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Republicans vow to stop Syria refugee plan

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:28am

Ferguson, Missouri names new city manager

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:22am
De'Carlon Seewood, an East St. Louis, Illinois, native who served as Ferguson's assistant city manager from 2001 to 2007, was chosen as city manager from a field of more than 40 applicants nationwide, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III said on Wednesday. The city council approved Seewood's contract with Ferguson on Tuesday evening, Knowles said. Ferguson, a mostly black community of 21,000 residents, endured civil unrest last year after St. Louis County prosecutors announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the August 2014 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Texas appeals court to consider abuse of powers charge against Rick Perry

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 9:59am

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is set to hear arguments on Wednesday on whether to dismiss an abuse of power charge against former Governor Rick Perry, who has said the case against him is politically motivated. The longest serving governor in Texas history was indicted on the two charges in August 2014 by a grand jury in Travis County, a Democratic stronghold in the heavily Republican state. In July, a Texas state appeals court threw out a lesser charge against Perry for coercion of a public official, leaving only the abuse of power charge.

2 dead, 7 arrested in raid targeting Paris attack mastermind

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 9:46am

A woman wearing a suicide vest blew herself up as police stormed a building near Paris.

New bill in Congress proposes stricter vetting of refugees

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 9:36am

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Republican leaders in Congress prepare to block Syrian refugees from the United States, one lawmaker proposed requiring three national security chiefs to certify personally that each refugee admitted from Iraq or Syria is not a threat. The Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, Michael McCaul, said his bill would strengthen security measures for all refugee populations seeking to enter the United States. It also would stipulate that no Syrian or Iraqi refugee can enter the United States until Congress receives certification that they are not a national security threat, he said in a statement late on Tuesday.

Adviser acknowledges Carson struggling with foreign policy

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:17pm

Some advisers to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson say he is struggling to grasp the complexities of foreign policy, his closest confident said Monday, acknowledging their frustration while adding the political newcomer is making progress.

Germany cancel Netherlands match after 'serious bomb threat'

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 6:58pm

The friendly soccer game was canceled after a suspicious object was found at the stadium.

Surveillance video shows team of 3 attackers at Paris cafe

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 6:35pm

The footage leads police to believe that a second assailant is on the loose.

Louisiana Gov. Jindal ends bid for GOP nomination in 2016

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 6:21pm

"It's not my time," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says.

Police say no 'connection to terrorism' in Boston-bound flight incident

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:12pm

An apparently intoxicated 32-year-old Polish woman attempted to open an exit door on a British Airways flight from London to Boston on Tuesday, prompting people on the plane to restrain her, the Massachusetts State Police said. "The investigation into this incident indicates this was a case of unruly behavior, with no known connection to terrorism at this point," state police spokesman David Procopio said. Troopers took Polish national Kamila Dolniak, a passenger aboard British Airways Flight 213, into custody after the airliner landed at Boston's Logan International Airport, authorities said.

Putin vows payback after Kremlin confirms bomb downed Russian plane

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:54am

The head of Russia's FSB security service blames the crash on a "terrorist act."