Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the beheading of American journalist James Foley is tantamount to an act of terror against the U.S.
There are countless programs to help veterans readjust to civilian life. One of the most unusual is in San Diego, where vets get together in a caged boxing ring and punch each other in the face.
Faulting the U.S. approach to hostage situations like the one his brother, James Foley, was in, Michael Foley says, "We are sitting on prisoners in Guantanamo. It doesn't even have to be financial."
We are creeping up to the end of summer. Which means it's back to school time across the country.
This week, we've been talking with parents about what they buy for their kids' classrooms. Marketplace's Adriene Hill joins the show to discuss how more and more parents are expected to chip in for supplies in the classroom.
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the Chinese warplane made several close passes by an American P-8 Poseidon, doing a barrel roll and flying wingtip to wingtip in an "aggressive" manner.
In about a month, Scotland will decide whether it wants to become an independent country, or remain as part of the United Kingdom.
In 2008, the UK government had to step-in and bailout the Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland. It injected more than £46 billion into the bank, which had so many customers across the UK that it was considered too big to fail.
BBC Scotland's economics correspondent Colletta Smith has been finding out what Scottish independence could mean to one of the country's most lucrative sectors.