American Headline News for 6 Sep 2014
Mr. Obama used the trip to sketch out his vision for how NATO can redefine itself and stay relevant in a world destabilized by Russia, and increasingly by extremists in the Middle East and North... Africa.
As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization on Friday endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant in... Africa -- the blood of people who have survived infection.
7-foot, 300-pound mola sunfish from warmer waters washes ashore near mouth of Columbia River
Islamic State, the Sunni extremist group which has taken control of vast swathes of land in northern Syria and Iraq, is now attempting to extend its influence into Egypt, according to a media reports.... A senior commander of the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which has been active in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt since 2011, told Reuters that Islamic State militants have been providing the group instructions and training on how to operate more effectively.
Sierra Leone, one of the countries worst-hit by the Ebola virus, announced Friday that it would implement a four-day lockdown, to contain the disease in the West African nation. The move comes as the... death toll from the outbreak reached over 2,000 people, and nearly 4,000 more have been infected since last December.
US plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica after long flight down Atlantic Coast
A ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and separatist leaders appears to be holding. Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists have battled since April.
Heavy monsoon downpours, floods kill 110 people in Pakistan, 86 in India as more rain expected
Sending investigators to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine to retrieve body parts still scattered across fields is a top priority, officials said Saturday.
AP Analysis: Hitting militants in Syria risks embroiling US in its unpredictable civil war
Nearly 1,000 people including relatives, friends and prominent Florida politicians attended a memorial service on Friday for Steven Sotloff, who was killed by Islamic State militants, recalling him as... a journalist committed to revealing the truth. "I'm so proud of my son for living his dream," Sotloff's mother, Shirley, told those in attendance at the Jewish Temple Beth Am. "Most people live a lifetime and never find fulfillment," she added, remembering her 31-year-old son as inquisitive and outgoing as a child.
There are at least 19 bogus cellphone towers operating across the United States that could be used to spy upon, and even hijack, passing mobile phones.
The tax agency said in June that it could not locate an untold number of emails to and from Lois Lerner, who headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status.
The Islamic State may be hell-bent on destroying the Western world, but are likely unable to pull off an attack on American soil.
China says 2 test pilots killed in hugely popular aircraft carrier development program
California wildfire on edge of Yosemite burns hundreds of acres, 700 homes evacuated
#NATO's latest evidence of #Russian armor invading #Ukraine has been leaked! Seems to be the most convincing ever! ://t.co/nMdXdILX6q— Russian Embassy, UAE (@RusEmbassyUAE) September 03, 2014... WASHINGTON -- The death...
Texas Democrat Wendy Davis reveals in memoir of terminating 2 pregnancies in 1990s
(Reuters) - Turkey may find it hard to play a public role in the coalition the United States is building to strike at Islamic State targets in Iraq and possibly Syria for fear the militant group might... retaliate against dozens of Turks held hostage.
Rick Sacra, one of the American doctors infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, is in stable condition. Sacra landed in the U.S. Thursday and moved to an isolation unit in a Nebraska... hospital, where officials said he is communicating with medical staff. Doctors at the University of Nebraska, where Sacra is being held at the Nebraska Medical Center's special biocontainment unit, told reporters the 51-year-old is "sick but stable" and is receiving treatment to ensure that fluid loss and electrolyte loss do not impact his organ functions.
Drone footage reveals the extent of damage to Gaza City caused by the recent conflict with Israeli that lasted 50 days, until a ceasefire was brokered.
They're collecting the dead in Aleppo. Fresh blood pools on the streets as residents salvage what little life is left. This amateur video appears to show the aftermath of government barrel bombs --... the latest in the back and forth battle between rebel groups and government forces in Syria. More video appears to show rebels battling back, shelling government sites also in Aleppo. Reuters cannot independently verify the videos, which were posted on a social media website.
A rapid reaction force made up of about 5,000 troops will stand ready to respond to any crisis in Europe. This was one of the measures in the wake of unrest in Ukraine, that NATO countries approved on... Friday. It's a move to reassure allies' concerns about Russia's ambitions in the region. Should something happen, soldiers such as these will be able to react with a full sea, air and land response within two days.
The brutal mock ISIS recruitment video starts with a simple phrase: Run. Do not walk to ISIS land.