U.S. Air Strikes Hitting Iraq Terrorists

President Obama late yesterday authorized airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops for thousands of people in Iraq trapped by radical Islamic terrorists in Iraq. The President said, "Today America is coming to help." The President said U.S. troops would not be returning to Iraq. The U.S. military has already begun food and water drops to religious minorities trapped in northern Iraq. Late this morning, we learned air strikes by the U.S. have begun against ISIS terrorists. We've got Fox team coverage and lots of in-depth analysis.

Secretary of State John Kerry remains in Afghanistan for a second day over the countries bitterly contested presidential election.. and the role the U.S. military will have in Afghanistan going forward.

A 3-day cease fire between Hamas terrorists and Israel has expired and terrorists immediately began firing on Israeli civilians. 21 rockets were launched at Israel. Israel retaliated with airstrikes. Conor Powell and Rick Leventhal reporting from the region.

The World Health Organization has declared Ebola a "public health emergency." WHO says the outbreak requires an extraordinary response. The disease has killed almost 1000 and sickened many more. The fatality rate is about 50%.

Iselle has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it slams into Hawaii. Power already knocked out on parts of the big island of Hawaii. Winds are up to 70 miles-per-hour. Another big storm due to hit over the weekend. Will Carr is there.

The defense presented its final arguments in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial today. The chief lawyer says police tampered with evidence in the case. He also insisted Pistorius killed his then-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake thinking she was an intruder. The prosecution yesterday accused Pistorius of being a liar whose stories don't add up. The judge could get the case today. Our legal panel will weigh in.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander won a rare Thursday primary last night in Tennessee beating back a Tea Party challenger. Carl Cameron and John Roberts reporting.

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