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Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 6:26 PM

"It's Like the Mafia": How ISIS Funds Terror

ISIS has made "hundreds of millions of dollars" through ransom payments, extortion, robbery, donations, carjacking and oil smuggling to help fund its goal of forming a caliphate in the Middle East, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. But their goals aren't cheap. Militants are burning through the money quickly fighting a two-front war in Iraq and Syria. ISIS is even requiring drivers to pay "road taxes" in territories it controls to help pay the bills. "It's like the Mafia. When it sees an opportunity to make money, it jumps in with both feet," Austin Long, a Columbia University assistant professor, told NBC News. Read »
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 9:42 PM

SpaceX Test Flight Explodes Over Texas Town

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Thousands Expected at Garner's "March for Justice"

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Flight MH17 Victims Return to Kuala Lumpur

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Couple Tried to Sneak Into Hospital with Fake Babies: Police

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 8:23 PM

$200K Raised for Cop Who Shot Michael Brown

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 8:15 AM
 

He was a journalist and he was a symbol of what is right in the United States.  

— Attorney General Eric Holder speaking about the open investigation into American journalist James Foley's execution in the hands of Islamic militant group ISIS.
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Lennon's Killer Denied Parole, Again

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 12:56 AM

White House: James Foley Killing "Represents a Terrorist Attack"

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 9:54 PM

FBI Shreds Millions of Paper Files in Move to Digital Records

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Pentagon Blasts 'Unsafe' Intercept by Chinese Fighter Jet

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 8:18 PM

New Calif. Bill Allows Dogs at Restaurants

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 9:49 PM
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By Elizabeth Ladzinski

Dramatic Photos: Michael Brown Police Shooting Unrest

After 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by police Aug. See Full Gallery »

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM

2 Ancient Mayan Cities Discovered Deep in Mexican Jungle

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Teen "Fire Challenges" Spark Emergency Warning