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U.S. Hostage's Mom to ISIS: "Please Release My Child"

The mother of an American journalist held by ISIS pleaded with his captors on Wednesday to spare his life and “please release my child," NBC News reported. In a video message, Shirley Sotloff directly addressed the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and asked him to show mercy on her son, Steven. “As a mother,” she said, “I ask you to be merciful and not punish my son for matters he has no control over.” ISIS militants threatened Steven Sotloff’s life last week in the same video in which an ISIS fighter beheaded James Foley, another American journalist. Read »
37 minutes ago

Pilot Missing After Fighter Jet Crashes in Va.

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Watch: Taney Dragons Little League Parade

The Taney Dragons represented the Mid-Atlantic region in the Little League World Series, and 13-year-old Mo'ne Davis captivated fans and became the first female pitcher to win a game in the series' 68-year history. Read »
5 hours ago

"Overwhelmed by Emotion": Freed American Hostage Speaks

3 hours ago

Time Warner Cable Says Outage Largely Resolved

38 minutes ago

"That Day I Could Have Died": Napa Teen Crushed By Fireplace During Quake

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 8:06 PM
 

“Rooting out a cancer like [ISIS] won’t be easy and it won't be quick.”  

— President Barack Obama speaking at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
6 hours ago

NJ Girl With Uzi Accidentally Kills Shooting Instructor: Police

A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday. Read »
16 minutes ago

Site of Az. Shooting Range Mishap a Popular Tourism Attraction

3 hours ago

Man Survives Being Stabbed, Robbed, Bound, Dumped in River: Police

12 minutes ago

"A Gift and a Curse": New Dad Cares for Premature Newborn After Death of Mother

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Naked Man Tossed Chair From W Hotel Room: Authorities

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 6:51 AM

More Americans Fighting With Extremists: Officials

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 8:56 AM

LA Producer Describes Ordeal of Mistaken ID Arrest

3 hours ago

American ISIS Fighter Was Employed as Care Worker