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US issues travel warning following terror attacks

The State Department is alerting Americans to the possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats around the world.

US bioterrorism-detection program unreliable, report finds

The Government Accountability Office says that homeland Security's BioWatch system, deployed in 30 U.S. cities, has issued dozens of false alarms since its introduction in 2003.

Washington Post’s look inside IS propaganda mill reveals 'medieval reality show'

Radical Islamic propaganda has undergone quite a revolution since the rise of the so-called Islamic State.

Brussels still on lockdown, as police detain 21 in Belgium

Salah Abdeslam, one of the main suspects of the Paris attacks, is believed to still be on the loose. Schools and universities are closed and the subway system remains shut down.

Flight to LA diverted because of 'unruly' passengers

Three people were detained for questioning after Flight 5929 landed around 7:50 a.m. The remaining passengers were removed so police dogs could search the aircraft.

Reports: Washington Post journalist sentenced to jail time in Iran

Jason Rezaian has been accused by the country of espionage. A judiciary spokesman said a sentence had been handed down, but refused to say anything more.

Obama pledges destruction of Islamic State

President Obama called on the United States not give in to fear and discriminate based on religion. "That wouldn't just be a betrayal of our values, it would also feed ISIL's propaganda," he said.

For a second day, Brussels remains on 'high alert'

Belgium said it would review its heightened security posture on Sunday. The country was essentially locked down on Saturday after authorities said they had "concrete information" of a terrorist plot.

Muslim advocacy group to host interfaith 'xenophobia' discussion in wake of Paris attacks

"We thought we would bring Jewish, Catholic and Mormon leaders to talk about their communities’ history in dealing with xenophobia and learn lessons from those historical experiences."

Man suspected of scouting Paris attack spots is arrested in Turkey

Ahmet Dahmani, 26, was arrested at a luxury hotel. Turkish police say two Syrian men were also arrested nearby, with fake passports in their possession.

As hostages are rescued, Mali situation remains unresolved

Islamic militants attacked the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali today.

White House appeals immigration case to Supreme Court

The president's executive actions on immigration — announced one year ago — have been caught up in a legal battle for months. Now the administration is taking the fight to the high court.

Mali attack: No more hostages in hotel, says state TV

Islamic extremists armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Friday morning,

House votes to increase security checks on refugees from Iraq, Syria

The GOP-authored bill would temporarily halt all refugee applications from the two nations, and require top security officials to sign off on every individual refugee.

Architect of Paris attacks was killed in raid, French authorities say

Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed during a violent police raid conducted by Paris authorities in Paris suburb of Saint-Denis on Wednesday.

Global gender gap is closing in many areas, but not fast enough, study says

Annual rankings by the World Economic Forum suggest that women still lag men in many measures of economic participation and political power. The U.S. has fallen in the rankings since last year.