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Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 7:26 PM

"It's Like the Mafia": How ISIS Funds Terror

ISIS has made "hundreds of millions of dollars" through ransom payments, extortion, robbery, donations, carjacking and oil smuggling to help fund its goal of forming a caliphate in the Middle East, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. But their goals aren't cheap. Militants are burning through the money quickly fighting a two-front war in Iraq and Syria. ISIS is even requiring drivers to pay "road taxes" in territories it controls to help pay the bills. "It's like the Mafia. When it sees an opportunity to make money, it jumps in with both feet," Austin Long, a Columbia University assistant professor, told NBC News. Read »
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Hack Exposed Data of 25,000 Homeland Security Workers

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Gaza Mortar Strike Kills Israeli Boy, 4

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Tenn. Death Row Inmates Sue to Block Electric Chair

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 5:31 PM

New Dog in Town: Seattle Weenie Is Now World's Priciest

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 3:41 PM

"Direct Invasion": Russia Sends Aid Convoy Without Ukraine's OK

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 3:09 PM

191K Dead in Syria: U.N. Human Rights Chief Slams World Powers

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Monkey Selfie Can't Be Copyrighted, U.S. Regulators Confirm

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 9:23 PM

$200K Raised for Cop Who Shot Michael Brown

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Why Is Britain a Breeding Ground for ISIS Terrorists?

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Hamas Reportedly Kills 11 Suspected Informers

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Manning: Military Still Denying Me Gender Treatment

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 3:13 AM

Protests in Ferguson Remain Calm for Second Night

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 2:34 AM

Malaysia Mourns as Victims of Downed Jet Arrive Home

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Ky. Firefighters Seriously Hurt in Ice Bucket Challenge