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White House Confirms Beheading of Third American Held by IS Militants

The White House Sunday confirmed the beheading of American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter Kassig, the third American to be decapitated in Syria by Islamic State militants. The latest execution occurred as the top U.S. military official met with senior Iraqi and Kurdish officials and the U.S. began advising and training Iraqi security forces in restive western Anbar province. In a statement, President Barack Obama offered prayers and condolences to the parents...

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