The FBI is offering a reward to help identify suspects in arson fires at three Catholic churches in the El Paso area.
Authorities say St. Matthew Catholic Church, St. Patrick Cathedral and St. Jude Catholic Church were targeted with incendiary devices in an attempt to start fires at the churches in May and June. The churches were damaged, but no one was injured. The FBI said Thursday it's offering a $5,000 reward in the case.
The churches serve a primarily Hispanic community still reeling from a mass shooting targeting Latinos in which 22 people were killed at an El Paso Walmart last month.
The arrest of an airline mechanic suspected of being sympathetic with terrorists and charged with sabotaging a jetliner has renewed fear about the "insider threat" to aviation security.
Despite security upgrades since the hijacking terror attacks of 2001, breaches including a gun-running operation at the nation's biggest airport illustrate the possibility that a well-placed airline or airport employee could bring down a plane.
"Should people be worried? Hell, yeah," says Doron Pely, a former aviation security consultant in Israel. "This doesn't require a suicide bomber. It requires access to an airframe, an aircraft and motivation."
U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to bid for the upper chamber of Congress since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962.
"Let's get this out of the way right away: I'm here to announce that I'm going to be a candidate for the United States Senate," Kennedy told his supporters on Saturday morning.
The Massachusetts Democrat formally announced his campaign in an email before the kickoff event in East Boston, where the Kennedy clan first settled after arriving from Ireland well over a century ago.
A "person of interest" in the shooting of a Chicago police officer was in custody on Saturday afternoon, Chicago police confirmed on Twitter.
Authorities confirmed at a press conference that the officer was shot at around 8:40 a.m. in the 6500 block of South Winchester Avenue on the city's South Side.
The "person of interest" was apprehended before 3:40 p.m., and shot during a confrontation with police officers. Additional details on the apprehension were not immediately available on Saturday afternoon.
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Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and "any scenario," its chief commander said Saturday, as the country's nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that shook global energy markets.
Iran has denied involvement in the Sept. 14 attack that was initially claimed by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in New York for the U.N. meetings, has warned that any retaliatory strike on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will result in "an all-out war."
On Saturday, Gen. Hossein Salami, at a ceremony displaying pieces of an American drone Iran shot down in June, said that his forces have carried out "war exercises and are ready for any scenario."
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If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble.
Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial Midwest, replaced by smaller workforces at squeaky-clean mostly automated factories that mix up chemicals to make batteries.
The union is keenly aware of this possibility as it negotiates for the future as much as the present in contract talks with General Motors. Meanwhile, more than 49,000 union workers are on strike against the company and have shut down its factories for the past six days.
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Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, like the now-34-year-old Malvo, were sentenced to life without parole for murders they committed as teens.
At issue for the Supreme Court is whether Malvo should be resentenced in Virginia in light of Supreme Court rulings restricting life-without-parole sentences for crimes committed by juveniles. But the case could also be an opportunity for the Supreme Court, which has recently become more conservative, to put the brakes on what has been a gradual move toward more leniency for juvenile offenders.
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A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action.
Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Sydney to London and Cape Town to Los Angeles, and more were set to follow as the day went on.
Many of demonstrators were children who skipped school to take part in the second "Global Climate Strike," following a similar event in March that drew large crowds. The day of coordinated global action is expected to draw millions.
More than a dozen Camp Pendleton-based Marines arrested during a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) investigation into allegations of human smuggling have been charged, the U.S. Marines said Friday.
The 13 Marines with the 1st Marine Division face military court proceedings on a range of charges under military law, including general article violations for transporting or conspiring to transport undocumented immigrants. Others include drunkenness, endangerment, larceny and perjury.
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Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances.
Reporters saw at least one person arrested after violence erupted following an afternoon march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun, a district in the northwest of the Chinese territory.
Hong Kong is in the fourth month of sometimes violent protests that occur every weekend. They started with opposition to a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy.
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Rare anti-government protests broke out in Egypt Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down.
The former army general has overseen an unprecedented political crackdown, silencing critics and jailing thousands. El-Sissi came to power with the military's ouster of an elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013, amid mass protests against his one-year-rule.
In the capital, Cairo, dozens of protesters gathered Friday night near Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Hurricane Lorena spared the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos a direct hit, instead heading up the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Saturday prompting new warnings and watches in that coastal area.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Lorena was a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), and its center was about 55 miles (90 kilometers) north-northwest of La Paz, Mexico. It was heading to the northwest at 9 mph (15 kph) on a forecast track parallel to the coast through the Sea of Cortez.
When Doña Milagros Matos Marquez and her husband Don Cruz Marquez received the news that Hurricane María was approaching Trujillo Alto in Puerto Rico, they expected some rain and maybe a little bit of wind, like with previous storms. Instead María blew their roof off once the storm made landfall exactly two years ago on Friday.
In the months after the hurricane hit, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) distributed 125,981 tarps to the island's municipalities. At the same time the agency also provided 59,469 blue roofs, which are temporary roofs professionally installed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
President Trump has said multiple times that the federal response in Puerto Rico has been great, rating it a 10 out of 10, but the island is still waiting for delayed disaster relief funds. Last week, FEMA ceased the restrictions they had placed over Puerto Rico to manage funds, after the government crisis in July. As of today, Congress has allocated $42.8 billion, while the island has only $14 billion outlayed. In the meantime, organizations and private citizens have taken charge of reconstruction efforts.
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Two Muslim men from North Texas say they were racially profiled on a recent American Airlines flight from Birmingham, Alabama to DFW.
Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh and Issam Abdallah say their Sept. 14 flight from Birmingham, Alabama, to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was deplaned after a member of the flight crew found them "suspicious."
According to a statement from American Airlines, the flight, which was operated by Mesa Airlines, was canceled "due to concerns raised by a crew member and a passenger." Independently owned Mesa Airlines handles some flights for American Airlines.
Chaos erupted at a suburban Chicago mall when a vehicle drove through one of the entrances and failed to stop Friday.