When Brian Kennedy's family business was first asked to make the now-famous Donald Trump trucker caps, he knew he would need to address his workers, many of whom are Latino and speak Spanish. "I said to them, 'We're not political. We're here to work,'" Kennedy said from the second floor of the factory, the steady whir of sewing machines below him. "And I haven't gotten any negative comments." Dozens of employees, almost all of them Latino, continue to work, sweeping scraps of fabric from the floor, peering over glasses as their deft hands assemble one hat after another. All around them sit stacks of freshly minted camouflage-print trucker caps, with the real estate mogul and 2016 presidential hopeful's familiar "Make America Great Again" slogan emblazoned on the front in orange." read more
Russian President Vladimir Putin has bitterly condemned the downing of a Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border.
He described it as a "stab in the back" committed by "accomplices of terrorists".
Turkey says its jets shot at the plane after warning that it was violating Turkish airspace. But Moscow says it never strayed from Syrian airspace.
Nato is to hold an extraordinary meeting to discuss the incident at Turkey's request. read more
Donald Trump isn't ruling out requiring all Muslims living in the U.S. to register in a national database to protect the country against terrorism.
Trump, who also said this week that he would consider shutting down mosques, said in an interview with Yahoo News published Thursday that "we're going to have to look at a lot of things very closely" when asked about a national database for Muslims.
"I think (Obama) he's a threat to our country. I mean he must have some kind of a thing going because, you know, when you see that he won't even call them by their name, attack after attack after attack," Trump said Wednesday on Boston's WRKO radio. "It's radical Islamic terrorism and he won't even acknowledge it -- it's like they're coming out of Denmark or something." read more
"Police in Honduras have arrested five Syrians who were travelling on stolen Greek passports and intended to enter the United States by land.
The five men were detained on Tuesday night after arriving on a flight from neighbouring El Salvador, police said.
A spokesman for the Honduras's special police force, Anibal Baca, said they had been tipped off by Greece about the men's imminent arrival.
Greek diplomats in Honduras say none of the five speaks a word of Greek.
They were held at the international airport in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. "
"A pparently there are illegal tamales.
A passenger at Los Angeles International Airport learned that the hard way earlier this month when he tried to bring pork tamales into the U.S. from Mexico.
The passenger arrived from Mexico on Nov. 2 and was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists, who found 450 pork tamales wrapped in plastic bags in the passenger's luggage.
The passenger apparently denied that the tamales were made with pork, which is forbidden under customs regulations." read more