Minorities Were Targeted in ‘Revenge Attacks’ Following September 11 [VIDEO]
In the weeks and months following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, many Americans became more patriotic. They tied yellow ribbons around trees, raised the flag, donated blood and enlisted in the military. Others, however, decided to seek revenge, and because their targets were so far away, they opted to hurt anyone who appeared to fit a specific profile. In the past 10 years, the FBI has investi
Selling Shark Fins Could Soon Be Banned in California [VIDEO]
California lawmakers voted this week to ban the sale, trade and possession of shark fins, a key ingredient in a traditional Chinese soup.
Texas Officials Call for Additional Help as Wildfires Spread [VIDEO]
Forest service officials are calling on firefighters from outside agencies to help battle fast-moving wildfires in Texas. In the past week, the fires have destroyed more than 1,000 homes.
The World Trade Center Cross May Become a National Monument
Can a country of Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Unitarians, Wiccans, Pagans, Native Americans, Agnostics and atheists view a cross as a national symbol? That’s the question New Yorkers will soon have to answer.
Wildfires Burn More Than 1,000 Homes in Texas, California [VIDEO]
Dozens of wildfires have destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Texas and California in the past week. Fueled by drought conditions and wind gusts from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, the massive Bastrop County Complex fire east of Austin is the most destructive fire of the year, Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd said. Despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters, the blaze has grown to
What Do Americans Think About Sacrificing Rights to Fight Terrorism After 9/11?
The terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on Americans. But even as the first responders climbed through the rubble in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania, the country embarked on a “War on Terror.” With that war came years of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, indefinite detention of terror suspects without charges or trial, enhanced interrogation techniques, extraordinary
Al Qaeda Losing Power, US Counterterrorism Chief Says
The White House has found the right formula to fight al Qaeda, Homeland Security and counterterrorism advisor John Brennan said.
Britain’s Prince Harry to Train at US Military Bases This Fall
Prince Harry, or Capt. Harry Wales as he is known to his friends, will spend two months in America training on Apache helicopter gunships.
Headgear Ban Sparks Scuffle with Muslim Women at NY Amusement Park [VIDEO]
A dispute over traditional Muslim headscarves turned violent earlier this week, prompting police to arrest 15 people at a New York amusement park.
Katia Strengthens Into Category 1 Hurricane Over the Atlantic [VIDEO]
As much of the East Coast continues the cleanup from Hurricane Irene, the 11th named storm of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season has roared to life.