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.
Responding to fellow Democrats' concerns in a tight election season, President Obama will delay acting on his own on immigration issues until after November's midterm vote, the White House says.
Radio and TV personality Roy Leonard has died at 83.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Margot Adler, one of the signature voices on NPR's airwaves for more than three decades, died Monday at her home in New York City. She was 68 and had been battling cancer.