One of the Russian pilots who ejected from a jet shot down by Turkey arrived safely at a Russian base in Syria after a 12-hour rescue operation, officials said on Wednesday, NBC News reported.
A pilot and a Marine dispatched to rescue the downed crew were killed by rebels in Syria on Tuesday. The surviving pilot managed to evade capture, the Kremlin said. He was later picked up by the Syrian Army.
Moscow identified the survivor as Capt. Konstantin Murtakhtin and awarded him an Order of Courage medal. His colleague, Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov, was posthumously given the Hero of Russia award — one of the highest honorary titles bestowed by the Russian government.
Meanwhile, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday the foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia have agreed to meet for talks over the downing of the warplane, The Associated Press reported. But Russia's foreign minister said a meeting hadn't been confirmed.
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Protesters gathered on Chicago's Near West Side Tuesday evening after officials released the dash-cam video showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer last year.
About 75 demonstrators gathered peacefully during a press conference with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. Chicago officials released the dash-cam video after the press conference.
Many of the demonstrators directed anger at police and prosecutors for filing charges against Officer Jason Van Dyke more than a year after he fatally shot McDonald.
Chicago police officers and state police walked alongside the protesters, who remained peaceful.
That other Thanksgiving tradition — congested highways and jammed airports — is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high.
An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend, according to the motoring organization AAA. That would be an increase of more than 300,000 people over last year, and the most travelers since 2007.
Among the reasons given for the increase: an improving economy and the cheapest gasoline for this time of year since 2008.
Anyone trekking to a major airport should factor in 50 extra minutes on the road, according to the traffic date company INRIX — and that's just getting to the airport, never mind getting through security.
Though there have been no changes to the nation's terror alert status, the recent attacks in Paris, West Africa and elsewhere prompted the State Department to warn American travelers about the risks overseas.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane it said had strayed into its territory was a "planned provocation," NBC News reported.
"We have serious doubts it was an unplanned act. It looks like pre-planned action," Lavrov said.
He said the Kremlin had no intention "to go to war with Turkey" and said that "our attitude to the Turkish people hasn't changed." But he warned that Moscow would reassess its relations with Ankara after the incident.
Russia has been bombing militants trying to overthrow Syria's President Bashar Assad, a key Russian ally.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry issued a statement late Tuesday saying "we have no intentions whatsoever to escalate the situation. Our contacts with the Russian authorities are ongoing to this end."
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In the weeks since terrorists killed 130 people in Paris and wounded hundreds more, bullet holes were found at a mosque in Connecticut, threats were called in to two others in Florida and a man left a fake bomb outside a fourth in Virginia. More than 30 of the country's governors announced that Syrian refugees were not welcome in their states, while Southwest Airlines tried to keep a Philadelphia pizza parlor owner and his friend off a flight after a fellow passenger heard them speaking Arabic. And Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who had already suggested a registry for Muslims, revived a debunked claim that they celebrated in the streets of New Jersey as the Twin Towers fell.
After a four-day shutdown prompted by a threat alert across Brussels, schools are reopening their doors with the help of beefed up security, including police armed with machine guns.
Though the Belgian capital continues to be under the highest-level threat alert, meaning that an attack is serious and imminent, schools and subways began reopening across the city on Wednesday. That is restoring a sense of normality to the city, parts of which have been deserted since the alert was first raised to the top level in the capital on Saturday.
Business deals aren’t the only thing Donald Trump says he’s good at executing. The Republican front-runner told South Carolina voters he can also predict foreign policy trends and events, NBC News reported.
"The other thing I predicted is terrorism," he told the crowd before elaborating on a longer story of a friend who told him the same. "A friend of mind called me and said 'Forget that, you're the first guy that really predicted terrorism.'"
Trump said his prediction of terrorism was documented in this 2000 book “The America We Deserve.”
He's also been touting his idea of bombing Iraqi oilfields and his stance on waterboarding.
He was joined in South Carolina by wife, Melania, and children, Ivanka, Tiffany and Baron.
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Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ammunition, medicines and copies of the Quran stashed on shelves.
The Associated Press obtained extensive video footage of the tunnels, which were uncovered by Kurdish forces that took the city in northwestern Iraq earlier this month after more than a year of IS rule.
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A student. An art critic. An architect. An engineer. The 130 people killed in Paris during the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks came from all walks of life and represented "youth in all its diversity," according to French President Francois Hollande. Here are their portraits. More names and photos will be added as information is confirmed and available.
A Baltimore judge has ruled that jurors in the first trial of a police officer in the death of Freddie Gray can remain anonymous, but they will not be sequestered.
Judge Barry Williams ruled Tuesday on more than a dozen motions ahead of Officer William Porter's trial, which starts next week. Porter is charged with assault, manslaughter, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. He is the first of six Baltimore officers to stand trial.
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St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot Tuesday evening in Miami Gardens, a league source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to NBC Sports.
The team said in a statement that Bailey was involved in an "incident", but didn't provide details. The team said it spoke to Stedman, saying he is “in the hospital in critical, but stable condition.”
“We are gathering facts about the situation and will provide updates as we learn more,” the team said in the statement.
Relatives tell NBC 6 that Bailey was in a car with several relatives in front of a family member's home when someone pulled up next to the car and opened fire. The home is located in the area of Northwest 119th Street and 38th Place. According to family members, Bailey was shot twice in the head. The driver, another relative, was also shot several times, relatives say.
Chicago officials on Tuesday released "graphic" and "chilling" video showing an officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times. The footage has been described as something that "will tear at the hearts of all Chicagoans." The dash-cam video, which a judge ordered police to release by Nov. 25, is said to show 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, armed with a knife, apparently walking away from police when an officer opens fire. In the moments before the video was made public, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy called for peace and calm.
A night after a shooting near a Minneapolis protest that left five people injured, hundreds of demonstrators at the same site quietly milled around, sharing coffee, pizza and doughnuts, and stacking up firewood.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison was among those gathered Tuesday night outside the Minneapolis Police Department's 4th Precinct, which has seen ongoing protests since a city officer fatally shot Jamar Clark on Nov. 15. Ellison said the mood was good, given the attack a day earlier, but said he still had safety concerns.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is attending a summit of southeast European leaders that focuses on tensions in the region over a surge of asylum seekers and migrants crossing the territory.
Biden's trip Wednesday comes amid a debate in the United States about whether to admit Syrian refugees following the Islamic State group's attack in Paris.