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US Officials Confirm 'Evil' Killing of US Hostage by Islamic State

U.S. officials have confirmed the death of American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig in what President Barack Obama called "an act of pure evil" by Islamic State militants. Obama said Sunday aboard Air Force One that the Islamic State group is reveling in the "slaughter of innocents, including Muslims, and is bent only on sowing death and destruction." Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters that Kassig, a 26-year-old former Army Ranger, had "extraordinary...

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