First Funeral Today In Moore/AP NewsMinute
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The first of the funerals is scheduled today following the deadly tornado in Moore, Okla. It will be for 9-year-old Antonia Candelaria, one of seven children who died at a destroyed elementary school. Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis says he’ll propose an ordinance to require all new homes to have storm shelters. President Barack Obama travels to Moore on Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to outline some national security measures in a speech today at the National Defense University amid lingering concerns about his policies. He’ll discuss measures to clarify the use of drones against terrorsuspects, make good on a pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and warn Americans about continued threats. The administration also admits a fourth American death from drone strikes.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The FBI says investigators are working non-stop to address any remaining risks after the arrest of a suspect in a case involving a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin. A grand jury indictment accuses Matthew Ryan Buquet of mailing a death threat to a federal judge. The indictment did not mention ricin, but the FBI made the link late yesterday.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Israel’s leader and will head for Ramallah later for talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas amid raised hopes for a restart of the Middle East peace process. In Jerusalem, Kerry praised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his “seriousness.” Netanyahu says both countries want to “restart the peace talks with the Palestinians.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s another sign of America’s continuing preference for urban living after the economic downturn. New census estimates show that most of the nation’s largest cities further enhanced their allure in 2012, posting strong population growth for a second straight year.