October 23, 2014

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Canada’s PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

In this frame grab taken from video, Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a televised address to the nation in Ottawa, Ontario, Wednesday. A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Harper called it the country’s second terrorist attack in three days. (AP Photo/APTN, Pool)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria. “We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated,” Prime Minister Stephen Read More…

World Series: Royals even series with Game 2 win over Giants

Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2), Jarrod Dyson, Omar Infante and Lorenzo Cain (6) celebrate after Game 2 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke open Game 2 with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and the Royals’ own cast of clutch relievers kept Read More…

LeBron-less Cavs fall to Grizzlies in preseason finale

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Mike Miller, left,and Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes struggle for control of a loose ball Wednesday in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 96-92. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies reserves accomplished what the starters couldn’t — they built enough of a lead to put away the Cleveland Cavaliers. Marc Gasol had 16 points and nine rebounds, his backup Kosta Koufos scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and the Grizzlies beat Cleveland 96-92 on Wednesday Read More…

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

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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

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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…