Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
  • Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

    CHICAGO (AP) — 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. […]

  • Giuliani refutes Trump's 9/11 claim

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

  • Obama: Climate action an economic and security 'imperative'

    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 […]

  • Police investigate death of Alaska's capital city mayor

    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. The Juneau Police Department released few details on the death ... […]

  • AirAsia crash due to faulty component, crew response: probe

    Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee said a major factor was a fault with a system that helps control the rudder's movement. […]

  • Chicago creates police task force after officer charged with murder

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the creation of a police accountability task force following days of unrest over the alleged murder of a black teenager by a white policeman. The announcement came a week after the officer, Jason Van Dyke, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times. "The […]

  • Trump says meeting with black clergy went 'very well'

    By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump met a group of black pastors on Monday, some of them polarizing figures in their own right, despite objections from other African-American clergy and academics who have assailed what they call Trump's racially charged rhetoric. The meeting was held with the Coalition of African American Ministers, clergy from […]