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Obama says 'it's about the families' after Oregon meeting
President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes. But given the freshness of the week-old tragedy, he said, "Today, it's about the families."
Why urbanization is globally on the rise
Urbanization — the expansion of cities — is on the rise. People across the globe are heading into urban areas looking for work, education and health care. Others arrive, fleeing wars and natural disasters. Without the proper planning, the rapid increase in urban areas, especially in developing countries where most growth is happening, can lead to some big problems.
NLDS Game 1: Mets win as Jacob deGrom bests Clayton Kershaw in K duel
Leading Republican Ryan reconsiders House speaker run: lawmakers
WASHINGTON/JANESVILLE, Wis. (Reuters) - A leading Republican congressman with allies on the right wing of the party, Paul Ryan, is weighing a bid to replace retiring U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, fellow lawmakers said on Friday as they sought to defuse a leadership battle. Numerous House Republicans and even 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney have asked Ryan to run for speaker after the front-runner, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, abruptly dropped out on Thursday.
Student charged with killing one, wounding three at Arizona university
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An 18-year-old student killed a classmate and wounded three other students when he opened fire during a confrontation on the campus of Northern Arizona University early on Friday, in the latest shooting to hit a U.S. school, authorities said. The suspected gunman, Steven Jones, a freshman at the state university in northern Arizona, was taken into custody following the shooting, campus Police Chief Gregory Fowler said. Jones was charged with first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault and was ordered held on $2 million bond at a brief court appearance.
California border patrol supervisor accused of false alerts on U.S. resident
A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor has been charged with creating bogus alerts in the agency's database to force routine stops, sometimes at gunpoint, of a legal U.S. resident who frequently crosses the border with Mexico, court documents said on Friday. The supervisor at the border station in San Diego, Martin Rene Duran, was trying to force his target to withdraw allegations that his brother-in-law had sexually abused the target's son and stepson, according to a federal complaint. Duran's brother-in-law, Raymundo Estrada Figueroa, was charged with two counts of international travel for illicit sex in the same complaint.
Bernie Sanders outraises every Republican candidate
Baltimore history buffs raise Edgar Allan Poe tradition from the dead
Northern Arizona University student kills one, injures three with handgun: police
Benghazi committee releases more Clinton emails
Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy
Ben Carson recalls his encounter with a gunman
John Boehner stuck in limbo as speaker after Kevin McCarthy withdraws bid
Hillary Clinton’s lack of Wall Street backers
One shot dead, three wounded in US university 'confrontation'
A student armed with a handgun killed another student in a "confrontation" at an Arizona university early Friday that also left three others with multiple gunshot wounds, police said, in the latest shooting at a US college. The deadly incident at Northern Arizona University (NAU) came hours before President Barack Obama was to meet families of victims of last week's shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Oregon that left nine people dead before the gunman killed himself. The first emergency calls came through to police at 1:20 am Friday, when most NAU students would have been in bed at the sprawling university campus in the city of Flagstaff.
Ben Carson: Holocaust could have been avoided if Jews were armed
Republican candidate Ben Carson continued his controversial remarks about guns Thursday -- suggesting in a new interview that the Jews may have been able to diminish the likelihood of the Holocaust if they were armed.
Feds offer little guidance to Islamic State recruits too young to prosecute
Hero in French train attack reportedly stabbed
CBS News is reporting that Spencer Stone, the U.S. airman who helped foil a terror attack on a French train this summer, was stabbed Wednesday night.
Kevin McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker