Mon, Aug 5, 2013 11:19 AM EDT 0:53
Human Rights Watch says the Syrian military is firing ballistic missiles into populated areas where it is battling rebels, killing hundreds of civilians. The U.S.-based group said in a report that it has investigated nine apparent missile attacks that killed at least 215 people, half of them children, between February and July. Missy Franklin lives a double life. A normal teenager preparing for college, she is also a champion swimmer who rubs shoulders with Hollywood A-Listers on the red carpet. Amid online "chatter" about terror threats, U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed at least through the end of this week, the State Department said.