In a new 55-minute English-language video released by ISIS, the terror group warns America against "direct confrontation," and an executioner appears to speak with a North American accent.
CNN's Jim Sciutto has the latest.
Investors went gaga for Alibaba today.
The Chinese e-commerce giant had Wall Street's biggest ever debut. Alibaba's stock was priced to start trading at $68 a share.
It closed at nearly $94 - a 38% jump.
Alibaba finishes the day 38% above its IPO price. Good week overall: Dow rises 1.7% and S&P 500 pops 1.26%. http://t.co/JL1Y5syX6q
— CNNMoney (@CNNMoney) September 19, 2014
At that price, the company is worth $231 billion. That's more than companies like Amazon and Facebook. It's a company that's broken records, but has a very humble beginning.
CNN's Erin Burnett has more OutFront.
Washington (CNN) - With approval in hand to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the so-called Islamic State terror group, President Barack Obama said Thursday the plan keeps with "the key principle" of U.S. strategy: No American combat troops on the ground.
"The American troops deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission," he said in televised remarks from the White House.
"Their mission is to advise and assist our partners on the ground. ...We can destroy ISIL without having our troops fight another ground war in the Middle East."
More than 40 countries, including Arab nations, have offered assistance in the battle against Islamic State, known as ISIS or ISIL, the President said.
If you hate to see people litter, you may love this story of a biker who chases litterbugs and throws their trash back at them. She's become an anti-litter superhero. The question is, is her story garbage?
CNN's Jeanne Moos sorts through the trash.
According to testimony provided by the National CounterTerrorism Center, the most direct threat to the homeland is terrorism. CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on the threats to the U.S. from terrorists returning from overseas camps.