Secretary of State John Kerry is in Iraq for talks on the crisis with the newly installed government in Baghdad.
President Obama is set to meet congressional leaders this afternoon to outline his strategy for confronting the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He is scheduled to address the nation on Wednesday to make that strategy public.
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The United States says it has formed a coalition of 10 countries to help in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq.
The Islamic State released a video Tuesday that showed a militant beheading American journalist Steven Sotloff. Overnight, the U.S. intelligence community came to the conclusion that the video was, indeed, authentic.
Three Americans who have been detained in North Korea appealed today to the U.S. to send a senior representative to secure their release.
Marta Mendoza, a 47-year-old Mexican woman, had lived in the Los Angeles area illegally for 32 years. There, she raised six children, all U.S. citizens.
President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, The Associated Press and The New York Times are reporting this morning, citing unnamed U.S. officials.
The British actor and film director Richard Attenborough died Sunday, his son told BBC News. He was 90.
The Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban members, the Government Accountability Office says.