Member of Islamic State group ‘Beatles’ cell plans to plead guilty in abuse of hostages

A notorious British member of the Islamic State group who is facing federal charges over accusations that he helped jail and tortured Western hostages is preparing to plead guilty, according to a court notice filed late Tuesday. A terse filing in the public docket for the case against the man, Alexanda Kotey, announced the scheduling … Read more

Several US marines killed, injured in blasts near Kabul airport

Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. At least 13 people were killed and 15 wounded, Russian officials said. Several Marines were killed and a number … Read more