URGENT - US service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria
(CNN) -- ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday.US service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the spokesperson for the US-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve."U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time," the tweet said.The coalition has not said how many service members were killed.There were several reported casualties in the city a militia controlling the city and a UK-based monitoring group said Wednesday.The ISIS-affiliated Amaq agency said the attack in the northern city of Manbij was carried out by a suicide bomber with an explosive vest.
URGENT - Pelosi asks Trump to move State of the Union address
(CNN) -- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking to move the day of the State of the Union address or deliver it in writing, citing security concerns from the ongoing government shutdown."Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29," Pelosi writes in the letter dated Wednesday.About 25% of the federal government has been shutdown since December 22, the longest such shutdown in US history.