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ISIS Militant 'Jihadi John' Identified

A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria bears strong similarities to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday. Read More »

Obama Sends Congress Request For Military Force Against Islamic State

President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress to authorize military force against the Islamic State group and urged lawmakers to 'show the world we are united in our resolve' to counter the direct threat that militants could pose to the United States. Read More »

President to Ask Congress to Use Military Force Against ISIS

The request would expand President Obama's authority to fight the terror group over the next three years.

Parents Of American Woman Held By Islamic State Notified Of Her Death

The parents of an American woman held by Islamic State militants say they have been notified of her death. Read More »

Islamic State Claims Jordan Airstrike Kills Female US Hostage

A purported statement by the Islamic State group claimed that an American female hostage was killed in a Jordanian airstrike on Friday on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the militant group's main stronghold. Read More »

Obit Blames Seahawks Play Calling For Man's Death

The family of a Seahawks fan who died after the Super Bowl says he would have enjoyed the dig at the team they put in the last line of his obituary. Read More »

Jordan Launches New Airstrikes After Vowing Harsh War On Islamic State

Jordanian warplanes bombed Islamic State targets on Thursday, state TV said, after the country's king vowed to wage a 'harsh' war against the militants who control large areas of neighboring Syria and Iraq. Read More »

After Pilot Execution, Outrage In Jordan, Celebration Through Propaganda In Syria

King Abdullah vowed a severe response for the murder of a captured Jordanian fighter pilot, saying ISIS isn't just fighting his nation but is warring against "noble Islam" itself, according to a statement read on state TV. Read More »

Jordan Executes Prisoners In Retaliation For ISIS' Killing Of Pilot

Jordan swiftly responded to ISIS' burning alive one of its fighter pilots, announcing early Wednesday the executions of two jihadist prisoners who were aligned with the terror group. Read More »

Taiwan Plane Crash | PHOTOS

Take a look at these pictures taken after the Taiwan plane crash.

Unbelievable Videos Show Taiwan Plane Crash

Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan's capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 17 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others. Read More »

Purported Islamic State Video Shows Jordan Pilot Burned To Death

A video released online Tuesday purportedly showed a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group in Syria being burned to death by his captors following a weeklong drama over a possible prisoner exchange. Read More »

A Look At The Hostages Believed To Be Held By Islamic State Group

The Associated Press released a list of hostages believed to be held by the Islamic State group. Read More »

Selfie Posted On Social Media At Miss Universe Event Causes Uproar

Miss Lebanon Saly Greige is distancing herself from a photo of her and Miss Israel Doron Matalon that's causing an online uproar. Read More »

Belgium Police Kill Two In Anti-Terror Raid During Shootout

Belgian security forces killed two terror suspects in a fierce shootout in the eastern city of Verviers on Thursday and arrested another, foiling a major attack against police buildings, authorities said. Read More »

Yemen's Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility For Paris Attack

Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Wednesday claimed responsibility for last week's massacre at a Paris satirical newspaper, with one of its top commanders saying the assault was in revenge for the weekly's publications of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, considered an insult in Islam. Read More »

U.S. Central Command Hacked, ISIS Takes Credit

Defense officials had to shut down the Twitter and YouTube accounts for U.S. Central Command after the profiles were changed and strange messages stating popping up online.

Ebola Survivor Returning to Liberia

A doctor with ties to Charlotte-based SIM USA is returning to Liberia: the same country where he contracted the ebola virus last year.

Dozens Walk in CLT After Terror Attacks

The French community in Charlotte is calling for peace in Paris. Dozens met in Freedom Park in Dilworth Friday.

Police Storm Two Locations Where Paris Shooting Suspects Were Holding Hostages

Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. Read More »

France Hunts For Two Suspects As Nation Mourns Their Victims

Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. Read More »

Paris Shootings Hit Home for Cornelius Resident

Alex Vigo woke up to news of a deadly shooting just blocks away from where he once lived in Paris.

Tail of Crashed AirAsia Plane Discovered in Java Sea

Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet's all-important black boxes are located in that part of the aircraft. Read More »

French Police ID Gunmen Who Killed 12 In Attack On Newspaper Company

Masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, methodically killing 12 people Wednesday, including the editor, before escaping in a car. Read More »

US Sanctions North Korea Over Sony Cyberattack

The United States imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Friday in its first public act of retribution for a crippling cyberattack against Sony. Read More »

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