October 22, 2014

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UPDATED: 2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

Canada Shooting

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others. People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for Read More…

UPDATED: Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

Air Bag Recall

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected. The government’s auto safety agency is now warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when Read More…

McDonald’s CEO outlines changes as sales slide

McDonald's reported its quarterly financial results on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. Thompson said that starting in January McDonald’s will “simplify” its menu to make room for restaurants to offer options that are best-suited for their Read More…

Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

Othman Abu al-Qiyan

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. Could Othman Abu al-Qiyan have been radicalized by Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians — or something else? No one can quite explain what happened Read More…

10 Things to Know, Wednesday, Oct. 22

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1. US tightens Ebola screening at airports  The move responds to pressure from some Congress members and the public to impose a travel ban on the three countries at the heart of the outbreak. 2. Where Liberians are stranded The Ebola outbreak in the West African nation has forced many of its citizens to live Read More…

No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it’s time to reschedule the holiday. Communities from West Virginia to Texas are saying they’re OK with celebrating Halloween on, well, not Halloween. Football is king in many rural areas, especially in the South, and that’s a Read More…

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

In this May 31, 2005, file photo, The Washington Post's Bob Woodward, left, and Ben Bradlee confer in the newsroom of the paper in Washington, after former FBI official W. Mark Felt let it be known he was the Watergate whistleblower and Woodward's source, known as Deep Throat. (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Bill O'Leary, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, Read More…

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

DENVER (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the girls — two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend Read More…

North Korea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. International pressure on North Korea began to mount early this year, when a groundbreaking U.N. report by a commission of inquiry laid out widespread abuses, including a harsh system of political prison camps of up to 120,000 people. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen’s contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations’ bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his name card with a Gmail address and mobile number Read More…

The Clintons, the Democrats’ 2014 super surrogates

Former President Bill Clinton speaks during a rally for Kentucky democratic senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular. With speculation rampant about whether Hillary Rodham Clinton makes a second presidential run, the power couple has blanketed the political map this fall, attending fundraisers and get-out-the-vote Read More…