PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate who stumbled badly.
IZVARYNE, Ukraine (AP) — The first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossed into eastern Ukraine on Friday, seemingly without Kiev's approval, after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an invasion by Moscow.
The United States said Thursday that the Islamic State was "beyond anything" it has seen, as US warplanes pressed on with airstrikes against it despite death threats against an American hostage. Pentagon chiefs warned of the dangers of a slick, well-funded operation powered by an "apocalyptic end of days" ideology as the West reeled from the grisly execution of American journalist James Foley. US military leaders said the jihadist group could be eradicated if local Sunni communities reject it and regional powers unite to fight it, but only if the battle is taken into Syria and not just Iraq. Their warnings came after the US military revealed it had carried out a failed mission to resue American hostages inside Syria, reportedly including Foley.