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Pentagon: Still Assessing Somalia Strike

Posted On September 02, 2014

(Arlington, VA) -- Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says the military is still assessing a strike on a key terrorist target in Somalia. Admiral Kirby said the missile attack was conducted by manned and unmanned aircraft and was aimed at the leader of the militant group al-Shabaab. Kirby would not confirm whether the targeted individual, Ahmed…

State Dept: More Sanctions Against Russia Are Possible

Posted On September 02, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. says more sanctions against Russia are a possibility. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said today the U.S. continues to look for ways to support Ukraine, and she called Russia's actions in Ukraine "illegal." Meanwhile, NATO is creating a rapid reaction force to respond to the crisis in Ukraine. President Obama…

State Dept: Over 100 Air Strikes Launched Against ISIS

Posted On September 02, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Obama administration is taking more heat after a new video was released today that apparently shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS militants. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki insisted the U.S. has launched more than 100 air strikes in Iraq to try to beat back the threat from…

ISIS Reportedly Releases Video Of Sotloff’s Beheading

Posted On September 02, 2014

(Undated) -- ISIS is releasing a video that reportedly shows the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff. Site Intelligence Monitoring Service reported the news today, but the authenticity of the video is not known at this time. The video warns governments to back away from, quote, "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State."…

CDC Director: Ebola Epidemic Will Get Worse Quickly

Posted On September 02, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- The CDC Director says the world's first Ebola epidemic will get worse quickly if nothing is done to stop it.   Doctor Tom Frieden told NBC's "Today" this outbreak of Ebola is different than any other in the past. He says it's spreading faster and further than they've seen before. Additional Audio:…