For weeks, all that many people at the University of Illinois Urbana campus had heard from Steven Salaita were the controversial comments he had Tweeted about Israel over the summer --- comments that cost him his U of I faculty appointment. But Salaita broke his silence Tuesday, at a news conference where he said he would fight for reinstatement.
President Obama is set to meet congressional leaders this afternoon to outline his strategy for confronting the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He is scheduled to address the nation on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. to make that strategy public.
An experimental Ebola vaccine is now being tested in people, according to scientists who say the drug has shown promising results tested on monkeys. The small clinical trial is using healthy human volunteers.
Sierra Leone will impose a three-day lockdown on all its citizens, as part of a plan to "deal with Ebola once and for all," the government says. The move is an effort to stop the disease that has killed over 2,000 people in five West African countries, according to World Health Organization data.
President Barack Obama says NATO members unanimously agree on the need for immediate action against Islamic State militants because they pose a threat to members of the alliance.
Illinois junior U.S. Senator Mark Kirk belives the only way to stop ISIS from executing American journalists is for reporters to get out of Iraq.
Updated: U.S. officials say the video showing the beheading of a second U.S. journalist by militants of the Islamic State is authentic.
North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and --- watched by officials as they spoke --- called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.
Iraqi security forces backed by Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes have reportedly entered the northern town of Amerli, where Islamic State militants have laid siege to the town for weeks, prompting fears of a sectarian massacre.
President Obama says the U.S. doesn't "have a strategy yet" on how to deal with Islamic State militants who now control vast swaths of territory across Iraq and Syria.