American dies fighting with Syrian militants

NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) - Investigators are trying to gather information about the death of an American man believed to have been killed in Syria while fighting alongside the extremist militant group Islamic State.

U.S. officials say it's unclear when Douglas McCain traveled to Syria.

A cousin tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that McCain "had strong Muslim beliefs," but Kenyata McCain says she didn't know that he supported Islamic State.