Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Turkey Shoots Down Russian Warplane Near Border With Syria
Syrian fighters on the ground and Turkish sources told NBC News that the Russian jet's pilots ejected and landed in an area north of Latakia, Syria, that is controlled by rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad. Russia has an air base in Latakia which is used to launch bombing raids targeting Assad's foes — including ISIS. Read more in NEWS.
2. France Wants U.S. to 'Bring the Fight to the Terrorists'
Their end goals are the same — defeat ISIS. President Barack Obama and French counterpart François Hollande will meet on Tuesday to discuss the means.As his nation reels from attacks that left 130 dead just under two weeks ago, Hollande has been on a mission to boost the coalition that's aiming to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Read more in NEWS.
3. 1.9M in Europe's Capital Told Lockdown Won't End for Week
European officials were working feverishly on numerous fronts Tuesday to stave off potential terror attacks while chasing leads from the latest one. Police raids in Europe thus far have failed to capture the primary person-of-interest in the Paris terror attacks: Salah Abdeslam.
4. State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert
The State Department on Monday issued a worldwide alert three days ahead of Thanksgiving cautioning travelers of "increased terroristic threats" from ISIS, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and other groups. The alert expires Feb. 24.
5. Five Shot Near Protest Over Police Killing of Jamar Clark
The shooting happened around a block away from the Minneapolis Police Department 4th Precinct, where Black Lives Matter demonstrators and local activists have camped for more than a week after 24-year-old Jamar Clark was shot dead by a police officer during a scuffle on November 15. Read more in NEWS.
6. Four Killed in Military Chopper Crash at Fort Hood
Fort Hood Range, according a statement released by the Army. Emergency crews found the wreckage after an extensive search. The members of the Division West, First Army were on a routine training mission at the time, the Army said. The cause of the crash was under investigation. Read more in NEWS.
7. Marco Rubio's Dad Takes Center Stage in New Ad
Sen. Marco Rubio's first early-state broadcast ad — a tribute to his father and a strategic move to highlight his biographical story — will begin airing Thursday in Iowa, NBC News has learned. The 60-second spot is the first in a $20 million ad buy that begins Thursday and extends through February in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, according to a campaign aide. Read more in POLITICS.
Nightly Spotlight: A Boy’s Mission to Thank Every New York City Cop
Zachary Becerra has been at it for nearly a year, so far visiting more than 60 precincts around the city to personally thank officers who protect his city like true superheroes.