Investigators say the Winchester .30-30 calibre rifle used by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in this week's Ottawa shootings on Parliament Hill may be a critical piece of evidence as they try to reconstruct his activities prior to the attack.
There's one key item missing from the mammoth omnibus budget bill introduced by the government earlier this week: A controversial proposal that had reportedly been in the works to amend the Copyright Act to give a politician or party the power to use video, audio and photographs from news outlets. […]
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the gunman who rampaged on Parliament Hill Wednesday, was not one of 90 "high-risk" individuals being investigated by the RCMP, Commissioner Bob Paulson said at an afternoon press conference with Ottawa police.
While security is expected to be beefed up at Remembrance Day ceremonies this year, the annual poppy campaign will go ahead as scheduled, the Royal Canadian Legion says. But cadets, who have been a big part of the campaign, have been asked to curtail their activities temporarily.
Turkish authorities have begun an investigation into an unidentified yellow powder that was found in a package received at the Canadian Consulate in Istanbul. The consulate has been evacuated, says CBC's Jeff Semple.
The families of slain military members Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent stand to get some financial support from a new crowdfunding campaign that has already taken in donations from many Canadians and several major Canadian banks.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials are debating whether to tighten controls on the border with Canada and make it easier to revoke the passports of suspected militants, steps that could gain traction following two attacks in Canada this week.
LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - A Kentucky state lawmaker who is also a coal mine owner was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday on charges he bribed an inspector so his mines would not receive citations.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law governing the use of an abortion-inducing drug to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the measure is poor public health policy that could put women at risk.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Thursday pressed large Internet providers to pledge that they will not strike deals that may help some websites load faster than others or give similar "fast lanes" to affiliated services.
ASHEBORO N.C. (Reuters) - "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is back on tour. This time he is trying to win over North Carolina voters with his political chops rather than his voice, and he has less than two weeks left to do it.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat.
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a full mental competency screening for Omar Gonzalez, who is accused of jumping the White House fence, after a disputed initial examination found him not competent for trial.