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WASHINGTON (AP) — A "death cult." That's how President Barack Obama today is referring to the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. At the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama singled out the militant group as he condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence. Obama declared that "no god condones terror."
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's top commander is warning that any move to provide Ukraine with lethal defense weapons has to take into account any possible angry reaction from Russia. U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove's comments come amid indications that the U.S. is considering giving Ukraine defensive weapons to help protect forces along the border from an escalating assault by Russian-backed rebels.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The health insurance company Anthem says the hackers who got into its computer network were able to gain access to personal information for "tens of millions" of customers and employees. Those employees include the company's CEO. The nation's second-biggest health insurer says it's contacting customers who were affected. The hackers were able to see names, birthdates, email addresses, employment details, Social Security numbers, incomes and street addresses of current and past customers.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A nationwide manhunt is over. The FBI says sheriff's deputies in Arizona have arrested the man who was wanted in the killings of an elderly Ohio couple and armed robberies in three states. The agency says Robert Clark was arrested in Kingman early today after a high-speed chase. A woman who's also a suspect in the robberies was arrested with him. Another companion fled and is still being sought.
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — Friends say Ellen Brody was safety-conscious. And investigators are trying to find out how her SUV ended up between two crossing gates as a commuter train barreled toward her. The collision killed Brody and five people on the train, which was engulfed in flames. A family friend says Brody "was not risky when it came to her safety or others."
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