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  • James Foley slaying: Negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

    James Foley slaying: Negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning
    After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. air strikes on the militant group Islamic State.
  • Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says

    Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says
    As a student at the University of Central Florida, Steven Sotloff always talked about going to the Middle East. Sotloff was curious about his family's Jewish roots and captivated by the region. "He wanted to go over there, and he wanted to tell...

    U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages

    U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages
    United States military forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria earlier this summer. During the attempt, U.S. forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover...

    U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley

    U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley
    BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said...

    Suspect in rape attempt outside Orlando IHOP accused in 2012 attack

    Suspect in rape attempt outside Orlando IHOP accused in 2012 attack
    More than two years ago, a young woman was startled in the middle of the night by the sound of her bedroom window sliding shut. She said she awoke to find a man standing over her bed, preparing a brutal attack. The man tied her up and threatened to kill...