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Mideast Iraq Mosul Week 1
FILE -- In this Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 file photo, Iraqi troops guard a checkpoint near the village of Awsaja, Iraq, as smoke from fires lit by Islamic State militants at oil wells and a sulfur plant fills the air. In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its forces have pushed toward the city from the north, east and south, battling the militants in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and villages. In the heavily mined approaches to the city they met with fierce resistance, as IS unleashed suicide truck bombs, rockets and mortars. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck, File)
APTOPIX Kenya Somalia Hostages Released
Sailors who had been held hostage by pirates for more than four years, smile as they arrive at the airport in Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, after being released in Somalia on Saturday. A Somali pirate said Saturday that 26 Asian sailors held hostage for more than four years had been released after a ransom was paid, and international mediators said it "represents the end of captivity for the last remaining seafarers taken hostage during the height of Somali piracy." (AP Photo)
General John Hyten, Commander, U.S. Space Command, spoke Tuesday, Feburary 2, 2016 at the Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel's International Center. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
President Barack Obama and Democratic Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto wave to the crowd during an event at Cheyenne High School in North Las Vegas, Nev., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Obama is in Nevada to boost Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and help Democrats in their bid to retake control of the Senate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)