Obama says 'it's about the families' after Oregon meeting

President Barack Obama, center, with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, right, and Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich, left, pauses as he makes a statement to members of the media following their meeting with families of the victims of the Oct. 1, shooting at Umpqua Community College, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 in Roseburg, Ore. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)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."

30 killed, 126 injured in Ankara bomb attacks

People help an injured woman after an explosion during a peace march in AnkaraANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two bomb explosions targeting a peace rally in Turkey's capital Ankara on Saturday killed at least 30 people and injured 126 others, Turkey's Interior Ministry said.

Why urbanization is globally on the rise

Now I Get It: UrbanizationUrbanization — 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.

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

Northern Arizona University released booking photo of suspected gunman Steven JonesBy 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

It’s undoubtedly the era of Big Money in politics. But for the time being...

NLDS Game 1: Mets win as Jacob deGrom bests Clayton Kershaw in K duel

Baltimore history buffs raise Edgar Allan Poe tradition from the dead

Edgar Allan Poe's cenotaphThe Maryland Historical Society is resurrecting the tradition of the "Poe Toaster," a shadowy figure who would sneak to Edgar Allan Poe's gravesite for a mysterious tribute.

Northern Arizona University student kills one, injures three with handgun: police

Steven Jones - Northern Arizona UniversityA Northern Arizona University student shot and killed one person and injured three outside a dormitory in Flagstaff, authorities said.

Benghazi committee releases more Clinton emails

The emails raise new questions about her handling of classified information.

Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy

File photo of Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet leaders before a news conference in TunisThe National Dialogue Quartet was cited for its contributions to the Arab Spring movement.

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