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  • Canada Shooting: Soldier Dead In Parliament Attack October 22, 2014 A Canadian soldier was killed this morning in shootings that forced police to lock down Parliament and hustle the country’s prime minister to a safe location. Police are searching for two suspects after one was “dealt with,” according to a spokesman for the Ottawa police. Officials later said that male suspect was killed. The gunfire prompted security force to take Prime Minister Stephen Harper to a “safe” place not at Parliament Hill, his spokesperson said. Harper’s usual office is in a building near the shooting site. “The prime minister is safe and not on Parliament Hill and being briefed by security officials,” his spokesman Jason ... Read more
  • Indiana Serial Killer Suspect Darren Vann Refuses to Speak in Court October 22, 2014 The accused serial killer who police say confessed to murdering at least seven women in Indiana refused to speak to a judge in court today, forcing her to cancel the arraignment. Suspect Darren Vann was silent as Judge Kathleen Sullivan asked him to swear to tell the truth at the Lake County Jail in Crown Point. Serial Killer Suspect Says Spree Dates Back 2 Decades Inside the Mind of an Alleged Serial Killer Mom of Alleged Indiana Serial Killer’s Victim Says She and Daughter Were ‘Best Friends’ Vann’s public defender put his hand on Vann’s shoulder to encourage him to speak, and Sullivan warned the suspected killer he would “spend the ... Read more
  • US Expands Ebola Checks; Rwanda to Check Americans October 22, 2014 Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. 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 Ebola outbreak, which has killed over 4,500 people, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, since it emerged 10 months ago. Beginning Wednesday, people whose trips began in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone must fly into one of the five ... Read more
  • Monica Lewinsky Gets Trolled After Calling for End to Cyberbullying October 22, 2014 Arnaldo Magnani/Liaison/Getty Images Monica Lewinsky joined Twitter as part of an effort to raise awareness about cyberbullying. And in turn, got massively cyberbullied. Monica Lewinsky’s on Twitter: ‘#HereWeGo’ Monica Lewinsky Tears Up During Speech About Life After Bill Clinton Monica Lewinsky Considered Suicide and 4 Other Revelations After sending out her first tweet Monday morning, Lewinsky, who now describes herself as the first person to be “destroyed by the Internet,” quickly became a top trending topic on the social media site. Many of the reactions were snide or simply unkind. For instance… @MonicaLewinsky hashtags are dead, ICYMI — Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) October 20, 2014 You’ll get some abuse on here, but ... Read more
  • The Hilarious Moment When a Guy Told Obama ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’ October 22, 2014 President Obama found himself in an unusual situation Monday. As he was casting his ballot early in Chicago, minding his own business behind the voting booth, a young man walked by and warned him “don’t touch my girlfriend.” The girlfriend, Aia Cooper, who was voting in the booth next to Obama, was humiliated, to say the least. “I really wasn’t planning on it,” Obama joked with the woman. “There’s an example of a brother just embarrassing you, just for no reason whatsoever.” “And now you’ll be going back home and talking to you friends; what’s his name?” the president asked. “Mike,” Cooper said. “‘I can’t ... Read more
  • Veteran Runs 160 Miles in 160 Hours to Honor Fallen Servicewomen October 22, 2014 Nancy Lacore, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, ran 160 miles in 160 hours to honor fallen servicewomen. It’s a bit of a crazy idea when you think about it — 160 miles in 160 hours. That’s what Capt. Nancy Lacore, 46, of Virginia, did in little more than 6.5 days during the Valor Run. The run honors the 160 women who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. There’s one mile for each of the fallen servicewomen. “It’s not about me running. It’s about the people coming together and recognizing all the women who have died,” Lacore said. The decorated 24-year U.S. Navy vet, and the mother of 6, started the run in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Oct. 12 and completed the ... Read more
  • Finding Victims in Indiana Case a Lengthy Process October 21, 2014 Investigators in two states are reviewing unsolved murders and missing person reports after the arrest of an Indiana man who police say confessed to killing seven women and hinted at more victims over a 20-year span. But determining whether others have fallen prey to Darren Vann, 43, a former Marine convicted of sexual assault in Texas in 2009, could take years, a former high-ranking agent at the FBI’s Chicago office said. That some of his alleged victims may have been prostitutes or had fallen through society’s cracks could also complicate the investigation. “It does make it difficult. It indicates he preyed on ... Read more
  • Dallas Ebola Watch Clears First Group Quarantined October 20, 2014 Nearly all of the people who were quarantined by the city of Dallas because they had contact with a patient who died of Ebola have completed the 21 day incubation watch period and have been cleared of the disease, a city official said today. Dallas City Administrator Clay Jenkins said this morning that 43 of the 48 people who was isolated because of contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are now free to leave their homes. One more person will be cleared later today, he said. Four health care workers who had contact with Duncan when he was admitted to a Dallas hospital ... Read more
  • Remains of Missing UVA Student Possibly Found October 20, 2014 hannah grahamALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WKPT) – Human remains discovered in a heavily wooded area in Albemarle County, Virginia on Saturday, may be the remains of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. After finding remains, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence. Forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains match the 18-year-old Graham. They were discovered by a deputy Saturday in a heavily wooded area that is home to horse farms about 12 miles from campus. Graham disappeared September 13 after a night out with friends. The ... Read more
  • UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak October 17, 2014 LONDON (AP) – The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. In a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press, the agency wrote that experts should have realized that traditional infectious disease containment methods wouldn’t work in a region with porous borders and broken health systems. “Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall,” WHO said in the document. The U.N. health agency acknowledged that, at times, even its own bureaucracy was ... Read more

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