Marine is first to die in Iraq in fight against Islamic State

(Brian Stephens / AP)

Lance Cpl. Sean Neal, 19, of California died in a noncombat incident, the Pentagon said.

    Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to exit Turkey for Syria

    Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to exit Turkey for Syria

    About 200 pesh merga fighters could cross the border to aid the town of Kobane within days.

    U.S. general: North Korea likely can build a miniaturized nuclear weapons

    U.S. general: North Korea likely can build a miniaturized nuclear weapons

    ‘They probably have the capabilities to put this together,’ said Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti.

    Congress expresses doubt about U.S. Ebola precautions

    Congress expresses doubt about U.S. Ebola precautions

    Lawmakers say government steps to handle the disease have been inconsistent and inadequate.

    Military defends its Ebola precautions as stricter than CDC’s

    Military defends its Ebola precautions as stricter than CDC’s

    A general said Friday that the Defense Department’s protocols for the disease ‘we think exceed’ the standard set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    After video controversy, senior Marine is now helping Chicago youth

    After video controversy, senior Marine is now helping Chicago youth

    Sgt. Maj. Paul Archie was recorded in a verbal altercation with a veteran protesting the U.S. exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

    In Iraq, U.S. sees hints of Islamic State’s defense plan

    Improvised explosives along a major highway offer valuable information, U.S. officials said.

    Canadian lawmakers vow to hold on to country’s openness

    Canadian lawmakers vow to hold on to country’s openness

    Following Wednesday’s shooting in Ottawa, the prime minister says, ‘We will be prudent, but we will not panic.’

    NSA Secrets

    FILE - This June 6, 213 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The NSA has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the intelligence agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reports. In one case, telephone calls from Washington were intercepted when the city's area code was confused with the dialing code for Egypt.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    Revelations and reaction

    The National Security Agency has been forced to respond to unprecedented disclosures about its surveillance programs. Those programs have been assailed as a violation of privacy rights by critics and defended as critical to U.S. national security by intelligence officials. Explore our coverage.

    FBI: Islamic State-affiliated group targeting journalists

    FBI: Islamic State-affiliated group targeting journalists

    The militants have beheaded two American journalists and two British aid workers.

    Russian captured while fighting in Afghanistan to be prosecuted in U.S.

    The move marks the first time a foreign combatant held at Bagram will be transferred to the U.S. for trial.

    Canada gunman classified as a ‘high-risk traveler’

    Canada gunman classified as a ‘high-risk traveler’

    The shooter killed a soldier and opened fire inside the Parliament building, shocking a country that rarely sees gun violence.

    U.S. to train Syrians only in defensive role

    U.S. to train Syrians only in defensive role

    Officials do not believe the units will be able to seize towns from the Islamic State without the help of U.S. combat troops, which President Obama has ruled out.