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Soldier, gunman dead after shooting near Canada's parliament

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren, Reutesr

OTTAWA — A gunman shot and fatally wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then e ... »

Americans face post-foreclosure hell

NEW YORK — Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, suddenly ar ... »

Obama names former adviser to coordinate U.S. Ebola response

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has asked former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate U.S. efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, ... »

Donations lag for Ebola epidemic

When a catastrophic earthquake devastated the island and people of Haiti in 2010, killing more than 100,000 people, the American Red Cross raised $ ... »

Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

By Balazs Koranyi, Alister Doyle and Gwladys Fouche, Reuters

OSLO — Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by t ... »

Supreme Court justice grants Idaho’s request to block same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday granted a request from Idaho officials by temporarily blocking same-sex ... »

Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan dies at Dallas hospital

DALLAS — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Wednesday announced that Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who w ... »

Senator says U.S. to require tougher Ebola screening at airports

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are preparing to require tougher Ebola screening at American airports this week to keep the deadly virus ... »

Supreme Court dodges same-sex marriage issue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide once and for all whether states can ban same-sex marriage, a surprising mov ... »

American Ebola patient arrives in Nebraska

DALLAS — The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagn ... »

Up to 100 possibly exposed to U.S. Ebola patient; four isolated

DALLAS — Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, and four ... »

Reports: Armed man with criminal record rode elevator with Obama in Atlanta

WASHINGTON — A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President ... »

For most Americans, spanking is OK, implements are not

Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is acceptable at home and a majority say corporal punishment is tolerable provided it does no ... »

U.S. Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light inv ... »

Women who have been unemployed have fewer kids -US study

BOSTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Women who were unemployed in their youth tend to have fewer children into middle-age than women who worked, according t ... »