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."
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:17:10 -0400
30 killed, 126 injured in Ankara bomb blasts
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Two bomb explosions on Saturday targeting a peace rally by leftist and Kurdish activists in Turkey's capital Ankara killed at least 30 people and injured 126 others, Turkey's Interior Ministry said.
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:26:03 -0400
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.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:10:51 -0400
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.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:16:42 -0400
In familiar ritual, Obama consoles families from Oregon mass shooting
President Barack Obama, in a ritual that has become both familiar and frustrating to him, traveled to Oregon on Friday to console families of the victims of a community college shooting that once again sparked a push for U.S. gun reform. The president, a Democrat who tried but failed to tighten firearms laws after previous mass shootings, arrived in a community where support for gun rights remains strong despite the deaths of 10 people, including the gunman, in the deadliest massacre on U.S. soil in two years. Obama met privately for about an hour with the families at a local high school.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:07:10 -0400
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.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:59:36 -0400
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