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  • Militants strike in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, killing as many as 60

    Armed militants struck within hours of each other on three continents Friday, wielding bombs, firearms and a gruesome display of a decapitated head in a demonstration of the growing global reach of Islamist violence. The militant group Islamic State...
  • Islamic State militants routed from Syria border city

    Islamic State militants routed from Syria border city
    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border city of Kobani, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, said Saturday they had expelled Islamic State militants who went on a killing spree months after having been routed by Kurdish forces. The Sunni extremists blasted...
  • Activists: IS fighters kill 200 civilians in Syrian town

    Islamic State fighters who launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town massacred more than 200 civilians, including women and children, before they were killed or driven out by Kurdish forces, activists said on Saturday. Kurdish activist Mustafa...
  • Domestic legacy assured, Obama remains challenged abroad

    WASHINGTON While back-to-back Supreme Court rulings upholding the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage burnish President Barack Obama's legacy at home, his foreign policy record is unsettled and may not be fully established until years after he leaves...
  • French worries over Islamic State point to Syria

    French worries over Islamic State point to Syria
    Six months after the Jan. 7 attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Paris remains a city on guard. Black-uniformed military police of the Republican Security Companies patrol tourist sites with submachine guns. Museums, concert halls and even...
  • IS affiliate hits Shiite mosque in Kuwait, killing 27 people

    A suicide bomber purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two decades on Friday, killing at least 27 people and wounding scores more in a bombing that targeted Shiite worshippers after...
  • Amid new IS offensive, scores die in Syrian town

    Fighting raged into the night Friday between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, as reports mounted that at least 120 civilians, including women and children, have been killed by the extremist group since it...
  • 27 dead as Islamic State claims responsibility for blast at Shiite mosque in Kuwait

    A suicide bomber purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two decades on Friday, killing at least 27 people and wounding scores more in a bombing that targeted Shiite worshippers after...
  • Islamic State said to kill scores in Syrian border city

    Islamic State said to kill scores in Syrian border city
    Islamic State jihadists engaged in a bloody rampage in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Kobani and its environs on Friday, officials said, executing at least 142 civilians before withdrawing as vicious fighting continued in the town for a second day....
  • Islamic State militants attack 2 cities in northern Syria

    After weeks of setbacks, militants from the Islamic State group launched swift counteroffensives Thursday on predominantly Kurdish areas of northern Syria, killing and wounding dozens and setting off car bombs, activists and officials said. The two-...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Saving Obamacare, Supreme Court upholds a key part of the landmark health care overhaul The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have...