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  • Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

    Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday. At the same time, the extremists also released a...
  • News Guide: Latest developments on Islamic State group

    From Iraq and Syria, where Islamic State militants abducted Christians and destroyed Mesopotamian relics, to arrests of suspects in New York and a Muslim group in Britain shedding light on the possible identity of a British-accented militant from IS...
  • Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002

    A court in western India on Friday acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in 2002. The court in Gujarat state said that it found no evidence against the accused. The three British Muslims were killed in the...
  • US concerned over human rights, free speech in Turkey

    A U.S. State Department official has expressed concern over a Turkish security bill that would expand police rights to use firearms and to search and detain people. The official, Thomas Melia said Friday that the bill which is being debated in Turkey's...
  • Islamic State fighters reported to have seized 220 Christians in Syria

    Islamic State fighters reported to have seized 220 Christians in Syria
    Islamic State fighters have taken some 220 Christians captive in northeastern Syria in the last three days, activists said Thursday. The militants began abducting Assyrian Christians on Monday, when they attacked a cluster of villages near the town of...
  • Number of Syrian Christians abducted by Islamic State rises to 220

    Number of Syrian Christians abducted by Islamic State rises to 220
    The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said Thursday. In Iraq, the IS...
  • Glenview bans housing voucher discrimination

    Glenview is aligning its fair housing ordinance with Cook County's by barring landlords from using housing vouchers as a reason to refuse potential tenants a lease. The Village Board on Feb. 17 gave preliminary approval to that change by a 6-1 vote. A...
  • Why Subaru is one of the hottest automakers in the U.S.

    Why Subaru is one of the hottest automakers in the U.S.
    Subaru of America sold a record 513,693 vehicles during 2014, an increase of 21 percent compared with 6 percent industry growth. Subaru is a much smaller automaker with a limited product line and a reputation for building quirky all-wheel-drive cars for...
  • Looking Out: Kristin Beck offers more insight into plan to run for Congress

    Looking Out: Kristin Beck offers more insight into plan to run for Congress
    In case you missed it, former Navy Seal and prominent transgender activist Kristin Beck has said she'll challenge Rep. Steny Hoyer for his seat in Maryland's Fifth Congressional District. This week, she was interviewed on MSNBC discussing her intentions...
  • Conservatives take turns slamming Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and even Jeb Bush

    OXON HILL, Md. Republican potential presidential candidates seemed torn Thursday: Would they get more accolades from conservatives by bashing President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush? It was hard to say whom the thousands of activists...
  • Islamic State says it has destroyed ancient relics in Mosul Museum

    WASHINGTON Islamist militants used sledgehammers and drills to smash ancient artifacts and statues in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, saying the relics were against the teachings of Islam, according to a video by the Islamic State group. The five-minute...