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One dead, three injured after shooting at university in Arizona

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 03:55
"Situation is stabilized," the university in Flagstaff, Arizona, said in a post on Twitter. The first call of shots fired came in at 1:20 a.m. local time, university spokeswoman Cindy Brown told CNN. The three injured victims were being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center, Brown said.

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 03:23

The National Dialogue Quartet was cited for its contributions to the Arab Spring movement.

South Carolina city to pay $6.5 million over police shooting of black man

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 17:08

The man, Walter Scott, 50, was shot after fleeing a traffic stop in April. The shooting was caught on a bystander's video and reignited a national outcry over police treatment of minorities. North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey said in a statement that the City Council had voted to settle all potential claims over Scott's death for $6.5 million.

One dead, three wounded in latest US university shooting

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 16:38
One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting at an Arizona university early Friday before the gunman was captured, officials said, in the latest such incident in the United States. The deadly shooting at Northern Arizona University (NAU) comes just over a week after the October 1 shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, in which a 26-year-old gunman shot dead nine people and then committed suicide. The first emergency calls came through to police at 1:20 am Friday, when most NAU students would have been in bed at the university campus in the city of Flagstaff.

France train attack hero Stone stabbed in California

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 16:02

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force airman Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who thwarted an August train attack in France, was stabbed several times during a fight outside a Sacramento bar early on Thursday and was hospitalized in serious condition, police said. The fight was not related to Stone's role in subduing the gunman on a train headed to Paris and there was no connection to terrorism, Sacramento Deputy Police Chief Ken Bernard told a news conference. Stone's assailant, who has not been caught, is not believed to have known Stone's identity, Bernard said.

Merkel, Zerai, Pope Francis all in Nobel Peace Prize buzz

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 14:49

Europe's record-breaking refugee crisis was a hot topic ahead of Friday's announcement.

Ben Carson: Holocaust could have been avoided if Jews were armed

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 14:20

Republican candidate Ben Carson continued his controversial remarks about guns Thursday -- suggesting in a new interview that the Jews may have been able to diminish the likelihood of the Holocaust if they were armed.

House Republicans in chaos as favorite McCarthy quits speaker race

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:35

By Susan Cornwell and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in Congress were plunged into turmoil on Thursday when California Representative Kevin McCarthy, the favorite to succeed retiring House Speaker John Boehner, dropped out of the race in a surprise that adds to concerns about the party's ability to govern effectively. McCarthy, the No. 2 Republican in the House, faced opposition from more conservative lawmakers who now could be emboldened to take a more confrontational approach toward Democratic President Barack Obama on legislation and policy. McCarthy's decision leaves House Republicans without a leader at a time when they face difficult decisions about the spending and national debt that could threaten the country's ability to pay its bills and keep its government running.

France train attack hero Stone stabbed in California, Air Force says

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 09:25

U.S. Air Force airman Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who thwarted a train attack in France in August, was stabbed in Sacramento early on Thursday and was in stable condition at a California hospital, Air Force officials said. "At approximately 1 a.m., Airman First Class Stone was involved in a stabbing incident in Sacramento," Air Force spokeswoman Rose Richeson said in a statement.

Man hailed as hero in Oregon college shooting leaves hospital

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 08:20
Mercy Medical Center spokeswoman Kathleen Nickel did not say when he was released or give an update on his condition. Mintz, an 30-year-old army veteran, blocked a gunman from entering a classroom at Umpqua Community College, his former girlfriend told Reuters last week.

Hero in French train attack reportedly stabbed

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 07:56

CBS News is reporting that Spencer Stone, the U.S. airman who helped foil a terror attack on a French train this summer, was stabbed Wednesday night.

FBI says it 'disrupted' dozens of potential militants

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 07:36

FBI counterterrorism investigators followed "dozens and dozens" of potential militants around the United States full time during the summer and "disrupted" many of them, FBI Director James Comey told a congressional committee on Thursday. Comey, who testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs along with Nick Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said U.S. investigators are aware of dozens of U.S.-based Islamic militant suspects who now are using encrypted communications. Comey said investigators had followed "dozens and dozens of people around the United States 24/7" during the summer and had "disrupted" them.

Guns, Congress and Murphy's Law

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 04:00

Rep. Tim Murphy's sensible bill on mental health and guns is unlikely to become law.