On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden gathered on the White House lawn to observe a moment of silence.
President Obama's prime-time speech prompted generally cautious support from the editorial pages of major newspapers across the country this morning.
The bottom line is that it is unlikely that President Obama will ask Congress for authorization to conduct military strikes against the Islamic State.
U.S. public support for airstrikes in Iraq and Syria has spiked as President Obama prepares to meet with leaders in Congress.
The United States says it has formed a coalition of 10 countries to help in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq.
A federal jury in Richmond, Va., has found former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell guilty on 11 of 14 charges in his corruption trial. His wife, Maureen, was found guilty on nine of 14 charges, including obstruction of justice.
In a video released on Wednesday, al-Qaida's leader says the terror group has expanded to India and it intends to bring Islamic law to the entire subcontinent.
Extremist group the Islamic State claims to have executed American journalist James Foley, who was abducted in Syria in 2012. The FBI is evaluating a video that was posted online Tuesday, purporting to show Foley's beheading.
Israel said today that it had resumed targeting "terror sites" across the Gaza Strip after renewed rocket attacks on the Jewish state.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, considered a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, was indicted on felony abuse-of-power charges late Friday in connection with his veto of funding for state public corruption prosecutors.