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MPs share stories of a day spent in lockup after gunman stormed Parliament Hill

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:25
OTTAWA - Most Wednesdays, Centre Block looks a bit like a high school after the lunch bell has rang, as members of Parliament from all parties dutifully stream out of their weekly caucus meetings.
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Canada regulator says Kinder Morgan wins battle with B.C. suburb

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:20
CALGARY Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's energy regulator ruled on Thursday that Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP must be allowed access to a park in a Vancouver suburb in order to complete technical work for the planned C$5.4 billion($4.81 billion) expansion of its Trans Mountain oil pipeline. In its first order on record to a Canadian municipality, the National Energy Board said the City of Burnaby must allow the company to carry out surveys and studies at Burnaby Mountain, a conservation site. ...
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Ice cream truck kills boy in LA, prompting crowd to attack driver

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:10
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Neighbourhood residents attacked the driver of an ice cream truck after it struck and killed a seven-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles, authorities said.
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Energy shares help TSX rebound from selloff

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:09

By Solarina Ho and John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index posted a sharp gain on Thursday as energy shares jumped with the price of oil and the market rebounded from a selloff the previous session that had been spurred partly by the shootings in Ottawa. Investors were encouraged by comments from police that the gunman who shot a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered Canada's parliament buildings, where he was shot dead, had acted alone and that there was no apparent link to an attack on two soldiers in Quebec on Monday. ...


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Billionaire Paul Allen boosts his contribution in Ebola fight to at least $100 million

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:44
SEATTLE - Billionaire Paul Allen says he'll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola.
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Man arrested in downtown Halifax after driver finds firearm on bus

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:34

HALIFAX - Police arrested a man in Halifax and recovered a firearm on a public bus Thursday, hours after receiving a report of someone walking along a downtown street with what appeared to be a rifle wrapped in black fabric.


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Amazon holiday quarter sales forecasts disappoint, shares dive

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:29

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed, and third-quarter results missed Wall Street's targets, sending the online retailer's shares 9 percent lower. Some analysts fear that the U.S. holiday shopping season, the biggest quarter for most retailers, might turn out weaker than anticipated. The company projected on Thursday net sales of between $27.3 billion and $30.3 billion for the holiday quarter, lagging the $30.89 billion analysts had expected on average. ...


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Amazon posts 3Q loss, results miss Wall Street forecasts

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:28
SEATTLE - SEATTLE (AP) _ Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss of $437 million.
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