Has U.S. Journalist Beheading by ISIS Become a Game Changing Response?

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After the dozens of U.S. airstrikes that have been aiding Iraqi and Kurdish forces in their fight against the terrorist group that is ISIS, the United States now face an imminent threat. The beheading of James Folley could only be the first in a series of many executions, ISIS militants say, if the United States continues to interfere in the Iraqi conflict. KT. McFarland, former Deputy … [Read more...]

Three Senior Hamas Military Leaders Killed in Israeli Airstrikes

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Another Israeli airstrike in Gaza resulted in the death of three senior military leaders that had a key role in the expansion of Hamas’ military capabilities, Hamas officials report. The attacks were conducted on Thursday and ended with six casualties. Apart from the three civilians that were killed during the airstrikes, Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar were also … [Read more...]

Kent Brantly was Released From Atlanta Hospital Thursday

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The American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia, Kent Brantly, 33, was released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday. Both Brantly and Nancy Writebol were flown out of the West African nation of Liberia earlier this month and have been getting treatment for the deadly disease in an isolation unit at the hospital. The two were infected while working at a … [Read more...]

Garrett Richards Suffered a “Significant” Left Knee Injury

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Angels pitcher Garrett Richards, who suffered a "significant" left knee injury while covering first base, was scheduled to fly back to Los Angeles on Thursday in order to be examined by team doctors for what manager Mike Scioscia called a "significant injury" to his left patellar tendon. “Winning the game, obviously, it’s always important, but it’s secondary to what happened,” Angels manager … [Read more...]

Captors of American Journalist James Foley Demanded Ransom of $132.5 Million

Captors of American Journalist James Foley Demanded Ransom of $132.5 Million

The captors of American journalist James Foley apparently demanded an initial ransom of $132.5 million. According to Philip Balboni, the president and chief executive of GlobalPost, the sum was asked from both Foley's family and GlobalPost. Foley was abducted in northern Syria while covering that country's civil war and had not been heard from since. But on Tuesday, Islamic State, the … [Read more...]