The officer accused of fatally shooting a Chicago teen 16 times in October 2014 was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, as the city braces for the moment video of the "disturbing" shooting is released to the public.
Officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning and was scheduled to appear in bond court at noon in connection with the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office.
It reportedly the first time a Chicago officer has been charged with first-degree murder for an on-duty shooting in nearly 35 years.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday the U.S. stands "united in total solidarity" with France following the Paris massacre to "deliver justice to these terrorists and to defend our nations."
Standing alongside French counterpart François Hollande, Obama said ISIS “cannot be tolerated and must be destroyed. And we must do it together.”
"We cannot succumb to fear," Obama said.
As his nation reels from attacks that left 130 dead just under two weeks ago, Hollande has been on a mission to get the international community to bolster the campaign against the Islamic State.
He said Tuesday he and Obama have agreed to broaden the scope of the airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Obama stressed that Russia could play a role in efforts against ISIS if it's willing to focus on defeating the terror group.
Hollande met with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday and will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday. On Thursday, Hollande will meet with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
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President Barack Obama is recognizing 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award Tuesday, including giants of the entertainment industry such as Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, baseball legends Willie Mays and Yogi Berra, and politicians, activists and government innovators.
In addition to filmmaker Spielberg and singer and Oscar winner Streisand, Obama will present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to musicians Gloria and Emilio Estefan, singer James Taylor, composer Stephen Sondheim and violinist Itzhak Perlman.
In the weeks since terrorists killed 130 people in Paris and wounded hundreds more, bullet holes were found at a mosque in Connecticut, threats were called in to two others in Florida and a man left a fake bomb outside a fourth in Virginia. More than 30 of the country's governors announced that Syrian refugees were not welcome in their states, while Southwest Airlines tried to keep a Philadelphia pizza parlor owner and his friend off a flight after a fellow passenger heard them speaking Arabic. And Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who had already suggested a registry for Muslims, revived a debunked claim that they celebrated in the streets of New Jersey as the Twin Towers fell.
Two members of the Russian military were killed Tuesday after a Russian aircraft was struck by a Turkish missile, NBC News reported.
One of the two who died was a pilot, who ejected from their aircraft along with another aviator, after it was struck by a Turkish missile, Russian Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said in a statement.
The other was a Marine aboard an Mi-8 helicopter dispatched to a contested area along the Turkish/Syrian border to find the downed pilots, said Rudskoy, who did not name either of the servicemen.
"In the course of the operation, one of helicopters was damaged by small arms fire and performed an emergency landing in the neutral area," his statement read. "One contract serviceman — member of Marine Troops — was killed."
The missile strike has prompted a furious backlash from the Russian government, and Rudskoy closed his statement by declaring that "contacts with Turkey will be terminated at the military level."
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A Pennsylvania state trooper was wounded when a high-speed chase turned into a highway shootout and then fiery crash on one of Philly's busiest expressways Tuesday morning. The violence locked down both sides of I-676 as the gunman rammed Trooper Patrick Casey’s car, then pulled up alongside him and opened fire before slamming into the back of a school bus, causing both vehicles to burst into flames, state police said. Casey was shot once through the shoulder when the gunman got of his car and kept firing through the 31-year-old trooper's windshield, according to police. Casey fired back. Police had two teens in custody — the 17-year-old alleged gunman and 19-year-old man they'd handcuffed. Authorities are looking for the other two men who fled on foot when the chase began.
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The man who housed a suspected ringleader of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks has been charged with terrorism-related offences.
Jawad Bendaoud, 29, is the first person suspected of a direct link to the attackers to be charged in connection with the attacks.
The prosecutor's office said he was charged with criminal association and detention of incendiary or explosive substances linked to a terrorist enterprise.
He is being held, but appealing for his freedom.
In Belgium, authorities charged a fifth suspect with terror-related offenses relating to the Paris attack, which have been traced to a network of people with ties to both France and Belgium.
The Belgian federal prosecutor's office on Tuesday also issued an international warrant for Mohamed Abrini, who is being tracked by both Belgian and French police.
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A student. An art critic. An architect. An engineer. The 130 people killed in Paris during the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks came from all walks of life and represented "youth in all its diversity," according to French President Francois Hollande. Here are their portraits. More names and photos will be added as information is confirmed and available.
Amazon is promoting its new series, "The Man in the High Castle," by wrapping subway cars along Manhattan's 42nd Street shuttle in decals inspired by the insignia of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, upsetting some activists. Cars on the line that runs between Grand Central Terminal and Times Square were recently wrapped in decals for the show, which is based on the eponymous book by Philip K. Dick that imagines an alternate reality where the Axis powers won World War II and took over the world. Photos of the wrap show half the cars' seats wrapped in decals of the American flag with the stars replaced by an emblem that closely resembles the Nazi Reichsadler, the heraldic eagle used by the Third Reich. On the other side, seats feature a recreation of a World War II-era Japanese flag in red, white and blue.
The number of refugees and migrants arriving on the Greek islands dropped drastically for one day over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.
The International Organization for Migration said this "drastic decrease" saw just 155 people land on the islands Sunday. This was in stark contrast to the rest of November, in which an estimated 100,000 people landed in Greece, an average of almost 4,500 per day, NBC News reported.
Alexandra Flessa, a staffer at the IOM office in Greece, said that one explanation for the temporary drop could be due to training exercises which were being held by the Turkish coast guard on Sunday and Monday.
In addition, the IOM said 14 of the 23 days in November so far had seen no deaths in Greek waters — making November the safest month since August.
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A former firefighter who was pulled from a burning home on Brimfield Road in Wethersfield, Connecticut, last week has died, according to the Wethersfield Volunteer Fire Department.
Firefighters identified the man as Keron Larkin.
"The pain of the tragic loss of Mr. Larkin, a long time Wethersfield resident and former Wethersfield firefighter, will be felt by every member of the Department and the entire community," the fire department said in a news release.
World War III was trending on Twitter Tuesday as the world waited to see how Russia would respond to Turkey shooting down one of its warplanes.
Russian president Vladimir Putin slammed the incident as "stab in the back by terrorist helpers," as NATO held what it described as an "extraordinary meeting" Tuesday afternoon just hours after the incident, NBC News reported.
Russia denies its warplane was violating Turkish airspace, while Turkey — a NATO member — said it warned the aircraft 10 times before shooting it down.
But despite the heated rhetoric — and fears on social media — outright war is unlikely, according to analysis from IHS Janes Terrorism and Insurgency Center.
"The immediate implication of the shooting down of the aircraft is likely to remain limited to a diplomatic crisis," IHS Janes said. "However, future such incidents between Russia and Turkey are highly likely, as neither side is willing or able to back down."
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A teenage boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, a health official said Tuesday, the first fatality since July in one of the three West African countries hit hardest by the worst ever outbreak of the disease.
The 15-year-old boy died Monday night, said Dr. Francis Kateh, chief medical officer and acting head of Liberia's Ebola Case Management System. The boy, who lived in Liberia's eastern Paynesville district, was the first Ebola patient in the country since it was declared Ebola-free for a second time in September.
The boy's father and brother also have tested positive for Ebola and have been taken to an Ebola treatment center along with his mother and two other siblings.