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TX Somali Man Gets 15 Years For Aiding Terrorist Group

Posted On February 05, 2015

(San Antonio, TX) -- A Somali man in San Antonio is headed to prison after pleading guilty to aiding the terrorist group al-Shabaab. The 43-year-old man admitted to making a cash payment to a member of the group and trying to enlist support for it by sending emails. He was given a 15-year prison sentence.…

Kerry Calls Out Russia Over Ukraine

Posted On February 05, 2015

(Undated) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is calling out Russia and Vladimir Putin over the continued violence in Ukraine. Speaking today in Kiev, Kerry said Russian troops keep crossing Ukraine's border with "instruments of death." He said the U.S. would continue to provide millions of dollars in new humanitarian aid to help civilians caught…

FBI Looking At China In Anthem Hack

Posted On February 05, 2015

(Indianapolis, IN) -- The FBI is investigating the possibility that China hacked this country's second-largest health insurer. The "Wall Street Journal" reports the agency says some of the software and techniques used in the hack were used in the past exclusively by China. Anthem says the breach exposed names, birthdays, addresses and Social Security numbers…

IMF Gives $100M In Debt Relief For Ebola Outbreak Nations

Posted On February 05, 2015

(Undated) -- The International Monetary Fund is providing 100-million dollars in debt relief for the three nations most affected by the Ebola outbreak. Managing Director Christine LaGarde said this debt relief package is a departure from their usual policy of granting loans.   After weeks of declines, the World Health Organization announced that Ebola cases…

State Dept: Non-U.S. Ground Forces Needed To Defeat ISIS

Posted On February 05, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The State Department says ground forces are necessary to defeat ISIS but those forces should not come from the United States.   State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said today that U.S. air operations in conjunction with local ground forces have been successful in pushing back ISIS in parts of Iraq. When asked…