Posted by Associated Press on September 2, 2014
BEIRUT — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”
The footage — depicting what the U.S. said appeared to be a sickening act …
Posted by Associated Press on August 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants’ threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.
Obama’s remarks affirmed that the U.S. would not change its military posture in Iraq in response to the killing …
Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 25, 2014
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PORTLAND — Fifty unaccompanied children crossed the border from Mexico to the United States relocating in Oregon. Federal officials have confirmed that the children arrived here between January 1st and July 7th. More than 200 children were relocated to Washington state, and 3,000 in California.
Federal officials have not confirmed how many of those are among the 57,000 …
Posted by Associated Press on July 17, 2014
Crash site near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine
HRABOVE, Ukraine — A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft.
As plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village …
Posted by Associated Press on July 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular duty Monday with a desk job that makes him available to Army investigators for questioning about his disappearance in 2009.
In a brief statement, the Army said Bergdahl is now assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San …