ZURICH - Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer by unexpectedly quitting as FIFA president in the face of a corruption investigation that has plunged the game's governing body into the worst crisis in its history. Full Article | Video
PARIS - Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes on Islamic State fighters backed on Tuesday Iraq's plan to retake territory from the jihadist movement after being accused by the Iraqi premier of not doing enough to help Baghdad push back the insurgents. | Video
NEW YORK - The idea that billionaires can buy elections has taken root in public imagination. This, along with evidence that the super-rich are inefficient political spenders - raise questions about how effective billionaires will be in the 2016 elections. Full Article | Video
WASHINGTON - A bill that would end U.S. spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone data and replace it with a more targeted system cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate, allowing lawmakers to consider amendments to the legislation. Full Article
Iraqi volunteers and Shi'ite paramilitaries are preparing for an offensive against Islamic State, as an international coalition meets in Paris to find an answer to the crisis. Nathan Frandino reports.