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Obama says US won't stop confronting Islamic State extremists despite journalist's killing

EDGARTOWN, Mass. - President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley....

posted: August 20,2014

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Head of Guatemala's armed forces dies in helicopter crash

GUATEMALA CITY - The Guatemalan government says the head of its joint chiefs of staff has died in a helicopter crash near the border with Mexico....

Obama says US won't stop confronting Islamic State despite killing of American journalist

WASHINGTON - The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State group militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. The...

'Change is coming': AG Holder reassures students in suburban St. Louis after police shooting

CLAYTON, Mo. - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old....

Ukraine takes over large part of Luhansk from rebels; 52 reported killed near Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine - After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly...

World Health Organization: Ebola deaths rise to 1,350, spreading fastest in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia - Security forces acting on the president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their crowded slum Wednesday in an attempt to contain the Ebola outbreak, which has killed 1,350 people...

Israel's prime minister: 'We will not stop' Gaza operation until quiet is restored

JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister says he will press forward with a military operation in the Gaza Strip until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory is halted....

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