VIDEO: US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say. The rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified…

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Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

NEW YORK (AP) — Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday. The thievery was described in a New York Times story based…

06 August 2014 [12:11 PM]
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China earthquake death toll passes 400

Longtoushan (CHINA) (AFP) - Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor destroyed 80,000 houses in south west China and seriously damaged 124,000…

05 August 2014 [11:12 PM]
Afghan attack kills US major general, wounds 15

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on NATO troops at a military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding some 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a…

05 August 2014 [01:39 PM]
Ambulance fitted to restore eyesight in Togo, West Africa

East Texas Medical Center officials Wednesday handed over the keys to an ambulance to Lewis Swann, founder of faith-based organization Believe and See. The ambulance is repurposed for a mobile cataract clinic in the West African country of Togo.…

30 July 2014 [10:28 PM]
2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. Stuart Steinberg confirmed the death of his Max Steinberg, 24, to The Associated Press on Sunday. Steinberg, whose family lives in Southern…

20 July 2014 [08:55 PM]