Syrian Kurds take aim at IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Jun 24, 2015

Syrian Kurds take aim at IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tuesday, driving Islamic State militants out of a town near the extremists’ de facto capital of Raqqa. The capture of Ein Issa came just hours ...

Shootings highlight dark past of Charleston's race relations

Jun 21, 2015

Shootings highlight dark past of Charleston's race relations

With a dark past and complicated present, race relations have always been a challenge in Charleston, where a young white man is accused of shooting nine people to death at a historic black church. The city along the South Carolina coast was once a ...

In U.S. politics, gun control still a dead issue

| Jun 20, 2015

In U.S. politics, gun control still a dead issue

They offered prayers and moments of silence. They sought to comfort. Some flashed with anger and frustration that, once again, America was forced to confront another mass shooting. Yet less than 48 hours after nine people were shot to death in a South Carolina ...

Global terrorist attacks spiked 35% in 2014: U.S.

Jun 20, 2015

Global terrorist attacks spiked 35% in 2014: U.S.

Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department. The attacks — largely by the Islamic State group and Boko Haram — raised the number of terrorist acts ...

Charleston church victims' families forgive suspect in court

Jun 20, 2015

Charleston church victims' families forgive suspect in court

Relatives of the nine people shot down during a Bible study session inside their historic black church confronted Dylann Storm Roof on Friday during his initial hearing. They described their pain and anger, but also spoke of love. The 21-year-old suspect was ordered held ...