2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms.

    Secret Service dog catches White House fence jumper

    An intruder jumped the fence at the White House on Wednesday evening and was caught with assistance from a dog, a Secret Service spokesman said.

    Researchers: Stegosaurs' tails were killing machines

    They may have been plant-eaters, but stegosaurs were no easy prey: Researchers have found the fossil remains of what might be a deadly wound inflicted by the creature's spiked tail.

    U.S. takes more steps to guard against Ebola

    WASHINGTON -- Pressed to tighten border screening for travelers potentially exposed to Ebola, federal health officials took more steps Wednesday to monitor people coming into the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the outbreak.

    Ex-Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraqi deaths

    WASHINGTON -- Four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards were convicted and immediately jailed Wednesday for their roles in a deadly 2007 shooting in Baghdad's Nisour Square that marked a bloody nadir in America's war in Iraq.

    Man suspected of killing 7 women refuses to answer judge

    CROWN POINT, Ind. -- A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana, including Teaira Batey, who grew up in St. Paul, on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge.