PENTAGON SAYS U.S. DRONE STRIKE IN SYRIA ON JUNE 16 KILLED SR ISIS LEADER RESPONSIBLE FOR MOVING FIGHTERS AND WEAPONS FROM LIBYA TO SYRIA *

OFFICIALS SAY TARGET, DUBBED "EMIR OF SUICIDE BOMBERS," ALSO COORDINATED ATTACKS IN IRAQ *

U.S. TREASURY DEPT HAD IMPOSED ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ON HIM AND SEVEN OTHERS LAST SEPT *

OFFICIALS SAY DEATH WILL HURT ISIS' ABILITY TO MOVE FOREIGN FIGHTERS IN AND OUT OF REGION *

RESCUERS WIND DOWN SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS AND BODIES FROM FERRY THAT CAPSIZED OFF PHILIPPINES THURS *

AT LEAST 45 WERE KILLED AND 142 SURVIVED *

COAST GUARD SAYS ALL 187 PASSENGERS AND CREW ARE ACCOUNTED FOR *

VESSEL OVERTURNED IN CHOPPY WATERS SHORTLY AFTER DEPARTING PORT OF ORMOC CITY...INCIDENT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION *

HEALTH INSURER AETNA AGREES TO BUY COMPETITOR HUMANA FOR $37 BIL *

DEAL WILL CREATE NATION'S SECOND-LARGEST MANAGED CARE COMPANY, BEHIND UNITEDHEALTH GROUP *

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES COMBINATION OF CASH AND STOCKS WORTH ABOUT $230 PER SHARE *

HARTFORD, CT-BASED AETNA SAYS IT WILL RETAIN HUMANA'S LOUISVILLE, KY HQ AS BASE FOR ITS MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND MILITARY TRICARE BUSINESSES *

ISIS TERRORISTS SAY THEY'VE DESTROYED SIX ARCHEOLOGICAL PIECES PURPORTEDLY FROM HISTORIC SYRIAN TOWN OF PALMYRA *

STATEMENT SAYS THE SIX BUSTS WERE FOUND ON A SMUGGLER WHEN HE WAS STOPPED AT A CHECKPOINT *

ISLAMIC COURT ORDERED THE PIECES DESTROYED AND THE SMUGGLER WHIPPED *

BUT UK-BASED HUMAN RIGHTS ORG SAYS IT'S UNCLEAR IF BUSTS WERE AUTHENTIC OR THE TERRORISTS DESTROYED FAKE ONES TO COVER UP GROUP'S OWN ANTIQUITIES SMUGGLING *

BRITAIN HONORS VICTIMS OF LAST FRI'S BEACH MASSACRE IN TUNISIA, LOWERING FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF AND OBSERVING A MOMENT OF SILENCE *

30 OF 38 KILLED WERE BRITISH TOURISTS, RANGING FROM A 19-YR-OLD UNIV STUDENT TO AN 80-YR-OLD RETIRED SCIENTIST *

ON THURS, CROWDS HELD A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN TUNISIAN CAPITAL *

CEREMONY ALSO PLANNED FOR TODAY AT A HOTEL IN RESORT TOWN OF SOUSSE, WHERE ATTACK OCCURRED...ISIS HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY *

SOLAR-POWERED AIRPLANE LANDS IN HAWAII AFTER RECORD 120-HR JOURNEY ACROSS PACIFIC FROM JAPAN *

BORSCHBERG AND CO-PILOT BERTRAND PICCARD HAVE BEEN TAKING TURNS FLYING THE PLANE ON AN AROUND-THE-WORLD VOYAGE THAT BEGAN IN ABU DHABI IN MARCH *

AIRCRAFT FLIES AT ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 28,000 FEET DURING DAY TO RECHARGE BATTERIES AND DESCENDS TO UNDER 10,000 FEET AT NIGHT TO SAVE POWER *

PILOT ANDRE BORSCHBERG SAYS TRIP BROKE RECORD FOR WORLD'S LONGEST NONSTOP SOLO FLIGHT, WHICH HAD BEEN HELD BY LATE U.S. ADVENTURER STEVE FOSSETT *

BOMB EXPLODES INSIDE REBEL-HELD DAMASCUS MOSQUE, KILLING SUNNI CLERIC *

SYRIAN STATE TV SAYS BOMB WAS PLACED UNDER PULPIT AT GRAND MOSQUE IN TAL AREA OF THE CAPITAL AND DETONATED SHORTLY AFTER FRIDAY PRAYERS ENDED *

NOT IMMEDIATELY CLEAR WHO CARRIED OUT ATTACK *

MEANWHILE, FIGHTERS FROM SYRIA'S AL QAEDA BRANCH AND 12 OTHER TERROR GROUPS LAUNCHED FRESH ATTACKS ON GOVT-HELD NEIGHBORHOODS IN NORTHERN CITY OF ALEPPO, SYRIA'S LARGEST *

ISRAELI MILITARY SAYS ROCKET FIRED FROM EGYPT'S SINAI PENINSULA HIT SOUTHERN ISRAEL...NO DAMAGE OR INJURIES REPORTED *

EGYPTIAN TROOPS ARE BATTLING ISIS IN SINAI, WHICH BORDERS BOTH ISRAEL AND GAZA *

SINAI FIGHTING BEGAN TUES, WHEN MILITANTS UNLEASHED COORDINATED WAVE OF ATTACKS ON EGYPTIAN TROOPS *

ISRAEL BELIEVES PALESTINIAN GROUP HAMAS, WHICH RULES GAZA, IS HELPING ISIS IN SINAI *

BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS SLIT THROATS OF 11 ALLEGED "TRAITORS" IN NE NIGERIAN TOWN OF MIRINGA *

WITNESSES SAY TERRORISTS ARRIVED BEFORE DAWN AND WENT DOOR-TO-DOOR, DRAGGING VICTIMS OUTSIDE AND SLAUGHTERING THEM *

ATTACK IS FIFTH IN A WK THAT LEFT 173 DEAD, AS BOKO HARAM APPEARS TO BE CARRYING OUT ISIS' ORDER TO STEP UP ATTACKS DURING MUSLIM HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN *