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Obama Condemns 'Brutal Murder' of Islamic State Hostage

President Barack Obama on Saturday strongly condemned "the brutal murder" of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State militants, and he vowed Washington and its allies would "bring the perpetrators ... to justice." Obama's statement came hours after a video showed one of the Japanese hostages, journalist Kenji Goto, holding up photos appearing to show beheaded co-captive Haruna Yukawa. The Islamic State group, which now holds a third of both Syria and Iraq, had...

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