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Two Mississippi Officers Killed During Traffic Stop; Four Suspects Arrested

Updated: 05/10/2015 - The deaths of the officers are the first to hit the southern Mississippi city of Hattiesburg in three decades — and come amid a national debate on policing, race and the use of deadly force, following the recent killings of unarmed black men by police in Missouri, South Carolina and elsewhere.

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ISIS Threat Prompts U.S. Military Bases to Raise Security Level

Updated: 05/08/2015 - The security level has been raised from Alpha - the lowest - to Bravo, A Pentagon spokesman said there was no specific threat but the increase in security was ordered in response to "a general increase in the overall (threat) environment," referring to the recent attack in Garland, Texas, and social media chatter.

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FAA Can Allow Cellphones During Takeoff and Landing

Posted: 05/08/2015 - A federal appeals court says aviation officials acted within their authority in clearing passengers to use cellphone and other electronics during takeoffs and landings.

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Obama Marks 70th Anniversary of Nazi Germany's Defeat

Posted: 05/08/2015 - President Barack Obama is marking the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat during World War II by paying tribute to the men and women who he says helped save the world and lay the foundation for peace.

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US Says Syrian Rebel Training Starting in Jordan

Posted: 05/07/2015 - U.S. officials say that after months of delays and vetting, the training of Syrian rebels has started in Jordan as part of a broader effort to build a force capable of fighting Islamic State extremists.

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US Appeals Court: NSA Phone Record Collection is Illegal

Posted: 05/07/2015 - The unprecedented and unwarranted bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government is illegal because it wasn't authorized by Congress, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it asked legislators to decide how to balance national security and privacy interests.

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White House Says IS Link Unclear

Posted: 05/05/2015 - The White House says "it's too early to say" whether U.S. officials have been able to corroborate claims that the Islamic State group is responsible for a shooting outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.

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Huckabee Launches Second White House Bid

Posted: 05/05/2015 - Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has declared his candidacy for president in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton - Hope, Arkansas. It's his second run for the Republican nomination.

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