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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

Student charged with killing one, wounding three at Arizona university

PHOENIX - 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. | Video

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California border patrol supervisor accused of false alerts on U.S. resident

SAN DIEGO - 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.

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One killed, one wounded in shooting near Texas Southern University

HOUSTON - One person was fatally shot on Friday and another person was wounded in a shooting an apartment complex adjacent to the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston, and two suspects have been taken into custody, the school said. | Video

09 Oct 2015

Los Angeles approves sweeping earthquake building-safety rules

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles on Friday approved safety standards that will require earthquake retrofits at thousands of apartment buildings and establish the nation's toughest rules for structurally weak concrete buildings.

U.S. reassesses Columbus Day, Native American plight in focus

NEW YORK - About four miles from the world's largest Christopher Columbus parade in midtown Manhattan on Monday, hundreds of Native Americans and their supporters will hold a sunrise prayer circle to honor ancestors who were slain or driven from their land.

09 Oct 2015

More rain, flooding predicted for inundated South Carolina

GEORGETOWN, S.C. - As state and local officials warned on Friday of the possibility of more flooding in eastern South Carolina , Georgetown County resident Wilma Green said she would heed their advice to evacuate. | Video

In familiar ritual, Obama consoles families from Oregon mass shooting

ROSEBURG, Ore. - 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. | Video

09 Oct 2015

Shark bites surfer off Hawaii coast, leaving him in critical condition

HONOLULU - A 25-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark off the famed North Shore on Hawaii's island of Oahu on Friday, and the man was rushed to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition, emergency officials said.

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Former California beauty queen charged with child porn

SAN DIEGO - A 25-year-old former beauty queen was charged in Southern California on Friday with distributing pornographic photos of a 4-year-old girl who is her relative, prosecutors said.

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