Dalai Lama coming to town

Dalai Lama set to visit Birmingham

As a part of the “Freedom Forward Human RIghts Week” campaign, the Dalai Lama plans to make a couple stops around Birmingham.

This image made from AP video shows smoke rising from airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The Iraqi Air Force has been carrying out strikes against the militants, and for the first time on Friday, U.S. war planes have directly targeted the extremist Islamic State group, which controls large areas of Syria and Iraq.(AP Photo via AP video)

US fighters hit Islamic State convoy

U.S. military officials say American fighter aircraft struck and destroyed several vehicles Sunday that were part of an Islamic State group …