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Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military...

Afghan suicide bomber hits foreigners, wounds 13

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U. S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at...

Extremism fight continues for US Department of Justice

When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop...

US expands Iraq campaign with strike against Islamic State

The U. S. military struck an Islamic State target southwest of Baghdad, U. S. Central Command said on Monday, in an expansion of the Obama...

Crews battle 11 major California wildfires amid drought, heat wave

Crews battled nearly a dozen major wildfires across California on Monday that have forced hundreds of...

Leaders pledge powers in final push before Scottish vote

The leaders of the three main British parties on Tuesday issued a joint pledge to give the Scottish parliament more powers if voters reject independence,...

Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup.

Obama to announce ramped-up efforts to beat Ebola

The United States will ramp up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa with plans to build 17 treatment centres, train thousands of healthcare...

US lawmakers to debate tailored Syria action bill Tuesday

Republican leaders will seek to convince lawmakers on Tuesday to authorize the Pentagon to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight extremists,...