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Maryland School Shooting, Washington, USA - 20 Mar 2018

Maryland School Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Wounded

An armed school resource officer confronted and exchanged gunfire with a school shooter Tuesday morning after the student wounded two classmates at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland, police say. The gunman is dead

Boeing 787 Faces Renewed Scrutiny After Two New Mechanical Problems

United to Pause Animal Shipments After a Dog Died

A week after a dog died in an overhead bin and another was shipped to Japan instead of Kansas, United Airlines is reevaluating its handling of pets. The carrier is suspending its animal-shipping cargo program during a review

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Freaked Out Over Facebook? Check Your Settings

After reports that up to 50 million Facebook users' data was used without their permission, many are taking time to look at their privacy settings on social media platforms. You may be sharing more information than you realize

Piles of snow along the streets of Boston.

How Much Snow to Expect From Winter Storm Toby

Winter Storm Toby, the fourth Nor'easter in less than three weeks, is set to wallop the storm-ravaged East Coast with a fresh blanket of snow just in time for the first day of spring. It could bring more than a foot of snow to certain cities

Here's What the Spring Equinox Looks Like From Space

The National Weather Service shared this image from space of the Earth just before "the sun crossed the equator," or just before the start of spring. For those living north of the equator, the days will begin to get longer


Florida Shooting Suspect's Brother Held on $500K Bond

Zachary Cruz, 18, was arrested at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and charged with trespassing on school grounds, a Sheriff's Office report said. The teen had received prior warnings to stay away from the campus

Donald Trump Has Lunch With Saudi Deputy Crown Prince And Defense Minister

Senate Vote May Spoil Saudi Crown Prince's Visit

The Senate will push this week to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen, just as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Washington for a two-week visit of the United States

FILE PHOTO: Sudan, the last surviving male northern white rhino, grazes in Laikipia National Park

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

The last surviving male northern white rhinoceros in the world has died, spelling likely extinction for the sub-species. Sudan, 45, was euthanized this week after battling multiple age-related infections