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Foley, a 40-year-old American journalist held in Syria since 2012, was beheaded by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS.
From the failed rescue of journalist James Foley to the release of the Ebola-afflicted U.S. doctor from the hospital, see the stories we’re following.
Rapper Nelly spoke to Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday, telling him that changes must be made to rebuild community trust in Ferguson, Missouri.
Investigators said they have mapped two-thirds of an area the size of West Virginia where they think the Boeing 777's wreckage might be.
The Ferguson Police Department was hit with two federal lawsuits over the alleged wrongful death of a man that had been "tasered," NBC News confirmed.
Although he was killed by ISIS, Jim's quest to chronicle modern war lives on through his journalism. Here's a sampling of his work for GlobalPost.
Dimitri Bontinck says only two percent of those who left home to fight in Syrian can be persuaded to return to their home countries.
An overnight Israeli airstrike demolished a four-story building in southern Gaza, killing at least six people, Palestinian police say.
A growing numbers of sheriffs are saying they won't heed U.S. restrictions on guns, saying they violate constitutional guarantees.
The drop of the appeal means trainers will not swim with killer whales during shows, although they still may swim with orcas behind the scenes.
"With Holder, you now have an eagle eye on the whole situation," one protester said after the attorney general promised a thorough investigation.
The entire team took part in the alcohol-fueled incident but the school's athletic director denied a claim the girls were forced to strip naked.
A Tennessee student says she was suspended for saying "bless you" to a classmate. She says the "bless you" led to an argument with her teacher over freedom of speech. WMC's Michael Clark reports.