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Special Benghazi Committee Opens Hearings

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The House Select Committee on Benghazi is up and running. Opening the panel's first hearing, South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy opened the panel's first hearing with a promise to fully investigate the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Maryland…

LAPD Sued By Family Of Man Fatally Shot By Police

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The family of a man who was fatally shot by LAPD officers is filing a federal lawsuit against the department. Attorney Steven Lerman represents relatives of Ezell Ford. He's expected to release more details in a news conference this afternoon outside the federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Twenty-five-year-old Ford was…

Former Pentagon Chief Gates Says Defeating ISIS Requires “Boots On The Ground”

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Undated) -- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says American ground troops will have to be part of the effort to defeat ISIS if there is what Gates calls "any hope of success."   President Obama's first Pentagon chief spoke today on "CBS This Morning." Gates' comments come a day after Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin…

Obama To Visit U.S. Central Command

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Tampa, FL) -- President Obama will visit U.S. Central Command headquarters in Tampa today, as he tries to put together an international coalition to battle the militant Islamist group ISIS. CentCom is keeping a close eye on the growing ISIS threat in Iraq and Syria. The President has also authorized targeted airstrikes against ISIS targets…

NY Man Indicted On Charges He Planned To Assist ISIS

Posted On September 17, 2014

(Buffalo, NY) -- An Upstate New York man is accused of wanting to help ISIS and hoping to kill U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq. Yemen-born Mufid Elfgeeh was indicted Tuesday on charges he tried to provide material support to the terrorist group that has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria. Elfgeeh ran a convenience…