U.S. military conducted failed rescue mission in Syria

(Nicole Tung / AP)

Operation to rescue journalist James Foley, others earlier this summer drew heavy fire from militants.

    Gauge provides data for mapping bomb blasts

    Gauge provides data for mapping bomb blasts

    Jeffrey Rogers has fielded a device that measures the impact of a blast on a human being.

    Photojournalist held in Iran is released on bail

    Photojournalist held in Iran is released on bail

    Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife, journalist Yeganeh Salehi, continue to be held.

    More airstrikes in Iraq announced following James Foley execution

    More airstrikes in Iraq announced following James Foley execution

    The Islamic State, which killed Foley, ‘must be destroyed,’ said Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Journalist held captive by Islamic State went missing in Syria

    His abduction occurred shortly after crossing the border into northern Syria from Turkey, a source familiar with his case told The Washington Post.

    U.S. weighs response to apparent Islamic State execution

    Senior White House officials meeting on purported beheading of American journalist James Foley.

    Islamic State claims execution of journalist James Foley

    Islamic State claims execution of journalist James Foley

    The militant group posted a video purporting to show the beheading of the American photographer.

    #ISISMediaBlackout goes viral following purported execution of James Foley

    #ISISMediaBlackout goes viral following purported execution of James Foley

    The hashtag began trending on Twitter shortly after the video’s release.

    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)

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    Yemeni victims of U.S. drone strike get large payout

    Yemeni victims of U.S. drone strike get large payout

    The Yemeni government has given over $1 million to the families of the dead and injured, documents show.

    Syrian chemical weapon stockpile now destroyed

    Syrian chemical weapon stockpile now destroyed

    The Obama administration heralded the neutralization of agents aboard an American ship as a watershed moment in the conflict.

    Obama says Mosul Dam reclaimed by Iraqi, Kurdish forces

    Officials said militants were driven from the dam in northern Iraq after being pummeled by U.S. airstrikes.

    Assange says he will leave Ecuadoran Embassy ‘soon’

    But in a statement at the embassy, the WikiLeaks founder did not say when or how that might happen.