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Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

By The Canadian Press
October 23, 2014 - 1:43am

WASHINGTON - A 23-year-old Maryland man is in custody after he climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, study lead author Lee Yuong-nam, director of the Geological Museum, speaks to the media about Deinocheirus mirificus during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for it: goofy and weird. That's Deinocheirus mirificus, which means "terrible hands that look peculiar." It is newly reimagined after a full skeleton was found in Mongolia and described in a paper released Wednesday by the journal Nature. Some 70 million years old, it's an ancestral relative of the modern ostrich and belongs to the dinosaur family often called ostrich dinosaurs. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

By The Canadian Press
October 23, 2014 - 1:31am

WASHINGTON - Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.

Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for it: goofy and weird.

Canadian reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is shown in an undated photo taken from his Facebook page. Media reports say Cirillo is the Canadian soldier who was killed in Ottawa Wednesday while guarding the National War memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook

War Memorial victim ID'd as Hamilton corporal

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 11:51pm

A soldier shot and killed in Ottawa on Wednesday was a reservist who was only on a short-term posting at the National War Memorial.

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of Hamilton was gunned down as he and another soldier stood guard at the cenotaph.

Mohammed Assaf, a 24-year-old Palestinian who won last year's TV singing contest Arab Idol, pauses during an interview at The Associated Press office in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Assaf said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Arab Idol winner wants to give back to Gaza

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 10:19pm

GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Last year's feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts centre nurturing young musicians, writers and actors.

FILE - In this May 14, 2010 file photo, Kenny G, smooth jazz saxophonist, performs during a media event announcing his concert, in Taipei, Taiwan. Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

Kenny G doesn't support Hong Kong protesters

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 9:23pm

HONG KONG - Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he's not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signalled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces.

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, right, attempts a wraparound shot against Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner during pre-season NHL hockey action in Toronto on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Tonight's NHL game between the Senators and the Maple Leafs has been postponed following the shootings on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Leafs-Sens game postponed after shootings

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 9:19pm

OTTAWA - The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs following the shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial.

The date and time of the rescheduled game will be announced later, the NHL said in a statement.

U.S.President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper walk down the Hall of Honour for a joint news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday Feb.19, 2009. Countless world leaders have walked that hallway before. On Wednesday, they reacted to news of an attack that saw gunfire sprayed through the hall of honour in Canada's Parliament. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tom Hanson

World leaders react to shooting in Canada

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 9:06pm

WASHINGTON - Countless world leaders have walked that hallway before. On Wednesday, they reacted to news of an attack that saw gunfire sprayed through the hall of honour in Canada's Parliament.

President Barack Obama said he was rattled by it.

Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers of the House of Commons leads MPs out of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Two sources told The Canadian Press that Vickers shot an assailant on Parliament Hill on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit

Sergeant-at-arms credited for saving lives

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 9:00pm

OTTAWA - To those who know Kevin Vickers, there was little surprise that the sergeant-at-arms of the House of Commons and former RCMP officer would be the one to intervene in Wednesday's attack on Parliament Hill and reportedly shoot an assailant.