Douglas McAuthur McCain, in a March 2008 photo by the Hennepin County, MN Sheriff's Office.
(AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office)
August 27, 2014

American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

A U.S. citizen reportedly fighting alongside a terrorist group in Syria has died.  The National Security Council has not said whether or not Douglas McAuthur McCain was fighting for the group that calls itself the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL.)

Vladimir Putinshakes hands with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko,after posing for a photo in Minsk, Belarus, August 26.
(AP Photo/Kazakh Presidential Press Service, Sergei Bondarenko, Pool)
August 26, 2014

Leaders Of Russia, Ukraine Meet To Discuss Conflict

Russia's and Ukraine's presidents were meeting on Tuesday for talks many hope will lead to peace between Kiev and separatists in the eastern part of the country.

August 20, 2014

Officials: US Rescue Mission In Syria Failed

Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.

August 20, 2014

President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are ‘Cowardly’

The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts of violence" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday, referring to the videotaped execution carried out by militants with the Islamic State.

A 10-year old boy suspected having Ebola was found the beach in West Point.
(David Gilkey/NPR)
August 20, 2014

Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, is under nighttime curfew as that country struggles to contain the Ebola epidemic. On Wednesday, an entire neighborhood in Monrovia was quarantined, sealed off from the rest of the city by the government.

James Foley in Aleppo, Syria, in 2012.
(Manu Brabo/
August 20, 2014

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By Militants

Extremist group the Islamic State claims to have executed American journalist James Foley, who was abducted in Syria in 2012. The FBI is evaluating a video that was posted online Tuesday, purporting to show Foley's beheading.

President Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyard
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 14, 2014

President Comments On Events in Ferguson, Iraq

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.

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