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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 …

Fed Could Delay Interest Rate Hikes

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Washington — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen indicated Wednesday that the Federal Reserve could delay further raising a key interest rate while the U.S. economy faces increased risks from slower global growth and roiling financial markets. But she said the U.S. appeared to be weathering the turmoil and …

Campaigns Descend on S. Carolina

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Manchester — Hillary Clinton’s allies in the black community moved aggressively Wednesday to shore up her support with minority voters following her crushing defeat in New Hampshire, as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders worked to win over the black …

Burger King to Add Hot Dogs

Thursday, February 11, 2016

New York — Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23. It may seem …

Bill: Recording Fights a Crime

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Springfield, Ill. — The video posted on Facebook showed a 12-year-old on the ground while another boy tried to stomp him, with classmates standing by, circling the two and recording the fight on their phones. Neither boy was …

Study: Zika Tied to Major Eye Defects in Babies

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Some Brazilian babies born with birth defects linked to Zika virus also have severe eye problems in addition to brain damage, doctors reported Tuesday. The doctors found eye damage in more than one-third of babies they studied in December at a hospital in Salvador, Brazil’s third largest city. …

New Players Bid for Wireless Airwaves

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Washington — Venture capital and other investment firms have been positioning themselves to enter a major auction of wireless airwaves this spring that is expected to reshape the nation’s communications networks, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. At least one local firm, Alexandria, Va.-based Columbia Capital, …

‘Human Error’ in German Crash

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Munich — The head-on collision of two commuter trains in southern Germany that left 10 people dead and dozens injured Tuesday was caused by “human error,” a source close to the investigation told dpa of the initial findings. …

US Army study: Iraq’s Mosul dam at ‘higher risk’ of failure

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

U.S. Army Study: Iraq’s Mosul Dam At ‘Higher Risk’ of Failure Baghdad — Iraq’s Mosul Dam has long been branded the world’s most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That …

Syria Teeters On Verge of Catastrophe

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Suddenly, after four years of brutal civil war, Syria this week became even more of an uncontrollable military, diplomatic and humanitarian disaster. “We are not blind to what is happening,” Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday as he prepared for a meeting in Munich of stakeholders …

Court Puts Hold on Clean Power Plan

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Washington — A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory …