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Following Paris attacks, encryption services face new scrutiny
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:42:59 -0500

FILE - In this July 30, 2014, file photo, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The Paris terrorist attacks have renewed the debate between law-enforcement officials and privacy advocates over whether there should be limits to encryption technology. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)Companies are now being asked to defend products that have the potential to facilitate deadly attacks.

No 'specific, credible' threat made against U.S.
Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500

After the Paris terror attacks, officials affirm that there have not been any concrete plots for the government to foil.

Turkish army releases audio of warnings to downed Russian plane
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:58:16 -0500

A protester waves Turkey's national flag as he and others shout slogans in front of the Russian Istanbul consulate during a demonstration against Russia's Syria policy on November 24, 2015 in IstanbulThe Turkish army on Wednesday released a series of audio recordings of apparent warnings issued to a Russian jet before it was downed near the Syrian border. "This is Turkish Air Force speaking on guard. Change your heading south immediately," a voice in one of the recordings can be heard saying in English, repeating the message several times.

Moroccan woman mistaken as jihadi in bath pic
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:09:23 -0500

New York Post - Thug in a TubA Moroccan woman says that the Daily Mail and other news outlets used an image of her seminude, mistaking her for Hasna Ait Boulahcen.

Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:05:41 -0500

This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV, shows smoke from a Russian warplane after crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. (Haberturk TV via AP) TURKEY OUTMOSCOW (AP) ? In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.

Preventable errors led to hospital attack, military says
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:52:32 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The U.S. airstrike that killed 31 civilians at a hospital in Afghanistan last month resulted from preventable errors by soldiers and airmen who violated rules of engagement and have been removed from duty while awaiting further investigation, military officials said Wednesday.
IS claims Tunisia attack, suspected bomber's body found
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:33:37 -0500

A man walks past the bus that exploded Tuesday in Tunis, Wednesday Nov.25, 2015. Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others. (AP Photo)TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) ? The body of a suspected suicide bomber was found at the scene of an attack on Tunisia's presidential guard, and the Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for the attack that left 13 people dead.

Chicago calm a day after release of video of police shooting teenager
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:21:04 -0500

Protestors including Lamon Reccord, 16, confront police during a demonstration in response to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in ChicagoChicago was calm on Wednesday, a day after the release of a graphic video showing the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white policeman charged with murder, a peaceful response compared with outbursts of violence in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over other deaths at the hands of police. Authorities in the city of 2.7 million people had braced for violence, but peaceful demonstrations so far have led to just five arrests with more protests planned for later on Wednesday, one at the Chicago Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday and another on Friday. Protests Wednesday at Chicago City Hall and the criminal courthouse were sparsely attended, and a protest of between 100 and 200 people in downtown Chicago at rush hour drew stares from shoppers.

Obama says U.S. is safe as millions set off on Thanksgiving travel
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:31:19 -0500

Police officers secure the area at Union Station in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton and Kylie Gumpert WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they were safe as millions of travelers set off for the long Thanksgiving weekend on Wednesday and authorities stepped up security at airports in response to the attacks in Paris two weeks ago. In New York City, record-breaking crowds were expected on Thursday for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, and Police Commissioner William Bratton said the city was deploying more officers at the annual event than ever before. "Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland," Obama told reporters at the White House, two weeks after suspected Islamist militants killed 130 people in a series of coordinated attacks in the French capital.

Four men held in connection with shooting of Minnesota demonstrators
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:24:41 -0500

Members of the group Black Lives Matter march to city hall during a protest in Minneapolis, MinnesotaFour men were being held on Wednesday by Minneapolis police as prosecutors weighed charges against them in connection with the shooting this week of five people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man. Allen Lawrence Scarsella, 23, Joseph Martin Backman, 27, Nathan Wayne Gustavsson, 21, and Daniel Thomas Macey, 26, have been arrested and will be held until Monday as the Hennepin County Attorney's office investigates the incident and decides whether to file charges, officials said. Minneapolis police, who are working with the FBI, said they are not seeking any more suspects in the shooting of protesters who had been demonstrating against the fatal shooting on Nov. 15 of Jamar Clark, 24.

Hollande, Obama vow unity against IS, appeal to Russia
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:01:20 -0500

US President Barack Obama (R) and his French counterpart Francois Hollande hold a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC on November 24, 2015France and the United States pledged on Tuesday to step up the fight against the Islamic State group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian conflict. President Francois Hollande met his US counterpart Barack Obama at the White House as Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane dealt a severe blow to efforts to coordinate the fight against IS. Speaking 11 days after jihadists killed 130 people in the French capital, Hollande urged an "implacable" joint response to crush the group in Syria and Iraq.

Ted Cruz has always had a master plan. Now it could win him the White House.
Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500

Congress is running out of time, and will, to respond this year to Paris attacks
Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500

Chicago prepares for protests after release of video showing officer shooting teen
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 02:27:42 -0500

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, accused of fatally shooting a black teenager, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Van Dyke was charged with first degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)MANDATORY CREDIT, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT, DAILY HERALD OUT, NORTHWEST HERALD OUT, DAILY CHRONICLE OUT, THE HERALD-NEWS OUT, THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT, TV OUT, MAGS OUT, NO SALESThe latest on the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local): 12:45 a.m. A small crowd of protesters is snaking through streets near Chicago's downtown early Wednesday. ...

Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:17:57 -0500

File Russia's Defence Ministry handout photo shows a Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet taking off from the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, SyriaRussia claims its plane was still in Syrian airspace at the time of the incident.

Source: Chicago cop expected to be charged in teen's death
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 01:03:11 -0500

Journalist Brandon Smith, left, and activist William Calloway talk to reporters Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, after a Cook County judge ordered the Chicago Police Department to release a video of an officer fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Nov. 25, in Chicago. The video is said to show the officer shooting McDonald 16 times in October 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) ? Cook County prosecutors are expected to charge a white Chicago police officer with murder in the death of a black teenager who was shot 16 times more than a year ago, an official close to the investigation said Monday night.


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