Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

Police officers look for evidence at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was killed Wednesday at the National War Memorial by a gunman who then raced to Parliament Hill, where he was killed in a gunfight in the halls of the Centre Block. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman’s life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation’s seat of power.

Putin accuses US of undermining global stability

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to political experts at a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Putin has accused the U.S. of destabilizing the world by trying to enforce its will on other countries. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States is destabilizing the global order by trying to impose its will on other nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday, warning that the world will face n

2 dead, including gunman, in high school shooting

People react as they wait at a church, Friday, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding four other students, officials said.

Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014 file photo, Syrians are seen at the Turkish border crossing of Oncunipar, Kilis, Turkey. The Turkish border crossing of Oncunipar, an hours drive from the embattled Syrian town of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travelers across for a surprisingly small fee. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)

ONCUPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour’s drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent

Federal officials: Dallas nurse leaves hospital

Patient Nina Pham is hugged by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, outside of National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus.

US officials see signs of new life in Iraqi army

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, Army soldiers search Iraqis amid tight security during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqs fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.

1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali

In this photo taken on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of an isolation center in western Liberia because they have no food, the West African nations state radio reported Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the regi

Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014 file, photo demolition continues at the Sheraton Hotel, closed since 1985, in Gary, Ind. Officials estimate there are hundreds of vacant buildings and thousands of abandoned homes in Gary, where police say Darren Vann has confessed to killing seven women, which make it harder for a community to spot criminal activity. (AP Photo/The Times, Jonathan Miano, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The two-bedroom home in Gary’s Bungalow Heights area went up in the Roaring ’20s, when the Indiana steel town was thriving and filled with prosperous subdivisions.

Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia

In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, a burial team in protective gear buries a person suspected to have died of Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia. Even as Liberians get sick and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the governments order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims be cremated. The edict violates Liberians values and cultural practices and has so disturbed people that the sick are often being kept at home and, if they die, are being secretly buried, increasing the risk of more infections. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty because of the government’s order that the bodies of a

Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada’s Parliament

The Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers receives a standing ovation as he enters the House of Commons Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Ottawa. Vickers was among those who opened fire on Michael Zehaf Bibeau, who stormed Parliament Hill on Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld )

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoul

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