WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the American Muslim community needs to be a partner in the fight against radical Islam. He says Muslims can send credible, effective counter messages and undermine jihadist propaganda. Obama's remarks were part of a prime-time address tonight on the threat of terrorism and the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he understands why Americans are worried about the threat of terrorism but he says they can't give into fear. In a televised address tonight, Obama said "we will prevail by being strong and smart." The president also said it's clear the two killers in the recent California shootings had gone down the "dark path of radicalization."
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago police will come under the scrutiny of the Justice Department. The decision to open a civil rights investigation has been confirmed by a person familiar with the decision. The person says an announcement is expected this week. The release of a video showing a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times last year has prompted the federal probe.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a baby buried alive near a Southern California bike path is in custody. A Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman says the woman was arrested late last week. He says tips from the public and media coverage of the baby's rescue led to the arrest. The girl was thought to be 24 to 36 hours old when she was found Nov. 27. She was hospitalized in stable condition.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The transgender actress made famous by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey in their 1970s films "Trash" and "Women in Revolt," has died. A former caretaker and friend says Holly Woodlawn died today in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. She was 69. Harold Danhakl took on the name Holly Woodlawn after running away from home and hitchhiking to New York.