A video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of an American journalist by the militant group Islamic State, nearly two years after the reporter disappeared in Syria.
President Obama on Wednesday delivered an angry condemnation of the Islamic militant group believed to be behind the beheading of an American journalist, labeling the group a cancer and calling on Muslims around the world to reject its brand of ?hateful terrorism.?
Illai Kenney, a telecommunications student in Washington, found herself mesmerized by the constant stream of images flooding into her Twitter feed of protests underway in the small town of Ferguson, half a continent away.
Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark of his administration.
After a 27-55 season, the Lakers hope to be far more competitive this coming season. With the addition of rookie power forward Julius Randle (seventh overall pick) and a healthy Kobe Bryant, the Lakers may be able to get through the first four months of their 2014-15 schedule with a winning record. If so, March may decide if they have any hope for a playoff spot. Of their 16 games that month, the Lakers are to play nine on the road, and 10 are against teams that advanced to the postseason last year. The Lakers are scheduled to begin the month at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 1, followed by a three-game road trip against the Charlotte Hornets (March 3), Miami Heat...