In this image made from video by The Associated Press, smoke rises from the direction of Tripoli airport in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Rival militias battled Sunday for the control of the international airport in Libya's capital

In this image made from video by The Associated Press, smoke rises from the direction of Tripoli airport in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Rival militias battled Sunday for the control of the international airport in Libya's capital / AP

Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.

Begich Pulls Ad Blaming Opponent for Rape, Murder

Mark Begich

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) has decided to pull a controversial ad that blamed his Republican opponent for a chilling murder after the victim’s family said that Begich had “crossed the boundaries of decency, honor, and compassion,” the Washington Examiner reports.

ISIL Issues Video of Beheading of U.S. Hostage

Militants from the al Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrate the group's declaration of an Islamic state, in Fallujah

DUBAI (Reuters) – The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

Israel Raises Alarm Over Islamist Militants on its Frontiers

U.N. vehicles drive in Syria near the border fence with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defense minister and security analysts said on Tuesday.

Victims’ Family Hammers Begich for Politicizing Gruesome Murder Case

Mark Begich

An elderly Alaskan couple was murdered last year. Their two-year-old granddaughter was raped. And the victims’ family on Friday said Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) is exploiting the grisly incident for political gain, potentially compromising legal action against the killer.

Correa-Tied Anti-Piracy Firm Targets Reporters Investigating Ambassador

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa

An anti-Internet piracy firm with ties to the government of Ecuador, and its president Rafael Correa, on Friday filed a copyright complaint against a news organization that days earlier exposed potential corruption by the South American nation’s ambassador to the United States.

Review: Season of Saturdays

Tom Osborne

Only when it comes to college football do we believe that the deaths of a girlfriend and grandmother will spur a 21-year-old to lead his team to victory, and accept that a 22-year-old sprained his ankles from leaping off a three-story balcony to rescue a drowning nephew. The NFL may be played on Sundays, but college football is religion, with each team steeped in its own obscure mores, traditions, and believers.

ISIL Issues Video of Beheading of U.S. Hostage

Militants from the al Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrate the group's declaration of an Islamic state, in Fallujah

DUBAI (Reuters) – The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

Begich Pulls Ad Blaming Opponent for Rape, Murder

Mark Begich

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) has decided to pull a controversial ad that blamed his Republican opponent for a chilling murder after the victim’s family said that Begich had “crossed the boundaries of decency, honor, and compassion,” the Washington Examiner reports.

Israel Raises Alarm Over Islamist Militants on its Frontiers

U.N. vehicles drive in Syria near the border fence with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defense minister and security analysts said on Tuesday.

Victims’ Family Hammers Begich for Politicizing Gruesome Murder Case

Mark Begich

An elderly Alaskan couple was murdered last year. Their two-year-old granddaughter was raped. And the victims’ family on Friday said Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) is exploiting the grisly incident for political gain, potentially compromising legal action against the killer.

Correa-Tied Anti-Piracy Firm Targets Reporters Investigating Ambassador

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa

An anti-Internet piracy firm with ties to the government of Ecuador, and its president Rafael Correa, on Friday filed a copyright complaint against a news organization that days earlier exposed potential corruption by the South American nation’s ambassador to the United States.

Review: Season of Saturdays

Tom Osborne

Only when it comes to college football do we believe that the deaths of a girlfriend and grandmother will spur a 21-year-old to lead his team to victory, and accept that a 22-year-old sprained his ankles from leaping off a three-story balcony to rescue a drowning nephew. The NFL may be played on Sundays, but college football is religion, with each team steeped in its own obscure mores, traditions, and believers.