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U.S. Airstrikes Continue On ISIS Targets Near Kobani

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. airstrikes continue to pound ISIS targets near Kobani. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said the U.S.-led coalition is on the offensive against ISIS in both Iraq and Syria.   Speaking at a State Department briefing, Kirby acknowledged more than 120 recent airstrikes against targets near the besieged Syria city of…

Pistorius Sentencing Hearing Enters Day Four

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Pretoria) -- Today is Day Four of the sentencing hearing for South African track star Oscar Pistorius. The Paralympic and Olympic sprinter was convicted of the equivalent of manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend last year. Reeva Steenkamp's cousin finished her testimony for the prosecution earlier today. Kim Martin said yesterday that the…

Kurds Push Back ISIS Forces In Kobani As Airstrikes Intensify

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Kurdish forces are reclaiming parts of the northern Syrian town of Kobani. ISIS insurgents had held those areas before U.S.-led coalition warplanes unloaded the heaviest bombing yet in the campaign to drive out ISIS. Coalition airstrikes hit ISIS targets around Kobani close to 40 times in the past 48 hours. There are reports…

Kerry’s Plane Grounded, 4th Time This Year

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is flying home on a commercial flight after his plane broke down -- again. Kerry's aging Air Force plane is grounded for the fourth time this year. He had stopped for a day in Hawaii after visiting Afghanistan, Myanmar, Australia and the Solomon Islands. The plane developed what…

Hurricane Gonzalo Back To Category 4 Storm

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Hurricane Gonzalo is powering back up to Category Four strength. The storm has sustained winds of 140 miles an hour as it marches north toward Bermuda, where hurricane warnings are in effect. Weather forecasters are warning of high surf and a rip current threat along the East Coast of the U.S. today.