Chicago braces for protests as police video released

CHICAGO - The video of a white police officer gunning down a black teenager was released by the Chicago police department, hours after the officer was charged with first degree murder. (WARNING: Video contains graphic images.)

Obama meets with national security advisers on Islamic State threat: White House 8:38pm EST

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama met with his National Security Council on Tuesday to discuss the response to recent attacks by Islamic State militants, and told his team to "continue to intensify ongoing efforts" against the group, the White House said.

A combination picture taken from video shows a war plane crashing in flames in a mountainous area in northern Syria after it was shot down by Turkish fighter jets near the Turkish-Syrian border November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Reuters TV/Haberturk

Putin irate with Turkey over downed plane

ANKARA/MOSCOW - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, saying the jet had violated its air space, in one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Police officers watch as a demonstrator holds a sign in front of a north Minneapolis police precinct during a protest in response of Sunday's shooting death of Jamar Clark by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Craig Lassig

Police arrest two in protester shooting

MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis police said they have arrested two suspects in relation to the shooting of five people near a city police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by officers.  Full Article 

Canada is seen across the United States border near Havre, Montana, United States, November 20, 2015. Picture taken on November 20, 2015. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Closing the border - no, the other one

HAVRE, Montana - Amid security concerns following the attacks in Paris, the relatively porous northern border has attracted little attention. But in Montana, border agents are worried about Ottawa's plan to bring in 25,000 Syrians by year-end.  Full Article | Gallery 

A banner of Odebrecht SA is pictured in front of buildings under construction at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games athletes village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Olympic contracts come under scrutiny

SAO PAULO - Brazilian police investigating corruption around state-run oil firm Petrobras also plan to probe more than $10 billion of construction contracts for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a lead investigator said.  Full Article 

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft from Bagram Air Base flies a combat mission over Afghanistan, in this handout photograph taken on June 14, 2009 and obtained on May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Staff Sgt. Jason Robertson/U.S. Air Force/Handout via Reuters

This ungainly-looking, single-pilot plane with a massive, nose-mounted cannon is clearly helping Syrian fighters retake their homes from Islamic State. Yet it’s also a symbol of strife inside the Pentagon.  Commentary 

Automatic border clearance could help airport authorities

French industrial engineers have created digital devices that could be used as additional border police. Jim Drury reports.

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