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White House: Intel agencies examinig Islamic State execution video

White House: Intel agencies examinig Islamic State execution video

The White House has issued an interim response to a graphic video posted on-line of U.S. journalist James Wright Foley being beheaded by the Islamic State.
JC Finley
American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State

American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State

American photojournalist James Wright Foley, who was kidnapped in 2012 while reporting from Syria, has been beheaded by Islamic State militants.
JC Finley
FAA bans U.S. planes from flying over Syria

FAA bans U.S. planes from flying over Syria

A report from research group Small Arms Survey said Syrian militants have obtained anti-aircraft weapons, causing the FAA to ban all U.S. flights over Syria.
Aileen Graef
Food distribution to Ebola quarantine sites scaled up as death toll hits 1,200

Food distribution to Ebola quarantine sites scaled up as death toll hits 1,200

The World Health Organization reported Tuesday that the death toll from Ebola has exceeded 1,200.
JC Finley
Pope Francis: I guess I have 2 or 3 more years left

Pope Francis: I guess I have 2 or 3 more years left

Pope Francis said he thinks he has two or three more years before he goes "to the house of the Father" and may retire before that time.
Aileen Graef
Russia considering boosting Navy's operational readiness

Russia considering boosting Navy's operational readiness

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed Tuesday that Russia is considering a proposal to strengthen the Navy's operational readiness.
JC Finley
Plane flying from Florida to Bahamas crashes, killing 4 aboard

Plane flying from Florida to Bahamas crashes, killing 4 aboard

Four people died Monday when the twin-engine Cessna 340 they were flying in crashed en route from Florida to the Bahamas, officials confirmed Tuesday.
JC Finley
Iranian activist, poet Behbahani dies at 87

Iranian activist, poet Behbahani dies at 87

Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist, died Tuesday in Tehran at age 87.
Ed Adamczyk
Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

Queen Elizabeth has officially pardoned Alan Turing, the renowned World War II British code-breaker convicted of homosexuality and who later committed suicide.
JC Finley
Russia's Putin, Ukraine's Poroshenko to meet

Russia's Putin, Ukraine's Poroshenko to meet

The Ukrainian government announced Tuesday President Petro Poroshenko will meet with his counterpart, Russian President Vladimir Putin, next week.
Ed Adamczyk
Toxic spill keeps students out of school in Mexico's Sonora state

Toxic spill keeps students out of school in Mexico's Sonora state

A toxic spill in the northern Mexican state of Sonora has forced schools to push back the opening of the academic year.
JC Finley
Fighter jets collide over Italy, start forest fire

Fighter jets collide over Italy, start forest fire

Two Italian Air Force fighter jets collided in midair Tuesday, igniting a massive fire after the planes crashed into a forest, officials said.
Ed Adamczyk
World Humanitarian Day: Record number of aid workers killed in 2013

World Humanitarian Day: Record number of aid workers killed in 2013

This year's observance of World Humanitarian Day comes at a time of record high attacks against humanitarian workers, with 155 aid workers killed in 2013.
JC Finley
Taliban launches Afghanistan offensive

Taliban launches Afghanistan offensive

A major Taliban offensive in Afghanistan's Logar province has begun, Afghan officials said Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Missing Ebola patients found in Liberia

Missing Ebola patients found in Liberia

Liberian officials have located all 17 patients suspected of being infected with Ebola who fled a quarantine center after it was attacked over the weekend.
Gabrielle Levy
Navy confirms World War II shipwreck is cruiser Houston

Navy confirms World War II shipwreck is cruiser Houston

A wrecked ship at the bottom of the Java Sea has been confirmed as the heavy cruiser USS Houston, a U.S. Navy ship sunk in 1942 with 1,068 aboard.
Ed Adamczyk
Daughter of Sheila von Wiese-Mack pregnant, claims abuse in Indonesian prison awaiting murder trial

Daughter of Sheila von Wiese-Mack pregnant, claims abuse in Indonesian prison awaiting murder trial

The Chicago woman accused of beating her mother to death and stuffing her in a suitcase in Bali is pregnant and claims she has been mistreated in jail.
Gabrielle Levy
Canada releases final report of Quebec rail disaster

Canada releases final report of Quebec rail disaster

The Canadian government's investigation of the 2013 Lac-Megantic, Quebec, rail disaster calls for new safety measures and an improved audit of protocols.
Ed Adamczyk
4 executed in Saudi Arabia for drug possession

4 executed in Saudi Arabia for drug possession

Four men were executed in Najran, Saudi Arabia, after their conviction on drug possession charges.
Ed Adamczyk
OPCW: All Syrian chemical weapons aboard U.S. ship destroyed

OPCW: All Syrian chemical weapons aboard U.S. ship destroyed

The OPCW announced Tuesday that all 600 metric tons of Category 1 chemicals removed from Syria and transferred to a U.S. ship have been successfully destroyed.
JC Finley
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