to Kuala Lumpur

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Pentagon Blasts "Unsafe" Intercept by Chinese Fighter Jet

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 9:54 PM

FBI Shreds Millions of Paper Files in Move to Digital Records

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 9:42 PM

U.S. Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Convoy

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM

2 Ancient Mayan Cities Discovered Deep in Mexican Jungle

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 6:26 PM

"It's Like the Mafia": How ISIS Funds Terror

ISIS has made "hundreds of millions of dollars" through ransom payments, extortion, robbery, donations, carjacking and oil smuggling to help fund its goal of forming a caliphate in the Middle East, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. But their goals aren't cheap. Militants are burning through the money quickly fighting a two-front war in Iraq and Syria. ISIS is even requiring drivers to pay "road taxes" in territories it controls to help pay the bills. "It's like the Mafia. When it sees an opportunity to make money, it jumps in with both feet," Austin Long, a Columbia University assistant professor, told NBC News. Read »
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Hack Exposed Data of 25,000 Homeland Security Workers

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Gaza Mortar Strike Kills Israeli Boy, 4

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Tenn. Death Row Inmates Sue to Block Electric Chair