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Donald Trump Says Border Wall May Be Part Fence, Hints at Mass Incarcerations

The "big, beautiful wall" along the United States-Mexico border that Donald Trump made a central promise of his presidential campaign could be part fence, the president-elect said in an interview that will air Sunday night.<p>Trump's promises to build a wall "and make Mexico pay for it" were rallying …

Belgium steps up security at nuclear sites in wake of attacks

Military presence increased at Tihange and Doel plants as officials continue previous investigation of a secret video shot by man linked to Paris attacks<p>Belgian authorities have stepped up security at nuclear sites but safety officials said there was no concrete element to suggest a specific threat …

White Supremacists Set Up Hotline For Bullied Trump Supporters

In case today wasn't already horrible, there is now a phone hotline offering emotional and legal services for Trump supporters.<p>Launched by William Daniel Johnson, attorney and leader of the American Freedom Party that promotes white supremacy...<p>...the 24/7 help line, which is literally called the …

How the Brussels attacks affect the global fight against terror

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>Now back to the attacks in Brussels and the latest on the investigation into who was behind them.<p>We turn to Peter Spiegel. He’s the …

Massive US airstrike in Yemen kills 'dozens' of people, Pentagon says

• Second mass-casualty strike the US military has undertaken this month<br>• Two strikes have killed more than 200 people at ‘terrorist training camps’<p>A massive US airstrike in Yemen has killed what the Pentagon estimates is “dozens” of people, the second such mass-casualty strike the US military has …

Iran flew drone over U.S. carrier in January for first time since 2014

An Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier last month was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, according to a U.S. Navy report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.<p>The Jan. 12 reconnaissance flight by the Iranian Shahed drone was the latest in …

Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences …

Watch comedian Chelsea Peretti tear Silicon Valley a new one

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US destroyer sails near island claimed by China in South China Sea

Pentagon says USS Curtis Wilbur was sent near Triton island as a challenge to countries that are trying to restrict navigational rights, provoking angry Chinese response<p>A US Navy destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of an island claimed by China and two other states in the South China Sea on …

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North Korea 'preparing for space launch,' US warns

The United States says it has detected movements in North Korea which suggest preparation for a space launch<p>The United States says it has detected "increased activity" in North Korea which suggests the hermit regime is preparing for a space launch.<p>"Our concern though is that they do a space-launch …

McDonald's Faces More Problems in Europe, Thanks to Antitrust Charge

<b>McDonald's Corp.</b>'s stiffest test in 2016 may not come on U.S. soil from champions of a fairer minimum wage, or from fallout over all-day breakfast service. No, the burger behemoth has bigger Filet-O-Fish to fry across the pond where it now faces a potential antitrust and abuse of power scandal. The …

Oil dips below $30 a barrel, lowest level in 12 years

The relentless slide in oil prices, which hit 12-year lows Tuesday, is having only mixed results in helping California drivers save at the gas pump, analysts said.<p>Gasoline prices in the state have fallen from peaks reached last July. But because of California's unique gasoline market, the state's …

S. Korea leader calls for Chinese help to punish North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Wednesday urged North Korea's only major ally, China, to help punish Pyongyang's recent nuclear …

Man in fake explosives vest killed amid high Paris tension

PARIS (AP) — A man wearing a fake explosives vest and wielding a butcher knife was shot to death by police outside a Paris police station Thursday, …

Oregon: Armed protesters reject sheriff's offer

<b>The leader of a group of armed protesters occupying a wildlife refuge in the US state of Oregon has refused a sheriff's offer to end the stand-off.</b><p>Ammon Bundy turned down the offer by Harney County Sheriff David Ward to escort the occupiers out of the state.<p>The group took over Malheur National …

U.S. sends spy planes as South Korea readies propaganda blasts at Pyongyang

<i>UPDATED Jan. 8, 2015, 10:45 p.m. ET with South Korea resuming propaganda blasts.</i><p>U.S. intelligence-gathering aircraft have been taking off from an …

Iran Blames Saudi Arabia After Jets 'Bomb Embassy' in Yemen

TEHRAN — Iran accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen of deliberately bombing its embassy and injuring staff, worsening already-strained tensions between the rival powers.<p>NBC News was not able to confirm Iran's claims. An Associated Press reporter in Sanaa said there was no obvious damage …

Donald Trump defends Muslim ban call after al-Shabab film

<b>Donald Trump has again defended his call for a ban on Muslims entering the US after it was used in a propaganda video by Somali militant group al-Shabab.</b><p>The Republican presidential hopeful said people had praised his courage in truthfully highlighting a "problem" that others preferred to …

Robot helpers are on the rise

You may not have unwrapped a robot on Christmas, but your new year will be filled with artificial intelligence.<p>Facebook, Google, Microsoft and other technology companies, large and small, are making rapid advancements with virtual personal assistants that can solve problems and even complete …

Saudi Arabia's Killing Of Leading Shiite Cleric And 46 Others Sparks Outcry

Saudi Arabia executed 47 people convicted of terrorism Saturday, including prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr, prompting condemnation throughout the Middle East.<p>Nimr has been an outspoken advocate for Shiite rights in Saudi Arabia; he also supported opposition protests in the …

Putin names US as a threat to national security for the first time

The document, "About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation", was signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year's Eve. It replaces a 2009 version, endorsed by then- President Dmitry Medvedev, the current prime minister, which mentioned neither the United States not NATO.<p>It says …