iOS app Android app More
July 3, 2015

The Islamic State and the Terrible Twos

The Islamic State celebrated its one-year anniversary in customary fashion. Other organizations might sponsor parades and make speeches. ISIS spilled blood. A beheading in France, the murder of 38 tourists at a resort in Tunisia and a bomb blast at a mosque in Kuwait all reminded the world, if it had somehow forgotten, that ISIS isn't merely interested in securing sovereignty over a particular stretch of territory. It has much grander ambitions. At the moment, it doesn't have the means to take on the world or take over even a single country. But that could change. ISIS isn't like previous proto-states or liberation movements. It's a fundamentally different creature.

Greek PM: Vote Against Europe’s ‘Blackmail’

Tsipras
ASSOCIATED PRESS

LIVE UPDATES...

Aetna To Buy Humana In $37 Billion Deal

Aetna Humana
AP

More Business
BP's $18.7B Oil Spill.. All The Single Ladies.. Salon Unionizes. United Biofuel.. Whole Foods Is Sorry

The Great European Experiment Falls Apart

Greece European Union
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Obama On GOP Presidential Candidates: They'll Have Enough For An Actual 'Hunger Games'

Barack Obama
SAUL LOEB via Getty Images

More Politics
Jindal Gives Up.. Bernie $ander$.. Trump's 2016 Impact.. Birther Claim.. Webb's In.. Obama Talks Jobs

Bobby Jindal Gives Up Last Stand Against Gay Marriage Ruling

Bobby Jindal
NICHOLAS KAMM via Getty Images

Hillary To Jewish Donors: I'll Be A Better Friend To Israel Than Obama

Hillary Clinton
ASSOCIATED PRESS

An 85-Year-Old Greek Grandmother Prepares To Vote 'No'

Penelope Tyraki
Ana R. Cañil/ HuffPost Spain

Big Penalty For Bakery That Refused Same-Sex Customers

Sweet Cakes Fined
SweetCakesWeb.com

Scientists 'Virtually Certain' Climate Change Boosts European Heat Waves

Europe Heat Wave
Sean Gallup via Getty Images

After 2 Failures, Critical Supplies Are Finally En Route To The Space Station

Iss Supply Mission
NASA

More Science
Pyramid On Mars.. Crow Rides Eagle.. Porn 'Addiction'.. Spermy Worm.. How We'll Stop Killer Asteroids

The Case For Greece: When It Forgave Germany's Debt

Hermann Josef Abs In Londonderry House
Fox Photos via Getty Images

Prominent Doctor's Mysterious Slaying Met With Grief And Questions

Teresa Sievers
Drteresasievers.com

More Crime
Child Prisoners.. Police Cameras.. Freak Accident.. Serial Killers.. Train Derails.. Prison Escape

West Bank Raid Nets 100 Hamas Members

Hamas Raid
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills California Woman

Brain Eating Amoeba
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Police: Man Accused Of Killing His Parents, Storing Bodies In Freezer Dies

Jeremy Ringquist
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Nature Is Good For Your Mental Health

Soccer Fans Rally Around A Heartbroken Laura Bassett

Laura
GEOFF ROBINS via Getty Images

WATCH: Devastating Last-Minute Own Goal

Google Apologizes For Tagging Photos Of Black People As ‘Gorillas'

Screenshot Of Google Photos
Courtesy of Jacky Alciné

More Black Voices
Kendrick Lamar.. #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches.. Misty.. Essence Festival.. Bree Newsome

Bernie-Mentum Gains Steam

Bernie Sanders
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Draws His Biggest Crowd... Rises In Latest Iowa Poll...

News Crews Mugged During Broadcast

Mugging
SFPD

The 'Greek Bailout' On Indiegogo Is Still Over $1 Billion Short

Bailout Indiegogo
Indiegogo

No Links Found Among Fires At Black Churches In The South

South Carolina Church Fire
Sean Rayford via Getty Images

Civilized Nations Don't Put Children In Prisons, So Why Do We?

HuffPost Highline: A Terrifying Glimpse Into Life In Prison — As A Kid

WHAT'S WORKING
EasyJet Founder Gives Out Free Meals To Athenians Who Can't Afford Food

Stelios Hajiloannou
Steve Finn via Getty Images

Trump Blames Jeb Bush For Chief Justice Roberts' SCOTUS Appointment

Donaldtrump_original
PAUL J. RICHARDS via Getty Images

Rick Perry: African-Americans Are Better Served By The Republican Party

Rick Perry
Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images

Ex-CNN Reporter Kills Armed Intruder

Reporter Shoots Gunman
Twitter

Republicans Don't Find Racism To Be A Very Serious Problem

Charleston South Carolina
JIM WATSON via Getty Images

First U.S. Measles Death In 12 Years

Measles Death
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Austerity Insanity: Economists Say No

Merkel
ASSOCIATED PRESS

MERKEL'S MESS... Grueling Austerity Program Wreaked Havoc On Greece...

Record-Breaking Heat Wave Scorches Europe

Europe Heat Wave
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jim Webb Is Running For President

Jim Webb
Mark Wilson via Getty Images

Progressive Voice On Drug Policy

Veteran NFL Star Turns Self In To Face Strip Club Assault Charge

John Abraham
Christian Petersen via Getty Images

Ferguson Prosecutor Accused Of Misconduct Is Still Doing Her Thing

Ferguson Protesters
ASSOCIATED PRESS

EU Open Internet Rules Could Decimate Net Neutrality

Telemedicine
BAY ISMOYO via Getty Images

Son Arrested After Football Coach Found Murdered In Australia

Phil Walsh
Morne de Klerk via Getty Images

Key ISIS Leader Reportedly Killed In Airstrike

Raqqa
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Arne Duncan Still Not 'Thrilled' To Aid Students Of Disgraced College Chain

Arne Duncan
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images

FOLLOW HUFFPOST

    1. HuffPost
    1. HuffPost
    1. HuffPost
    2. View all RSS feeds

George Takei: Clarence Thomas Is A 'Clown In Blackface'

Clarence Thomas George Takei
AP

More Gay Voices
Worst Reactions To Marriage Equality.. George Takei Takes On Donald Trump.. Hate Crime Faked

Mom Destroys 4 Of The Most Ridiculous Arguments Against Breastfeeding In Public

Breastfeeding In Public
YouTube

More Parents
If Toddlers Texted.. The Best Tweets.. Message Boards.. Funny Photos Of Kids 'Hiding'.. Body Changes

6 Breakfast Mistakes You're Still Making (And What To Eat Instead)

Bagel
Getty Images

More Healthy Living
Breakfast Swaps.. Morning Rituals.. Sleep Deprivation.. Love Alone Time.. Dreams.. SoulCycle

Patriotic Movies You Can Watch On Netflix This 4th Of July

Top Gun
Paramount

More Entertainment
'LOTR' Facts.. Bey's Vacay.. Wow Kevin Smith.. Trebek Raps.. Katy vs Nuns.. Oh Iggy

The Fast Food Chains Americans Love (And Hate)

Fast Food Chains
Alex Wong via Getty Images

More Taste
Dunkin' Donuts Phasing Out Styrofoam.. Corn Hack.. Pop Rock Popsicle.. Summer Bucket List Recipes

Jaws Drop Over Dream Bout Between Hot Dog-Eating Legends

Kobayashi And Chestnut
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Is Your Partner 'The One'? Here's How To Find Out

Couple Eating
Getty Images

More Weddings
City Hall Weddings.. Bro-Dal Showers?.. Make Your Wife Happy.. Emotional Groom.. Love Wins

Dee Snider Still Has One Big Hope For Twisted Sister

Twisted Sister
Getty Images

More OWN
Holly Madison On Kendra.. Best Swimsuit For Your Body.. No-Grill Recipes.. Worst Things For Your Sleep

Why None Of Us Can Remember Phone Numbers Anymore

Phone
BuzzfeedVideo

More Tech
Self-Healing Phone.. Build Your Own Drone.. Smartphone Sleep Study.. Google Wearable.. Dog Washer

Pilot Saves His Own Bacon

Pig Balloon Crash
AP

It's All Fun Till The Shark Pulls You In

Sharky
YouTube

Study Says There's No Such Thing As 'Out Of Your League'

Angelina Jolie Billy Bob Thornton
AP

Cat Survives 28-Mile Ride In Truck Engine Block

Cat Stuck In Engine Block
Hackettstown Police Dept.

What Is It Like To Have Sex In Space?

Astronaut
Getty Images

The Best Small Towns In America

170509866
Craig McCausland via Getty Images

Documents Unearth New Details In Alleged Emile Hirsch Assault

Emile Hirsch
ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHAT'S WORKING
Barber Spends His Only Day Off Giving Haircuts To The Homeless

Barber
Scott Bradshaw Photo

More Good News
Tim McGraw Gives Free Homes To Vets.. Photo Series Honors Fallen Cop.. Therapy Tortoise

6 Secrets To A Healthier Barbecue

Healthier Barbecue
Claire Benoist

WHAT'S WORKING
Device Can Purify Water With Salt And A Car Battery

Kenya Water
SIMON MAINA via Getty Images

More Impact
Female Cutting Risk.. 'Pee Buddy'.. Female Feticide.. Syria Food Cuts.. $50 Earthquake Alarm

Ellen DeGeneres Adds 'Lifestyle Guru' To Her Resume

Ed
PRNewsFoto/ED by Ellen DeGeneres

More HuffPost Home
Yard Sale Tips.. Generic vs. Brand Name.. Design 101.. Clever Bathroom Hacks.. Cool Kitchens

Tiny Life Preserver Could Save Your Summer

Kingii Surfer
Courtesy Kingii

Biden Gave Boy Who Stuttered Some Encouraging Advice

Joe Biden
CHRIS KLEPONIS via Getty Images

Shirtless Firefighters Pose With Abused Pit Bull For Charity

Calendar
Caroline Eller

We Talked To 'Laura Bassett' About England's Heartbreaking Own Goal

England Own Goal
GEOFF ROBINS via Getty Images

Man Claims He Was Fired For Facebook Post

Ryan Uhler
NBC-2

Grandmother Makes History With 100-Mile Ultramarathon

Gunhild Swanson
ultra running magazine

More Fifty
Rita Wilson.. Top Spots To Retire Abroad.. Types Of Friends You Should Dump.. Boost Sex Life After 50

Instagram Showcases The Most Endearing 'How We Met' Stories

The Way We Met
The Way We Met/Instagram