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President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, to brief the public on the nation's homeland security posture heading into the holiday season, following meeting with his national security team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama: No credible intelligence about US terrorism plot

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said there currently is no “specific and credible” intelligence indicating a terrorist plot on the United States. Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, Obama said it was understandable that Americans might be nervous following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more. While he encouraged Americans to remain … 0

Putin sends missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MOSCOW — 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. The incident was the first time … 0

New suspect sought in Paris attacks; Brussels lockdown eases

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Belgium issued an arrest warrant for a new suspect in the Paris attacks as an unprecedented lockdown in Brussels slowly began to come to an end. Authorities announced a manhunt for 30-year-old Mohamed Abrini, who was seen driving a car between Brussels and Paris with Salah Abdeslam two days before the shootings and bombings that killed 130 people. Abdeslam, one of two brothers … 0

Obamacare tweaks made amid insurer complaints

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NEW YORK — To reduce turbulence in Obamacare’s fledgling insurance markets, the Obama administration’s top health official is pushing to get more information to consumers about what they’ll actually pay for health care, which can include out-of-pocket costs as well as premiums. The changes are meant to help … 0

Man ejected from game sends cops 240 doughnuts

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MADISON, Wis. — A California man sent 20 dozen coconut doughnuts to police officers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as payback for getting kicked out of a Badger football game. The man traveled from Los Angeles to see the Badgers play Northwestern at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. … 0

Pope brings message of peace to Africa amid security fears

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya — Pope Francis wants to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to an Africa torn by extremist violence, but security concerns are so high that he might be forced to make changes to his itinerary … 0

More than meets the eye in cop videos, experts say

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The video, shot from the dashboard camera of a police cruiser, shows a black teenager walking down the middle of a Southwest Chicago street. Two police officers approach the 17-year-old from his left, guns drawn. … 0

Chicago protesters to target shopping area on Black Friday

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

CHICAGO — Small groups of demonstrators gathered again Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago’s famous Michigan … 0

Officer charged with murder in teen’s death; video released

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CHICAGO — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark … 0

Pentagon inquiry finds human, technical errors led to Kunduz hospital airstrike

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — A monthlong Pentagon investigation has blamed a series of human errors and technical malfunctions for the deadly U.S. gunship attack on an international aid hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, a senior military official briefed on the investigation said Tuesday. The special operations AC-130 gunship … 0

Turkey shoots down Russian warplane

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sought Tuesday to both defend a longtime NATO ally and keep the Syrian war from spiraling into an even deeper conflict after neighboring Turkey shot down a Russian warplane that it said violated … 0

For most Americans, Rx abuse hits home

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The growing abuse of prescription painkillers now touches home for a majority of Americans, according to a poll released Tuesday. More than 56 percent of the public say they have a personal connection to the issue, reports the latest monthly tracking poll of the Kaiser Family Foundation. That … 0

Trip to Israel by Rosenberg, other senators, draws flack

Monday, November 23, 2015

As state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and other senators prepare for an economic and cultural trip to Israel next month, over 1,000 people have signed a petition opposing it, saying in effect the legislators would be endorsing Israeli … 0