The Islamic State was able to seize Ramadi because the Iraqi military "showed no will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview that aired Sunday. U.S. officials are blaming the Iraqi military amid new questions about the Obama administration's approach in Iraq, which includes air strikes against the Islamic State and training the Iraqi military.
led by Gloria Steinem, the pioneering American feminist -- did not walk across the demilitarized zone, as they hoped, nor they did not pass through the symbolic truce village of Panmunjom, where the armistice that ended the Korean war was signed. But the South Korean government said the activists should cross at the railway link between the South and the Southern-run industrial complex at Kaesong in the North.
The Princeton University scholar was 86 years old. According to police, they were riding in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike and were ejected from the vehicle. Nash was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film 'A Beautiful Mind' that starred Russell Crowe. The film depicted his groundbreaking work in game theory as well as his struggle with mental illness.
And in some cases, they're finding that chance in a special kind of courtroom. "I think I came out the womb with a uniform on," Rieman laughed. "And I used my body as a shield to protect my gunner, and took a shot in the arm and the chest and shrapnel to my legs. And for that I received the Silver Star and a Purple Heart."
Vermette was in the right spot at the right time 5 minutes and 37 seconds into the second extra session, when a rebound of his own shot landed on his stick and he fired it past Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen. Before the game, Vermette had expressed unhappiness over being benched for Game 3, which the Blackhawks lost 2-1.
Declared an official holiday in 1971, Memorial Day honors those who have given their lives in service to the United States. By the end of the conflict, the names of more than 58,000 dead soldiers were recorded on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. After North Vietnamese troops drove the French out of the region in 1954, ending a brutal era of colonialism, the Geneva Accords stipulated that elections in the South be scheduled for the following year.
Pope Francis urged pilgrims filling St. Peter's Square on Pentecost Sunday to take "the heroic examples" of a slain El Salvadoran bishop and an Italian nun who worked in Kenya who were beatified this weekend. Francis stressed that Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was killed out of hatred of his faith, saying "he chose to be among his people, especially the poor and the oppressed, even at the price of his life."
Police say two men robbed a person near Fulton and Billingsley streets around 3:30 a.m. The two robbers sped off when the driver lost control along the METRORail line and crashed into one of the electrical poles. Houston police looked up the car's license plate and tracked down the address where they found and arrested the driver.
Both northbound lanes of Kings Highway are shut down between 52nd Avenue and Poinsett Road, but the southbound lanes are open. Sunday, officers with Myrtle Beach police and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery in a room at the Compass Cove Resort at 2401 S Ocean Blvd., according to a detective with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
A firefighter was killed during severe flooding that hit Oklahoma Saturday night, local officials said, according to NBC News. Flooding overnight in Texas and Oklahoma has led to numerous evacuations and rescues including some of residents stranded on rooftops and in attics. Rain in Hays County in Central Texas caused the Blanco River to rise at a record level Saturday and forced authorities there to evacuate residents.
The beef between Nicki and Kylie comes secondhand, as Nicki originally started feuding with Kylie's boyfriend, Tyga , 25. During the "Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge" fiasco, Chyna burned the KUWTK star good with a awful picture and followed it up by threatening to beat Kylie up on Twitter! The feud took a turn for the worse when Chyna posted texts from Tyga, telling her he wanted to be a family again - causing Kylie and him to break up for a hot minute!
Rain in Hays County in Central Texas caused the Blanco River to rise at a record level Saturday and forced authorities there to evacuate residents. Sheriff's Lt. Jeri Skrocki says numerous rescues have been conducted in the small community of Wimberley, about 40 miles southwest of Austin. In Oklahoma, authorities in Cleveland and Comanche counties say they have conducted water rescues, too.