ISIS chief challenged to famous Bible showdown

by Joe Kovacs -- [caption id="attachment_1175415" align="aligncenter" width="600"] God answers Elijah's prayers on Mt. Carmel in a battle against 450 prophets of the pagan sun god Baal.[/caption] ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – Is more…

ISIS demands ransom for American woman

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC NEWS) A third American hostage held by ISIS has been identified as a 26-year-old American woman who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian relief work more…

FBI warns local cops on ISIS threat

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) The FBI and Department of Homeland Security have sent out a bulletin to law enforcement officials warning that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq could provoke retaliation by more…

U.S. surveillance planes fly over Syria

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way more…

Ukraine detains Russian paratroopers near border

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON POST) KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine said Tuesday its forces detained a group of Russian paratroopers who crossed the border into eastern Ukraine, and the U.S. ambassador to more…

U.S. student feared kidnapped in Israel

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (JERUSALEM POST) Three days after being reported missing in the Jerusalem Forest while hiking with a friend, the family of 23-year-old American yeshiva student Aaron Sofer said they more…

ISIS now resembles Taliban with oil fields

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) With its reign of terror over a large population and ability to self-finance on a staggering scale, the extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley resembles more…

U.N. delivers tough words, little action on ISIS

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_1173795" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights[/caption] By Delia M. Arias De Leon UNITED NATIONS – The outgoing U.N. human rights chief is more…