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Obama appeals for calm, understanding in Ferguson after grand jury opts not to indict

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black teen, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint.

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Decals on City of Calgary vehicles to honour 1st responders for a year

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:50

The city has received the first batch of 5,000 decals for city vehicles to honour first responders over the next year. "Decals will be placed on every city vehicle," said Coun. Keating believes the decals are timely in light of the shootings on Parliament Hill and the death of a soldier in Quebec.

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'Long journey,' says man freed in possible case of wrongful murder conviction

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:35

HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia man who was serving a life sentence for stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death walked from court on bail Monday, calling his release "surreal" and his time in the criminal justice system a nightmare.

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Reaction to the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict police officer in fatal shooting

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:34
"There will be many people who are disappointed in today's decision, even though it is a result of a deliberate legal process that's being independently checked by Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Justice Department. While we await the conclusion of that independent investigation — and continue working together for solutions to systemic issues highlighted by this tragedy — I'm praying that the good people of St. Louis and local law enforcement will remain peaceful and respectful of one another." — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri
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Loading up on guns: Weapons sales skyrocket amid tension in Ferguson, Mo.

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:21

WASHINGTON - The owner of a gun store just outside Ferguson, Mo., agreed to chat — with one condition.

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Locksmith's plan key to saving love locks on High Level Bridge

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:19
“I put in a proposal to the city, which I have to say was very well received,” said Martin Badke. Couples have been snapping padlocks onto the bridge and tossing the keys into the North Saskatchewan River as a symbol of their eternal commitment. If he gets permission, he will removed the locks before city workers get to them and return them to the owners.
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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi ponders Grey Cup bet dilemma

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:12
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is going to the Grey Cup in Vancouver this weekend to watch the Stampeders take on the Hamilton Tiger Cats. "So do I make the bet with the old mayor or the new mayor. If I make it with the old mayor it means his last official act will be paying off a bet to me.
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Cleveland police: Video 'clear' on officer's shooting of boy who had gun that looked real

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 22:28

CLEVELAND - A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

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Fears of disastrous flooding ease in snowbound Buffalo; forecasters feud with governor

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 22:27

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines.

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Brown family statement expresses profound disappointment, calls for peaceful protests

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 22:09
FERGUSON, Mo. - Michael Brown's family issued this statement after a prosecutor announced that a grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson:
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New UTC chief known to Wall Street, giving solace amid abrupt move

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 21:24

By Lewis Krauskopf (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp's appointment of Chief Financial Officer Gregory Hayes as chief executive is providing investors some comfort as they try to understand the abrupt departure of previous leader Louis Chenevert. United Technologies shares fell 1.4 percent on Monday after the company announced that Chenevert had stepped down as CEO and chairman effective immediately. The maker of jet engines, elevators and climate control systems gave no public indication of the transition ahead of time, catching Wall Street off guard. ...

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US police: 1 suspect in serial killings confessed to killing 5 women; 4 bodies still missing

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 21:10

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to rape, strangle and throw into trash bins.

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Wild ride: Two opposition Wildrose members cross floor to join Alberta PCs

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:37

EDMONTON - Alberta's Official Opposition Wildrose party continued a descent into disarray Monday as two members — including key caucus lieutenant Kerry Towle — bolted to join Premier Jim Prentice.

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Liberal Party in P.E.I. decide date for leadership convention

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:49

The Liberal Party of P.E.I. has settled on a time and place to hold their leadership convention in the new year. The provincial executive announced Monday evening the convention will be held February 20-21 at the convention centre in Charlottetown. Now that a date has been chosen, the Liberal party is open for nominations and candidates have until January 20, 2015 to files their papers.

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Thousands without power in Ottawa as high winds topple trees

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:48
High winds on Monday evening left thousands of people without power throughout the Ottawa area.
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Conservative attempt to embarrass Liberal candidate ends up embarrassing Tories

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:48

OTTAWA - An attempt by the Conservatives to catch a prominent Liberal candidate with his foot in his mouth has instead wound up biting several Tory MPs, including senior cabinet minister Jason Kenney.

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