Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:25:15 -0500

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2015 file photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, right, speaks about first-degree murder charges against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks on at left. Emanuel announced at a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, that McCarthy has been fired after a public outcry over the handling of the case. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city's police superintendent Tuesday, a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white Chicago officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times.

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:05:04 -0500

US Special Operations Forces Expanding in Iraq to Battle ISISDefense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday that the U.S. would establish a special operations "targeting force" in Iraq as part of the intensified military effort to fight ISIS. The special operations force would conduct raids, could free hostages held by ISIS, gather intelligence and capture ISIS leaders in both Iraq and Syria. It is part of the broader role for U.S. special operations forces that Carter said would occur in the wake of the raid in late October where U.S. special operations forces helped free 70 ISIS hostages in northern Iraq.

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500

"We had some pockets" of people celebrating — not thousands, says the mayor of NYC on 9/11.

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:43:12 -0500

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21), on November 30, 2015 at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of the French capital ParisPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted for the first time Tuesday that Israeli forces have been operating in Syria, where the Iran-backed regime is battling rebels including the jihadist Islamic State. "We occasionally carry out operations in Syria to prevent that country from becoming a front against us," Netanyahu told reporters during a visit to northern Israel. "We also do everything to prevent weapons, particularly lethal ones, being moved from Syria to Lebanon," he added.

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:11:38 -0500

US President Barack Obama tells reporters on December 1, 2015 the global threat of climate change "an economic and security imperative that we have to tackle now"US President Barack Obama said Tuesday global warming posed economic and security risks that had to be tackled immediately, but insisted the climate problem could be solved. If global warming continues, "then before long we are going to have to devote more and more of our economic and military resources not to growing opportunity for our people but to adapting to the various consequences of a changing planet," Obama said. "Climate change is a massive problem, it's a generational problem," Obama said on the sidelines of the November 30-December 11 UN conference being held north of Paris.

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:10:08 -0500

Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk found dead at Alaska home: policeJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The newly elected mayor of Alaska's capital city was found dead at his Juneau home, and police are investigating a range of possible causes.