Canadian PM Harper briefed on attacks

Canada PM: Soldier slain 'in cold blood'

First a soldier guarding a hallowed war memorial was gunned down in Canada's capital. Then shots erupted in the…

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REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ex-Blackwater guards guilty in Iraq shooting

After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad's Nusoor Square.

Nicholas Slatten, 30, of Sparta, Tennessee, the team's sniper, was found guilty of...

New White House fence jumper

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White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before two police dogs took him down.

"Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said.

The Secret Service identified the man as Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, ...

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Parliament of Canada

Canadian official hailed as 'hero'

As sergeant-at-arms of Canada's House of Commons, Kevin Vickers is accustomed to being in the middle of big things.

But never before like this.

Members of parliament, the press and the public hailed the 58-year-old Vickers on Wednesday after he reporte...

Canada War Memorial crime scene

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Canadian victim remembered for smile, heart

Nathan Cirillo was the strong, smiling type.

The Canadian army reservist could look the part of intimidating soldier, the way that his abundant muscles filled out his uniform. But his Instagram and Facebook page and recollections shared online suggest...

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Ferguson protest tense; autopsy info leaked

Ferguson police and protesters clashed on Wednesday night after tensions escalated during a scheduled demonstration, part of the Ferguson October movement.

Between 100 and 150 protesters marched from the corner of Canfield Drive and Florissant Avenue...

Deadly Jerusalem wreck

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Baby dies after car hits people in Jerusalem

A Palestinian man rammed his car into commuters waiting at a light rail stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and wounding several other people, Israeli police said.

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Lake County Sheriff's Office

Who is Darren Deon Vann?

Darren Deon Vann was no stranger to police.

Even before police caught up with him this weekend, Vann's record was well-established. He had gone to jail at least twice before on felony convictions. But -- if authorities are to be believed -- his time b...

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This Halloween costume costs $1.6 million

What does a million-dollar Halloween costume look like? Hint: It gives new meaning to the phrase "dripping with diamonds."

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Witnesses describe chaos in Canada shootings

Peter Henderson heard gunshots ring out late Wednesday morning from the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, Canada, as workers were rolling into the office a little late, coffee in hand.

"I was locking my bike up, and I heard four shots," said H...

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Centers for Disease Control

Travelers from Ebola-affected countries to be monitored

President Obama is cautiously optimistic. Both Texas nurses are getting better. Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job.

With multiple developments underway, here's th...

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NASA

Commissioners propose seceding from Florida

Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag.

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Survey: 40% of Web users have been harassed

For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.

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Multiple shooters reported in Canada attack

Ottawa, Canada shooting

Peter Henderson

A soldier and one of the shooters are dead following attacks at multiple locations in Canada.

On this day: October 22

First Blood, Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

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The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, The Supremes top the charts, and "First Blood" dominates the box office, all on this day.

What to know: Pistorius verdict

Oscar Pistorius at trial

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Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to a maximum sentence of five years for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, last year. He was also given a three-year sentence on a firearms charge, but it was suspended.

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