Washington governor calls wildfires 'slow-motion disaster'
CHELAN, Wash. – Rising temperatures and increased winds Thursday could cause the largest wildfire in Washington state history to grow even bigger.
The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning for the Okanogan Complex of fires, saying the weather conditions had the potential to spread the flames Thursday afternoon.
US drone strike in Syria reportedly kills top ISIS online recruiter
A U.S. drone strike in Syria Tuesday reportedly killed a fugitive British computer hacker who had become one of ISIS' top online recruiters.
The Wall Street Journal reported the death of Junaid Hussein late Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the operation. The officials said that Hussein was killed by a targeted airstrike near the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS' self-proclaimed "caliphate".
Philippines seeks US help to protect troops in disputed sea
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine defense chief said he asked the visiting U.S. Pacific commander on Wednesday to help protect the transport of fresh Filipino troops and supplies to Philippine-occupied reefs in the disputed South China Sea by deploying American patrol planes to discourage Chinese moves to block the resupply missions.
Police comb landfill in search for missing Connecticut couple
A Connecticut couple vanished nearly three weeks ago, but no major clues have turned up to help police unravel the baffling disappearance, Fox CT is reporting.
Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin, of Easton, were last seen by co-workers on Aug. 4 and their family reported them missing three days later, the station reported Saturday.
Number on Reunion Island debris corresponds to Boeing 777 component
Boeing investigators are confident that debris found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean comes from a 777 aircraft, according to a source close to the investigation.
An international team of aviation experts is trying to determine if that airplane part comes from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board.
A match might help solve the mystery of what happened to that airplane since no other 777s in the world are unaccounted for, according to the Aviation Safety Network, an online database of flight incidents.
Tennessee shootings highlight law enforcement concerns over terrorism, attacks by lone gunmen
The deadly shootings at military sites in Tennessee illustrate the threat that FBI officials have warned about: violence directed against a vulnerable government target by a lone gunman with apparent terrorist aspirations.
The FBI has not detailed a motive, but Thursday's attacks that killed four Marines and one sailor are under investigation as a potential act of terrorism.
Authorities are combing through the gunman's past to look for travel, contacts and online writings.
The federal government has raised alarms about the online spread of terrorist propaganda, including repeated exhortations by the Islamic State group and others for sympathizers to target police officers and military installations.
Hunt rages for Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman after he escapes prison
Mexico's most notorious drug lord now has one more nefarious title: serial prison escapee.
Authorities are scrambling to find Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after his stunning escape from a maximum-security prison west of Mexico City on Saturday night.
The leader of the Sinaloa Cartel stepped into a shower, crawled through a hole and vanished through a mile-long tunnel apparently built just for him.
Mexico's President is livid. So are U.S. officials. And if Guzman gets caught, he could be sent to the United States.
How he did it
Guzman, whose nickname means "Shorty," has pulled off an elaborate escape from a maximum-security prison before. In 2001, he managed to break free while reportedly hiding in a laundry cart. It took authorities 13 years to catch him -- sleeping at a Mexican beach resort.
U.S. boosting security measures ahead of July 4th
U.S. law enforcement officials are boosting security measures ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, authorities said Tuesday.
More police are being deployed to prominent locations because of concerns of terrorist threats, including some from suspected ISIS supporters in the U.S. who may heed the group's call to carry out attacks.
The FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center relayed their concern in a bulletin last Friday that listed the holiday weekend and several upcoming Prophet Mohammed drawing events scheduled in the coming weeks as possible targets for attacks.
The New York Police Department said its "enhanced counterterrorism and security measures" will be greater this Fourth of July than in past years.
The Los Angeles Police Department is similarly increasing security measures. Michael Downing, the LAPD's counterterrorism chief, said the concern is that many of the extremists being watched by law enforcement are "looking for an excuse to go operational."
'The nightmare is finally over': 2nd prison escapee shot, captured alive
Three weeks after their stunning prison break, Richard Matt and David Sweat have been caught -- with one now dead, the other critically wounded.
The 22-day manhunt for Sweat ended Sunday when the fugitive was spotted just 2 miles from the Canadian border. He made it closer to Canada than Matt, who was found and killed Friday near Malone, New York.
Both men had signs of roughing it in the woods: Matt had bug bites on his legs and Sweat had a backpack stuffed with maps and Pop-Tarts.
New York State Police Sgt. Jay Cook spotted Sweat near a barn in the sleepy New York town of Constable. Sweat bolted, and the lone officer gave chase.
"At some point, running across a field, he realized that Sweat was going to make it to a tree line, and possibly could have disappeared, and he fired two shots," New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D'Amico told reporters.
Sweat, who was unarmed, was struck twice in the torso. No one else was hurt.
Terror attacks on 3 continents, including 28 killed at Tunisia hotel
Gunmen killed at least 28 people at a beachfront Tunisian hotel on Friday, the same day terrorists lashed out brutally in France and bombed a mosque in Kuwait.
Tunisia's health ministry reported those deaths as well as 36 injuries in and around the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba in the coastal Tunisian city of Sousse. At least one gunman was also reportedly killed, according to the state-run TAP news agency.
A woman from Wales told CNN's Robyn Kriel that she saw bloodied bodies lying in the sand and people from neighboring hotels jumping over to fences to get to her hotel. She said she is staying about a mile from the main attack scene, but visitors there still took precautions by putting mattresses up against the door to slow any gunmen who might try to barge in.
The hotel guest said she heard at least 30 seconds of sustained gunfire, though things have become relatively quiet by early afternoon.
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