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U.S. appeals court rules against Wisconsin abortion doctor law

Abortion providers in Wisconsin had challenged the state law, which requires doctors to have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles (50 km). A federal judge in March permanently blocked the Wisconsin law, ruling that the health benefits, if any, were outweighed by the burden on women's health caused by restricted access to abortion. The U.S....
Nov 24, 2015 |

Black Lives Matter protesters sue over treatment by California police

Protesters and journalists covering a Black Lives Matter rally in Berkeley, California, have filed a lawsuit alleging "unconstitutional police attacks" on attendees, court records showed. The civil rights lawsuit was filed in federal court on Sunday by the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the National Lawyers Guild against the city and...
Nov 24, 2015 |

As Islamic State threat looms, New York prepares for Thanksgiving parade

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - David Huddle and his daughter Megan, a flute player for the North Hardin High School marching band in Kentucky, have been preparing for more than a year for the band's performance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. "The main goal of a terrorist attack is to create terror," David...
Nov 23, 2015 |

The doomsday ideology of ISIS

The terror group's claim that the apocalypse is nigh is a powerful recruitment tool.
Nov 23, 2015 |

Belgium police arrest 16, Paris fugitive still at large

Police detain 16 people in 22 raids but Paris fugitive Salah Abdeslam is not among them.
Nov 23, 2015 |

Police: Shooting at New Orleans playground wounds 16

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hundreds of people were gathered at a New Orleans playground for a block party and music video shoot when two groups in the crowd opened fire on each other, wounding 16 people in the shocking Sunday evening violence, police said.
Nov 23, 2015 |

Donald Trump wants to surveil mosques, bring back waterboarding

Donald Trump hit the talk-show circuit Sunday morning armed with a dizzying display of defiant declarations, double downs, and fresh disses.
Nov 23, 2015 |

Eagles of Death Metal frontman speaks out for first time since Paris attacks

Jesse Hughes recalls the horror he witnessed inside the Bataclan concert hall during the Nov. 13 massacre.
Nov 23, 2015 |

Belgian police mount raids in Brussels and other towns

The alert has closed the capital's metro system, although a senior minister said it was likely to reopen on Monday.
Nov 23, 2015 |

Crisis of confidence plagues police in wake of deadly officer-involved shootings

One of the most critical issues facing law enforcement is playing out now in Minneapolis — what, when, and how much information to make public in the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting.
Nov 22, 2015 |

Early season snowstorm coats Midwestern U.S., affects travel

CHICAGO/DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - A heavy fall snowstorm hit the Midwestern United States on Saturday, blanketing states from South Dakota to Wisconsin with as much as 16 inches (40 cm) of snow, slowing air travel and delaying some events for U.S. presidential candidates. The storm was forecast to travel east into the Great Lakes region,...
Nov 22, 2015 |

Terrorists' powerful weapon: Encrypted messages

Counterterrorism officials believe it's getting harder to track ISIS members because they "go dark."
Nov 22, 2015 |

Louisiana picks Democrat as next governor, rejecting Vitter

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008.
Nov 22, 2015 |

French Muslim calls on peers to stop terrorism: ‘The solution will come from us’

A French Muslim’s plea for his community to lead the fight against jihadists one of the latest instances of Muslims condemning ISIS and the terrorist attacks on Paris.
Nov 22, 2015 |

Five injured in fire in famed Chicago skyscraper

(Reuters) - Five people were injured, none seriously, on Saturday in a fire that sent flames bursting out of windows from a residence on the 50th floor of the Chicago's famous John Hancock Center, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The fire broke out on the east side of the 100-story building in mid-afternoon and was quickly...
Nov 22, 2015 |

Brussels under serious threat after Paris attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Heavily armed police and soldiers patrolled key intersections, subways were closed and many stores shut their doors in Belgium's capital Saturday as the government warned of a threat of Paris-style attacks. At least one suspect from the deadly Paris attacks is at large, and was last seen crossing into Belgium.
Nov 21, 2015 |

Chipotle E. coli outbreak reaches six states, shares tumble

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 40 people have fallen ill with E. coli food poisoning after eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in six different states, federal health officials said on Friday, sending shares of the burrito chain to an 18-month low. The outbreak expanded with new Chipotle-linked E. coli cases reported...
Nov 21, 2015 |

Hezbollah buries militant Qantar, says Israel will be held accountable

Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday that Israel would be held accountable for killing prominent militant Samir Qantar in an air strike in Syria, and accorded him an elaborate funeral of... Read More

Russia says black box from warplane downed by Turkey unreadable

Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey last month, data the Kremlin hoped would support... Read More

Exclusive: U.S. glossed over Oman's human rights record during Iran talks

By Jason Szep, Matt Spetalnick and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/MUSCAT (Reuters) - As the United States negotiated this year’s nuclear pact with Iran, the State Department quietly agreed to spare the... Read More