The NYPD stepped up their presence at the city's major spots Sunday in response to the ongoing terrorist attack at a Kenyan mall.
Although the police said there was no specific threat against similar targets in the city, they weren't taking any chances. They deployed critical response vehicles, which have special cameras, "Hercules" teams -highly visible cops armed with power weapons-... » more
UPDATED 7:24 P.M.: A 34-year-old man opened fire at the U.S. Navy Yard on Monday in a shooting that left 13 people dead, including the gunman, not far from the U.S. Capitol and the White House, officials said.
The suspect was identified by the FBI as Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas. Washington D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier told reporters that Alexis "was engaged in shooting with... » more
President Barack Obama vowed to pursue a diplomatic initiative from Russia over Syria's chemical weapons on Tuesday but voiced skepticism about it and urged war-weary Americans to support his threat to use military force.
Obama said a Russian offer to push Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to place chemical weapons under international control opened up the possibility of heading off the type... » more