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Ottawa Police officers move flowers to an area in front of the National War Memorial near Parliament Hill , where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was killed by a gunman in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.  Michael Zehaf Bibeau fatally shot  Cirillo on Wednesday, at the National War Memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill. Bibeau was killed just feet from where hundreds of MPs were meeting for their weekly caucus meetings.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang)

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

- Associated Press

The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa’s war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

An Ottawa police officer runs with his weapon drawn outside Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014.  A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown gunman and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from Parliament Hill to an undisclosed location, according to officials. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

Terror in Canada: Parliament shooter reportedly a recent convert to Islam

- The Washington Times

A gunman who reportedly was a recent convert to Islam launched an attack Wednesday in Ottawa, killing one soldier guarding a war memorial before barging into the capital city’s Parliament amid a hail of gunfire and spawning increased vigilance in Washington and Ottawa, where officials wondered how he managed to get into the government building armed.

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2007 file photo, an Iraqi traffic policeman inspects a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. A federal jury reached a verdict Wednesday in the case of four former Blackwater security guards on trial in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqi citizens in the heart of Baghdad. The verdicts were to be read during a late-morning court session. The shootings triggered an international uproar over the role of defense contractors in urban warfare. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

- Associated Press

Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, and a federal judge ordered them immediately to jail.

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2 Michigan businesses receive $500,000 in grants

Associated Press

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is awarding $500,000 in grants to two business expansion projects that are expected to add up to 200 jobs in southeast Michigan.

A volunteer of the German forces Bundeswehr gets sprayed a bleach mixture on his protective suit during a training for the Ebola virus in Appen about 25 kilometers (15,5 miles) north of Hamburg, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The volunteers of the German forces Bundeswehr get trained for a mission to support the German Red Cross in Liberia in the fight against the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

EU leaders produce more Ebola funding at summit

- Associated Press

The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus.

Other party-no party register gains in voter rolls

Associated Press

Louisiana's voter rolls jumped by nearly 36,000 in the last two months of the registration period leading up to the Nov. 4 election, with more than half of the new voters opting for neither Democrat nor Republican designation, according to registration statistics released Wednesday.

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, Matthew Miller, an American detained in North Korea, serving a six-year sentence, speaks to The Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea. Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans, Miller and Kenneth Bae, remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its human-rights record. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

- Associated Press

The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

Correction: Hospital-Investigation story

Associated Press

In a story Oct. 19 about the McAlester Regional Health Center, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the hospital is the subject of a federal investigation. The hospital is not being investigated, it is cooperating with an investigation of an unnamed patient-care provider with which it used to do business. The AP also misspelled the name of the investigating body. It is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Office of Inspector General, not the Centers for Medicare & Medical Services Office of Inspector General.

FILE - This is a Thursday, May 24, 2011 file photo of Majlinda Kelmendi, left,  as she reacts after she read the news that the ethnic Albanian Judo star has not been allowed to compete for her native Kosovo, but only for Albania in a sports hall in the Kosovo city of Pec . Kosovo could join the Olympic fold this week, while Gambia could face suspension. The status of the two countries will be discussed Friday during an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Wednesday Oct 22, 2014. Kosovo, which has a majority of ethnic Albanian inhabitants, declared independence in 2008. Serbia, which considers Kosovo the cradle of its statehood and religion, has refused to accept the split.  (AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu, File)

Serbia protests IOC Kosovo provisional recognition

- Associated Press

Serbia lodged a formal protest Thursday against the International Olympic Committee decision to grant provisional recognition to Kosovo, calling it a "precedent of dangerous proportions."

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia

- Associated Press

Albania's prime minister said Wednesday that his nation and Serbia must try to end decades of hostility toward one another by focusing on major issues such as their mutual desire to join the European Union, not last week's dispute over a soccer match.

Jeffrey Fowle smiles as his attorney speaks to the media at Fowle's home in West Carrollton, Ohio, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Fowle was arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea after leaving a Bible at a nightclub. Christian evangelism is considered a crime in North Korea.   (AP Photo/David Kohl)

NKorea's release of US man surprised negotiator

- Associated Press

North Korea's release of an Ohio man this week was a surprise to a retired American ambassador who negotiated with Pyongyang for Jeffrey Fowle's freedom.