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  • Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic State

    Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:24:46 GMT
    Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.More >
    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage....More >
  • McConnell, Grimes spar at Kentucky farm forum

    McConnell, Grimes spar at Kentucky farm forum

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:24:37 GMT
    The candidates in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a bus rental.More >
    What was supposed to be a forum on agriculture turned into a political slugfest as the candidates in a key Senate race traded blows on everything from attendance in committee meetings to allegations of improper campaign...More >
  • US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

    US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:05:50 GMT
    A U.S. official says American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any...More >
    American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials...More >
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