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A Phoenix police officer, center, tries to give instructions to parents waiting to board buses to reunite with their children Friday in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Ariz., after two students died in a shooting at Independence High School. The danger at the campus was over, police said, as worried parents crowded stores nearby to await word on their children. [Associated Press]

Two students killed in shooting at Phoenix-area high school

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Two students were shot and killed Friday at a high school in a Phoenix suburb but the danger at the campus was over, police said, as hundreds of worried parents crowded outside nearby stores to await word on their children. Two 15-year-old girls were shot once at Independence High School, but it w …


U.S., Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights (w/video)


WHO: Zika virus test is 'weeks, not years' away (w/video)


  1. U.S., Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights (w/video)


    HAVANA — The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.

  2. Ferguson mayor says city told Justice Dept. that agreement was no sure thing


    FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson leaders warned U.S. Department of Justice negotiators last month that they couldn't guarantee approval of a plan to address the agency's scathing review of the city's police and courts, including allegations that the civil rights of black residents were routinely violated, Ferguson's mayor …

  3. WHO: Zika virus test is 'weeks, not years' away (w/video)


    LONDON — Scientists are "weeks, not years" from developing a test for the fast-spreading Zika virus, but large-scale clinical trials for a potential vaccine are at least 18 months away, the World Health Organization announced Friday.

  4. Plans for 'cessation in violence' in Syria face long hurdles (w/video)


    BEIRUT, Lebanon — A diplomatic push for a temporary pause in Syria's civil war and the delivery of humanitarian aid faced huge hurdles Friday, with Russia saying it would continue its airstrikes and government planes dropping leaflets urging rebels to surrender because "the belt is narrowing around you."

  5. Trudeau halts combat against ISIS, plans economic boost


    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — in the week when he marked 100 days in the job — has acted on a pledge to end Canada's combat role against the Islamic State.

    At the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club in Toronto on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters about his first 100 days in office and the expansion of summer jobs for students.