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Mosul Iraq ISIS

ISIS Exacts Revenge in Iraq

Fighters from militant group are summarily executing members of a Sunni tribe that resisted their advance, according to a new report

A car runs past fall foliage in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, on Oct. 28, 2014.

Eastern U.S. Set for Cold Snap

The southern Appalachians should expect up to eight inches of snow by Saturday morning as areas down to Miami face record-low weekend temperatures

J.K. Rowling at the Southbank Centre in London in 2012.

J.K. Rowling Reveals 'Purest Dislike' for Dolores Umbridge

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling published a brand new essay Friday about one of her greatest villains: the Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge. She reveals she feels the "purest dislike" for this nemesis of Harry, and that Umbridge is based on a real person

Kay Hagan, Thom Tills

Election Season Enters Final Stretch

Millions of votes have been cast, the last ads have been cut and there’s barely a household that remains blessedly untouched by the fight for the U.S. Senate. Here are four things to watch four days before the midterm elections

Paper cups of different sizes are seen on display at Starbuck's first Colombian store at 93 park in Bogota

Starbucks Announces Plans for Coffee Delivery Service

If you’re one of those people that can’t start their day without a cup of Starbucks coffee, you may soon have to go no farther than your front door. During the company’s earnings conference call, CEO Howard Schultz outlined plans to begin a delivery service next year

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania

Accused Cop Killer Arrested After 7-Week Manhunt

Pennsylvania State Police, ending a seven-week manhunt, have captured a man accused of ambushing two troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other. Eric Frein, 31, was taken into custody Thursday, state police said

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook Is 'Proud to Be Gay'

Tim Cook announced Thursday that he's gay, in an essay that puts him among the highest-profile publicly out business leaders in the world. "I'm proud to be gay," he said, "and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me"

The Temple Mount compound with The Dome of the Rock seen in Jerusalem, Oct. 30, 2014.

Heavy Security as Israel Reopens Jerusalem Holy Site

Israel deployed security personnel amid rising tensions on Friday as Muslim worshippers — men must be over the age of 50 — made their way through a welter of Israeli checkpoints to the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during a game against the New York Knicks on Oct. 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.

LeBron James Loses Homecoming Game to Knicks

The New York Knicks held the Cavs off with a shocking 95-90 win on Thursday that ruined James' homecoming. He did not play a good game, or even an average one, writes Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated, but that won't matter for long

2014 Storycorps Gala Hosted By Stephen Colbert

Final Episode of The Colbert Report to Air in December

Stephen Colbert has announced that the last The Colbert Report will air on Dec. 18. Colbert, who is expected to replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show in 2015, revealed the date during Thursday's show. A date has not been set for Letterman's exit