Millions of Americans traveling next week for the Thanksgiving holiday likely should expect airport delays from tighter security prompted by extremist attacks in Paris, analysts said on Wednesday. Although federal officials have been mum about potential measures, police at such airports as Atlanta's Hartfield-Jackson, the world's busiest, and Douglas International in Charlotte, North Carolina, have heightened vigilance after the attacks in Paris on Friday that killed 129. Tighter security could translate into longer lines for passengers over Thanksgiving on Nov. 26, the top U.S. holiday for travel, as agents spend more time checking passengers and bags, analysts said.
Leaders of the United Auto Workers union scrambled Wednesday to salvage a proposed labor agreement with Ford Motor Co , warning rank-and-file members that a rejection of the deal could jeopardize investments that would sustain U.S. factory jobs. With three-fourths of the national Ford union voted counted, 52 percent have rejected the proposed contract, Jimmy Settles, head of the UAW's Ford Department, said at UAW Local 600 in Dearborn, Michigan.
NEW YORK (AP) — A student has not been shot in a New York City school over the past 13 years, an era when school shootings across the United States have become sadly commonplace. But there is a growing cry to rid the city's schools of metal detectors, the very tool some observers credit with keeping them safe.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Lawmakers have let bailed-out Cyprus down at times, the outgoing chief executive of the country's biggest bank said Wednesday, adding that "shenanigans" which delayed key laws aimed at helping banks collect on a huge number of bad loans have left him disappointed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Believing state legislators were solely responsible for abortion restrictions added to the 2013 budget bill, activists and editorialists across Ohio called on Gov. John Kasich to veto the provisions. What they didn't know at the time was that Kasich's office had a hand in developing some of the language.
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois police officer who authorities say killed himself after years of embezzling from a police-sponsored youth program spent the stolen money on items such as coffee, restaurant meals and trips to the movies, according to court documents.
By Steve Holland CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called for an increased U.S. troop presence on the ground in Iraq as part of a global coalition to take on Islamic State militants, shifting to a more hawkish stance in response to the Paris attacks. Bush's decision, which will inevitably lead to comparisons to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq ordered by his brother, former President George W. Bush, was reached after the attacks in Paris, where 129 people were killed by gunfire and bombs.