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    U.S. House votes to stop Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have voted to stop a program that would bring Syrian refugees to the United States. Representatives voted 289-137 to halt the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program and would require the FBI to create a background check of any refugee who spent time in Syria or Iraq after March 1, 2011. The measure also calls for the head of the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Intelligence to personally vouch that those […]

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    Five Syrian refugees arrested in Honduras with doctored passports, attempting to get to U.S.

    HONDURAS -Authorities in Honduras say they have captured five Syrians who were trying to get to the United States using stolen and doctored passports. While many people feared the men’s journey was sinister in nature, Honduran authorities stressed that they believe the men had no link to terrorism and were simply seeking an asylum. “We received information from (fellow) police services that these five Syrians left Greece and passed through Turkey, Brazil, Argentina and San Jose in Costa Rica before […]

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    Officials: Two terror suspects killed during raid in France

    SAINT-DENIS, France – Law enforcement agencies across France have been on high alert following a deadly terrorist attack that targeted several locations around Paris last week. In all, 129 people were killed and hundreds of others were wounded in calculated attacks on a restaurant, concert hall and bombings outside a packed sports stadium. Seven attackers were killed, but the suspected mastermind behind the plot was believed to have escaped. Western intelligence agencies had attempted to track Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian […]

  • Frank Levingston

    “I feel good,” Oldest living WWII veteran talks about his long life

    LAKE CHARLES, La. – One of the oldest living World War II veterans will celebrate his 110th birthday this week. Frank Levingston turns 110 Friday, Nov. 13. “I feel good,” Levingston told KPLC. Born in 1905, Frank Levingston grew up in North Louisiana. He was one of seven children. He still remembers the day he was inducted into the Army. “I can remember the day I was inducted in the Army until the day I was discharged,” said Levingston. “I’ve been […]

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    Oklahoma soldier dies while rescuing hostages from ISIS

    ROLAND, Okla. – An Oklahoma town is mourning the death of one of its own. On Thursday, U.S. and Kurdish troops stormed a prison in northeastern Iraq after learning that dozens of hostages were about to be killed by ISIS. A firefight ensued, killing one American soldier. Defense officials tell NBC News the American killed during the rescue mission in Iraq is 39-year-old Delta Force commando, MSgt. Joshua Wheeler. Wheeler is from Roland, Oklahoma. Wheeler is the first U.S. soldier to […]

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    Oklahoma City singer’s time on The Voice ends in battle rounds

    LOS ANGELES – One Oklahoma City resident sang his heart out Monday on The Voice as the battle rounds continue. In this phase, the coaches pit two of their own team members against each other in a dueling duet. Team Gwen’s Korin Bukowski of Miami squared off with Chase Kerby of Oklahoma City. @ChaseKerby Let's go rock.Be sure to tune in tonight and tomorrow night people! #TheVoice #VoiceBattles #teampoptart — Korin Bukowski (@KorinBukowski) October 19, 2015 The pair was given the […]

  • Janiya Thomas

    Police say body found in freezer may be missing 11-year-old girl

    BRADENTON, Fla. – Police believe a body found in a deep freezer over the weekend is a missing 11-year-old girl. Janiya Thomas has not been seen since August 2014. State workers were investigating a child abuse complaint against Janiya’s mother earlier this month when they discovered the 11-year-old was missing. Detectives arrested the mother, Keishanna Thomas, after she refused to answer questions about the child’s whereabouts. Her four other children are now in state custody. Police say Janiya’s aunt and […]

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    Gun shop ordered to pay two police officers nearly $6 million after shooting

    MILWAUKEE, Wis . – A Wisconsin jury ruled Tuesday that a gun shop was negligent in selling a gun that was later used to shoot two police officers. The negligence suit was filed by two Milwaukee police officers who were shot and seriously wounded by a young man they stopped for riding a bike on a sidewalk. The gunman used a weapon purchased at Badger Guns. According to the suit against the store, the weapon was sold to a “straw […]

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    “Please, please don’t,” Judge jails domestic abuse victim for not testifying against husband

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida judge is being criticized for being tough on a domestic abuse victim, sentencing the woman to jail for failing to show up in court to testify against her alleged abuser. Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins is seen on video from the courtroom sentencing the victim to three days in jail for failing to come to court to testify against the father of her 1-year-old son. “I have a 1-year-old son and I’m trying to […]

  • French President François Hollande pins the Legion of Honor on U.S. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone during a ceremony at the Élysée in Paris Aug. 24, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on vacation with his childhood friends, Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, when an armed gunman entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. The three friends, with the help of a British passenger, subdued the gunman after his rifle jammed. Stone’s medical training prepared him to begin treating wounded passengers while waiting for the authorities to arrive. Stone is an ambulance service technician with the 65th Medical Operations Squadron stationed at Lajes Field, Azores.

    American hero that stopped attack on French train stabbed while defending friend

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After gaining international fame for stopping an alleged terror attack on a Paris-bound train this summer, one American is recovering after being stabbed. Spencer Stone is a trained medical technician with the United States Air Force. In August, he and two friends were aboard a train that was headed to France when they heard gunfire. Stone was the first one who reached the gunman and tackled him to the ground. “He kept pulling more weapons left and right,” […]

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    Reports: 10 people killed during shooting at Oregon community college

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – Dozens of people are injured, and several others are dead following a shooting at a community college in Oregon. According to NBC News, a gunman was killed Thursday afternoon after reportedly killing 10 people and injuring 20 others at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. A law enforcement official said Thursday that four guns were found on the scene, three pistols and one rifle. All four were believed to belong to the shooter. Legally, a person must be […]