June 23rd, 2014
10:57 PM ET

Is ISIS the world's wealthiest terror group?

Sources tell CNN Iraq's largest oil refinery is now believed to be in the hands of ISIS – the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Maps: Crisis in Iraq

They have overrun Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. In recent weeks, they've wrested control of Iraqi cities like Falluja and parts of Ramadi from authorities, just as they've done with Syrian towns over the border.

ISIS has been called the world's wealthiest terror group, with more resources than even al Qaeda.

CNN'S Michael Holmes looks into how they are bankrolling operations.

Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • News • Terrorism
June 23rd, 2014
10:34 PM ET

Sources: Militant fighters seize top oil refinery

Security sources tell CNN that militant fighters believed be ISIS have now taken control of the nation's largest oil refinery.

This despite claims from the Iraqi government that military forces were using bulldozers to block the terrorists' advances.

Kerry assures Iraqis of U.S. support if they unite against militants

The latest power grab follows a move by ISIS to start imposing sharia law- an extreme interpretation of Muslim law – in the cities and towns that have fallen.

Meanwhile, the number of cities now in the hands of terrorists continues to grow.Radical Sunni militants, by the thousands, capturing at least three more towns in the western desert.

They are also in control of critical Iraqi border crossings with Syria and Jordan providing ISIS with a direct pipeline for money and weapons.

OutFront with their takes: Retired Colonel Peter Mansoor, he was the executive officer to General David Petraeus during the surge in Iraq, and Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francona. He performed a number of sensitive operations in the Middle East.

Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • News • Terrorism
June 23rd, 2014
10:00 PM ET

Close encounter with a Great White shark

A real life Jaws off the coast of New Jersey.

A great white shark about 16-feet long came just inches away from a group of fisherman. It was all captured on video by the owner of that boat who came face to face with the great white - Steve Clark. He's OutFront.

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Filed under: Animals • News
June 23rd, 2014
09:44 PM ET

World Cup runneth over with silliness

Ronaldo's hair, a dog celebrating Portugal's tying goal against the U.S., and a mascot that's into dirty dancing.

Huge numbers for ESPN during this year's World Cup - 18.2 million people watched the United States take on Portugal. It was the most-watched soccer match ever on American television.

CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the money and power of World Cup and the silliness that went with it.

Filed under: International • Jeanne Moos • Money & Power • News • Sports
June 23rd, 2014
09:32 PM ET

IRS chief under fire for missing emails

A White House lawyer has been subpoenaed over thousands of missing IRS emails. A congressional committee investigating the IRS scandal wants the attorney to appear before a hearing Tuesday.

It's one of several tough hearings on the scandal. The star witness at Monday's hearing is IRS commissioner John Koskinen.

What's up with IRS emails? Key questions about the controversy

The issue: thousands of missing emails belonging to Lois Lerner –the woman who headed the IRS division that targeted political groups applying for tax-exempt status.

Those emails could determine whether the order to target the tea party and other groups came from inside or outside the agency.
Republicans say the missing emails are further proof the agency is lying.

IRS blasted over lost hard drive, but no apology from agency chief

Democrats say this is just a witch hunt.

How likely is it the emails are really gone, accidentally, forever?

Tom Foreman has the answer.

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Filed under: Internal Revenue Service • News • Politics