A video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.
American aircraft have carried out more strikes against the Islamic State, after the extremist group beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley.
Kurdish forces say they have retaken the strategic Mosul Dam from militants of the Islamic State, apparently dealing the Sunni jihadist group its first major reversal since its forces swept into Iraq in June.
An attacker wearing an Afghan military uniform opened fire at service members of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan on Tuesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration is now allowing American flights in and out Israel. With that, here's what you need to know as the conflict in Gaza goes into day 17:
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a 24-hour ban on flights to and from the Tel Aviv airport.
Sam Wilson will carry Captain America's shield. It's the second major announcement from comics publisher Marvel, which also said this week that the new Thor will be female.
The White House said it's asking Congress for $3.7 billion to address the humanitarian crisis along the border with Mexico.
The United States will have a presence at today's semifinal World Cup match between Brazil and Germany. It won't be the U.S. National Team on the field, but American referee Mark Geiger.
A bipartisan privacy board that was appointed by President Obama following the disclosures made by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has released a report (PDF) that says the security agency's Internet spying is legal and constitutional.