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PM: 'Canada will never be intimidated'

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team responds to a reported shooting at Parliament building in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)Stephen Harper calls the deadly Ottawa rampage Canada's second terror attack in three days.


Matt Bai: The silliest emails of the week

Matt BaiI've been traveling around the country plugging my book on the collision of politics and celebrity in 1987 (see, I just did it again), so I haven't had a lot of time to check in on the latest election polls and midterm controversies. I did spend a half-hour watching TV in a Denver hotel, during which I saw a total of three 30-second ads that did not feature one candidate slandering another. Colorado, I feel for you.


Royals even World Series as benches clear in 7-2 victory

Tempers flared. The benches cleared. A fight nearly broke out. And a World Series with little verve finally got the jolt it needed Wednesday.


Nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus, family says

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't detect Ebola in Amber Vinson as of Tuesday evening, her family said in a statement released through a media consultant. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson)Barely a week after being diagnosed with Ebola, Texas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the deadly virus, her family said Wednesday night.


U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipmentBy Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 days, the period of incubation for the virus. ...


Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

Baruti of the Universal African Peoples Organization, Shahid of the Tauheed Youth Group, and Missouri State Senator Nasheed speak with the media outside the St. Louis County Justice Center in ClaytonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The autopsy report, obtained by the newspaper and published on its website late on Tuesday, comes as a St. Louis County grand jury considers charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...


Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper

Republican candidate for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner celebrates after winning the nomination in the Illinois Primary in ChicagoBy Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat. Dave McKinney, a 19-year veteran of the paper who covered the state capital, said in his resignation letter that the paper reassigned him after the Rauner campaign accused him of a conflict of interest, which he denies. ...


Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads
The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. The ads will link Democratic candidates to President Obama.
Sergeant-at-arms hailed as hero

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is pictured in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in OttawaKevin Vickers is credited with shooting a gunman in an attack at the Canadian Parliament.


Senator blasts DEA for fake Facebook profile

Leahy to hold hearing in Vermont on net neutralityThe chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is calling on the Justice Department to condemn the actions of a DEA agent who created a fake Facebook profile using a real woman's name and photos without her consent.


Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

In this Sept. 25, 2007 file photo, an Iraqi traffic policeman inspects a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. A federal jury reached a verdict Wednesday in the case of four former Blackwater security guards on trial in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqi citizens in the heart of Baghdad. The verdicts were to be read during a late-morning court session. The shootings triggered an international uproar over the role of defense contractors in urban warfare. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.


Tests return for dog belonging to nurse with Ebola

Ebola patient's dog being monitored in DallasBentley, the year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel owned by Ebola-infected Texas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for Ebola, officials said Wednesday.


Latest update in Canada shootings

Photos of the day - October 22, 2014Police search for suspects near the National War Memorial in central Ottawa.


Man faked coma for two years

In this image made available by South Wales Police shows a video image Alan Knight,of Swansea south Wales, right, in a supermarket in Bishopís Cleeve in western England in June 2014. Alan Knight a fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets. Alan Knight of Swansea, Wales, stole more than 40,000 pounds ($64,000) from the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer's disease, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/South Wales Police)LONDON (AP) — He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.


Suspected Indiana serial killer's 1st hearing postponed

This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's office shows Darren Vann. Vann, 43, of Gary, Ind., was charged Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in the death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy, whose body was found Friday night at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond, Ind. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty says Vann confessed to Hardy's slaying and directed police to six bodies in Gary. (AP Photo/Lake County Sheriff's Office)CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.


Ottawa police investigate 3 shooting scenes

Soldier taken to hospital; shots fired in Parliament buildings, malll. Live updates.


All four Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq shootings

former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas SlattenWASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.


CDC: 21-day Ebola monitoring for W. African travelers to U.S.

AMERICA'S GOT A LONG HISTORY OF MISUNDERSTANDING DISEASES(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday announced new measures to monitor for Ebola anyone entering the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea for a 21-day period. Under the measures starting Monday, travelers from the three West African countries will be expected to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms through the 21-day period, the CDC said. (Reporting by Bill Berkrot; Editing by Grant McCool)


Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: report

Baruti of the Universal African Peoples Organization, Shahid of the Tauheed Youth Group, and Missouri State Senator Nasheed speak with the media outside the St. Louis County Justice Center in ClaytonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A government autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, according to a copy of the autopsy published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The autopsy results could buttress claims by supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson that the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, was justified. ...


U.S. airdrop to Kurdish fighters was wrong, says Turkey's president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was wrong of the United States to air drop military supplies to Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobani, as some weapons were seized by Islamic State militants besieging it. The Pentagon said on Tuesday the vast majority of the U.S. supplies dropped on Sunday had reached the Kurdish fighters despite an online video showing Islamic State jihadists with a bundle. "What was done here on this subject turned out to be wrong. ...


3 Denver teens possibly tried to join Islamic State

Have We Reached Peak ISIS?Girls headed for Turkey, stopped in Germany; authorities now looking at friends for similar sentiments.


Care for a little 'Hitler' in your coffee?

ADOLF HITLER: THE DRUG ADDICTGeneva (AFP) - Swiss retailer Migros apologised on Wednesday for putting cream capsules with the faces of Hitler and Mussolini on them in cafes in the Alpine country.


What we don't know about 2014's political rising star

Joni ErnstMany questions surround Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst.


Three Denver teens may have tried to join Islamic State: FBI

AMERICAN TEENS CAUGHT TRYING TO JOIN ISISDENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls from Colorado flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions.


Family reunion for N. Korean detainee

Jeffrey Fowle is greeted by family members upon his arrival, early Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Fowle was detained for nearly half a year in North Korea after leaving a Bible at a nightclub. Christian evangelism is considered a crime in North Korea. (AP Photo/David Kohl)Ohio man, held nearly half a year for leaving a bible behind in a bar, on home ground.


Toys R Us responds to 'Breaking Bad' controversy

FILE - In this undated file image released by AMC shows Bryan Cranston as Walter White in a scene from the series finale of "Breaking Bad". Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman. The figures have a detachable bag of cash and a bag of methamphetamines. Toys R Us, which is based in Wayne, New Jersey, told The Associated Press late Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, that the dolls are being removed immediately from its website and shelves. (AP Photo/AMC, Ursula Coyote, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.


From Bedouin Israeli doctor to jihadist

This undated photo released by Barzilai Medical Center shows Othman Abu al-Qiyan, an Israeli Bedouin, who was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel who overcome tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern, until he joined Jihadis and found his death in Syria. Several family members said all they knew is that Abu al-Qiyan left for what he said was a vacation in Turkey with a cousin. They said Abu al-Qiyan later called them from Syria, saying he would meet them in paradise. (AP Photo)HURA, Israel (AP) — He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.


Massive finds off coast of North Carolina

Sonar images of an American merchant tanker the "Bluefields"Washington (AFP) - Two sunken ships from World War II -- a German U-boat and an American merchant vessel -- have been found deep in the ocean off the coast of North Carolina, officials said Tuesday.


Giants stun in World Series opener

The Giants snapped Kansas City's eight-game postseason winning streak, riding a Hunter Pence home run, another sublime Madison Bumgarner performance and a mistake-filled Royals showing to a 7-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday.


CDC debuts new safety steps in Ebola training for thousands

NYC Health Workers Attend Mass Ebola TrainingThousands of New York City health care workers — from nurses to janitors — learned how to safely put on and take off a full suit of protective equipment to treat a patient with Ebola at an upbeat Centers for Disease Control and Prevention event in Manhattan on Tuesday morning.


The Ben Bradlee mystique

FILE - In this June 21, 1971 file photo, Washington Post Executive Director Ben Bradlee and Post Publisher Katharine Graham leave U.S. District Court in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post. (AP Photo, File)The famed Washington Post editor was a one-of-a kind newsman from an age gone by.


Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben BradleeIn a charmed life of newspapering, Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.


Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

Cameraman infected with Ebola relieved to be back in U.S.American video journalist Ashoka Mukpo will be released from the hospital soon, officials say.


Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

Hammond Police Chief John Doughty fields questions at a news conference in Hammond, Ind. regarding the bodies of seven women found over the weekend in nearby Gary, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Police investigating the slayings said it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect, 43-year-old Darren Vann, of Gary, has told them his victims might go back 20 years. (AP Photo/The Times, John J. Watkins) MANDATORY CREDIT; CHICAGO LOCALS OUT; GARY OUTGARY, Ind. (AP) — With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana.


Eric Frein sightings: How 'wilderness ninja' has outfoxed 1,000 cops

FBI agents prepare to patrol the woods on Lower Swiftwater Road on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, during a massive manhunt for killer Eric Frein in Swiftwater, Pa. (AP Photo / The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)Two fresh sightings of alleged sniper Eric Frein has resulted in more closed public schools in northern Pennsylvania.


NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

A pilot climbs from a Canadian Air Force F-18 Hornet at Siauliai Air Base in LithuaniaNATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.


Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair

Staff members of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital gather outside the emergency room to show support for fellow nurse Nina Pham, in DallasNEW YORK (Reuters) - The medical status of nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola when she helped treat the first patient to be diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, was upgraded to good from fair on Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced. Pham was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit in Bethesda, Maryland, on Oct. 16. (Reporting by Sharon Begley)


Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

New Ebola Screening Procedures At Dulles Airport Take EffectEveryone coming to the U.S. from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease.


Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient's final days

Ebola doctor Gary Weinstein (screen shot)Dallas doctor Gary Weinstein describes Texas Health Presbyterian's efforts to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the country's first Ebola patient.


Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

A member of the Iraqi security force searches a man at a checkpoint in RamadiIn recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.


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