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THE CANADIAN PRESS - Justin Tang - A heavily armed RCMP officer stands guard at 24 Sussex, the residence of Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Oct. 22, 2014

Soldier killed in Parliament Hill siege

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 4:32pm

OTTAWA - A gunman turned the nation's capital into an armed camp Wednesday after he fatally shot an honour guard at "point blank" range at the National War Memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, where he spoke about the shootings in Canada and answered questions about Ebola. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

World leaders react to shooting in Canada

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 4:25pm

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.

A model of a deinocheirus dinosaur is shown in a handout photo. A 50-year-old mystery involving poachers and missing dinosaur bones has been solved by an international team of paleontologists, including one from the University of Alberta.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-University of Alberta

50-year mystery of missing dino bones solved

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 4:21pm

EDMONTON - A 50-year-old mystery involving poachers and missing dinosaur bones has been solved by an international team of paleontologists, including one from the University of Alberta.

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2010 file photo, a TSA agent checks paperwork at a security screening area at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, as federal officials step up screening to keep the disease out of the country. Starting Monday, Oct. 27, travelers and from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will have to report in with health officials daily and take their temperature twice a day. If not, they'll be tracked down. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 4:15pm

ATLANTA - All travellers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

Denis Lortie, the suspect of a shooting spree at the Quebec National Assembly in Quebec City, arrives to appear at the Quebec Sessions Court, Wednesday May 9, 1984. The shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday brought back painful memories for Francois Gendron, who was a member of the Quebec legislature in 1984 when killer Denis Lortie stormed into the national assembly, fatally shooting three people and wounding 13 others. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Ottawa attack stirs memories of Quebec rampage

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 4:13pm

MONTREAL - The attack on Parliament that left a Canadian Forces reservist dead Wednesday chilled the longest-serving member of Quebec's legislature as he recalled a gunman's assault there 30 years ago.

Grade 5 children from Vancouver's St. Francis Xavier School wait on the B.C. legislature steps in Victoria, on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. The children were turned away from their planned visit following the shooting incidents on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner

B.C. legislature warned of security concerns

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 4:09pm

VICTORIA - The clerk of British Columbia's legislature says some provincial politicians were warned this week about "heightened" security concerns in Ottawa in the days leading up to Wednesday's shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial.

Michael J. Baratz, one of the attorneys for former Blackwater security guard Paul Slough, walks from Federal Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Four former Blackwater security guards, including Paul Slough, were found guilty Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, and a federal judge ordered them immediately to jail. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

By The Canadian Press
October 22, 2014 - 4:06pm

WASHINGTON - 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.