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Georgia's pardons board Tuesday rejected clemency for cop killer Troy Davis, convicted of shooting Officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. He is scheduled to die by injection Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Georgia's pardons board Tuesday rejected clemency for cop killer Troy Davis, convicted of shooting Officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. He is scheduled to die by injection Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.