The Obama administration is considering setting up a new military base in Iraq's Anbar province and is closing in on a decision to send several hundred more trainers and advisers to help Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State militants there.
A police officer's actions raised tensions Monday in the Dallas suburb of McKinney, where some community activists accused the officer of racism while others urged calm until the facts are investigated.
The US Supreme Court on Monday sided with US President Barack Obama and invalidated a law that would allow Congress to require the State Department to indicate on passports that Jerusalem is part of Israel.
China's Central Military Commission Vice-Chairman Fan Changlong left Beijing on Monday on a trip to the United States as the two countries try to strengthen military-to-military cooperation and exchange, and at the same time tackle the thorny issues of the South China Sea and cyber security.
Two convicted murderers who used power tools to break out of a maximum security New York prison may have had help, and they left a taunting note for their jailors to "Have a nice day," authorities said on Sunday.