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Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — 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. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.

Man apprehended after jumping White House fence
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unidentified man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.

AP NewsBreak: California prisons end race policy
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:01 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials have agreed to end a policy that segregated inmates based on their race after a riot.

AP NewsAlert
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:01 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — AP NewsBreak: California prisons to end policy that segregated inmates by race after riots.

4 candidates for NY governor debate
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his handling of the economy and government corruption under sharp criticism from Republican Rob Astorino Wednesday night during the only scheduled debate of the governor's race.

10 Things to Know for Thursday
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:01 pm

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said.

Postal workers appeal to Harvard president
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:01 pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The American Postal Workers Union is calling upon Harvard University's president to oppose a deal between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board.

Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.

NC board creates App State early voting site
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Students at Appalachian State University will get to vote on campus when in-person early voting starts Thursday following legal decisions and court appeals.

Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.

Tillis invokes Reagan, 1970s to rally students
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

WINGATE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis appealed to a group of college students Wednesday to back his bid for the U.S. Senate by referring to a time before any of them was born.

Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

Obama invites Afghanistan's new leaders to US
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has extended new invitations to Afghanistan's new leaders to visit the White House early next year.

Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.

Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.

Baldwin optimistic about Seahawks moving forward
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Doug Baldwin was about to board the charter bus last Friday when he got word Seattle had traded Percy Harvin.

Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company that promised lucrative returns for a few hours of work at home was fined $25 million on Wednesday for misleading 110,000 people to buy into the scheme that almost never paid off.

Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:

Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains_not phones
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in a competitive environment in which most Americans already have a cellphone.

Protest against police brutality blocks Ga freeway
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators who say they were taking part in a week of resistance to police brutality temporarily blocked rush hour traffic on a busy freeway through downtown Atlanta.

Vandalism reported at 5 National Parks
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says vandalism has been found within five western national parks and officials are investigating vandalism reports at five other parks.

Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.

Princess in cockfighting case gets probation
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation after apologizing for her role in an Oregon cockfighting enterprise that she said brought shame to her and her family.

Hazing history allowed at Florida A&M trial
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A history of hazing among Florida A&M band members can be mentioned by prosecutors in the trial of four ex-members charged in a drum major's 2011 death, but the judge said Wednesday there should be no mention that the student killed was gay.

Expert: Autopsy doesn't show if Brown went for gun
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him.

McDowell deputies searching for 16-year-old runaway
Posted: October 22, 2014

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a 16-year-old girl who ran away from home Sunday.

Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell.

Van replaces Oregon city's $1 million library
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A city in northern Oregon has been reduced to using a van as its sole library after a blueprint mix-up shut down a newly built $1.2 million facility.

Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

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

Panthers' Newton stays positive amid obstacles
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is staying positive — and productive — even though the obstacles seem to keep piling up in front of him.

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan soldiers detained since abandoning a Massachusetts training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan are hoping financial help from supporters will allow them to go free as they challenge deportation and pursue asylum.

Colorado man pleads guilty to oil patch murder
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were forever altered by the crime.

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

AP PHOTOS: Group lists 11 endangered US landscapes
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Large folk art creations in urban Detroit and Los Angeles neighborhoods, a museum garden in New York and a massive light installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes this year.

Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market.

Bald Head Island gets permit for terminal groin
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state Division of Coastal Management will allow a structure designed to trap sand and prevent beach erosion to be built on Bald Head Island.

US increases security, though no threats cited
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S.

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.

Owners: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13.

Man missing 9 years found dead in car in Ohio pond
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A man who disappeared after a July Fourth party nine years ago was found dead in a car pulled from a pond this week, a sheriff's office said Wednesday.

Tillis invokes Reagan, 1970s to rally students
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

WINGATE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis presented an image of the 1970s and the memory of President Ronald Reagan in rallying a group of college students in the final two weeks of the campaign.

Canadian official IDs Ottawa gunman
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale.

Blue Cross reveals 2015 health insurance rates
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest health insurer said on Wednesday that 2015 rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average for people who buy their own Affordable Care Act policies.

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

Veteran gets OK to be buried with gay partner
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:02 pm

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran can be buried with the ashes of her late partner in a southwest Idaho military cemetery after the state legalized gay marriage.