KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz lashed out Monday against the Obama administration’s plan to accept refugees from war-torn Syria, calling it “nothing short of crazy” because he believes some are Islamic State group terrorists.

“There is a reason the director of national intelligence said among those refugees are no doubt a significant number of ISIS terrorists,” the Texas senator told a crowd of hundreds in a Michigan campaign stop, using an acronym for the Islamic State group.

SYDNEY (AP) — An Iranian teenager fatally shot a civilian member of Sydney’s police force in a killing that authorities believe is linked to terrorism, officials said Saturday.

The 15-year-old, who is of Iraqi-Kurdish background and was born in Iran, shot a New South Wales police finance worker with a handgun at close range as the man left work in the western Sydney suburb of Parramatta on Friday, police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said.

What Will American Foreign Policy look like in 2016 and beyond?  The United States is confronting a number of complex foreign policy challenges.  If a Republican Administration is elected, the answer is likely outlined in the new book, Choosing to Lead: American Foreign Policy in a Disordered World.

The book was written by a volunteer network of foreign policy experts who believe in self-confident American leadership, known collectively as the John Hay Initiative (JHI). 

By Glynn Cosker
Managing Editor of IHS

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We hope you like it.

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is pledging tighter controls on the sale of firearms at gun shows if she is elected, and she says she would go around Congress if necessary.

On Monday, Clinton plans to propose to take executive action to crack down on high-volume gun sellers at gun shows, where rules differ from those at bricks-and-mortar stores.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed Monday to take all necessary measures to protect Turkey’s borders from violation after a Russian fighter jet entered its airspace over the weekend, prompting Turkey to scramble jets and summon the Russian ambassador in protest.

Russia admitted the plane had entered Turkey “by mistake” and assured Ankara it would not happen again, he said.

Following the security scares this year, Google has introduced plans to provide a monthly security patch for manufacturers and carriers to push updates out as quickly as possible to users’ handsets. Unfortunately Google has to rely on the goodwill of its partners to push out these patches through over-the-air updates.

That might be about to change, as Android Marshmallow deploys a delightfully simple psychological hack.

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

In recent days, international media has been leading with stories covering the initial Russian airstrikes in Syria. Despite claiming that the military action was intended to counter ISIS, Russian aircraft have struck anti-Assad militants with no connection to the infamous terror organization.

On Thursday, one airstrike hit an ISIS target, while the rest were once again levied against anti-Assad rebels. 

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings and roads, closed a major East Coast interstate route and threatened the drinking water supply for the capital city.

The powerful rainstorm dumped more than a foot of rain overnight on Columbia, swamping hundreds of businesses and homes.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russian airstrikes launched in Syria during the U.N.’s 70th anniversary gathering of more than 150 world leaders stole the spotlight and highlighted deep divisions on how to end that conflict and manage the many thousands of people fleeing to Europe in search of safety.

There were also some bright spots during the U.N.

In the wake of the Xi-Obama summit, it is fair to ask what is different now regarding the China-U.S. relationship in cyberspace.

Perhaps the most important outcome is what did not happen—the summit did not break down in mutual recriminations regarding cyberspace. Indeed, President Xi was willing to say things, in Chinese and for the record, that the Chinese government has never said before.

As the amount of data generated by always-connected consumers continues to increase, IT departments are scrambling to deploy technologies that are able to put said data to use. Understanding how to safely leverage this data using established business systems is a major challenge. Historically, this task fell to legacy identity and access management (IAM) technologies, which could easily manage hundreds or thousands of corporate employee identities and devices.