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No threat found on both diverted flights from US to Paris

Posted 11/18/2015 in National

Authorities cleared both Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. that had to be diverted Tuesday night because of anonymous threats received after they had taken off.


US Muslims face backlash after Paris attacks

Posted 11/18/2015 in National

Muslims around the U.S. are facing backlash following the deadly attacks in Paris, including vandalism to mosques and Islamic centers, hate-filled phone and online messages and threats of violence.

Risk is lower, but Paris attacks could hit U.S.

Posted 11/17/2015 in National

When Fran Townsend was counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, she says, her worst nightmare was that the al Qaida network would send men with assault rifles into malls across the American heartland on a crowded shopping day.


Russia: Plane brought down by homemade explosive device

Posted 11/17/2015 in National

A homemade explosive device brought down a Russian passenger plane over Egypt last month, the head of Russia's FSB security service said today, telling Russian President Vladimir Putin it's now clear the bombing that killed 224 people was a "terrorist" act.



Missouri would likely be alone with 10 percent black faculty

Posted 11/17/2015 in National

If the University of Missouri succeeds in meeting a student demand for a faculty that's 10 percent black in two years, it will likely be alone among its peers.



Minneapolis mayor seeks federal investigation into shooting

Posted 11/17/2015 in National

The mayor of Minneapolis on Monday asked for a federal civil rights investigation into the weekend shooting of a black man by a police officer during an apparent struggle.



Paris attacks provoke fresh migrant fears in Europe

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

The news that one of the assailants in the Paris attacks may have crossed into Europe with refugees fleeing Syria is raising the fierce debate over Europe's immigration policy to a new pitch.


Prosecutor: Death toll in Paris attacks hits 129; 352 hurt

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

Three teams of extremists carried out the coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing attacks across Paris that left 129 people dead and 352 injured, a French prosecutor said Saturday.


Town forgave many abuses by cop who staged own death

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

He gave teenagers their own keys and 24-hour access to the police department. He forged the police chief's signature to obtain surplus military equipment. He often refused to wear his police uniform on duty in favor of camouflage fatigues. And he spent most of his workday on a police-sponsored youth program that he was supposed to run on his own time.



Military: US 'reasonably certain' Jihadi John is dead

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

The U.S. military is "reasonably certain" its drone strike in Syria killed the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," who appeared in several videos depicting the beheadings of Western hostages.



Cruz immigration plan to suspend high-skilled visas

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Friday vowed to suspend a program that gives work visas to highly skilled immigrants, reversing his position on the program as part of an aggressive immigration plan designed to appeal to the GOP's most conservative wing.



Iowa supporters unfazed by Trump's outburst

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

Iowa supporters' response to Donald Trump's 95-minute eruption? An "ugh" and a shrug.



AP Exclusive: Dems see Rubio and Kasich as 2016 threats

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

Bring on Donald Trump, and Ben Carson, too.



Family Dollar recalls wax warmers after reports of burns

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

Discount retailer Family Dollar is recalling 32,000 ceramic wax warmers after some users said it created high flames, causing burns and property damage.



US targets 'Jihadi John' in IS slaying videos, fate unclear

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

A U.S. drone strike targeted a vehicle in Syria believed to be transporting the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John, according to American officials.



Black students complain of casual, everyday racism

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

It's not always the slurs and the other out-and-out acts of racism. It's the casual, everyday slights and insensitivities.



Secret Service officer charged with trying to solicit minor

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

Federal and state authorities have charged a uniformed Secret Service officer from Maryland with sending obscene images and texts to someone he thought was a young Delaware girl, sometimes sending online communications while on duty at the White House.


Missouri enlists former protester to lead university system

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

Healing a campus riven by student protests over race relations and recent online terror threats isn't just a mandate for interim University of Missouri system president Mike Middleton. It's also deeply embedded in his history.


Will more college athletes take on the establishment?

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

College athletes have more power than ever before, almost everyone can agree on that. What is up for debate is whether that will lead to overdue change, or whether it will throw programs into turmoil.



Backlash over Mormon LGBT rule change spreads among faithful

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

New Mormon church rules targeting gay members and their children have triggered a firestorm of backlash from church members of all political backgrounds.



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