EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Four Michigan State University students filed a civil rights lawsuit Wednesday accusing the school and its leadership of a slow and inadequate response to their sexual assault complaints.
Highly visible police officers on horseback who patrol crowded sites like New York's Times Square are an essential part of the city's high alert in the wake of the deadly Paris attack, police officials said on Wednesday. Days after the New York Police Department deployed its new counter terrorism team and flashed a "show of force" to ward off potential attacks, it unveiled a new $30 million hay-filled headquarters for its 52-horse, 100-officer mounted unit on the ground floor of a luxury building on Manhattan's trendy far West Side. Gleaming gold finials atop the same brand of stalls used by the Queen of England and a manure disposal system specially designed by the city Sanitation Department to contain smells are among the features of the 26,000-square foot (2,415-square meter) space, said Inspector Barry Gelbman.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals heard arguments on Wednesday on whether to dismiss an abuse of power charge against former Governor Rick Perry, who has said the case against him is politically motivated. Perry first threatened and then vetoed $7.5 million for an integrity unit in the Travis County District Attorney's office.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military must harness the best talent and keep up its technological edge in order to meet evolving security challenges, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday as he rolled out a series of initiatives aimed at attracting the next generation of service members and dragging the often-antiquated Pentagon bureaucracy into the 21st century.
An Israeli policeman was spared jail and sentenced to community service on Wednesday for beating an American teenager of Palestinian descent during disturbances in Jerusalem last year, an incident that had prompted U.S. concern. Tariq Khdeir was visiting from Tampa, Florida, as protests erupted over the abduction and killing on July 2, 2014, of his 16-year-old cousin, Mohammed Abu Khudeir, allegedly by three Israeli Jews. Amateur video showed two Israeli riot policemen setting upon Tariq Khdeir, who was 15 at the time.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A Denver-area store called Isis Books & Gifts wants the world to know its name comes from the Egyptian goddess of healing and motherhood, and it isn't a retail store run by terrorists.
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.