In an interview Sunday with CNN, Ash Carter said Iraqi forces lacked the "will to fight" ISIS in Anbar Province and its capital, Ramadi.
Most of the victims are believed to be Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. They are held until their families pay more money, which few can afford to do.
Olmert, who led Israel until 2009, unlawfully accepted money from a U.S. supporter. He is appealing the decision to the Supreme Court.
As college students leave for the summer, many just throw away what they can't fit in the car for the ride home. But some schools are trying to find a new home for those campus castoffs.
Since 2011, the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has had 16 shark attacks, seven of them fatal. It's a sharp rise from previous years; Australia is the only country with more deaths during this span.
Conservatives in Tira pushed back hard at the idea of women and men running together in a public race. Someone went so far as to shoot at race organizer Haneen Radi's car. For now, the run is off.
"I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see," says photographer David Jay. "And we need to see them because we created them."
In a Boston neighborhood, WBUR's Steve Brown seeks out the story of a Marine honored by one of the many markers throughout the city that commemorates sacrifice in war.
The cost of medication to treat multiple sclerosis has risen much faster than inflation, even for older drugs. Patients and insurers say manufacturers' subsidy programs have helped, but not enough.
The Colombian native came from dead last to finish first. He won the event in 2000 as a rookie.