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New White House fence jumper

White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before two police dogs took him down.

"Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said.

The Secret Service identified the man as Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, ...

Kevin VIckers CAN Sgt at Arms

Canadian official hailed as 'hero'

As sergeant-at-arms of Canada's House of Commons, Kevin Vickers is accustomed to being in the middle of big things.

But never before like this.

Members of parliament, the press and the public hailed the 58-year-old Vickers on Wednesday after he reporte...

Canada War Memorial crime scene

Canadian victim remembered for smile, heart

Nathan Cirillo was the strong, smiling type.

The Canadian army reservist could look the part of intimidating soldier, the way that his abundant muscles filled out his uniform. But his Instagram and Facebook page and recollections shared online suggest...

Michael Brown

Ferguson protest tense; autopsy info leaked

Ferguson police and protesters clashed on Wednesday night after tensions escalated during a scheduled demonstration, part of the Ferguson October movement.

Between 100 and 150 protesters marched from the corner of Canfield Drive and Florissant Avenue...

Canadian PM Harper briefed on attacks

Canada PM: Soldier slain 'in cold blood'

First a soldier guarding a hallowed war memorial was gunned down in Canada's capital. Then shots erupted in the halls of the country's Parliament minutes later.

Deadly Jerusalem wreck

Baby dies after car hits people in Jerusalem

A Palestinian man rammed his car into commuters waiting at a light rail stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and wounding several other people, Israeli police said.

Darren Vann

Who is Darren Deon Vann?

Darren Deon Vann was no stranger to police.

Even before police caught up with him this weekend, Vann's record was well-established. He had gone to jail at least twice before on felony convictions. But -- if authorities are to be believed -- his time b...

Diamonds

This Halloween costume costs $1.6 million

What does a million-dollar Halloween costume look like? Hint: It gives new meaning to the phrase "dripping with diamonds."

Canada shooting witness

Witnesses describe chaos in Canada shootings

Peter Henderson heard gunshots ring out late Wednesday morning from the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, Canada, as workers were rolling into the office a little late, coffee in hand.

"I was locking my bike up, and I heard four shots," said H...

Ebola virus in black and white

Travelers from Ebola-affected countries to be monitored

President Obama is cautiously optimistic. Both Texas nurses are getting better. Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job.

With multiple developments underway, here's th...

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Ottawa, Canada shooting

Multiple shooters reported in Canada attack

A soldier and one of the shooters are dead following attacks at multiple locations in Canada.

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Richest British celebs under 30

British entertainment magazine Heat has published its annual list of the richest British celebrities under 30. Take a look at the rankings.

Jeffrey Fowle at home

Americans detained abroad

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad and their fates.

Deadliest outbreaks

15 of history’s deadliest disease outbreaks

Throughout history, hundreds of millions of lives have been lost to epidemics and pandemics.  Here are 15 of the deadliest.

angry man with road rage

20 most annoying drivers

A survey reveals which drivers and driving behaviors Americans find most annoying.

Ben Bradlee

Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

Kenneth Bae, Matthew Miller, Jeffrey Fowle

Americans detained in North Korea

Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday. Learn more about the three Americans most recently detained in North Korea.

de la Renta collection

Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.

Solar eclipse

Sunsational facts behind solar eclipses

A partial solar eclipse will be visible across the United States and Canada Thursday afternoon. Click through for some illuminating facts on solar eclipses and safety notes.

Oscar Pistorius at trial

What to know: Pistorius verdict

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to a maximum sentence of five years for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, last year. He was also given a three-year sentence on a firearms charge, but it was suspended.

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Ottawa shooting timeline

Ottawa shootings: Timeline

A Canadian soldier and a gunman are dead after two shootings in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.

Canada shootings police in street

Ottawa on lockdown after deadly shootings

Downtown Ottawa, Canada, is on lockdown following a series of shootings that left at least two people dead.

Michael Brown

Copy of Michael Brown's autopsy leaked

A copy of Michael Brown's autopsy that was leaked shows the Missouri teen was shot in the hand at close range.

Canada shooting witness

Canada witness describes 'guy with a rifle'

A witness to the shooting at a war memorial in Canada describes seeing a "guy with a rifle."

Canada war memorial shooting

Chaotic scene at war memorial shooting

Police roam the streets of Ottawa with guns drawn after a soldier is shot while standing guard at a war memorial.

Ebola treatment facility Texas

New Ebola treatment center opening in Texas

A new Ebola treatment center is opening in northern Texas on Wednesday as part of Gov. Rick Perry's overhaul plan.

Woman survives 4 days in desert

79-year-old woman survives 4 days in desert

A 79-year-old Arizona woman's family says it's a miracle she was found alive after four days stranded in the desert.

Bristol Palin fight

Bristol Palin describes brawl in police recordings

Police have released audio tapes of Bristol Palin detailing what happened during a brawl involving her family.

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Two Ebola patients cured of virus

Health officials say an American freelance journalist and a nurse's aid in Spain have both been cured of the Ebola virus.

More than 100 snakes

More than 100 snakes found in home

More than 100 snakes were found inside a Canada home.

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