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(Washington, DC) -- Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest calls this week's bloodshed in Canada a "despicable terrorist attack" and says the thoughts and prayers of many Americans are with the neighbors to the north. In a White House briefing, Earnest said the U.S. stands firmly...
(Beijing) -- Fears on Ebola have led to the closing of North Korea's borders. That word comes from travel companies based in China who were notified of the ban today. Most of North Korea's visitors come from China. Only a few thousand western tourists travel to the reclusive...
(Fairfax, VA) -- The suspect arrested in connection with the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will be extradited to Fairfax County to face charges stemming from a 2005 sex assault and attempted murder. A judge today granted the request from the...
(Undated) -- Stocks are higher in late morning trade today. The Dow was up 270 points, the S&P 500 rose 30 points, and the Nasdaq climbed 77 points. Oil is bouncing back from a weak close yesterday and precious metals such as gold and platinum were falling. The markets are...
(Washington, DC) -- DC residents can now apply for permits to carry concealed firearms. The Metropolitan Police Department kicked off the application process today. Applicants will have to show exactly why they need to carry a concealed weapon. They'll also have to complete a...
{Ottawa1023Ovation1_1} Q...(applause fades) 000:15 (Ottawa) -- The sergeant-at-arms of Canada's Parliament who's credited with killing a gunman inside the building yesterday is being hailed as a hero. At the opening of Parliament this morning, Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers was...
(Queens, NY) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign a measure that limits the power of federal immigration officials. Queens Councilman Daniel Dromm says the legislation will make it tougher for ICE to detain inmates being held at Rikers Island. The New York...
(Washington, DC) -- Requests for first time unemployment benefits are going up. The Labor Department says initial jobless claims rose last week by 17-thousand from the previous week to reach 283-thousand. Analysts had expected the number of claims to go up to around 285-thousand.
(Undated) -- Toys "R" Us is breaking up with "Breaking Bad." Responding to protests about its stock of action figures based on the hit AMC drama, the toy retailer has decided to pull the dolls from store shelves. "Toys "R" Us spokeswoman Kathleen Waugh told NBC News that the...