In this Tuesday, June 7, 2016 photo, Pvt. Mustafa Muhammed Saadoun, 21, of Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces shows a wolf's tooth he wears as a good luck charm, after coming back from a mission during the operation to oust the Islamic State group from Fallujah, Iraq. He says the necklace makes him stronger and makes him less fearful. <br>Maya Alleruzzo/AP


Iraqi special forces share treasured possessions

Sgt. Ahmed Abdelaziz, with Iraq's special forces, has with him what he always brings into battle: a photo of his brother. It's not a smiling family portrait. It is a picture on his mobile phone of his brother Saad's body among hundreds killed in a massacre carried out by the jihadis.

48 minutes ago
This image made from Associated Press video shows, An Iraqi soldier holds his weapon after entering a building in Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, June 26, 2016. A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants on Sunday, after a more than monthlong military operation.<br>AP

Iraqi commander: Fallujah 'fully liberated' from Islamic State

A senior Iraqi commander said the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State militants on Sunday, after a more than monthlong military operation.

47 minutes ago
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a tour the Jakobshavn Glacier and the Ilulissat Icefjord, located near the Arctic Circle, Friday, June 17, 2016, in Ilulissat, Greenland.<br>Evan Vucci/AP

Kerry urges Britain, EU to manage their divorce responsibly

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Britain and the European Union to manage their divorce responsibly for the sake of global markets and citizens, a day before he was to become the first senior American official to visit London and Brussels since the United Kingdom's historic referendum.

10:02 June 26, 2016
In this photo taken on Friday, June 24, 2016, Anna Woydyla, a 42-year-old Pole who has lived in Britain for 11 years and works at a London restaurant, expresses deep anxiety about her future.<br>Pawel Kuczynski/AP

Britain's European workers gripped by fear, confusion, heartache

Hundreds of thousands of European Union workers in Britain are fearful and confused over what happens next as their adoptive country begins the long process of unwinding its many ties to continental Europe.

16:00 June 25, 2016
Police officials investigate the back of the Pulse nightclub after a shooting involving multiple fatalities at the nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, June 12, 2016. <br>Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP

Reports: Authorities feared terrorism, explosives at Pulse

New reports show that law enforcement officials immediately suspected terrorism and adjusted their staging areas due to fears about an explosive device as they responded to reports of shots fired at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

17:30 June 25, 2016
Visitors sample the fare at the U.S. Army table during the Military Chef Cook-Off - part of the Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle - in Washington, D.C., on June 25, 2016.<br>Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes

Military teams square off in annual barbecue challenge in DC

Arrive hungry, leave stuffed and help a good cause is the game plan at the USO-hosted Military Chef Cook-Off, part of the annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle this weekend.

17:40 June 25, 2016
More Top Headlines