Under the night sky, a fleet of Black Hawk helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft carrying Army Delta Force commandos took off from Iraq and slipped across the border into eastern Syria, military and intelligence officials said. The goal: capture an Islamic State leader holed up in a multistory building...
The deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia triggered widespread delays and congestion along one of the nation's busiest travel corridors Wednesday, spurring thousands of commuters to change or cancel plans.
After numerous delays, the U.S. military has started training dozens of Syrian fighters to help confront Islamic State militants inside the war-torn country, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday.
Eleven months after President Obama announced plans to arm opposition fighters to confront Islamic State militants in war-torn Syria, the $500-million program to train a proxy force has yet to begin, raising questions about its viability and effectiveness.
At least 486 people have been arrested and 113 police officers injured in the racial unrest that has gripped Baltimore, police said Sunday, as peaceful demonstrations continued and the city lifted its 10 p.m. curfew.
Despite calls to end a 10 p.m. curfew, Baltimore police kept the restrictions in place and peacefully cleared the streets, though there were some arrests.
With the National Guard on patrol and the city under curfew, officials struggled Tuesday to prevent a second night of rioting and appeared to succeed.
When riots erupt, whether sparked by protests or natural disaster, a building, a landmark or even an intersection can come to symbolize the magnitude of discord. There is destruction, defense, protest, anger amid the chaos.