The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S. forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday.
By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff's travels seemed nonstop. In December, he was in northern Syria, writing about the lives of destitute, displaced Syrians and the war, according to his published reports and his communications with colleagues and editors. It's pretty bad here," he e-mailed another journalist. "I've been sleeping at a front, hiding from tanks the past few nights, drinking rain water." In August 2013, telling colleagues he understood the dangers, Sotloff returned to Syria, slipping across the border from Turkey.
Labor Day weekend was busy in Chico, but there were some big differences from past years.
Here is the latest update on the wildfires burning in the North State:
Chico Police said a car theft suspect led them on a pursuit early Tuesday that ended in Big Chico Creek.
An 87-year-old Trinity County man died after he was thrown from an ATV on Labor Day.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended four games for use of amphetamines, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Keegan Bradley hasn't stopped thinking about playing in another Ryder Cup. U.S. captain Tom Watson gave him that chance Tuesday night.
Josh Brent is a member of the Dallas Cowboys once more but before he can return to the field he must serve a 10-game suspension handed down from the NFL.
Anthony Davis scored 21 points, Kenneth Faried had 15 and the United States remained unbeaten at the FIBA Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.