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Video appears to show Islamic State beheading U.S. journalist

A video posted by the media arm of the Islamic State and titled “A Message to America,” says James Wright Foley was executed “in Iraq” as a result of President Obama’s decision to bomb Islamic State fighters battling Kurdish forces north of Baghdad. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Does a Google moon, NASA image show an alien and its shadow?

A viral video making the rounds on the Internet supposedly shows a humanoid figure walking along the surface of the moon. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq to stop genocide

President Obama said Thursday that the authorized “targeted airstrikes” if needed to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq, as well as airdrops of food and water to religious minorities in Iraq who are under siege from Islamic militants. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

WHO says Ebola outbreak is public health emergency

The WHO declared similar emergencies for the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and for polio in May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the USA has already elevated its Ebola response to the highest level. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Man in Afghan uniform kills U.S. 2-star general

A U.S. Army major general was killed in an attack at an Afghan military base in Kabul on Tuesday, according to a defense official who asked not to be named. If confirmed would be the highest ranking American officer to be killed in the war. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Second Ebola patient set to arrive in Atlanta

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a widespread outbreak in the U.S. is unlikely, it’s not impossible for new cases to show up in the states. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

U.S., Europe hit Russia with new sanctions

President Obama and the European Union said Tuesday that tougher new sanctions will further cripple Russia’s economy, hopefully forcing President Vladimir Putin to end his support of armed rebels in Ukraine and to seek peace. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

U.N. rights chief: MH17 downing a possible war crime

Flight 17 was downed while en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam on July 17. U.S. and Ukrainian officials say it was shot down by a surface-to-air missile from rebel territory, most likely by mistake Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Gaza fighting rages on despite U.N. call for cease-fire

The air strikes and rocket attacks took place even as the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, celebrating the completion of month-long dawn-to-dusk fasting for Ramadan, began Monday. Hamas had agreed Sunday to hold fire ahead of the holiday. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Report: Black box indicates missile hit Flight 17

The source told CBS News the findings indicate the plane’s fuselage was hit by shrapnel from a missile explosion. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites