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CSULB memorial recalls Paris terror victim Nohemi Gonzalez

They called her Mimi at home, but in the Cal State Long Beach industrial design studio, she was a take-charge person. She went to Paris to hone her design sense.

France bombs Islamic State HQ, hunts attacker who got away

Twelve aircraft, including 10 fighter jets dropped a total of 20 bombs in the biggest air strikes since France extended its bombing campaign against the extremist group to Syria in September.

World leaders vow vigorous response after Paris terror spree

President Barack Obama called the violence an "attack on the civilized world" and Russian President Vladimir Putin urged "global efforts" to confront the threat.

Officials: Manhunt for suspected Paris attacker on the run

Police identified the man suspected of renting the car that delivered attackers to the Bataclan concert hall as Salah Abdeslam, a 26-year-old born in Brussels.

Has the Islamic State overreached?

ISIS has now claimed responsibility for major terror attacks in France, Egypt and Lebanon. This could galvanize its enemies to take stronger action against the extremist group, some analysts say.

Paris attacks: France vows to punish Islamic State, CSULB student among at least 127 dead

At least 127 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France's national stadium and a hostage-taking inside a concert hall. Another 200 or so were injured, dozens critically.

Attacks on Paris cause worry for SoCal residents with ties to city

There have been reports of over 100 people dead from attacks that happened at several locations around the French capital, including a concert hall and a restaurant.

Paris attacks: 120 thought dead in 6 incidents

Five attackers may have been killed and more than 120 victims may have died in six deadly incidents in Paris, according to the city's prosecutor.

Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes off southwest Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency said tsunamis of up to 1 meter (3 feet) could hit the coast of Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu and small islands to the south.

US airstrike targets 'Jihadi John' from IS slaying videos

Mohammed Emwazi was the target of an airstrike in Raqqa, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement. Officials were assessing the results of the strike, he said.

More than 30 reportedly killed as bombs hit Hezbollah area of Beirut

In an attack that the Lebanese Red Cross says killed at least 37 people and injured 181 more, the self-declared Islamic State has purportedly claimed responsibility for two blasts on a busy street.

Mizzou points to shifts in how college athletes see themselves

The Missouri football team's role in the protests on their campus rests against an important shift in the way student-athletes think about the relationship between themselves and their schools.

Beyond American Legion: Younger veterans look for new connection

As traditional veterans organizations like the American Legion and VFW lose members, younger vets are gravitating toward dozens of new, smaller, more specialized groups that offer a social outlet and opportunity to serve.

Veterans groups, once powerful, are fading

The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars used to hold tremendous political sway — and used their influence to gain substantial benefits for veterans.

Vets groups seek 'younger blood' to maintain membership, influence

The nation’s the two biggest veterans groups, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, are struggling to attract the vets of today’s wars.

World sports agency pulls certification of Russia's doping lab

The move means that all athletes' samples that are currently at a Moscow lab named in a recent investigation must be moved to an accredited lab outside of Russia.