VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Ishikawa's line drive headed out toward right field and San Francisco Giants fans immediately began celebrating.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Officials say they have apprehended a suspect in the fatal shooting of one deputy and the shooting of two other deputies and a bystander.
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."
CHICAGO — A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university.
BAMAKO, Mali — Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Authorities took a man into custody Friday after they say he admitted driving a car onto the Oklahoma Capitol grounds overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Commandments, smashing it to pieces.
NEW YORK — The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family.
NEW YORK — The governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other arriving travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa.
SANTA ANA, Calif. — A California jury has concluded that a castrated sex offender is no longer a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release from a mental hospital.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire Friday in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head before killing himself, officials said.
RICHMOND, Va. — Authorities say remains found Oct. 18 in a rural area are that of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.
BETHESDA, Md. — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and met with President Barack Obama at the White House.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A convicted sex offender from southern Kentucky has been ordered to pay $1.8 million to the victim of five years of molestation.
NEW YORK — Looking for the holiday season's hot toys, like anything related to Disney's "Frozen"? Or maybe you're not picky and just looking for deals?
NEW YORK — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.
First, the reality check: More Americans have married Kim Kardashian — three — than contracted Ebola in the U.S.
DENVER — Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.
Microsoft’s quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella’s push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.
TUCSON, Ariz. — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.
NEW YORK — The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high up in the Peruvian Andes.
The plane that collided with a helicopter in Maryland was flying home after a stop at the Cleveland Regional Jetport, said Mark Fidler, the director of the jetport. The crash resulted in three deaths, although the two men aboard the plane survived.
NEW YORK — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. It's the first case in the city.
WASHINGTON — Three states are continuing their legal fight against same-sex marriage, despite rulings from federal appeals courts that oversee those states that concluded gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry.
NEW YORK — A law enforcement official and a New York City official say a doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season with a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP's career in doubt.
Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma.
BRUSSELS — European Leaders have agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
ATLANTA — New federal Ebola response squads — likened to public health SWAT teams — are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials say.
BAMAKO, Mali — Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead.
OTTAWA, Ontario — He seemed lost, "did not fit in," had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother.
FREDERICK, Md. — An airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near an airport in Maryland on Thursday, killing three people and injuring two.
LONGVIEW, Wash. — Forecasters say a tornado has ripped down power lines and damaged property in Washington state.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island.
PULASKI, Tenn. — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday insisted that his decision this week to hold a public review of Common Core doesn't signal a retreat from the education standards in view of heavy criticism from teachers and tea party groups.
PARIS — 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.
ASHLAND, Ore. — A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.
COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Police in central Tennessee have arrested a teenager and charged him with shooting and killing a man while robbing a Papa John's restaurant.
Over the course of 80 years, the unusual "See Rock City" advertising campaign led to as many as 900 painted barn roofs at its peak with surprisingly effective results. But as Americans turned to interstates for travel and began bypassing back roads, the roadside attraction known as Rock City began maintaining fewer sign, leaving the paint on the remainder to fade and the barns to slowly rot.
LOS ANGELES — Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets.
WASHINGTON — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.
ATLANTA — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.
OTTAWA, Ontario — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.
WASHINGTON — A 23-year-old Maryland man was in custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.
If we were going to be curmudgeonly about it — and "St. Vincent" is, after all, a movie about a curmudgeon — we'd focus on the one major flaw in the film, and not on its pleasures.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.
DALLAS — Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and gift-recipients a year ago.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The Oak Ridge Animal Shelter has closed until next week after canine distemper tests came back positive.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A history of hazing among Florida A&M band members can be mentioned by prosecutors in the trial of four ex-members charged in a drum major's 2011 death, but the judge said Wednesday there should be no mention that the student killed was gay.