PRES OBAMA AWARDING MEDAL OF HONOR MON TO TWO VIETNAM VETERANS *

ARMY COMMAND SGT MAJ BENNIE G. ADKINS WAS PRESENTED THE NATION'S HIGHEST MILITARY HONOR AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR RUNNING THROUGH ENEMY FIRE TO RESCUE INJURED COMRADES *

ARMY SPC DONALD P. SLOAT WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE MEDAL OF HONOR *

SLOAT HELD AN ENEMY GRENADE CLOSE TO HIS BODY TO PROTECT FELLOW TROOPS FROM THE BLAST *

MORE THAN 130 MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND ADULTS TAKEN TO HOSPITALS MON DUE TO A CARBON MONOXIDE LEAK AT A SCHOOL IN GIRARD, IL, LOCATED ABOUT 25 MILES SOUTH OF SPRINGFIELD *

SOURCE OF THE LEAK AT THE SCHOOL WAS A FAULTY FURNACE FLUE *

MOST OF THOSE TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITALS HAVE SINCE BEEN RELEASED *

UNITED AIRLINES OFFERING FLIGHT ATTENDANTS UP TO $100,000 IN SEVERANCE IF THEY LEAVE THE COMPANY *

UNITED, WHICH HAS 23,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, SAYS THE EARLY-OUTS WILL HELP IT MATCH STAFFING TO ITS FLIGHT SCHEDULE AND PRODUCE A LABOR CONTRACT WITH THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS UNION *

UNITED CURRENTLY HAS 1,450 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ON FURLOUGH AND EXPECTS TO AWARD UP TO 2,100 EARLY-OUT PACKAGES OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS *

93-YR-OLD MAN CHARGED MON WITH 300,000 COUNTS OF ACCESSORY TO MURDER FOR SERVING AS AN SS GUARD AT THE NAZIS' AUSCHWITZ DEATH CAMP *

OSKAR GROENING IS ACCUSED OF HELPING OPERATE THE DEATH CAMP IN OCCUPIED POLAND BETWEEN MAY AND JUNE 1944 *

GROENING, WHO LIVES NEAR HANNOVER, GERMANY, IS ONE OF SOME 30 FORMER AUSCHWITZ GUARDS WHO GERMAN INVESTIGATORS RECOMMENDED LAST YEAR FOR PROSECUTION UNDER A NEW PRECEDENT IN GERMAN LAW *

SECY OF STATE JOHN KERRY RULING OUT MILITARY COORDINATION WITH IRAN TO COMBAT ISIS, BUT SAYS THE U.S. IS WILLING TO COMMUNICATE WITH TEHRAN REGARDING THE SITUATION IN IRAQ AND SYRIA *

IN AN APPARENT ABOUT-FACE FROM COMMENTS MADE LAST WK, SECY KERRY SAYS THE U.S. IS "OPEN TO HAVE A CONVERSATION" WITH IRAN "IF THERE'S A WAY TO FIND SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE" *

KERRY'S REMARKS COME AS MORE THAN A DOZEN NATIONS PLEDGED AT A PARIS CONFERENCE TO HELP IRAQ FIGHT THE ISIS TERROR ORG *

SR OBAMA ADMIN OFFICIALS SAY THE U.S. WILL RETALIATE IF SYRIAN PRES BASHAR ASSAD ORDERS HIS FORCES TO GO AFTER U.S. PLANES LAUNCHING AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS TARGETS IN SYRIA *

OFFICIALS SAY SUCH A MOVE WOULD PUT ASSAD'S SIGNIFICANT AIR DEFENSES AT RISK, ADDING THE U.S. HAS A GOOD SENSE OF WHERE THOSE AIR DEFENSES ARE LOCATED *

PRES OBAMA AUTHORIZED U.S. AIRSTRIKES ON ISIS TARGETS IN SYRIA LAST WEEK *

HOWEVER, NO STRIKES IN SYRIA HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT THUS FAR *

U.S. MILITARY CONDUCTS TWO AIRSTRIKES SUN AND MON AGAINST ISIS TARGETS IN IRAQ *

U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND SAYS AN AIRSTRIKE SW OF BAGHDAD WAS FIRST OP CARRIED OUT IN THE U.S. MILITARY'S "EXPANDED EFFORTS" TO COMBAT ISIS *

PREVIOUS AIRSTRIKES WERE HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS OR EFFORTS TO PROTECT U.S. PERSONNEL *

STRIKES DESTROYED SIX ISIS VEHICLES NEAR SINJAR AND AN ISIS FIGHTING POSITION OUTSIDE OF BAGHDAD *

U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND HAS CONDUCTED A TOTAL OF 162 AIRSTRIKES ACROSS IRAQ *

SOURCES TELL FOX NEWS THE OBAMA ADMIN PLANS TO ASK CONGRESS TO APPROVE $1 BIL TO FIGHT EBOLA IN WEST AFRICA *

THE INCREASED FUNDING WOULD RESULT IN THE DEPLOYMENT OF APPROX 3,000 U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL *

THE FUNDING WOULD ALSO PROVIDE LOGISTICS AND MOBILITY SUPPORT, THREE FIELD MEDICAL FACILITIES AND A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS *

THE SUPPORT IS ESTIMATED TO LAST AT LEAST SIX MONTHS, WITH ESTIMATED DAILY COSTS OF AT LEAST $5.4 MIL *

NORTHERN CA WILDFIRE FORCES THE EVACUATION OF 1,500 PEOPLE MON *

THE WILDFIRE HAS DESTROYED AT LEAST 100 STRUCTURES NEAR THE TOWN OF WEED, ABOUT 50 MI SOUTH OF THE CA-OREGON BORDER *

THE FIRE HAS BURNED AT LEAST 200 ACRES AND ALSO PROMPTED THE CLOSURE OF I-5 *