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Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014

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GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says its third-quarter profit nearly doubled as strong earnings in North America and China outweighed struggles in Europe and South America.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of an isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014

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White House fence jumper charged with assault

 


WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, is in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for previous outstanding warrants, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. Adesanya has also been charged with four misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and unlawful entry.

After climbing over the fence, Adesanya was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. He was unarmed when he was arrested.

President Barack Obama was at the White House at the time of Wednesday's incident.

Video of the incident recorded by TV news cameras shows a man in white shorts on the lawn just inside the fence. The man lifts his shirt as if to show that he is unarmed, then is seen kicking and punching the two Secret Service dogs.

Leary said the two dogs, named Hurricane and Jordan, were taken to a veterinarian and treated for minor bruising. Both dogs were cleared to return to duty.

The incident came about a month after a previous White House fence jumper carrying a knife sprinted across the same lawn, ran past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion before he was felled in the ceremonial East Room and taken into custody.

That embarrassing Sept. 19 incident preceded the disclosure of other serious Secret Service breaches in security for Obama and ultimately led to Julia Pierson's resignation as director of the agency after 18 months on the job.

After Pierson resigned, an agent who once led Obama's protective detail came out of retirement to lead the Secret Service until Obama names a new director, pending the completion of internal and independent reviews of agency practices.

This week, a federal judge delayed the arraignment of Omar Gonzalez, the man charged in September's fence-jumping incident, because of questions about his mental fitness to stand trial.

Gonzalez has been indicted on several charges, including carrying a knife into the White House and assaulting two Secret Service officers.

The latest security breach occurred the same day that a gunman went on a rampage in the Canadian capital of Ottawa.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Dancing priests become Internet sensation

ROME (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 Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014

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2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to the judge Wednesday during his initial court appearance, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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