27-year-old Yvette Velasco will be remembered today at an outdoor funeral service in Covina, California this afternoon. She will be the first of 14 victims memorialized from the worst terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
The investigation into the couple who carried out the attack focusing now on a neighbor and friend of the couple. We learned yesterday that Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were radicalized well before they married. Faroook may have plotted an attack as early as 2012 with neighbor Enrique Marquez. Marquez purchased the AR-15 rifles used in the attack. Marquez is reportedly cooperating with investigators. It is unclear if he played a role in the San Bernardino attack. He will face charges. We’ve got Fox team coverage and in-depth analysis.
We’re also looking at how Malik was able to get into the U.S. on a K1 visa. She was from Pakistan, used a fake address, attended a radical religious school an wasn’t flagged.
The last of 21 Syrian refugees arrive in Texas today despite efforts to keep them out. A judge ruled they must be allowed to settle in Houston.
A Minnesota man has been charged with helping the Islamic State. 20-year-old Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame charged Wednesday in Minneapolis. He tried to help other young men from Minnesota’s Somali community to travel to Syria and fight with ISIS. Nine others from the community have already been charged. Matt Finn reporting.
Switzerland on high alert after a terror scare there. 4 suspects with ties to ISIS may be in Geneva. Greg Palkot reporting.
Brand new polls out by the New York Times and CBS News confirm Donald Trump continues to surge. He gets 35% of likely GOP voters, Cruz gets 16%, Carson drops to 13%. Rubio gets 9%. No other candidate gets more than 4% (including Jeb Bush). On the Dem side, Hillary Clinton maintains a 20 point lead over Sanders.
New Fox News polling from South Carolina show Trump has gained 8 points there. He’s the clear front runner now with 38%.
The man accused of killing three at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic yelled out in court that he was guilty and that he was a “warrior for the babies.” His lawyer wants his mental health analyzed.
President Obama set to sign the “Every Student Succeeds Act” today at 11:05. That’s the overhaul of “No Child Left Behind,” the unpopular 20002 law that took federal control over school districts across the country and imposed tough testing standards that some have said were unproductive. The new law turns much more control over to the states, and cuts the number of mandatory tests.
1 million people signed up for Obamacare during open enrollment according to the White House.
Waterlogged parts of the Pacific Northwest getting more wet weather today including rain on the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington and snow for the mountains. Parts of the area already dealing with flooding and mudslides. It comes as the rest of the nation remains mostly clear and warm. Strange weather days.
Oil and stocks falling in lockstep yesterday for a third day of declines. Oil trading at 7 year lows.
We get weekly jobless numbers today.
A Taliban attack on the airport in Kandahar has been repelled but not before 50 people were killed along with 11 terrorists.
Secretary of State John Kerry is back in Paris trying to finalize a big deal to stop climate change with more than 125 countries.
Interesting new proposal by the Pentagon to open or beef up a series of military bases to fight terrorists around the world. We’ll explore with a guest.