National News

Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower

Stocks are ending lower, breaking a four-day winning streak, as a drop in the price of oil dragged energy companies lower.

October 22, 2014

Parliament official reportedly killed gunman

A member of Canada's parliament says it was the Parliament's sergeant-at-arms who put an end to a shooting attack there today by fatally shooting the attacker just outside the caucus rooms.

October 22, 2014

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

October 22, 2014

May be additional gunmen in Ottawa shooting

Police in Canada's capital are looking for another possible gunman, and perhaps two, after today's shooting in and near the country's Parliament building.

October 22, 2014

Store clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray can

A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide.

October 22, 2014

Vietnam casualty's lost medal being returned

A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his widow and daughter 15 years after it was found on a school playground.

October 22, 2014

Witness says man shot soldier 'point-blank'

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A man who says he watched from his fourth-floor window above the National War Memorial in Ottawa as a soldier was shot today says the shooter was a man dressed in black, with a kerchief over his nose and mouth.

October 22, 2014

Ottawa hospital says it treated 3 shooting victims

A hospital says it has received three victims from the shootings in Canada's capital.

October 22, 2014

Canada had raised domestic terror threat level yesterday

A Canadian official says today's shooting in Ottawa came a day after Canada had raised its domestic terror threat level from low to medium.

October 22, 2014

Gunfire erupts in Canada's capital

Police are warning people in Canada's capital of Ottawa to stay away from windows and rooftops, after a shooting at the country's Parliament building.

October 22, 2014

Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

Three teenage girls from suburban Denver 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.

October 22, 2014

Bobcat that escaped from New Jersey home captured

A pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner's southern New Jersey home.

October 22, 2014

Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its human-rights record.

October 22, 2014

Kerry: US Congress important to Iran negotiations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration has no intention of cutting Congress out of the loop on any possible deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

October 22, 2014

No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football

When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it's time to reschedule the holiday.

October 22, 2014

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash.

October 22, 2014

Red Cross official says Ebola can be contained

BEIJING (AP) — A top Red Cross official says it will take "good isolation, good treatment of the cases" and "safe burials" to get the West African Ebola outbreak under control.

October 22, 2014

Site work starts for new Sandy Hook School

Site work has begun for construction of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School replacing the building where 20 children and six staff members were fatally shot nearly two years ago.

October 22, 2014

American detained in NKorea arrives home in Ohio

An American man just freed from North Korea has arrived in his home state of Ohio this morning.

October 22, 2014

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

The FBI in Denver says it is investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area were trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists.

October 21, 2014

Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

The Mormon church is peeling back the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by the faithful with a new video explaining the practice in depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God.

October 21, 2014

Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of change to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.

October 21, 2014

New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands on bill

A New Mexico man says he inadvertently hit a fourth digit when paying his electric bill and overpaid by thousands.

October 21, 2014

Reward offered in death of Albuquerque zoo animal

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of anybody involved in the killing at the Albuquerque zoo of a rare animal from Australia.

October 21, 2014

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

October 21, 2014

America makes 'Wasabi Ginger' favorite new Lay's chip

America is saying no to cappuccino flavored potato chips, but yes to "Wasabi Ginger." ''Wasabi Ginger" has won this year's Frito-Lay contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor.

October 21, 2014

Maine man charged with throwing baby down stairs

A Wayne man has been charged with throwing his 3-month-old son down a flight of stairs, causing a skull fracture.

October 21, 2014

Mother of nurse with Ebola says she's doing well

The mother of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus says her daughter is doing well and the family is relieved new guidelines for treating patients with the disease are now in place.

October 21, 2014

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in Indiana say the suspect has told them that he may have killed people going back 20 years.

October 20, 2014

Hawaii rides out storm, avoiding serious damage

A Pacific storm packing hurricane-force winds brushed Hawaii over the weekend with heavy rain, high surf and strong winds, but the islands rode out the storm with no reports of any serious problems.

October 20, 2014
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