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Dozens of blue-helmeted Filipino soldiers were extracted after a firefight with militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.
The U.S. Navy warrant officer recruited his son, brother and a friend to help him steal and sell classified message keys to the USSR over a 17-year period.
Four miners remain trapped after 22 others were rescued at a gold and silver mine near the south central city of Bonanza.
The 10-year-old watching cartoons reportedly became annoyed at the construction racket outside his window, so he took a knife and sliced through the worker's rappelling apparatus.
Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost of airstrikes and other operations has been $7.5 million since mid-June.
The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war is on the verge of surpassing 3 million, the United Nations said. Almost half of all Syrians have been forced out of their homes.
The change in the threat level came in response to developments in Iraq and Syria, though no threat was deemed imminent. Prime Minister David Cameron plans to introduce new legislation to combat terrorism.
A young man from Guinea has the first documented case of Ebola discovered in the West African nation.
A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a bus.
The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts.
Obama said confronting the Islamic State militants requires a regional strategy with support from other countries in the region.
On Thursday, Ukrainian and NATO officials report that Russian troops and tanks have entered the country. More than 2,000 people have died since fighting broke out.
Beijing rejected U.S. claims that one of its warplanes made a reckless intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 and said if Washington wants good relations with China, it should end "close surveillance" flights.
Yemeni-American Ahmed al-Moflihi likely fought alongside a rebel group with ties to the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army. But officials are investigating anyway: Fight in Syria, and you raise a red flag.
A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."