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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York said Wednesday that "many" people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats.
Twitter announced Wednesday a crackdown on accounts powered by software "bots" which can artificially amplify a person or cause and which have been accused of manipulating the social network during the 2016 US election. The San Francisco messaging platform said the move was intended to rid the service of spam-spewing automated accounts, and not aimed at people using the service according to the rules. "These changes are an important step in ensuring we stay ahead of malicious activity targeting the crucial conversations taking place on Twitter -- including elections in the United States and around the world," Twitter developer policy lead Yoel Roth said in a blog post.
Rev. Billy Graham, the famous evangelist who died on Wednesday, was a charismatic preacher, a counselor to presidents, and a leading figure in American evangelicalism.
BRANDYWINE, Md. (AP) - An off-duty police officer who answered a neighbor's request for help in a domestic dispute was shot and killed Wednesday in Maryland, officials said.
The man behind the return of the Ford GT departs after an internal investigation into unspecified complaints.
Police in California found a stash of weapons in the house of a teenage student who had threatened to shoot up his school, the Los Angeles County sheriff's department said Wednesday. Sheriff Jim McDonnell said police had arrested the 17-year-old student, who made the threat during an argument with a teacher on Friday, two days after a teenager killed 17 people in a gun rampage at a school in Florida. Police also found two handguns and 90 high-capacity ammunition magazines, the sheriff said.
Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their "turn to die" on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government forces on the besieged, rebel-held enclave near Damascus. Emily Wither reports.
A Colorado congressman was met with boos at a town hall on Tuesday night as he repeatedly declined to back an assault-weapons ban.
A survivor of the Columbine High School shooting has said the reaction of the Parkland victims has renewed her hope of meaningful action finally happening on gun control. Anne Marie Hochhalter said social media had given survivors of mass shootings a platform to call for change that the teenagers of Columbine never had. In recent days students from the Florida school have held emotive rallies and are planning further marches calling for tighter gun regulations after 17 people were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day. Ms Hochhalter was left paralysed when she was shot during the 1999 massacre that killed 13 at the Colorado high school. Yet social...
Graham died at his home Wednesday morning, his family said.
Florida House members in Tallahassee declined to take up gun legislation as Stoneman Douglas students in the gallery looked on.
North Korea cancels meeting with Mike Pence at the Winter Games at the last minute, according to Pence's office. No reporter narration.
A new poll from Quinnipiac University has found the highest support it's ever surveyed for universal background checks for firearms purchases, with nearly 100 percent of those polled supporting the gun control measure.
By Ellen Francis and Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least 250 people since Sunday night. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was the highest 48-hour death toll in the Syria conflict since a 2013 chemical attack on eastern Ghouta, the last major rebel bastion located near the capital. Damascus says it only targets militants.
By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by a global watchdog over a U.S.-led motion to put the South Asian country on a terrorist financing watchlist, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said late on Tuesday. Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avoid being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a measure that officials fear could hurt its economy.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday offered the first images of the site of an airplane crash in southern Iran that killed 65 people, with officials hoping to reach the aircraft's "black boxes" to learn exactly what downed the flight.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A white homeowner who shot an unarmed black man after complaining of "hoodlums" in the neighborhood said Tuesday he thought the loud, armed people in the street were friends of his own troubled, drug-taking son until he expressed fear about them.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.
Many of those arrested are high school students
On Tuesday, Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten announced that Casey and Sandy Parsons, the adoptive parents of Erica Parsons, will be charged with murder in the death of Erica.
He had fireworks and extra ammunition in his backpack, police said
"Deep and dangerous crevices in the area of the crash have made it impossible for helicopters to land," Ghafoor Rastinrooz, director of the regional medical centre, told official news agency IRNA. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared from radar as it flew over the Zagros mountain range on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran on a domestic flight.
Student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are taking the fight for gun control to the state and national level don't appreciate seeing their organizing efforts being labeled as a left-wing conspiracy.
Trump administration officials spent the weekend in Munich telling their European counterparts to please ignore President Donald Trump's tweets and to focus on their more sober-minded statements.
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A gun-owning Dallas politician said he won't support the National Rifle Association holding its annual convention in his city this year after last week's Florida school shooting unless the group will discuss gun law reform.
Chelsea Clinton joined in the criticism of Donald Trump Jr.'s trip to India, with the throwing of some wonderfully subtle shade.
A Thai court on Tuesday said it ruled in favor of a wealthy Japanese man who had fathered 13 surrogate children in Thailand, naming him their legal parent and sole guardian. The case harks back to late 2014, when police said they had found 13 babies fathered by a Japanese national with nine Thai surrogate mothers. The children were taken to foster homes and the father has petitioned for custody since early 2015.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.
A woman was killed and four people were injured after a teen carjacking suspect slammed into a family's vehicle in Palmdale.
Principal Ty Thompson posted the message online three days after 17 of his students and staff were killed.
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Monday issued a new congressional map to replace the state's current one, which the court said is so partisan it violates the state's Constitution.
But the moment of serenity didn't last.
Video footage of British glamour model Chloe Ayling retracing her movements from a city studio where she was allegedly grabbed to a farmhouse where she was held for six days was played on Monday at the trial of a Polish man charged with her kidnapping. The 20-year-old model was allegedly snatched by a group calling itself Black Death after being lured to a fake modelling shoot at a studio in Milan in July. According to prosecutors, Ms Ayling was drugged at the studio, zipped inside a canvas bag and transported to a farmhouse near Turin, where she was held captive and drugged with the tranquilizer Ketamine. A 30-year-old Polish man, Lukasz Herba, is being tried for the kidnapping. He was...
Dozens of students gathered in front of the White House on Monday to demand changes to gun laws, just days after a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead.
Police say a woman is dead after falling five stories from the window of an apartment where she wasn't supposed to be.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Islamic State militants ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27 more than two months after Baghdad declared victory over the extremist group, officials said Monday
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish authorities on Monday renamed a street where the U.S. Embassy is located with the name of Turkey's military offensive in Syria that had led to tensions between the allies.
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Carnival has launched an investigation into a wild brawl off the Australian coast, that saw 23 passengers kicked off a cruise. Some on board accuse security of being heavy handed. Joel Labi reports.
Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after it sent a towering plume of ash more than 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) into the air, its biggest eruption this year. Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,900 km (1,181 miles) northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia's northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has reportedly apologized for defending his former chief of staff Rob Porter, who recently resigned from President Donald Trump's administration following allegations that he abused his two ex-wives.
Philippine security forces have arrested a foreigner suspected of recruiting domestic fighters for pro-Islamic State militant groups, including an alliance that occupied a southern city for five months last year, police said on Monday. Director-General Ronald dela Rosa paraded before the media Fehmi Lassoued and his Filipino girlfriend, Anabel Salipada, three days after they were arrested in a rented apartment a few blocks away from the U.S. embassy in Manila, the capital. "A thorough investigation is now underway to determine the extent of their involvement with international and domestic threat groups," dela Rosa said, adding that an undisclosed foreign intelligence ally gave details...
Mexico City (AFP) - A medium intensity earthquake struck southwestern Mexico early Monday morning, scaring residents already shaken by a powerful quake two days earlier, though there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
President Donald Trump capped a long weekend of hate-tweeting by taunting an "insecure" Oprah Winfrey over her latest appearance on "60 Minutes."
LeBron James, who has refused to heed Fox News host Laura Ingraham's advice to "shut up and dribble," had a pointed message for the watching world on Sunday - and he wore it proudly on his shoes.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - This wasn't the first time Devante Smith-Pelly has had racial taunts directed at him during a hockey game.
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The sound of gunfire still ringing in his ears after his mad half-mile sprint, Jack Ciaramello was standing with friends in a grocery store parking lot when a sheriff's deputy approached. He asked the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High senior if he knew a former student named Nikolas Cruz.