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Some governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

Several U.S. governors, including Indiana’s Mike Pence, are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of the coordinated attacks in Paris, though an immigration expert says they have no legal authority to do so.

FILE - In this May 17, 2012, file photo, the steel skeleton for the eastern end of the new Innerbelt Bridge in Cleveland sits next to the existing span. As Congress races to renew the law that pays for national transportation programs, lobbyists are in a frenzy to shape dozens of provisions, from the length of trucks allowed on roads to whether recalled used cars must be repaired before sold and how to pay for bridges and highways. The bill is the lobbyists’ best shot in years to achieve favorable transportation policies or block regulations they don’t like. Congress hopes to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill, and get a compromise to President Barack Obama for his signature before the government’s authority to process highway and transit aid payments to states expires. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Transportation bill is target of lobbying frenzy

Congress is racing toward a Friday deadline to renew the law that pays for national transportation programs, and lobbyists trying to shape the legislation are in a frenzy.

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, Kia introduces the Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago. On Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Kia recalls over 256,000 Souls for steering problem

Kia says in documents filed with the government that the adhesive that holds steering gear parts together may not be strong enough and the parts can separate. That can cause loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

FILE - This still image from undated video released by Islamic State militants on Oct. 3, 2014, purports to show the militant known as Jihadi John.  (AP Photo/File)

Military: US ‘reasonably certain’ Jihadi John is dead

Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British citizen, was the target of an airstrike in Raqqa, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement. Officials were assessing the results of the strike, he said.