Protesters march outside the government district in Hong Kong.
(Carlos Barria/Reuters/Landov)
September 29, 2014

Police in Hong Kong Defend Handling of Protests

Police in Hong Kong are softening their tactics against pro-democracy demonstrators. This, after their use of tear gas brought tens of thousands of additional people to the streets.


Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai stands next to Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and two deputy officials as he takes the oath during the inauguration ceremony in Kabul.
(Ahmad Massoud/Xinhua/Landov)
September 29, 2014

Afghanistan’s New President: ‘Hold Me Accountable’

"Hold me accountable" is the message from Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who took the oath of office, succeeding Hamid Karzai, who many accused of lacking accountability.


President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 28, 2014

Obama: US Misjudged Iraqi Army, Militants’ Threat

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight.


University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden competing in the 2012 Paralympic games.
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 27, 2014

U of I Recognized As Paralympic Training Site

The University of Illinois’ Urbana campus has become an official training site for wheelchair racing in the Paralympic games.  The US Olympic Committee made the announcement Friday.


U.S. Senator Dick Durbin campaigns in Champaign on Wednesday.
Hannah Meisel/WILL
September 25, 2014

Durbin On Progress Against ISIS, Corporate Taxes

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the U.S. only has so much power over the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. American airstrikes expanded to Syria this week after six weeks of bombings over Iraq, where ISIS has strongholds. 


President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York Wednesday.
(Richard Drew/AP)
September 24, 2014

Obama Calls On UN To Dismantle `Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama is telling the United Nations amid a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death.''


President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria before heading to the United Nations
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 23, 2014

Obama: US-Arab Strikes Show Unity Against Militants

President Barack Obama says the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone.''


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