The Senate voted Thursday to approve a $1 trillion stop-gap spending plan to keep the federal government operating until December 11. The measure also contains the authorization for the Pentagon to train and equip Syrian Rebels in the fight against the Islamic State, or ISIS. The measure was approved on a 78-22 vote and now goes to the President.
A refugee from Somalia who worked as an airport cab driver in St. Louis has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for providing money to a terrorist organization in Somalia.
The sentence for 31-year-old Mohamud Abdi Yusuf was handed down today in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. He pleaded guilty in November, admitting that he raised nearly $6,000 for al-Shabab, which was trying to overthrow the provisional government in Somalia.