With sleeping quarters, ammo, medicines, complex of IS tunnels found under Iraqi town IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ammunition, medicines and copies of the Quran stashed on shelves. The Associated Press obtained extensive video footage of the tunnels, which were uncovered by Kurdish forces that took the city in northwestern Iraq earlier this month after more than a year of IS rule. "We found between 30 and 40 tunnels inside Sinjar," said Shamo Eado, a commander from Sinjar from the Iraqi Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga.
Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its territory, Russia says jet was in Syria MOSCOW (AP) - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences." The shoot down - the first time in half a century that a NATO member has downed a Russian plane - prompted an emergency meeting of the alliance. The incident highlighted the chaotic complexity of Syria's civil war, where multiple groups with clashing alliances are fighting on the ground and the sky is crowded with aircraft bombing various targets.
White Chicago police officer charged with murder in shooting of black teen; video is released CHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest. City officials and community leaders have been bracing for the release of the dash-cam video, fearing the kind of turmoil that occurred in cities such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, after young black men were slain by police or died in police custody. A judge ordered that the recording be made public by Wednesday. Moments before it was released, the mayor and the police chief appealed for calm.
Watch Top News Video
Since '01, Hillary and Bill Clinton collected $35M for making speeches to financial businesses WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her. In the 18 months prior to announcing her second campaign for president, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination addressed private equity investors in California and New York, delivered remarks to bankers in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and spoke to brokers at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida. Her efforts capped a nearly 15-year period in which Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, made at least $35 million by giving 164 speeches to financial services, real estate and insurance companies after leaving the White House in 2001, according to an Associated Press analysis of public disclosure forms and records released by her campaign.
Obama, Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State, urge Russia to align with coalition WASHINGTON (AP) - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president. "Russia is the outlier," Obama said during a joint White House news conference with Hollande. Tuesday's meeting came hours after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border. The incident underscored the complex military landscape in Syria, where a sprawling cast of countries and rebel groups are engaged on the battlefield and in the skies overhead, sometimes with minimal coordination.
The Latest: Ultra-orthodox Islamist jailed following raid in France's Pyrenees region. PARIS (AP) - The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris and the heightened security in Europe. All times local: 1:40 a.m. A man said to practice an ultra-orthodox version of Islam has been jailed after a police raid on his home in a village in the Pyrenees region. A judicial police official said that Olivier Corel was detained for questioning on Tuesday after the raid on his home by 70 police. The raid on his home in Artigat was part of stepped-up measures under a state of emergency declared in the wake of Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed at least 130 people in addition to seven Islamic extremist attackers.
Surveillance push from GOP's Trump, Carson has Muslim-Americans fearing 'ugly rhetoric' TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S. As national security has become a focus in the 2016 race after the Paris attacks, Donald Trump has declared "we're being foolish, we're kidding ourselves" if law enforcement doesn't keep close surveillance on mosques, and he expressed support for the idea of a database for tracking Muslims in the United States. Another GOP contender, Ben Carson, said mosques, schools, supermarkets, car repair shops and "any place where radicalization is going on" should be monitored.
Small group raised suspicions at police protest before gunfire erupted and 5 people were shot MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police were settling in for their ninth night of demonstrations when something just didn't seem right. Lingering in the crowd were four people who seemed out of place. They were asked to leave. Moments later, shots rang out about a block away. "I really did think it was like firecrackers or something initially because it was so loud and there was like this acrid smell," protester Jie Wronski-Riley said. "I thought, 'Surely, they are not shooting at us.'" Then Wronski-Riley heard the cries of wounded people on the ground.
Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast kills 12 in attack on presidential guard TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others. The government described it as a terrorist attack. The blast on a tree-lined avenue in the heart of Tunis is a new blow to a country that is seen as a model for the region but has struggled against Islamic extremist violence. Radical gunmen staged two attacks earlier this year that killed 60 people, devastated the tourism industry and rattled this young democracy.
To grandmother's house: Thanksgiving getaway begins with gas prices low, terrorism fears high LOS ANGELES (AP) - That other Thanksgiving tradition - congested highways and jammed airports - is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high. An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend, according to the motoring organization AAA. That would be an increase of more than 300,000 people over last year, and the most travelers since 2007. Among the reasons given for the increase: an improving economy and the cheapest gasoline for this time of year since 2008. On Tuesday, some travelers were gearing up for an early exit.