BEIRUT (AP) — The fate of an American aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group is still not known. The extremists say 26-year-old Kayla Jean Mueller of Prescott, Arizona, was killed Friday in a Jordanian airstrike in northern Syria. But Jordanian officials are dismissing the claim as "criminal propaganda" and the U.S. says it hasn't seen any evidence to corroborate the report.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Six Bosnian immigrants are charged with sending money, weapons and other supplies to terrorists oversees, including fighters with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Iraq. An indictment unsealed today in St. Louis says the defendants bought U.S. military uniforms, firearms and other equipment and shipped them to people in Turkey and Saudi Arabia who forwarded the supplies to terrorists..
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is outlining a new national security blueprint for his last two years in office. In the 29-page document, he warns against American "overreach" abroad. At the same time, the president casts the United States as an indispensable force in combating global challenges including terrorism, climate change and cyber threats.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are now aware of the key locations involved in the case. They toured the sites today, including Hernandez's home, the street where the victim lived and the spot where his body was found. Hernandez is charged with the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd and has pleaded not guilty.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students entering the University of California system in 2017 will have to be vaccinated against measles and other diseases under new immunization rules announced today. The change, based on recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, was in the works before the latest measles outbreak. Most of those who became sick weren't vaccinated.