Horrible news. Over the weekend we learned a British aid worker named David Haines was executed by ISIS. The terror group also threatening to kill another British citizen being held hostage. His name is
Alan Henning. British Prime Minister David Cameron vowing that Britain will hunt down those responsible.
Today, French reconnaissance planes have begun flying over Iraq. French President Francois Hollande opened an international conference in Paris on ISIS. The New York Times reporting that no sustained military campaign doesn't appear imminent. The Obama administration reportedly wants Kurds, Iraqis and Syrian rebels to press ISIS on the ground before sustained air strikes begin. So far the U.S. has carried out more than 150 air strikes on ISIS targets. The New York Times quotes an administration source as saying "We don't want this to look like an American war."
Several Arab countries have agreed to help conduct air strikes on ISIS.
Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton in Iowa yesterday in a likely preview of what's to come. In a political speech, Hillary Clinton said "It's true. I am thinking about it." Presumably in reference to running for president. Iowa has the first in the nation caucuses. Hillary lost Iowa to both Barack Obama and John Edwards in 2008.
Several new analyses of the Midterms suggest Democrats may be doing slightly better in their attempts to hold on to the Senate come November. Details and a breakdown with Bret Baier today.
Hurricane Odile making landfall in Baja, Mexico right now. The storm with winds up to 125 miles per hour making a mess of tourist hotspot Cabo San Lucas.
A typhoon causing flash floods and landslides in the Philippines.
More than a thousand people were forced to evacuated their homes in California as several fast-moving wild fires break out there.
Air France pilots on strike today, and Lufthansa pilots say they will go on strike tomorrow.
President Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor - the nation's highest honor - on a Union Army Officer who was killed more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg. He'll also give the Medal to two Vietnam soldiers.
1350EDT -- The president awards the Medal of honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat - East Room (FOX LIVE)
*Command Sergeant Major Adkins for service in Vietnam
*Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat posthumously for service in Vietnam
* Obama also approved the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for gallantry in action at the battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.
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