Leading Republican Ryan reconsiders House speaker run: lawmakers

WASHINGTON/JANESVILLE, Wis. - 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. | Video

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Isolated North Korea says ready for war with U.S. as it marks anniversary

PYONGYANG - Isolated North Korea marked the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party on Saturday with a massive military parade overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, who said his country was ready to fight any war waged by the United States.

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Student charged with killing one, wounding three at Arizona university

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Russian air strikes target western Syria: monitor

BEIRUT - Russian jets carried out air strikes on areas in western Syria on Saturday and an Islamic State stronghold in the north was rocked by a large explosion, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.