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CORRECTS YEAR - The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen under way in Namdo Bay, Sweden, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 on their fifth day of searching for a suspected foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago. The navy has demanded a 1000-meter, (yard) no-go radius around naval vessels taking part in the current operation. (AP Photo/Fredrik Sandberg) SWEDEN OUT

Sweden calls off search for submarine

By The Canadian Press
October 24, 2014 - 2:43am

STOCKHOLM - Swedish authorities called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, an unmanned spacecraft is launched atop an advanced Long March 3C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jiang Hongjing) NO SALES

China launches experimental moon orbiter

By The Canadian Press
October 24, 2014 - 2:36am

BEIJING - China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

In this photo taken on Oct. 12, 2014, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron delivers his homily during Mass at St. Francis D’Assisi Church in Detroit. Building on the idea of flash mobs, a group called the Detroit Mass Mob picks one historic Roman Catholic church per month and encourages area worshippers to show up for a service. Its church for October was St. Francis D’Assisi. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)

Detroit Mass Mob fills pews in struggling churches

By The Canadian Press
October 24, 2014 - 1:10am

DETROIT - Detroit has seen half of its residents skip town over the past 50 years, and the fallout has been felt in every corner of the city, including its religious communities.

Dr. Mary Travis Basset, NYC Health Commissioner, second from left, speaks during a news conference at Bellevue Hospital to discuss Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who tested positive for the Ebola virus, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in New York. Spencer recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

By The Canadian Press
October 24, 2014 - 12:32am

NEW YORK - A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

Mayor Randy McClement, left, arrives at the scene of a mid-air collision between an airplane and a helicopter near the Frederick Municipal Airport Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Frederick, Md. A fire department official said three people were killed and two others were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/The Frederick News-Post, Graham Cullen)

Official: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Maryland air crash

By The Canadian Press
October 23, 2014 - 10:24pm

FREDERICK, Md. - An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair near a Maryland airport before crashing into trees Thursday, killing three men in the helicopter but sparing two in the plane who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent before it hit the trees.

Syreeta Myers wipes away tears as she listens to Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, a pathologist, describe where on the body her son, Vonderrit D. Myers, Jr., was shot on Oct. 8 by a St. Louis Police officer working as private security. The findings of the independent autopsy was presented during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Layne Renaissance Chapel in Jennings, Mo.(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach)

Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

By The Canadian Press
October 23, 2014 - 10:00pm

ST. LOUIS - An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy Thursday.

Workmen begin removing debris from two trees near the Columbia Theatre that snapped in the high winds, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Longview, Wash. A rare tornado ripped down power lines and damaged property Thursday in the city of Longview in Washington state, but there were no immediate reports of injuries, officials said. (AP Photo/The Daily News, John Markon)

Tornado rips roofs in Washington state

By The Canadian Press
October 23, 2014 - 9:58pm

LONGVIEW, Wash. - A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries.

A soldier, police and paramedics tend to a soldier shot at the National War Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Lawyer, passersby go to fallen soldier's aid

By The Canadian Press
October 23, 2014 - 9:24pm

OTTAWA - Lawyer Barbara Winters was headed to a meeting Wednesday near her office at the Canada Revenue Agency when she passed the National War Memorial, stopping to snap a few pictures of the two honour guards standing soberly at attention.

In this photo taken Oct 20, 2014, Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks at a campaign event in Orlando, Fla. Republicans in search of clues to the 2016 presidential contest might find them in this year’s governor races. GOP candidates are defending seats in Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio and trying to defeat a Democratic incumbent in Colorado. Taken together, the five states account for 72 electoral votes, or more than a quarter of the total needed to win the White House. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

By The Canadian Press
October 23, 2014 - 8:03pm

WASHINGTON - Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.

Yet, they're incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it.

The Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers receives a standing ovation as he enters the House of Commons Thursday October 23, 2014 in Ottawa. Vickers was among those who opened fire Wednesday on the gunman who stormed Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Terror turns triumphal as Parliament unites

By The Canadian Press
October 23, 2014 - 7:06pm

OTTAWA - Peace, order and good government returned to the national capital Thursday with a back-slapping flourish of fortitude and common purpose, but a persistent shadow loomed — one of unsettling memories and unanswered questions.