The inaugural class of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

1st day of WMU School of Medicine

Monday marked the first day of school for the inaugural class of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.

Kurdish forces, known as the Peshmerga, make their way to the front line to fight militants from the extremist Islamic State group at Mosul Dam, outside Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Aug 18, 2014.

Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul dam

Obama says the recapturing of Mosul dam by Iraqi and Kurdish forces is a "major step forward" in the battle against Islamic State militants.