Islamic State beheads second British hostage, issues video

Oct 4, 2014

Islamic State beheads second British hostage, issues video

Islamic State militants beheaded British aid worker Alan Henning in a video posted on Friday, triggering swift condemnation by the British and U.S. governments. The footage on YouTube, highlighted on pro-Islamic State Twitter feeds, showed a middle-aged man in an orange jumpsuit kneeling next ...

Oct 3, 2014

Turkey military gets OK to pursue Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

Turkey’s parliament gave the government new powers Thursday to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq, and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group. The move opens the way for Turkey, a NATO member with ...

Oct 3, 2014

U.K. 'Breaking Bad' fan cleared of murder plot

A London jury on Thursday convicted a British woman of buying poison over the Internet but cleared her of trying to kill her mother in a plot that prosecutors said was inspired by the TV show “Breaking Bad.” Kuntal Patel was acquitted of attempted ...

Oct 2, 2014

Nazi hunters seek German probe of WWII death squad suspects

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has sent the German government a list of 80 people it believes murdered Jews while serving in Nazi death squads in World War II and who may be still alive, the head of the Israel office of the organization said. ...

Oct 1, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Tuesday. The bill was proposed by several Democrats and responds to ...

Kobe slaying victim's school to go ahead with sports day

Sep 30, 2014

Kobe slaying victim's school to go ahead with sports day

The elementary school in Kobe grieving over the murder of a 6-year-old student will press ahead with its sports day this weekend — at the family’s request. Mirei Ikuta went missing in Nagata Ward on Sept. 11. Her dismembered body was found dumped in ...

Sep 29, 2014

Slain Kobe girl's blood detected at suspect's home

DNA tests on bloodstains at the home of a man suspected of abandoning the dismembered body of 6-year-old Mirei Ikuta have confirmed the blood is that of the elementary school first-grader, police said Monday. They are investigating whether Yasuhiro Kimino, 47, took the girl ...

Sep 28, 2014

Who's who in the battle against the Islamic State group

More than 50 countries, including more than a dozen Western ones, are taking part one way or another in a coalition to defeat the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, according to U.S. officials. About 30 nations agreed in mid-September to provide Iraq ...

Cost of U.S. air war could hit $1 billion a month

Sep 28, 2014

Cost of U.S. air war could hit $1 billion a month

by Dan De Luce

The widening U.S. air war against Islamic State group jihadists in Syria and Iraq will cost more than the 2011 Libya conflict and the price could rise to a billion dollars a month, experts said Thursday. The Pentagon estimated in August the operation in ...