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A Phoenix police officer, left, tries to give instructions to parents waiting to reunite with their children, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. after two teens were shot Friday at Independence High School in the Phoenix suburb.   Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters Friday that both victims were 15 years old and were shot once. She says authorities are not searching for any suspects and a weapon was found near the bodies. Breeden told parents awaiting word on their kids that "your children are safe." (AP Photo/Matt York)

Two Students Die in Murder-Suicide Friday at Arizona High School

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Glendale, Ariz. — Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide. Police announced that a suicide note was found at the shooting scene near the cafeteria area of Independence High School in Glendale. They said the …

House Sends N. Korea Bill To Obama

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Washington — Congress sent President Obama legislation Friday that hits North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program. House Republicans and Democrats joined together to overwhelmingly approve the bill by a vote of 408-2 less than a week after North Korea launched a rocket carrying a satellite …

‘Today is a Day of Grace’

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Havana — Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed each other on the cheek Friday before heading into a historic meeting in Cuba that is the first rapprochement between the two churches in the nearly 1,000 years since Christianity split between East and West. Despite a separation that dates back …

Congress Votes to Ban Local Internet Taxes

Friday, February 12, 2016

Washington — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service. On a vote …

Last Occupiers of Oregon Wildlife Refuge Surrender to FBI

Friday, February 12, 2016

Burns, Ore. — Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national nature preserve surrendered Thursday, and a leader in their movement who organized a 2014 standoff with authorities was criminally charged in …

Utilities Shrug At Court Ruling

Friday, February 12, 2016

In a town famous for news leaks, the Supreme Court managed to deliver a genuine surprise when it moved this week to freeze the Obama administration’s signature regulation on climate change, raising doubts about U.S. promises to cut pollution blamed for Earth’s warming. But although Tuesday’s ruling startled …

NYC Officer Convicted Of Manslaughter

Friday, February 12, 2016

New York — A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability. The courtroom audience gasped …

Questions Grow as Bank Profit Warnings Pile Up

Friday, February 12, 2016

Paris — Questions grow over the financial health of banks, particularly in Europe and the U.S., as they face a toxic mix of low economic growth, bad loans and squeezed earnings. France’s Societe Generale became Thursday the latest …

2 female bombers kill 58 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Prosecutor: Ex-LA Sheriff Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case Los Angeles — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that tarnished his long career and …

Russia Proposes March 1 Cease-Fire

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Munich — Russia has proposed a March 1 cease-fire in Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups. The United States has countered with demands for the fighting to stop immediately, …

S. Korea to Shutter Industrial Park in N. Korea

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Seoul, South Korea — South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to its recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile programs. The decision to end …

Justice Dept. Sues Ferguson Over Reforms

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Department of Justice filed a 56-page civil lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Ferguson, Missouri, alleging that, 18 months after the police shooting of Michael Brown, the city’s police and court system continue to violate black residents’ civil rights. The suit — a contentious next-step in what …

Senate Passes Bill to Hit North Korea With Sanctions

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Washington (ap) — Seeking to derail North Korea’s drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal. The Senate approved the sanctions bill, 96-0, after …