Politics & Government

August 7, 2014 11:21 PM

Obama sends U.S. planes to aid Iraqi refugees, threatens Islamic State with air strikes

The United States early Friday took direct action for the first time to counter the Islamic State's advances in Iraq, dropping humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people who’d fled their homes when the extremist group captured the city of Sinjar in northern Iraq.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Who could, should or won't be Trump's veep. 01:29

Who could, should or won't be Trump's veep.

Couch Commander: A humorous look into Obama's plans after the presidency 04:03

Couch Commander: A humorous look into Obama's plans after the presidency

Pat McCrory answers HB2 questions in Charlotte 01:30

Pat McCrory answers HB2 questions in Charlotte

4 reasons Ted Cruz picked Carly Fiorina as his running mate 01:02

4 reasons Ted Cruz picked Carly Fiorina as his running mate

Will NC voters see HB2 on the ballot? 01:30

Will NC voters see HB2 on the ballot?

Can Cruz + Kasich really stop Trump? 01:24

Can Cruz + Kasich really stop Trump?

NAACP HB2 opponents meet with McCrory staffers 01:21

NAACP HB2 opponents meet with McCrory staffers

HB2 opponent tries to interject humor into controversy with Trump doll 00:20

HB2 opponent tries to interject humor into controversy with Trump doll

Protesters deliver petitions calling for repeal of HB2 to NC governor 01:10

Protesters deliver petitions calling for repeal of HB2 to NC governor

Local HB2 press conference Friday 01:59

Local HB2 press conference Friday

Mike Huckabee appears with Rev. Mark Harris at a rally in Matthews 01:12

Mike Huckabee appears with Rev. Mark Harris at a rally in Matthews

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos