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The United States has vowed that it will hold those responsible for the killing of freelance US reporter James Foley accountable. "Make no mistake: we will continue to confront ISIL wherever it tries to spread its despicable hatred. The world must know that the United States of America will never...

NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide. Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent,...

The United States has offered new rewards for information on four key leaders of the Haqqani Network (HQN), and is increasing a previously announced reward offer for information on another leader of the terrorist organization. The U.S. Department of State said it has authorized rewards of up to $5 million...

The United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including murdered reporter James Foley, the Pentagon revealed on Wednesday after the militants published video of execution-style killing of the US...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday spoke via telephone with his Ukrainian counterpart Valeriy Heletey and discussed Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu's recent remarks noting that the Russian aid convoy to Ukraine was not a military intervention. "Secretary Hagel conveyed that he told...

Afghanistan's Attorney General's Office Wednesday announced it has ordered New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg to leave the country within 24 hours for allegedly refusing to cooperate with an investigation into a story he wrote earlier this week. The development came a day after Rosenberg was...

Prominent rights group Amnesty International said Wednesday that the beheading of American freelance reporter James Foley by an Islamic militant constitutes a war crime and highlights the urgent need for all states with influence in the Middle East region to ensure other missing journalists are safely...

US military forces are continuing to attack militants belonging to the Islamic State, a Sunni extremist group previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in support of Iraqi security force operations, the US Central Command said in a news release issued Wednesday. According...

obama-082014.jpg President Barack Obama spoke harshly of the terrorist group allegedly responsible for the execution of American freelance journalist James Foley in a statement on Wednesday. Obama described the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, as a cancer that needs to be extracted.

kayhagan-082014.jpg Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., continues to lead her Republican challenger in the North Carolina Senate race, according to the results of a poll by Public Policy Polling, although Hagan's lead has narrowed compared to a month ago.

Rickperry-082014.jpg Texas Governor Rick Perry declared his innocence as he turned himself in to authorities Tuesday to face two felony counts of abuse of power.

The White House on Wednesday confirmed the video showing the beheading of American freelance journalist James Foley by an Islamic militant as "authentic." "The U.S. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing US citizens James Foley and Steven Sotloff," National Security...

SeanParnell-082014.jpg Setting the stage for a highly competitive general election campaign, former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan emerged victorious in Alaska's Republican Senate primary on Tuesday. Sullivan will face off against Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, D-Ak., in November in a potentially important race to Republican efforts to retake control of the Senate.

Human Rights Watch has called on US Attorney General Eric Holder to press state and local officials during his visit to Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, to reform police practices to improve respect for basic rights. Holder should also support federal reforms that could help address concerns about policing...

The Islamic State (IS) militant group on Wednesday published video of execution-style killing of a US reporter who went missing in Syria in 2012. The video, published online by the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, ISIS), purports to show freelance reporter James...