- New normal: US police respond to harsh reality of extremism Updated: Nov-27-15 2:53 pm
NEW YORK - After the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 and the Mumbai attack in 2008, police departments across the United States adopted a new mindset on how to deal with what they call "active shooter" incidents in which people are trapped in restaurants, theaters or other soft targets.
- Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees Updated: Nov-25-15 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees.
- Detroit, Austin welcome Syrian refugees despite governors Updated: Nov-23-15 6:58 pm
DETROIT - The mayors of Detroit and Austin said Monday they are welcoming Syrian refugees despite pushback by their states' Republican governors following the deadly attacks in Paris.
- Ex-Navy admiral McRaven says US must act against extremists Updated: Nov-21-15 2:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The former Navy admiral credited with coordinating the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden says the U.S. and its allies should prioritize fighting Islamic extremists, or else the American people "should not be surprised when the barbarians are at our gate."
- 8 Syrian refugees turn themselves in at US-Mexico border Updated: Nov-19-15 5:58 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Eight Syrian refugees turned themselves in to immigration authorities along the U.S.-Mexico border this week, officials said Thursday. Their arrival and uncertainty about their future in the United States comes at a time of political upheaval over Syrian refugees following the deadly Paris attacks.
- US Muslims face backlash after Paris attacks Updated: Nov-18-15 9:45 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - 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.
- Paris attacks lead Americans to wonder about US safety Updated: Nov-18-15 9:45 am
NEW YORK - From cafes in New York to tailgate parties in the heartland, the bloodbath in Paris is forcing Americans to ponder the awful possibility of terrorist attacks on "soft targets" in the U.S. such as restaurants, bars and other ordinary gathering spots.
- US Catholic bishops: Abortion, marriage key election issues Updated: Nov-17-15 5:09 pm
BALTIMORE - U.S. Roman Catholic bishops issued an election-year guide stressing a moral imperative to evaluate candidates according to their position on marriage and abortion. The decision Tuesday followed a brief debate at their national assembly over whether the document reflected the priorities of Pope Francis.
- Felton helps short-handed Mavericks beat Rockets 110-98 Updated: Nov-14-15 11:59 pm
HOUSTON - Dallas Mavericks veteran point guard Raymond Felton danced his way down the court to his team's bench, wearing an ear-to-ear grin.
- Harassment lawsuit dismissed against ex-coach in East Texas Updated: Nov-10-15 2:15 pm
SHERMAN, Texas - A federal judge in North Texas has dismissed a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against a former Paris Junior College women's basketball coach.