Hoda Muthana, an ISIS bride who was denied a request to return to the United States, is one of hundreds of Americans who have tried to join ISIS since 2011. While the majority of the recruits are men, many women have travelled or attempted to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS or wed ISIS fighters. An American woman fighting for ISIS was the first American killed in the Syrian conflict in 2013. The whereabouts of some of the women are unknown, and others, including three teens from Colorado, were stopped by police before they could make physical contact with ISIS. The State Department announced on Wednesday that a US-born woman who left Alabama to join the Islamic State would not be welcomed home. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Hoda Muthana“does not have any legal basis, no valid US passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States.” But she’s not the only American woman who has travelled to Syria further the ISIS cause. … [Read more...] about 11 American women who left the US to become ISIS brides and fighters
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Angie Wang and Andrew Welsh-huggins, Associated Press Updated 1:40 pm PST, Thursday, November 15, 2018 This combination of undated photos provided by the Ohio Attorney General's office show Rita Newcomb, left, and Fredericka Wagner. Authorities announced Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, that the two women have been arrested for impeding the investigation into the slayings of eight members of one family in rural Ohio two years ago. (Ohio Attorney General's office via AP) less This combination of undated photos provided by the Ohio Attorney General's office show Rita Newcomb, left, and Fredericka Wagner. Authorities announced Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, that the two women have been ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 This combination of undated photos … [Read more...] about County braces for long, pricey court case in family massacre
COLUMBUS, Ga.—Ed Harbison remembers Jim Crow. The segregated schools, the no-go theaters, the colored-only water fountains. The white supremacist siege of the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, where Martin Luther King, Jr., was trapped inside, and Harbison was, too. The white folks telling his mother she couldn’t vote unless she could answer how many beans were in a jar, or how wet water was. Harbison is now a Democratic state senator from Georgia, and the Deep South has changed radically in his 72 years on its soil. Sometimes, though, he reflects on how it hasn’t changed—like when he reflects on the high-profile race for governor pitting Stacey Abrams, a progressive African-American Democrat who used to run a voting rights nonprofit, against Brian Kemp, the conservative white Republican secretary of state who is mired in multiple voting rights controversies. Harbison is rooting for Abrams to become the first black woman governor of any American … [Read more...] about Democrats Say Republicans Are Stealing the Midterms. Are They Right?
Philip Marcelo Associated Press Published 10:31 AM EDT Oct 8, 2018 Boston – The streets are quieter these days in East Boston, but the marchers still gather in front of the police precinct house, as they have nearly every Thursday evening for the past four summers, after a rash of brutal killings and attempted murders by the violent street gang MS-13 struck fear into residents of this majority Latin American neighborhood. A dozen or so residents, police officers and church pastors set out across the neighborhood, handing out purple wristbands calling for peace and holding handwritten signs bearing messages in Spanish like “Los Jovenes Son El Futuro” (Youth are the Future) and “Juntos Por La Paz” (Together for Peace). The weekly marches, which wrapped up for the season recently, serve as a reminder of darker times, as well as a continued call for trust between residents and police in East Boston and the communities around it, says Sandra … [Read more...] about Boston breathing easier after major raid on MS-13 gang
Philip Marcelo, Associated Press Updated 12:03 am CDT, Monday, October 8, 2018 FILE - This Jan. 29, 2016, file photo shows weapons on display at the U.S. Attorney's office following the arrests of gang members in Boston. Nearly three years after the nation's largest single takedown of MS-13 gang members, residents of strongly Central American communities in the Boston area say the streets are noticeably quieter. less FILE - This Jan. 29, 2016, file photo shows weapons on display at the U.S. Attorney's office following the arrests of gang members in Boston. Nearly three years after the nation's largest single takedown of ... more Photo: Charles Krupa, AP Photo: Charles Krupa, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - This Jan. 29, 2016, file photo shows weapons on display at the U.S. Attorney's office … [Read more...] about Major raid on MS-13 gang brings relative peace 3 years on