AMERICAN KILLED IN SYRIA WHILE FIGHTING FOR THE ISIS TERROR ORG, ACCORDING TO U.S. OFFICIALS *

A NATL SECURITY SPOX CONFIRMING THE DEATH OF FMR SAN DIEGO RESIDENT DOUGLAS MCARTHUR MCCAIN, SAYING THE GOVT WAS "AWARE" OF HIS PRESENCE IN SYRIA *

INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO VERIFY THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HIS DEATH *

POLICE IN PERU SEIZE AT LEAST 3.3 TONS OF COCAINE HIDDEN IN A SHIPMENT OF COAL THAT WAS BOUND FOR BELGIUM AND SPAIN *

AUTHORITIES, WHO HAVE ARRESTED TWO MEXICANS AND FIVE PERUVIANS, SAY A MEXICAN CARTEL IS BELIEVED TO BE BEHIND THE OPERATION *

IT IS THE BIGGEST COCAINE SEIZURE THIS YEAR IN PERU, WHICH OVERTOOK COLOMBIA IN 2012 AS THE WORLD'S # 1 COCAINE PRODUCING COUNTRY *

FORMER REPUBLICAN GOV CHARLIE CRIST WINS THE DEM GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY IN FL *

CRIST, WHO WILL FACE GOV RICK SCOTT (R) IN NOV, IS THE FIRST PERSON IN FL TO WIN THE NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR AS A REPUBLICAN AND A DEMOCRAT *

CRIST DECLINED TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION AS GOV IN 2010 AND LOST THE RACE FOR THE U.S. SENATE SEAT VACATED BY THEN-FELLOW REPUBLICAN MEL MARTINEZ TO SEN MARCO RUBIO (R) AS AN INDEPENDENT *

CRIST JOINED THE DEM PARTY IN DEC 2012 AFTER ENDORSING PRES OBAMA FOR RE-ELECTION *

VERMONT GOV PETER SHUMLIN EASILY WINS STATE'S DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL NOMINATION TUES *

SHUMLIN, WHO'S SEEKING A THIRD-TERM, WILL FACE VT BUSINESSMAN SCOTT MILNE IN THE NOV ELECTION *

MILNE DEFEATED TWO OTHER CANDIDATES TO WIN THE GOP GUBERNATORIAL NOD *

STATE SEN CONNIE JOHNSON WINS OKLAHOMA DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION FOR U.S. SENATE *

JOHNSON WILL FACE REP JAMES LANKFORD (R) IN THE NOV ELECTION *

U.S. SENATE SEAT OPENED UP AFTER SEN TOM COBURN (R) ANNOUNCED HE WOULD NOT COMPLETE HIS TERM *

AMERICAN JOURNALIST PETER THEO CURTIS RETURNS HOME TO THE U.S. TUES, AFTER BEING FREED BY A SYRIAN EXTREMIST GROUP *

45-YR-OLD CURTIS WAS HELD CAPTIVE IN SYRIA FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS *

CURTIS SAYS HE'S "DEEPLY INDEBTED" TO U.S. OFFICIALS WHO WORKED TO GET HIM RELEASED *

HE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN HELD CAPTIVE BY TERROR ORG AL-NUSRA FRONT *

STATE TREASURER DOUG DUCEY WINS ARIZONA REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY TUES *

BEFORE ENTERING POLITICS, DUCEY FOUNDED AND RAN THE ICE CREAM CHAIN COLD STONE CREAMERY *

DUCEY WILL FACE DEMOCRAT FRED DUVAL IN THE NOV GEN ELECTION *

PRESIDENTS OF RUSSIA AND UKRAINE MEETING FOR BILATERAL TALKS IN MINSK *

OFFICIALS HOPING THE TALKS WILL BRING ABOUT A SOLUTION TO THE CONFLICT IN EASTERN UKRAINE *

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME UKRAINIAN AND RUSSIAN HEADS OF STATE ARE MEETING FOR BILATERAL TALKS SINCE UKRAINE'S PRO-RUSSIAN FORMER PRES WAS OVERTHROWN IN FEB *

FIGHTING BETWEEN PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS AND UKRAINIAN GOVT FORCES HAS KILLED AT LEAST 2,000 CIVILIANS *

NEW COUNTERTERRORISM MEASURES AT AUSTRALIA'S TWO LARGEST AIRPORTS HELP CATCH A PERSON OF INTEREST, AUSTRALIAN PM REPORTS *

PM TONY ABBOTT SAYS THOSE SECURITY MEASURES WILL SOON BE INSTITUTED AT ALL AUSTRALIAN INTL AIRPORTS *

THE AUSTRALIAN GOVT IS STRENGTHENING A VARIETY OF MEASURES TO PREVENT ITS CITIZENS FROM FIGHTING FOR EXTREMIST GROUPS ABROAD *

ISLAMIC STATE TERRORISTS REPORTEDLY HOLDING AN AMERICAN AID WORKER HOSTAGE IN SYRIA *

THE 26-YR-OLD WOMAN IS THE THIRD AMERICAN KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED BY ISIS *

SHE HAS NOT BEEN ID'D OUT OF FEAR FOR HER SAFETY, A FAMILY REP SAYS *

ISIS RECENTLY BEHEADED 40-YR-OLD JOURNALIST JAMES FOLEY *

THE TERRORIST GROUP IS THREATENING TO KILL MORE AMERICAN HOSTAGES AS IT SEEKS TO CREATE A CALIPHATE ACROSS IRAQ AND SYRIA *

OPEN-ENDED CEASE-FIRE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS HOLDING WED *

THE EGYPTIAN-BROKERED TRUCE CALLS FOR ISRAEL TO ALLOW INCREASED HUMANITARIAN AID AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS INTO GAZA *

CEASE=FIRE FOLLOWS SEVEN WEEKS OF HEAVY FIGHTING IN THE REGION *

CONFLICT HAS CLAIMED THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 2,200 PALESTINIANS AND 70 ISRAELIS *