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A Turkish protester sets on fire a poster of Russian President Vladimir Putin that reads in Turkish and Russian " Assassin Putin! " during a protest in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Turkey shot down the Russian Su-24 bomber at the Syrian border on Tuesday, insisting it had violated its airspace despite repeated warnings.(AP Photo/Omer Kuscu)

Kremlin says it’s ‘fully mobilized’ to deal with Turkish threat

- The Washington Times

If anyone has forgotten, Turkey is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, where the United States and other members have a duty to come to Turkey’s aid if the alliance receives an Article 5 treaty request. An attack on one alliance member is considered an attack on all. Geopolitical analysts have wondered if Russia’s response to Turkey shooting down a Russian fighter plane would draw NATO into a conflict with the Russian Federation.

In this Nov. 16, 2015 photo, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks at a news conference in Henderson, Nev. Carson is making a post-Thanksgiving trip to visit Syrian refugees in Jordan this weekend. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Ben Carson after camp tour: Absorb Syrian refugees in Mideast

- Associated Press

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and “encouragement” to the host nations.

In this June 16, 2014, file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq. Under its leader, Iraqi jihadi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State group top command is dominated by former officers from Saddam Hussein's military and intelligence agencies, according to senior Iraqi officers and top intelligence officials. (AP Photo, File)

Philippine forces kill 8 suspected to have IS sympathies

- Associated Press

Philippine marines killed eight suspected sympathizers of the Islamic State group in a clash in the southern Philippines on Thursday, seizing bomb-making equipment, assault rifles and black flags, military officials said.

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Police stand guard near a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A gunman opened fire at the clinic on Friday, authorities said, wounding multiple people. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

FBI warned of Planned Parenthood attacks months ago

- The Washington Times

For the past several months, law enforcement has been wary of people potentially targeting reproductive health clinics -- specifically Planned Parenthood locations -- after the FBI sent out an intelligence bulletin to police departments nationwide with that warning.

Editorials from around New England

- Associated Press

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

'Hello Barbie' doll can be hacked, researcher warns

- The Washington Times

Mattel's "Hello Barbie" is one of the hottest toys this holiday season, but researchers warn that a security flaw that affects the Wi-Fi-enabled doll is capable of quickly turning Christmas into the creepiest time of the year.

Canal-clogging weed spreads as regulations slow removal

Associated Press

An aquatic weed capable of clogging irrigation canals and other waterways is spreading along the Columbia River while the federal government is grappling with regulatory hurdles to remove it.

Clark County leaders commit to helping veterans

- Associated Press

United States Marine Corps Sgt. Will King was sitting in the Clark County jail when he first heard about the Veterans Court program in Floyd County.