Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — 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.
AP Exclusive: Driving up revered N. Korea mountain
LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it.
Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.
White House fence jumper charged with assault
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.
For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless
PARIS (AP) — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.
Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks
DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.
AP-GfK Poll: Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.
Dancing priests become Internet sensation
ROME (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.
Next Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer
The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.
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