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Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. AP

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam; militants deny claim

A Kurdish peshmerga fighter patrols near the Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Kurdish forces took over parts of the largest dam in Iraq on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said, as U.S. and Iraqi planes aided their advance by bombing militant targets near the facility. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Boosted by two days of US airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country’s largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iraqi forces reclaim control of Mosul Dam

Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, stand guard near Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. AP PHOTO

Iraq state TV says Iraqi forces, Kurdish troops have retaken Mosul dam from Islamic militants.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break

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President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama tells lawmakers Iraq strikes in US interest

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US President Barack Obama told Congress on Sunday that the “limited” airstrikes he has authorized on Iraq to retake its largest dam from militants protected US interests there.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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