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Quvenzhane Wallis was chosen from auditions of about 4,000 young girls in southern Louisiana schools and churches to play the lead role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild." (Associated Press)

Quvenzhane Wallis was chosen from auditions of about 4,000 young girls in southern Louisiana schools and churches to play the lead role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild." (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.