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Officials: U.S. knew 3 days before Mosul fell that Islamic State was moving forces

The Obama administration knew an attack was in the works three days in advance of the Islamic State’s offensive in northern Iraq, but U.S. ...

June 16, 2014: Demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq (AP Photo, File)

Obama cancels Kimmel show appearance amid world crises

President Barack Obama, who is being criticized for a three-day trip to the west coast in the midst of several international crises, did make at least...

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel departs the Kennedy Center Honors reception at the White House on Sunday, December 2, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Pool photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images via Abaca Press/MCT)

Islamic State thwarts Syrian government forces on two fronts

Syrian government troops failed on two fronts Monday to reverse gains by fighters loyal to the Islamic State, a sign that the insurgents who’...

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 - a photo which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) marching in Raqqa, Syria.

Ron Paul raises eyebrows with Russia sympathy

Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul suggests in a column that the United States, through its support of the Ukrainian government, shares the blame in last week’s downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over the eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine: Separatists took Flight 17 bodies as part of coverup

Ukrainian officials on Saturday accused pro-Russian separatists of hiding evidence _ from moving the weapons thought to have shot down Malaysian ...

Pro-Russian fighters walk on a road with victims' bodies lying in bags by the side at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Islamic State overwhelms Iraqi forces at Tikrit in major defeat

Islamic State gunmen overran a former U.S. military base early Friday and killed or captured hundreds of Iraqi government troops who’d been...

Damaged homes due to clashes between fighters of the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Iraqi security forces in Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, July 1, 2014.

Lost on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Eager adventurers, renowned researchers, three young siblings

A family of four headed to a reunion in the Philippines. A graduate student on summer break with her boyfriend. Two soccer fans following a beloved...

Rescue workers walk past passengers' personal luggage collected at the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014.

Islamic State seizes major Syrian oil fields, aids Assad regime

Extremist fighters of the Islamic State, already in control of a third of Iraqi territory, are on the attack in Syria, where they’ve seized...

OIl fields in Deir el Zour, eastern Syria, are now under the control of the Islamic State (ISIS)