September 18th, 2014
09:43 PM ET

Obama: American troops "will not have a combat mission"

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.


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Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • Politics • Syria
September 18th, 2014
09:21 PM ET

Cyclist gets mugged, records it with a GoPro

It happens all the time. A tourist gets mugged by an armed robber. But what made this attempted robbery unusual is it was captured on camera by the victim.

CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the only thing shot was the bad guy's image.

Filed under: Crime • Jeanne Moos • Justice
September 18th, 2014
09:14 PM ET

New surveillance video offer clues in search for missing University of Virginia student

A desperate search is under way at prestigious university after 18-year-old student vanished early Saturday morning. New surveillance video is offering up additional clues as to what may have happened to Hannah Graham.

Videos offer clues in search for missing University of Virginia student

Hannah is not the first young woman to vanish without a trace near the University of Virginia.

CNN's Joe Johns has the report.

Filed under: Justice • Missing student • News
September 18th, 2014
08:30 PM ET

Roger Goodell silent during NFL crisis

Where is Roger Goodell?

That is what many are wondering as criticism grows over the NFL's handling of domestic assault cases. It's been nine days since the NFL commissioner spoke to CBS News about the Ray Rice incident. Since he last spoke publicly, endorsement deals have been pulled and at least five players have been benched.

Goodell has remained silent even as we learn of new and disturbing allegations of abuse at the hands of NFL players.

CNN's Miguel Marquez has more.

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Filed under: Money & Power • News • NFL • Ray Rice • Sports
September 18th, 2014
02:34 PM ET

Real or fake? See biker lady chase down litterbugs

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.

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Filed under: Environment • International • Jeanne Moos • News