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Texas correctional officer killed in prison

A female correctional officer was killed by an inmate at a men’s prison in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday. Mari Johnson, 55, was found unresponsive in the kitchen area of the French Robertson Unit, a maximum security prison near

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Live updates: Turkey military coup attempt

After a night of explosions, gunfire and tanks rolling along the streets of Istanbul and Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkey Saturday that an attempted military coup was over and the government was in charge. Here is what we

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New Urgency For Cleveland Security After France Truck Attack

Cleveland on Friday set up concrete traffic dividers and tall metal fences around next week’s Republican National Convention site, measures meant to thwart an attacker like one in France who drove a truck into a crowd, killing more than 80

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Twitter, Facebook move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack

Twitter Inc moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France, watchdog groups said Friday, in a rare round of praise for a platform that has often struggled to contain violent propaganda. A spate

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Obama Urges Unity Amid Racial Tensions

The President of the United States of America (USA), Barack Obama has urged police and black communities to live in peace amid the racial tensions in the country. Mr Obama said this at a town hall meeting on race and

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Kerry hopes for continuity in Turkey amid coup reports

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes for stability and continuity in Turkey following reports that an attempted military coup is under way in the NATO member state. Kerry, in Moscow for talks on Syria with Russian officials

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Flights diverted, canceled as coup attempt unfolds in Turkey

Flights to Turkey diverted and departures from Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport were canceled as a coup attempt unfolded in the country on Friday and Turkey’s military said it had seized power. A Reuters witness in Istanbul, citing a pilot, said all

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Turkish military units attempt uprising

A group within Turkey’s military has attempted to overthrow the government and security forces have been called in to “do what is necessary”, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday. “Some people illegally undertook an illegal action outside of the

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