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Thursday Oct 2, 2014

Tropical Storm Simon forms in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast

TileMIAMI - Tropical Storm Simon has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening expected over the next two days. ...

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Thursday Oct 2, 2014

Hong Kong police warn pro-democracy protesters not to occupy government buildings

Story ImageHONG KONG - Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader didn't resign by Thursday.

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Thursday Oct 2, 2014

Today on the Hill: Activists call on MPs to reject assisted suicide

OTTAWA - The debate over assisted suicide heads back into the spotlight today with an impassioned plea against allowing people to help others kill themselves.

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Thursday Oct 2, 2014

Australia lifts Ebola donation to $16 million but won't send personnel for fear of infection

CANBERRA, Australia - Australia more than doubled its donation to the fight against Ebola in West Africa to 18 million Australian dollars ($16 million) on Thursday, but resisted demands to send personnel.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Alberta police seize $10 million in drugs during massive steroid bust

EDMONTON - The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team says it has made a massive steroid bust in Edmonton.

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Thursday Oct 2, 2014

Florida man convicted of 1st-degree murder for killing teenager after argument over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers in an argument over their loud "thug" music was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

NewsAlert: Secret Service director resigns after White House security breach

WASHINGTON - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns amid recent White House security breach.

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Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

Man who brought Ebola to US told nurse he just arrived from Africa, but was still sent home

Story ImageDALLAS - A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware.

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Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

DND slashed ammo order in 2014, raising questions about prep for Iraq mission

Story ImageOTTAWA - National Defence slashed its annual order of ammunition this year to save money a revelation that raised fresh questions Wednesday about just how prepared Canada is to do battle with militants in the Middle East.

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Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

Private security firm for CBSA made errors before deportation suicide: inquest

Story ImageBURNABY, B.C. - A series of mistakes was made by the private security firm hired by Canada's border agency to guard a Mexican woman who hanged herself inside holding cells at Vancouver's airport, a coroner's jury has heard.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

State police: 2 troopers searching for ambush suspect suffer injuries in accident

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - State police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Students with umbrellas in New York, elsewhere rally for pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - Students bearing umbrellas as a sign of solidarity gathered at rallies in several U.S. cities on Wednesday to show support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

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