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What do we know about Canada gunman?

Evidence markers are placed around Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. Michael Zehaf Bibeau fatally shot reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill. Bibeau was killed just feet from where hundreds of MPs were meeting for their weekly caucus meetings. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was Quebec native, and appeared on a government watch list.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:38:18 -0400
Islamic State raking in millions on black market oil

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2011 file photo, Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Treasury Department says Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a month from black market oil sales alone. Cohen said Thursday that the militant group also has taken in at least $20 million in ransom payments this year from kidnappings. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a month from black market oil sales alone, a U.S. Treasury Department official said Thursday.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:18:47 -0400
Dancing priests go viral

Italy Tap Dancing PriestsROME (AP) A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:46:32 -0400
Maryland man charged after jumping White House fence, dogs cleared for duty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with three felony counts and four misdemeanors, the U.S. Secret Service said on Thursday. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, was unarmed when he was arrested on the White House grounds after facing Secret Service dogs that stopped and attacked him, the Secret Service said. ...

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:33:15 -0400
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. ...

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:21:50 -0400
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. ...

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:42:13 -0400
U.S., allies stage 15 air strikes on Islamic State positions

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Levend Ali)WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military forces again focused air strikes on the area near the Syrian city of Kobani in their campaign to turn back Islamic State forces and also hit oil facilities held by the militant group, the U.S. Central Command said on Thursday. A total of 15 strikes were staged against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday and Thursday, according to a statement from Central Command. The statement said U.S. ...

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:23:47 -0400
Ottawa shootings stir terror fears

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team walks past a gate on Parliament hill 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. Emergency responders are still on the scene as paramedics performed CPR on the soldier before he was taken away by ambulance. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)Two deadly attacks in three days stun Canadians, raising fears of reprisals for joining U.S.-led coalition.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:56:48 -0400
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.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:06:47 -0400
Police on alert following 'terror attack' on Jerusalem train station

the scene after a car rammed a group of pedestriansAny future attacks on Jerusalem will be met with the "harshest response" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday after a Palestinian car attack killed a baby. "Jerusalem is united and was, and always will be, the eternal capital of Israel. Following an order from Netanyahu late on Wednesday, police have bolstered their presence across the city in a bid to end months of unrest in the occupied eastern sector. "We will return peace and security to Jerusalem," Netanyahu said.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:34:02 -0400
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