Officials: U.S. airstrikes pound ISIS near Iraqi dam

Saturday, 16 August 2014 19:14
STORY HIGHLIGHTSPeshmerga colonel tells CNN that forces are moving to retake dam from ISISA Peshmerga spokesman contradicts that claim, but confirms U.S. airstrikesDam was not hit and is still operating, Peshmerga colonel saysU.N. Security Council freezes assets, bans travel of six ISIS financiers and supporters Zahko, Iraq (CNN) -- Kurdish forces, with the aid of U.S. airstrikes, on Saturday began weakening the grip that extremist militants hold over key piece of infrastructure in northern Iraq…
Sheriff: NY couple in Amish kidnapping were on the prowl
Saturday, 16 August 2014 19:11
A couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and may have also planned to abduct other children, a sheriff said Saturday.Society & Culture
4 take plea deals tied to German tourist's slaying
Saturday, 16 August 2014 19:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four men charged with murder in the killing of a German tourist visiting San Francisco four years ago pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a case officials said Saturday was difficult to prosecute. The San Francisco district attorney's office dropped the murder charges Friday in exchange for guilty pleas on gun and assault charges in connection with the 2010 fatal shooting of Mechthild Schröer, DA spokesman Alex Bastian said Saturday.
Dog to fox: Leave my stuff alone!
Saturday, 16 August 2014 18:13
A dog gets upset when she catches a fox playing with her toy in the yard. If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
GoPro shows boat go under
Saturday, 16 August 2014 18:13
What started as a fun day on a sailboat quickly turned to moments of panic once the rudder slipped out of reach.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Father of Murdered Washington Girl Grieves at Funeral
Saturday, 16 August 2014 18:10
There was sadness but also forgiveness as the family of a Washington state first-grader who was sexually assaulted and killed in a shocking crime laid their little girl to rest Saturday, with the child’s father saying “I can’t hold on to anger.” The parents of Jenise Wright, the 6-year-old who went missing Aug. 2 and was found dead in the woods near her Bremerton, Wash., mobile home park four days later, were composed and did…
Tringale reports himself for PGA Championship scoring error
Saturday, 16 August 2014 18:10
Los Angeles (AFP) - Cameron Tringale has belatedly disqualified himself from last week's PGA Championship, saying he believes he signed an incorrect scorecard for the final round. The 26-year-old American said he had notified the PGA of America on Friday of the mistake he made last Sunday. He signed for a bogey four on the par-three 11th at Valhalla Golf Club. But with hindsight he recalled that his putter swung over the ball as he…
Governor declares emergency, sets Ferguson curfew
Saturday, 16 August 2014 18:10
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in a St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed in the week since a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer. Nixon said that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the state would not allow looters to endanger the community where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot in a street.
Rick Perry Fast Facts
Saturday, 16 August 2014 17:12
(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Texas Governor Rick Perry. Personal:Birth date: March 4, 1950 Birth place: Paint Creek, Texas Birth name: James Richard Perry Father: Joseph Ray Perry, a farmer Mother: Amelia (Holt) Perry Marriage:Anita (Thigpen) Perry (November 6, 1982 -present) Children: Sydney, 1986; Griffin, 1983 Education: Texas A & M University, B.S., 1972 Military Service: U.S. Air Force, 1972-1977 Religion: Methodist Other Facts:Is an Eagle Scout.
Feds Opposed Release of Alleged Brown Robbery Video
Saturday, 16 August 2014 17:10
The Department of Justice urged Ferguson police not to release surveillance video purporting to show Michael Brown robbing a store shortly before he was shot and killed by police, arguing the footage would further inflame tensions in the St. Louis suburb that saw rioting and civil unrest in the wake of the teenager’s death. But on Friday, police released the video that stoked outrage in Ferguson, with Brown’s family calling it “character assassination” and a…

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