US Defense Sec'y Carter: Campaign against IS 'far from over'
Abduction, murder leaves Navajo community heartbroken
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) ? The stranger walked with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation known for its breathtaking views and the monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles.
Kenya says arrests key member of militant group plotting attacks
By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police have arrested a suspected key member of an Islamist militant group that was plotting attacks similar to one in 2013 on the Westgate shopping mall that killed at least 67 people, authorities said on Tuesday. Militant attacks mostly by al Shabaab militants from neighbouring Somalia have increased in recent years in Kenya, which has a large Muslim population concentrated mostly along its Indian Ocean coast. President Uhuru Kenyatta sent troops into Somalia in 2011 to join African Union military operations against al Shabaab that have driven it out of its major territorial strongholds but not ended its ability to carry out selective, deadly attacks.
Graceland, home of Elvis, receives 20 millionth paid visitorMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) ? The operators of Graceland say the Memphis tourist attraction centered on the life and music of Elvis Presley has received its 20 millionth paid visitor.
Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather
Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights
WASHINGTON (AP) ? New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.
Air raids hit east of Damascus after 'calm' expires: ObservatoryAir strikes targeted a Syrian rebel-held area east of Damascus on Wednesday after an agreement aimed at halting the fighting there expired at midnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The Observatory also reported fighting between rebel groups and government forces in the area targeted in the air strikes in the town of Deir al-Asafir in the Eastern Ghouta.
Situation still tense in parts of Syria's north Latakia, Aleppo, Damascus: RIAMOSCOW (Reuters) - The situation in Syria's north Latakia, Aleppo and in the Damascus province remains "partially tense", RIA news agency on Wednesday quoted General Sergei Kuralenko, in charge of Russia's ceasefire monitoring center in Syria, as saying. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov)
Kiwi cops' 'running man' video goes viral
A New Zealand police video of cops performing the latest "running man" Internet craze has gone viral, attracting millions of hits and prompting a response in kind from the New York Police Department. The running man challenge is a social media craze in which people video themselves dancing to the 1990s hit My Boo by the Ghost Town DJs, and challenge others to do the same. The 37-second video of North Island police performing the dance in an Auckland carpark was posted Tuesday on the force's Facebook page www.facebook.com/NZPoliceRecruitment.
Obama visiting Flint for first time since water crisis began