By James Pearson, Alina Selyukh and Matt Spetalnick SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. One of them said his health was failing and another described his situation as "urgent." The men said they were being treated humanely but asked the U.S. Responding to the interviews, the U.S.
Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by US air strikes pressed a fightback against jihadist-led militants Monday, buoyed by breaking a weeks-long siege of a Shiite town. The military gains came as a senior UN rights official said the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group has carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale" in Iraq, and caretaker premier Nuri al-Maliki vowed the country would be the group's "graveyard". The breakthrough at Amerli on Sunday was the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since IS-led militants overran much of the Sunni Arab heartland north and west of Baghdad in June. The United States carried out limited air strikes in the area during the operation, the first time it has expanded its more than three-week air campaign against IS beyond north Iraq.
Details on the latest updates on the wildfires burning in the Northstate.
A suspect was arrested after police said he tried to rob a Redding gas station.
Drivers could face delays of up to three hours on southbound Interstate 5 due to road construction near Lakehead.
Less people have been out floating the Sacramento River and Chico police say the crowds have been "very respectful."
Chris Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 on Monday to win the Deutsche Bank Championship and bolster his case for a Ryder Cup pick.
The Oakland Raiders have named rookie Derek Carr their starting quarterback, according to a Fox Sports report.
The St. Louis Rams announced their 10-man practice squad Monday afternoon and defensive end Michael Sam is not part of it.
The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, the team announced.