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An Ottawa police officer runs with his weapon drawn in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014.Police are expanding a security perimeter in the heart of the national capital after a gunman opened fire and wounded a soldier at the National War Memorial before inju
Canadian Press NewsAlert: Federal sources confirm identity of slain Ottawa gunman
OTTAWA - A high-ranking federal official is confirming that the gunman killed in today's deadly shooting rampage on Parliament Hill has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.
Little else is known about the man, but one media report says he's Canadian and was born in 1982.


Canadian marathoner Krista DuChene on pace for spring comeback from broken femur
TORONTO - Krista DuChene had just suffered a small setback in her recovery when friend and rival marathoner Lanni Marchant raced to a fourth-place finish at the Commonwealth Games.
Only months earlier, Marchant and DuChene had dipped under the Canadian women's marathon record in Toronto, and a great season beckoned for both women.


A marker for the Bank of Canada is pictured in Ottawa on September 6, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
BoC sticks to 1% interest rate, warns of 'renewed vigour' in household spending
OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada says it's essential for the bulk of Canadian economic activity to begin shifting from the backs of households to business investment and exports, as it kept its trend-setting interest rate fixed Wednesday at one per cent.
In its monetary policy report, the central bank pointed to rock-bottom borrowing rates as a contributor to "renewed vigour" in consumer spending and the real-estate market since July.


Rescue workers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate at an outdoor theater in Seongnam, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Fourteen people were feared dead Friday after the ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by popular girls’ band 4Minute,
14 people dead after ventilation grate collapses at South Korean girl band concert
SEOUL, South Korea - Officials say 14 people died after falling 20 metres when a ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by a popular girls' band near South Korea's capital.
Fire officials said two others were unresponsive and feared dead after the accident Friday in Seongnam, just south of Seoul. They said 11 others were seriously injured.


Dr. Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Piot questioned why it took the World Health Or
UN document admits WHO badly fumbled response to Ebola, says top officials unaware of severity
LONDON - The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.
"Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall," WHO said in a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press, noting that experts should have realized that traditional containment methods wouldn't work in a region with porous borders a