**Jordanian Pilot Captured by Islamic State Militants in Syria **
Islamic State militants have captured a Jordanian pilot whose plane was shot down in Syria during a combat mission against the extremist group.
The Jordanian army said in a statement Wednesday that it is holding the militants responsible for the pilot's life and safety.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported earlier that Islamic State forces shot the plane down near Raqqa. The city is the main stronghold for the militants, who seized large areas in eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq earlier this year.
Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are all taking part in the U.S.-led air campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria.
According to the Department of Defense, as of December 15, the coalition has conducted 553 airstrikes in Syria.
圣路易斯邮报确定死者是18岁的安东尼奥•马丁。 一名自称是马丁母亲的妇女对记者说， 马丁女朋友的说法跟警察不同。 这位妇女说，马丁的女朋友说，他俩人去商店，在路上走着，马丁有什么举动，警察就开枪了。
** Another Deadly Encounter Between Police, Black Resident in Missouri **
Police in ((the central U.S. state of)) Missouri say an officer shot and killed an armed black man early Wednesday morning.
A spokesman for the police department in Berkeley, a suburb of St. Louis, says the officer encountered two men during a routine check at a gas station. The spokesman says one of men pointed a gun at the officer, prompting the officer to open fire. The second man fled the scene.
Several dozen residents gathered at the scene of the shooting and confronted police. At least two smoking objects were thrown into the crowd, one of which exploded.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper has identified the dead man as 18-year-old Antonio Martin. A woman who identified herself as Martin's mother told reporters that her son's girlfriend gave her a different account of what happened.
Antonio Martin’s mother said:"She told me they went to the store, they were walking somewhere. They were walking and the police, I guess he started or something and police were shooting."