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Older News ~ June 2014 -- December 2014

NOTE: not in pure chronological order

 

Boko Haram gunmen kidnap nearly 200 women, children in Nigeria;
kill at least 32 as they raid remote village of Gumsuri

Moscow: Russian rouble slips as Putin speech fails to impress

Indian history: Successful launch, separations, and return for
GSLV Mark 3 rocket and its prototype CARE landing capsule



The brand-new heavy launch rocket with solid fuel rocket boosters was successful in its first experimental flight -- "performance was as expected". It met all the speed and altitude benchmarks. The rocket weighed 630 tonnes. The module was recovered from Indian Ocean. ~ screen capture SpaceFlightNow

Toronto: Widespread, highly organized security threats at G20, including
lethal attacks on officers and police horses says commander charged for
'kettling' protesters to assert control in deteriorating mob conditions


Welcome to Worldwide Visitors

Confirmed: Cuba and U.S. resume diplomatic relations, major prisoner
swap underway; Canada and Pope Francis play host roles;
many restrictions lifted but ordinary tourism will remain prohibited

Peshawar: Toll now 148 as some of critically wounded die

Peshawar: Pictures emerge of killers and their innocent victims;
slaughter ordered by same leader who ordered Malala Yousafzai killed


The office of Tahira Kazi, the Principal of the Army Public School and College. She was reportedly set on fire in front of her students, and one of the vile killers blew himself up in her office during the 9-hour siege. ~ Mishal Husain BBC

Peshawar: Pupils recall narrow escapes, carnage in Taliban slaughter

#IndiaWithPakistan: Indians express solidarity with Pakistan after attack

Peshawar: 141 dead, including 9 staff as Taliban gunmen attack Pakistan school, firing indiscriminately on boys, girls and their teachers

A soldier escorts schoolchildren after they were rescued from from the Army Public School that is under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, December 16, 2014. ~ Khuram Parvez Reuters

Sydney: More details emerging of horrific siege: shotgun held to heads
of hostages, continual execution threats, wanted ISIS flag delivered

Top of the World: Now Denmark claims the North Pole

Canadian lands are closest to the North Pole and more of the Lomonosov Ridge sits within Canadian waters, but Denmark has presented a claim to the UN, arguing that the area surrounding the North Pole is connected to the continental shelf of Greenland, a Danish autonomous territory. Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said it was a "historic and important milestone" for Denmark. Canada and Russia have already asserted their own sovereignty over the energy-rich Arctic territory. Arctic nations have agreed that a UN panel will settle the dispute. The focus of the dispute is the Lomonosov Ridge, a 1,800km-long (1,120 miles) underwater mountain range that splits the Arctic in two. ~ BBC

updated ~ Sydney: Three dead incl gunman after commandos storm cafe;
police made their move after shots fired during escape by 6 hostages

Sydney: Details awaited; gunman said to have been killed, 4 injured

Sydney: Watch the police end the siege in this dramatic video

Sydney: Siege ends as heavily armed police storm cafe, rescue hostages;
many shots fired, concussion grenades and flashing lights used in assault



[TOP] Assault police toss a series of concussion grenades into the Lindt Cafe before moving in. [BOTTOM] Many ambulances were pre-positioned in the exclusion zone. They left with patients very quickly.

Sydney: Hostage-taker named as radical Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis

Radical Muslim cleric Sheik Man Haron Monis has been revealed to be the ringleader in the Sydney cafe siege that has seen up to 30 people held hostage for more than 10 hours. Monis was born Manteghi Bourjerdi and fled from Iran to Australia in 1996 where he changed his name to Man Haron Monis and assuming the title of Sheik Haron. Police until now asked the media not to name him, but have now allowed it. ~ AAP

Sydney: Gunman identified: refugee from Iran in 1996, 49 years old,
"fringe Islamist" was out on bail for accessory to murder, troublemaker

Sydney: More than 40 Australian Muslim groups condemn cafe siege

Sydney: Australia police move to full 'terrorism footing'

Sydney: Lights out at siege cafe as stand-off enters 12th hour;
gunman 'extremely agitated' when 5 hostages escaped


A total of five hostages have now escaped Lindt cafe. The number of remaining hostages is now thought to be about 15. ~ AP

Sydney: Martin Place siege: Separating fact from fiction

Sydney: 5 escape from cafe at centre of hostage crisis

Perp on video: News video catches hostage perp in Lindt cafe

There are thought to be as many as 50 hostages held in the Sydney cafe by armed ISIS sympathizers.

Watch Sydney cafe siege LIVE on Australian Broadcasting Corp

Multiple hostages held in the Sydney cafe by at least one armed ISIS sympathizer.

BREAKING: Channel 7 says there are 50 hostages,
including employees; cite Lindt source

Watch Sydney cafe siege LIVE on Channel 7 from Australia

There are now thought to be 50 hostages held in the Sydney cafe by armed ISIS sympathizers.

Nina Grewal: Conservative Sikh MP lambastes those who take Christ out of Christmas for 'political correctness'; her tirade has become a tradition

Canadian CF-18s bomb ISIS bunkers near Iraq’s second largest city

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 fighter/bombers taxi on runway in Kuwait during Operation IMPACT.

Solomon: Hottest year ever? Not quite; making doomsayers very unhappy

Seasonal words: While it appears offensive to some as a replacement
for 'Christmas', 'Xmas' actually has religious origin centuries ago

Toronto: Kaillie Humphries' golden streak continues;
awarded Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete


Bobsled pilot Kaillie Humphries has capped a standout season by winning the 2014 Lou Marsh Award as Canada's top athlete. Humphries is the first bobsledder to win the honour. The 29-year-old from Calgary became the first woman bobsledder to win back-to-back Olympic gold when captured her second Olympic title in Sochi. She carried Canada's flag along with brakeman Heather Moyse into the closing ceremonies. A month earlier, Humphries had claimed her second consecutive overall World Cup title for Canada.

Turtles vs. turbines: Ontario court case could have widespread
repercussions for communities of endangered species


Threatened Blanding's turtles mature at age 25 and can then live another 75 years. An environemntal review tribunal blocked a huge industrial wind turbine installation in tranquil Prince Edward County that was to be built on the turtles' home turf. But the big corporation fought the tribunal and had the decision dumped. Now the naturalist friends of the turtles are fighting back in court in Toronto.

Orléans mess the latest to put lie to Liberal claim of 'open nominations'
Trudeau fixed vote for pal Leslie by last-minute dump of his opponent;
interference from leader hurting 3rd party's recovery prospects in 2015

Jean Béliveau: Fans, ex-teammates stream into Bell Centre to pay tribute

Mourners file past to pay their respect during the public viewing for the Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Montreal. Beliveau died at the age of 83. ~ Paul Chiasson Canadian Press

Get ready: Elevators will soon go sideways, not use cables

Elevators now under development use within a few years will move by magnetic levitation, not cables. This will enable them to queue up at bottom or top in morning or at closing times, and to move sideways. They will also be useable in much higher buildings than heavy-cable elevators. ~ ThyssenKrupp

Ottawa: Bank of Canada invites citizens to help design currency
to commemorate Confederation's 150th Anniversary in 2017


Canada has had only two commemorative 'paper' currencies. [TOP] The 1967 $1 bill was issued for Canada's Confederation Centennial. [BOTTOM] A commemorative $25 note was issued in honour of the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935. Both are big collector's items, as will be the 2017 banknote. ~ Bank of Canada

Montréal: Jean Béliveau to lie in state at Bell Centre ahead of funeral

Montréal: Jean Béliveau passes away at age 83

The great Jean Beliveau won the Stanley Cup 10 times as a player, and his name is on Cup another 7 times as an executive, a total unlikely to be matched. He played 20 years, all with Montreal Canadiens. ~ Denis Brodeur Getty

Calgary Stampeders’ defence comes through to win 102nd Grey Cup

Calgary Stampeders defensive lineman Shawn Lemon (40) and defensive lineman Corey Mace (99) celebrate with teammates after defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 102nd Grey Cup in Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. ~ Paul Chiasson Canadian Press

Harper welcomes election of Michaëlle Jean as head of la Francophonie

Unconfirmed reports say Canadian-Israeli Gill Rosenberg captured by ISIS

Dakar: Former GG Michaëlle Jean gets boost from Paradis, Couillard
and Harper in bid to become Secretary General of la Francophonie

When is rape not rape? Adultery by married Liberal MP gets two thumbs up from former colleague; downplays Pacetti’s 'incident' with NDP MP — could be a 'misunderstanding', not an 'assault' says Liberal ex-MP Mendes

Nor'easter nightmare: Thanksgiving travel chaotic on U.S. East Coast

Toronto: Jian Ghomeshi charged with four counts of sexual assault,
and a fifth charge for choking; could face life in prison


Jian Ghomeshi leaves College Park courthouse in Toronto Wednesday afternoon. A judge released Ghomeshi on $100,000 bail and the former radio host’s mother, Sara Azar Ghomeshi, acted as his surety. As conditions for his release, he must live with his mother, cannot have any contact with the complainants and must stay at least 500 metres away from them. He has also been banned from possessing any firearms and has already surrendered his passport. He has been ordered to stay in Ontario. ~ Kevin Van Paassen National Post

Lawrence Solomon: Ill winds blow from wind turbines

Wind turbines produce audible sound waves known to cause what medical science calls “annoyance,” a state of health that can lead to a constellation of illnesses called wind turbine syndrome (WTS). Does Canada's Charter protect citizens from government forcing such health-reducing projects on them? ~ Colin Perkel Canadian Press

After early balanced budget: Harper accelerates $5.8B for federal
infrastructure investments in parks, marine conservation, museums,
bridges and govt buildings; includes $500M to upgrade and build new schools on native reserves; jobs created will sustain economic recovery


Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes infrastructure investment announcement at The Collider Centre
at Western University's Advanced Manufacturing Park, in London. ~ Dave Chidley Canadian Press

Infrastructure backgrounder: Federal Govt investing coast to coast

Gardez: Suicide bomber kills at least 45 at
volleyball match in Afghanistan; 50 wounded

Ferguson: Two Black Panthers arrested, planned to set off bombs

Buffalo: In storm's bull's-eye, snowbound local writer reflects

Lori and Bob Weishaar shovel snow from around their vehicle in Buffalo earlier this week. ~ Aaron Lynett Reuters

Buffalo: As snow turns to rain, flood threat grows

Buffalo: Roofs collapsing as snow clobbering continues

Buffalo: "Gov. Cuomo a liar" — say people stranded on I-90 for 30 hrs;
no barriers, warnings or cruisers telling them State Thruway was closed
and no one came to check on them in their snow tombs on wheels

Buffalo: Lake-effect roller coaster still on; more big snow, flooding next

updated ~ Buffalo: Killer storm gets a name: ‘Knife’; at least six dead;
Outside fleet of plows and heavy equipment promised to help recovery;
Cuomo controversially blames victims for getting stuck in historic storm


This photo from downtown Buffalo overlooking the Sabres' arena, foreground, shows how the sharp-edged lake-effect storm off Lake Erie dusted the downtown while burying the areas just a mile south. South Cheektowaga measured 65 inches of snow, with more on the way. ~ Gary Wiepert AP Photo

Buffalo: NY Gov declares state of emergency, calls out National Guard

“We are deploying the National Guard to ramp up efforts to keep Western New York residents safe and to assist storm recovery efforts in any way possible," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday as some areas hunkered down for as much as six feet — really — of lake-effect snow. "Travel bans and advisories remain in effect, and I urge drivers to stay off the roads so that our state agencies and the National Guard can assist those that need help." The National Guard is mobilizing 150 soldiers and airmen for storm duty, according to Cuomo's office. Nearly 150 miles of the New York State Thruway (I-90) is shut down from Rochester west to the Pennsylvania border.

Buffalo: 'We’re looking at a six-footer lake-effect storm'

Winter is back, early, and with a vengeance across North America as all 50 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces fell below freezing Monday night and lake-effect snow off Lake Erie pummels Buffalo, and lake-effect snow off Lake Ontario is piling up east of Oswego, New York. Here, Jerry Delzer attempts to clear the three-plus feet of snow in his driveway in Buffalo suburb of Depew, Tuesday, November 18, 2014. ~ Derek Gee Buffalo News

Merkel: Russia 'will not prevail' in Ukraine

Poroshenko: Ukraine now ready for total war with pro-Russian rebels

Merkel: Russia’s actions threaten Georgia, Moldova and Balkans states

Moscow: Putin warns he won’t let Ukraine defeat Eastern rebels

Kelly McParland: Harper’s stand on emissions may not be popular, but it’s more honest than Obama’s

Bloomberg: Canada stocks slump to 7-week low as oil slides

North Perth: Invenergy wind turbine contract terminated; citizen group's campaign stops ugly cluster of 26 huge industrial wind turbines from obliterating countryside

Christina Blizzard: Liberal Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli should resign for his shocking personal attack on A-G in wake of her report which details his incompetence and subterfuge

Kingston: Queen's Professor hammers authors of flawed property value study for cavalier treatment of calculations

Liberal backroom fails again: B.C. Sikhs quit Liberals to protest Justin's 'star' candidate; party stalwarts in Vancouver South nomination fight say Liberal leader 'manipulated'; Trudeau "in bed with extremist and fundamental groups"

A-G Lysyk: Ontario Liberal mess: provincial debt will go from $267B to $325B even if budget balanced on schedule, Walkerton water recommendations remain ignored 14 years later

Smart meters 'dumb': Costing Ontario taxpayers extra $$ billions says A-G Lysyk

Ontario a "financial blackhole": A-G Lysyk finds Wynne Liberals scorching taxpayers at every turn; incompetence run amok

Just a dotted line: Tories target cross-border price gap with Competition Bureau bill

Ottawa: Liberal Deputy PM during sponsorship scandal leads attack against world-leading Canadian anti-corruption legislation

Polldrop fever: Liberals in full scramble mode, even *gasp* trying to assemble platform for 2015 election instead of surfing on now-evaporated 'Justinmania' as they battle perceptions of weakness and waffling amid MP sex crisis

Toronto: CBC union frets about self-incrimination of members and potential "of exposing themselves to discipline" during Jian Ghomeshi investigation; where's concern about victims?

Kelowna: B.C. doctor beaten, 'left for dead' during attack inside psychiatric hospital

Ottawa: Bertschi sends Liberals libel notice over Orléans nomination fight

Why do scientists lie? Public has been misled about west Hudson Bay polar bears since November 2013; experts knew no decline but said the opposite

Montreal: Airport arrest on terror hoax charge

Toronto: Federal Govt gives Pratt & Whitney repayable $300M to help jet engine development in Ontario and Quebec

Cairo: Canadian Embassy closes in Egypt's capital over security fears, asks for more protection

Ottawa: Canadian in ISIS propaganda video positively identified by family as 23 yr old John Douglas Maguire of Kemptville, Ontario; praises killers of Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo

Toronto: Purported ISIS video calls for attacks on Canadians

Robyn Urback: What part of slapping paint on a poster falls within the realm of 'higher education'? Too often, protest becomes a symptom of a lack of critical thinking, not a venue for it

Taking on historical blunderers: Conrad strikes Black

Rex Murphy: Has the environmental movement ever seen a collapse it didn't want to be on the brink of?

Orléans: Trudeau backroom bullying leads to frontroom fisticuffs as Liberal nomination meeting erupts in chaos to rubber stamp Justin's parachute candidate Leslie

Avian flu: CFIA confirms disease has spread to a 5th Fraser Valley farm

Toronto Star: Ghomeshi-related hanky panky at Q not solely by host; CBC took payola for July Tom Petty interview

London: Nearly bankrupt Ontario to spend $29B to build high-speed rail from Toronto to bankrupt Detroit

Ottawa: Liberals hire lawyer to investigate sexual misconduct complaints against two suspended MPs, including former Ethics critic

Bloomberg: Exports to benefit as Loonie reaches weakest mark in 5 years on jobs loss and hints of late-blooming U.S. recovery

Toronto Star: Jian Ghomeshi regularly booked guests that shared his agent, lawyer

Markham: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne should focus less on confrontation, more on Ontario's fiscal problems: Harper

Kelly McParland: Ontario is all talk while Quebec takes action in balancing budget

Markham: Inaugural Canada First Research Excellence Fund competition has universities competing for research funding over next 7 years; grants to be awarded for scientific merit, strategic relevance to Canada, and quality of implementation plan

Andrew Coyne: Until we enact democratic reforms, provinces will continue to run wild using powers they don't have

John Ivison: Harper gets his mojo back: PM makes gains thanks to foreign policy and tax cuts

Toronto: French say CETA will revolutionize trade for Canada; Europe-Canada trade agreement could boost trade from 20 to 50% says Frédéric Kaplan, head of Economic Affairs at their Embassy in Ottawa

Ottawa: Health Canada data shows Ontario wind farm regulations inadequate; setback from homes should be at least 1300 metres, not current 550 metres

Chantal Hébert: Three unlikely politicians on the cusp of Canada’s transformative change

Ottawa: Prime Minister Harper gives tribute to Jean Béliveau

Quebec City: Quebec finds additional $600M in cost-cutting on road to balanced budget; cutting tax credits, raising fees

Chambly: Man arrested in Quebec after alleged Facebook threats against media czar and PQ leadership candidate Péladeau

Ottawa: Big spike in aboriginal women behind bars; much more likely than non-aboriginal women to have been admitted to custody for a violent offence

Ontario's war on citizens: Rural-urban divide blowing in the wind

Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Harper welcomes forming of new government in Ukraine

Kathryn Borel: Jian Ghomeshi harassed me on the job. Why did CBC look the other way?

Dominican Republic: WestJet does it again with another inspiring Christmas Miracle video that will make you cry as you watch the beach scene unfold

Detroit: Gordie Howe in ICU after second major stroke

Syria: "Ignore the reports I've been captured," says Facebook update from Gill Rosenberg

Ottawa: Canada homicide rate falls to 1966 level; 8% drop from 2012 to 2013 suggests tougher laws having impact

Toronto: Denzel Minnan-Wong new Deputy-Mayor

John Ivison: Liberal Ethics critic Scott Andrews was reprimanded for inappropriate behaviour toward a Liberal staffer before accusations from NDP MP had him turfed from caucus

Left lifetime of memories: Chas Abel dead at 88 - photo finishing magnate touched every Canadian

Toronto: Police probing if Don Valley Parkway death and 3 bodies found in a nearby Thorncliffe Park apartment are related

Dakar: Harper announces significant new Canadian government support for the Canadian-based Micronutrient Initiative; its provision of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to children and mothers has led to a dramatic reduction in child deaths over the last 15 years

Dakar: Stephen Harper calls on la Francophonie to end forced marriages

Syria: Ottawa probing reports Gill Rosenberg captured by ISIS [video]

Hamilton: Will heavy-handed Trudeau dump nominated candidate, a Catholic Chaplain, over pro-life position?

Margaret Wente: The progressive war on science; "Nearly 9,000 people in California have come down with whooping cough this year, and a handful have died. Repeated pleas from public health officials have gone unheeded"

Toronto: Flare magazine apologizes for article on Ghomeshi court appearance that was interpreted as fashion analysis and widely criticized

Dakar: Canada contribution to world vaccination fund for children is $500 million

Heads to roll? CBC management knew of Jian Ghomeshi allegations since June: documentary

Hamilton: Broken water main triggers landslide, blocks three lanes of EB HWY 403 at end of morning rush hour; remarkably, no injuries reported

Ottawa: Canada’s economy is growing faster than expected. Here’s why

Ottawa: Canada economy grows at higher than expected annualized rate of 2.8% in Q3; real GDP up 0.4%; exports up at annualized rate of 9%

Dakar: Prior to start of La Francophonie, Harper announces significant new support toward life-saving vaccines for children in developing countries

These brave women had the 'guts' to stand up to it in a different time: Two former Parliament Hill journalists recount dealing with sexual misconduct during the 1980s [compelling audio interview by Carol Off]

Ottawa: 55 First Nations bands risk losing funding for not complying with transparency law; was recommended by 1996 Royal Commission

Peladeau makes it official: Canadian media mogul joins race to lead Quebec separatists

When will waste-land end? Ontario’s $10M DAY — big wind Monday created a lot of power Ontario didn't need but still had to pay for

Hack attack: CBC and other news websites under siege by so-called New Syrian Army of hackers today

Ottawa: Harper appoints Suzanne Côté to Supreme Court of Canada, replacing retiring Justice Louis LeBel

Fredericton: Winter storm leaves 40,000 without power in New Brunswick

Not so cuddly now: Biologists disturbed to find seals in Britain seemingly killing porpoises for fun

Toronto: Ontario Auditor General warns of ballooning Pan Am Games security costs; have doubled and may go higher

CD Howe discussion paper: Tax reform suggested that includes higher rates for top incomes, and a switch to flat tax for investments; changes would allow "clean up" of consumption and other taxes and tax breaks without hurting tax cuts designed to create growth

Ottawa: NDP MP who alleges she was raped by Liberal MP doesn't want to file police complaint but willing to participate in a 'resolution' process

Kelly McParland: Some prominent CBC dinosaurs can't handle the truth: and they still work there

Ottawa: Micro-managing outrage along racial lines; organizers tell white people to stay at the back of the 'protest' bus; is their version of 'justice' aligned along racial lines?

Group convenes expert panel: Wind Concerns Ontario calls on Health Canada to withdraw non-peer-reviewed summary of flawed report on wind turbines which was prematurely released; lacked data, but included people paid by wind companies; numerous other errors

Ottawa sex scandal: NDP MP tells second media outlet details of story behind rape allegation against married Liberal MP

BOMBSHELL: NDP MP says she was raped by Liberal MP Massimo Pacetti — "sex without explicit consent" — in hotel room and was in pain for days; finally, details emerge on allegations of Liberal MPs' 'sexual misconduct' and they're very serious

Montreal: Quebec to cut public sector workforce by 2%, freeze hiring until 2016, as it seeks to balance budget

Toronto: Jian Ghomeshi withdraws $55M lawsuit against CBC, pays CBC's $18,000 in court costs

Ottawa: First Nations to 'resist' complying with Financial Transparency Act which had been recommended by 1996 Royal Commission; 84 bands have yet to comply with law on eve of final deadline; as a result, federal funds may be withheld

Margaret Wente: Renewables are not enough; Google throws in towel on 'green' energy; when will it admit more CO2 is a good thing?

Kelly McParland: Stephen Harper steals Trudeau’s money and election plan by moving up infrastructure spending

Toronto: BlackBerry will pay iPhone users up to $600 to switch phones

Sudbury debate: Ontario Tory leadership candidates urge party to broaden support base, end 'cookie-cutter' economic approach

Ontario playing obstructionist politics: Saskatchewan Premier Wall concerned about 'unnecessary barriers' to pipeline project

Brrrrrrrrrr: 2014 winter to be repeat of 2013 for much of Canada, leading weather watcher forecasts

Edmonton: Two Opposition Wildrose members, Towle and Donovan, cross floor to Alberta PCs

Totalitarianism? Ontario moves to restrict use of e-cigarettes; bans all flavoured tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, and mandates calorie counts on restaurant menus with ironically named Making Healthier Choices Act

Trees down: Strong winds knock out power to thousands across southern Ontario

Gare Joyce: Pat Quinn: A towering life in hockey

RIP Pat Quinn: A Quinntessential career in hockey

Toronto: Houses should be checked for radon gas, cause of 16% of Canadian lung cancer deaths per year

London: Onex to acquire packaging maker SIG for up to $4.7B

Quebec: Outrage is first response to Lucienne Robillard's proposed $2.3B in spending cuts; govts find it easier to increase spending than cut it

Ottawa: NDP accused of trying to stifle conflicts as two more staffers file lawsuits; union under fire

Forum Research poll: Two-thirds of Canadians support Iraq mission to combat ISIS; majority finds ISIS a direct threat to Canada

Toronto: Retiring Linden MacIntyre calls it like he's seen it re: CBC cult of celebrity; hyped CBC celebs in uproar, full denial, stamping little feet and holding breath

Halifax: 2014 HISF concludes, brought together over 300 people from 60 countries to discuss security issues and challenges in democracies and the world

Halifax: Opening remarks by Peter Van Praagh, President of the 2014 Halifax International Security Forum

Toronto: Temporary return to fall weather for Ontario means heavy rain and blustery winds

Ottawa: Feds to spend $200M over 6 years on mental health in the Canadian military

Manitoba: The slow death of the hotel beverage room

Toronto: TransCanada takes Jeff Rubin to task for sloppy assertions about Energy East pipeline

Stockholm: Sweden says Russian military jet in near-crash with passenger plane, Russia issues denial

John Bolton: Foreign policy & the 2016 presidential race — Obama's failures tell us what to avoid

John Mclaughlin: Distorting CIA's post-9/11 success

Cell journal: Clearest DNA image ever is generated

Banjarnegara: 20 dead, 88 missing after mudslide in central Indonesia

Tokyo: Exit polls project big win for Japan's ruling party

Christmas spirit alive, well and active: Woman visits Toys ‘R’ Us, pays off everybody’s layaway accounts

London: Sky News special edition about air control problem shutting down UK air space [video]

Greece: Shots fired at Israeli embassy in Athens [video]

Snowden made false claims: No proof so far that NSA bugged Merkel's phone

Peter Roff: 'Cromnibus' is a big win for the GOP, conservatives

California: Reservoirs and lakes rapidly rising as rain just keeps on coming

Lima: Attempt to hornswaggle the world into believing climate can actually be controlled starts with language control

ASIO: Australian jihadists arriving and dying at same rate in Middle East

Erik Wemple: The full demise of Rolling Stone’s rape story

Marketwatch: All the reasons the price of oil is dropping

U.S. Navy: New laser weapon works, ready for action; "We ran this weapon through some extremely tough paces, and it locked on and destroyed the targets we designated with near-instantaneous lethality"

Madrid: Google move will hurt Spanish publishers, not just on Google News

Damascus: Syria, ISIS have been 'ignoring' each other on battlefield, data suggests

Washington: CIA boss John Brennan defends post-9/11 strategy; the CIA "did a lot of things right" at a time when there were "no easy answers"

Culver City: Leaked Sony emails show intimate frame-by-frame involvement of execs in micro-managing film scene where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un graphically assassinated

New York: Fed bubble bursting in $550B of energy debt?

Maranello: Angst in Italy as high taxes chase Ferrari HQ to UK; more icons to leave?

Washington: Psychologist says CIA report by Feinstein's lame duck Democrats makes false charges

Pentagon: Italy, Turkey to service F-35 jet, engine in Europe

Tokyo: Honda, Nissan widen air-bag recalls after Japan rupture

New York: U.S. consumer comfort rises to 7-year high on jobs, cheap fuel

Afghanistan: Youth blows self up at Kabul play condemning suicide bombers [video]

San Francisco: The rain's insane in California as locals rediscover concept of umbrella and surging storm sewers; like state economy, the rain will be going south

Washington: Brennan defends CIA against criticism in Democrats' lame duck torture report

Madrid: Spain bans news hyper-links without compensation by news aggregators contrary to fundamental function of world wide web; Google says bye-bye; web censorship takes choice away

Separating fact from fiction: charges to come? Jackie’s friends reject key parts of Rolling Stone’s account of alleged sex attack as discrepancies grow

Washington: Torture report ‘full of crap,’ says Dick Cheney, as CIA steps up campaign to discredit Senate Democrats' lame duck report

St. Louis: Ferguson man charged with shooting at police helicopter

New York: Exxon sees abundant oil, gas far into future

Worthy: TIME magazine names 'Ebola fighters' as 2014 Person of the Year

Washington: U.S. and allies launch 20 airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Wall Street Journal: New leak shows scope of Luxembourg corporate-tax deals

Washington Post: Why we haven’t seen the last of Jonathan Gruber

NBC: Gruber's 'glib' Obamacare remarks will keep haunting Democrats

Bloomberg: The three-pronged, four-hour grilling of Jonathan Gruber; glib and suddenly, suspiciously, very forgetful

Washington Post: The most moving moment of the Gruber hearing

CBS: Gruber apologizes to Congress for calling Americans stupid

CBS: Former CIA insider explains why Senate report is "deeply flawed"

CIA report: Islamist extremists from Canada, France, Belgium and Turkey telephoned convicted Ohio terrorist Iyman Faris

Lee Habeeb: The gospel according to Peanuts; How 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' almost didn’t happen

Rich Lowry: Lower gas prices? Thank ‘drill, baby, drill’; the laws of supply and demand have brought relief

Los Angeles: Arson being seen as real possibility in monster block fire which lit up sky & closed freeway

Anthony Watts: IPCC AR4 gets a failing grade on 21 chapters; cites 5,587 non-peer-reviewed sources

Solar eclipse: 112 solar companies have closed their doors in 5 years

Big Lie: Putin claims U.S. and Israel training ISIS to attack Russia

New York: Eric Garner’s widow denies race was chokehold motive; "He had issues. You know? Heavy guy. And he was very lazy. You know? He didn’t like to do anything. I’m not going to say he was a career criminal, but I’m going to say he had a past of being arrested"

Big changes to Olympics: IOC moves to add more sports, encourage more cities to bid; 28-sport cap for Summer Games abolished

Deutsche Welle: The 40 planned Olympic changes in overview

Los Angeles: No loss of life as monster fire consumes block under construction; arson possible

Yemen hostage shootout: U.S. says it didn't know about negotiations to free South African hostage within hours

New Delhi: Modi seeks to replace central planning with 'Team India'

Damascus: Syrian state TV says site bombed by Israel at Dimas airbase was storing high-end Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missiles

Berlin: Merkel blasts Russia as bloody Ukraine clashes rage

Washington: Obama dumps 6 Guantanamo thugs unwanted by their states into Uruguay as refugees; his previous releases ended up in ISIS leadership, how many innocents will this group kill?

Hawaii: Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Washington: For US unemployed, job market hits a turning point

Bloomberg: How Bill Gross lost an empire as Pimco cracked

Baton Rouge: Republicans add Senator Bill Cassidy from Louisiana to make a 54-strong Senate team as Democrat former Sen. Mary Landrieu defeated in run-off vote

Bob McManus: Blame only the man who tragically decided to resist

Bill Cosby: Comedian called a 'serial druggie rapist' as more women come forward with stories and talk to police

East Lansing: Perp in custody, charged with 4 counts of attempted murder, after stabbing rampage on Chicago to Port Huron Amtrak train puts 4 in hospital

Peshawar: Pakistan says it killed senior al-Qaeda operative charged in NY subway plot

Yemen: Barking dog foils Obama-authorized rescue as U.S. and South African hostages killed by al-Qaeda; all 10 militants killed; South African was due to be released tomorrow

Sears: Closes 235 more stores; the long fall of the former heavyweight champ

New York: Global oil prices slide, rout undeterred by U.S. jobs data

Study: Electric eels user taser-like current to cause hiding prey to twitch, giving them away

Beijing: China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang

Iraq: ISIL, IS, ISIS or Daesh, however the name changes, the brutal thugs remain the same and under siege

Washington: Obama finally finds replacement for Hagel as Secretary of Defense

California: Precipitation re-building critical snowpacks, raising reservoirs and has iconic Yosemite Falls falling again

Los Angeles: Third day of rain inundates Southern California; breaks 50-year-old rainfall records in LA, Long Beach; more possible on weekend

Moscow: Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia; rouble falls as he speaks

Los Angeles: New Cosby accusers go public as Gloria Allred joins case

updated ~ Grozny: 19 dead after gun battles break out in Chechen capital

Washington: Iran launches airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS

Brussels: Global coalition stepping up against ISIS

Chechnya: Explosion, heavy fighting reported in Grozny

David Harsanyi: We are never going to run out of oil

London: Brent rebounds above $71 in turbulent oil market

Detroit: Takata investigated defective air bag inflator as early as 2003

Iraq: Exxon's 'Kurdistan' gamble may re-draw maps some day

Turkmenistan: Railway linking landlocked Central Asia to Persian Gulf officially inaugurated

Somalia: 3 killed as suicide car bomb blast hits UN convoy in Mogadishu

Hong Kong protest founders surrender to police

Los Angeles: Woman sues Bill Cosby, claiming underage abuse

Hollywood: Everybody's a critic; North Korea responsible for cyber-attack on Sony Pictures?

Beirut: Lebanon says it has detained wife of ISIS leader

Islamabad: Pakistani jets, ground forces kill 24 militants

Kenya: Al-Shabab raids Kenyan quarry, asks workers to recite Islamic creed, executes 36 non-Muslims

Nigeria: Islamists unleash more attacks on market where suicide bombers committed mass murder last week

Washington Post: Witness 10 proves Darren Wilson had a reasonable belief he needed to shoot Michael Brown

More than 50 dead or missing: South Korean fishing vessel sinks off Russian coast

Oil plunges: Is the U.S. energy sector flirting with a mini-bust that could take down the bond market with it?

Kiev: Large, unauthorized convoy enters east Ukraine from Russia

London: WHO will miss Dec. 1 target to isolate 70% of Ebola patients

Ponzi risk: How scale and deepening of U.S. indebtedness creates collapse risk to U.S. and world economies

Kabul: Taliban hit Kabul aid workers' compound, breach Camp Bastion in south

Supply and demand: A simple guide to the sudden collapse in gas, oil prices

Iraq and Syria: 15 ISIS targets hit by U.S., allies in 3 days

Thanks to fracking: Oil price plunge a panacea for much of world economy

The Force Awakens: Teaser trailer for new Star Wars movie released; it will get your heart pounding! [video]

Washington: In 'lost' then 'found' Lois Lerner IRS emails — smoking gun link to White House

Vienna - Reuters: Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plunging

Hartford: Black Friday shopping crowds thin after Thanksgiving rush

Gray Thursday: Kick-off to Black Friday is new shopping 'day' in Canada and U.S.

London: ‘Le Black Friday’ goes global with deals just a click away

Vienna: Venezuela backs OPEC cut as oil glut builds; prices fall

Ferguson: It started out quite simply, as complex things can do, a set of sad transparencies and criminal lies distorted, to make truth what they wanted it to be -- wading through pack of lies with the grand jury

Rich Lowry: The Ferguson fraud; bitter irony of Brown case is that if he had actually put his hands up and said 'don't shoot', he would be alive today

Russian economy: Buckwheat blues; after brushing aside concerns over sanctions and oil prices, the rouble fall alarms Russians

Ferguson: Scores arrested as organized Brown protests spread to other U.S. cities

Incitement: New York Times publishes Officer Darren Wilson’s home address; how badly does media want mayhem?

Ferguson: Officer Wilson's testimony to grand jury on exchanges with thug Michael Brown which led to his death

Ferguson: Why many ‘eyewitnesses’ in the Darren Wilson investigation were wrong; “The most common element in all wrongful convictions later overturned by DNA evidence has been eyewitness misidentification”

ABC News interview: Officer Wilson feared for his life as thug Michael Brown punched him; "I just felt the immense power that he had. And then the way I've described it is it was like a 5-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan. That's just how big this man was."

Ferguson: Officer Wilson heard on police radio about 'cigarillos' being stolen in store robbery and then saw 'cigarillos' in Michael Brown's hand; he immediately called for back-up

Ferguson: DNA, injuries, other crucial physical evidence all fit officer's version of Brown's assault and the shots fired, and fit eyewitness testimony: "The cop just stood there. Dang if that kid didn't start running right at the cop like a football player. Head down. I heard three bangs, but the big kid wouldn't stop."

Raqqa: At least 60 dead after Syrian Govt air strikes on ISIS 'capital'

John Ivison: Putin will be out of power within two years if West continues hard line, former Russian PM predicts

updated ~ Maiduguri: Islamist teenage female suicide bombers kill at least 30 in crowded market in Nigeria's northeast

Paris: France officially suspends delivery of Mistral warship to Russia

Ferguson: Thugs incited by professional protesters running amok, looting, burning

Ferguson: No indictment on any of 5 possible charges in Brown shooting; link to autopsy which disproved allegations

Ferguson: Rioters ready to riot as Grand Jury reaches decision, announcement awaited

Buffalo: Cuomo continues foot-in-mouth grandstanding; Al Roker and National Weather Service counter-attack, say snow was "well forecast" and "nobody should have been caught by surprise"; but Cuomo's state govt dropped the ball

Washington: Sen. Cruz floats Joe Lieberman to replace Hagel at Defense

Washington: Hagel resigns as Defense chief amid White House tensions

Beating cable and broadcast competitors: New level of Fox News dominance demands analysis, not dismissal

Ho Chi Minh City: Reforms enable Vietnam farmers to prosper as efficient export pepper producers

China: Beef the new Red Bull as burger craze takes off in Hong Kong

Vienna: Iran atom talks expected to adjourn, resume next month: source

Tunis: Tunisians vote for first freely elected president of post-Ben Ali era

Buffalo: Aerial views give sense of challenge facing the snowbound

Buffalo: Cuomo under-reacts, over-credits himself as rain and huge snow melt puts roofs, lives and basements on flood watch

Los Angeles: Long-lost letter found that inspired French-Canadian father of beat generation Jack Kerouac

Brussels: European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

Buffalo: Region faces new round of weather threats from warm temperatures, rain and winds

Washington: U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

Beijing: China arrests man for spying on aircraft carrier base

Mandera: 28 dead after Somali Islamists stop Kenya bus, separate Muslims and non-Muslims, slaughter non-Muslims

Washington Post fact-checker: Three Pinocchios for Obama’s claim that Keystone XL crude would go ‘everywhere else’ but U.S.

Robin Shepherd: Time for the exceptional superpower to act like it

updated ~ Nagano: Shallow M6.2 earthquake jolts central Japan; some buildings damaged

Peggy Noonan: The nihilist in the White House; this administration doesn’t build, it divides and tears down

St. Louis: FBI sends 100 agents to Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision

Washington: Lockheed, Pentagon ink $4.7B deal for eighth batch of F-35 fighters; includes jets for Israel, Japan, Norway, Britain and Italy; price per unit drops again

Washington: Obama signs secret order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role

Lots of excess, but... Most binge drinkers not alcoholics

AP fact-checks: The amnesty lies Obama told

Pattern: Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

Iraq: Senior ISIS figure killed in Mosul

The Week: Three major publications have acknowledged plagiarism by Fareed Zakaria. Does CNN have no shame?

Hyped: Only 11% of Americans plan to shop over Thanksgiving

A 'pure fabrication': TransCanada CEO fires back at Obama Keystone comments

Paul Knappenberger and Patrick Michaels: 100% of scientists say global warming has nearly stopped

Dr. Tim Ball: Climate perception, projection and propaganda

Joanne Nova: Germany gives up on emissions target; Japan emits more CO2 than ever

New Twitter tools: How to search through every public tweet sent since 2006

Neil Macdonald: How Barack Obama's presidency has come undone; through the jaundiced eye of a media supporter

Washington: Republicans promise to quickly resurrect Keystone XL in new Congress

Fantino: $1.1B over 7 years in unspent budget of veterans dept 'not lost money'; past procedure was to quick-spend left over budget, new procedure is to return it to treasury so can be re-budgeted

Halifax International Security Forum: The 'Davos' of world security forums doesn't disappoint; high-level discussion from high-level world participants on issue after issue [with link to live video]

Conrad Black: Harper is right to call Putin the thug that he is

London: Legal battle over Ontario wind turbine farm may redefine ‘harm’

updated ~ Petawawa: Canadian Forces soldier Kyle Sinclair, 27, dies from 'incident' during work Friday night

Forum Research poll: 'Trudeau effect' evaporates; Conservatives and Liberals now tied

Toronto: Rob Ford selling last of Mayor Ford bobbleheads to raise money for cancer research

Iraq: ISIS takes credit for inspiring terrorist attacks that killed two Canadian soldiers

Ottawa: Ontario MPP Hillier proud of son's personal mission to fight ISIS

Ottawa: Canadian who volunteered to fight with Kurds against ISIS says it’s the ‘right thing to do’

Statistics Canada: Inflation rate 2.4% in October, driven by 20.1% increase in natural gas

Macleans: Rogers family donates $130M to heart research

Polar Bears: Recent study actually is good news, the population has recovered; but authors try too hard to link to non-existent global warming

Anthony Watts: Newspapers mislead public about Polar Bear numbers; thick spring ice a bigger issue for beasts than thin ice

Toronto: Bell Media lays off another 80, including more familiar faces and voices

Iraq: Canadian CF-18s hit ISIS positions near Kirkuk with four 2,000-pound bombs, destroying them

Ottawa: New Govt Railway Operating Certificates required immediately for new operations; existing Canadian railways given 2 years to obtain; enable safety enforcement without court action

Guelph: Michael Sona sentenced to 9 months in jail for 2011 robocalls scam

Auditor General: Liberals' decision to re-open teachers' contracts cost Ontario $468M; quid pro quo teacher union supported Liberals in election

updated ~ Ottawa: Maria Mourani, ex-Bloc MP, joins NDP but not caucus; Montreal MP says wants to run as NDP candidate in 2015

Ottawa: Suspended MPs in limbo as committee sidesteps probe

Oblivious to negative impact: Charles Sousa won't rule out Ontario tax hike

Chantal Hébert: Political fate likely sealed for accused Liberal MPs; what is Trudeau's next gaffe?

John Ivison: By-election results show NDP losing ground in Ontario’s suburbs, improving Trudeau’s chances in 2015; but only to 2nd-place

Ontario: Liberals to close schools to cut $500M from education budget

Iraq: Four of Canada's CF-18s hit ISIS warehouse/IED manufacturing target

Ontario: FinMin Sousa meets with bankers to discuss budget shortfall

Statistics Canada: Canada's richest see share of income fall to 6-year low, putting lie to Broadbent Institute claims; number of women in top wealth pyramid hits record high

Alberta: Two brothers charged in Calgary teen’s violent kidnapping, sex assault

Saint John: New Brunswick Liberals lose by-election to replace quick-quitting Lib MPP

Oshawa: Conservatives easily win two by-elections, embarassing Trudeau and media, and trampling NDP; note to media: a 7% margin is not "close"

London: Coalition of industrial wind turbine foes looking to weigh in as huge wind-farm appeal kicks off in court today

Toronto: Canada's average house price rises 7% to $419,699

CBC: David Bertschi blocked as candidate in Ottawa-Orleans as Liberals clear path for Trudeau pal Andrew Leslie; 'A purely political decision that came directly from the top'

Honolulu: Harper says he won't drop Ukraine whether it takes 5 months or 50 years; Russian lies show they're on the defensive

Turkey: Six Canadian sailors from HMCS Toronto and 2 members of RCAF jumped into action to evacuate building and fight a fire in Antalya, before police and firefighters arrived on scene; at a nearby restaurant after a NATO exercise when saw fire

Emmett Macfarlane: The myth of federal health care “cuts”; Mulcair taken to woodshed for lying to public

Toronto: After decades stranded in Thailand, 28 Vietnamese refugees arrive in Canada

Rosie DiManno: First Nations parents can now doom their sick children

updated ~ Civic Info BC: Full provincial election results

Vancouver Sun: Live - Election coverage

"Fake soldier" Franck Gervais faces several charges after impersonating soldier at Remembrance Day ceremony

Bruce Ward: Parallels between Savile, Ghomeshi sagas; how did the CBC, like the BBC, become a place for a star to exploit his power; are there others 'Ghomeshis' at CBC?

Brisbane: Stephen Harper at G20 tells Vladimir Putin to 'get out of Ukraine'; no false diplomacy by leaders

Brisbane: In official communique, G20 leaders express concerns about Ebola and offer praise for those fighting it in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Globe and Mail editorial: A native ‘right’ to refuse life-saving medicine? It does natives no favours

Defending sick children: When irresponsible, deluded parenting in the name of 'culture' is homicide by a different name

Toronto Star editorial: Traditional medicine shouldn’t trump science when a child’s life is at stake

Inside ISIS: Calgary man's picture found in documents revealing underbelly of extremist group; budgets, phone numbers, payments to martyrs' families in cache

Picton: Improved high-speed internet now available across mostly rural Eastern Ontario

Justice blind? Judge rules aboriginal girl can be subjected to whatever treatment her parents desire; reject application by Children's Aid Society to continue her chemotherapy leukemia treatment at McMaster Children's Hospital whose President said "We know we can save this child’s life. We can’t give up on this child"

Auckland: Harper says he doesn't support war on Mideast countries, only ISIS/ISIL

Ottawa: ISIS fighters ‘likely’ killed in Tuesday’s CF-18 airstrike north of Baghdad which destroyed artillery moving along road

Terror war: ISIS leader threatens Canada, says it will fight to the last man in audio recording

Ottawa: Terrorist Michael Zehaf-Bibeau cased Parliament buildings on tour just weeks earlier; identified on tour video

Tom Adams & Ross McKitrick: Hot air from the wind power lobby

Vivian Krause: A vote for Vision is a vote for U.S. interests; Robertson a puppet

Vancouver: Robertson mayoralty campaign imploding, stuns audience by apologizing for six years of mistakes; Meena Wong says she won't throw support

Ottawa: Soldier impersonataor being investigated; outrage widespread

Orwellian: Language police alive and well in Quebec, demanding shutdown of English-only retail websites

Iraq: Media determined to distort Canadian ISIS mission; airpower is forcing ISIS to take cover, reducing their capability, but media presents as failure

Nanos: Harper passes Trudeau for preferred PM

Winnipeg: Two charged with attempted murder in brutal attack and attempted drowning of Rinelle Harper

Andrew Coyne: Any ‘box’ the Tories have put the NDP and Liberals in is one of the opposition’s own making

Kingston: Queen's professor disputes shallow, non-peer-reviewed wind turbine report

Toronto Star: Kevin Donovan: Jian Ghomeshi video showed woman's bruises, cracked rib to CBC

Not a whopper: Alberta fishermen get kudos for reeling in 80 million-year-old never-before-seen "mostly intact" dinosaur

Fall Economic Statement: Canada upgrades growth outlook for this year and 2015; on track to record budget surplus next year despite falling crude prices

Toronto: Canadian oil comparatively strong amid global crude sell-off, TD says; lower dollar helps Canadian oil companies weather price decline of crude

Iraq: RCAF destroys ISIS artillery near Bayji, north of Baghdad

Remembrance Day: Statement by Prime Minister Harper

Chris Vander Doelen: More free trade coming our way

Montreal: Bombardier hopes to boost Chinese aircraft sales with leasing agreement

Ebola: Canada imposes quarantine, self-monitoring measures

updated ~ Southend: 5 missing teens rescued from Malcom Island in northern Saskatchewan's Reindeer Lake

Ottawa Citizen ~ LIVE: Princess Anne visits Ottawa

Southend: 5 missing Saskatchewan teens believed still alive after weekend sighting

Royal visit: Princess Anne's Ottawa tour will honour 'everyday heroes'; 2-day trip that begins Monday will include meetings with aboriginal youth, police officers, soldiers

updated ~ Fighting ISIS: Canadian-Israeli Gill Rosenberg joins Kurds in Syria

Beijing: Trans-Pacific trade deal is close, leaders say

Southend: Poor weather hampers search for five missing youths on Saskatchewan lake

Had believed the on-air him: Jian Ghomeshi allegations leave Iranian-Canadians feeling sad and betrayed

Toronto: Canada's fight against child and forced marriages

Margaret Wente: The face Canada showed the world; when stereotypes are repudiated

Memories: Back when rock 'n' roll was spelled 'Winnipeg'

Edmonton: Passenger describes being struck by propeller during emergency landing

Toronto: Former longtime PC Premier Bill Davis endorses Christine Elliott for Ontario PC leadership

Kincardine: Wind turbine owner threatens lawsuit over farmer spreading manure on his fields

Christie Blatchford: Jian Ghomeshi’s lawyer’s sexual violence jokes expose double standard

Andrew Coyne: If MPs are going to be kicked out for something, we should at least know what that alleged something is

Viral bear: BC photog tells back-story behind grizzly with camera photo seen 'round the world

Owen Sound: MOH Dr. Hazel Lynn questions methodology of Health Canada wind turbine study; says failure to interview people who moved away from wind turbines left out most affected group

Beijing: Commercial agreements signed between 20+ Canadian and Chinese companies and organizations; sectors include sustainable technologies, aerospace, transportation, construction, mining, energy, infrastructure, agri-food, and information and communications technology

Sept-Îles: Divers recover body of conductor Enrick Gagnon, 45, from engine room, following Quebec iron ore train landslide derailment

Beijing: Harper announces Canada will open new trade offices in Chinese cities of Hangzhou, Xi’an, Xiamen and Tianjin

Beijing: China, Canada to expand use of Yuan in trade and investment; China’s Central Bank to designate clearing bank in Canada for Yuan transactions

Windsor: MTO, Transportation Minister provide assurances Herb Gray Parkway will be safe after billion dollar beam bungle fixed

Matthew Fisher: Harper pitches closer Sino-Canadian trade ties

Beijing: Harper asks Chinese official about removal of church crosses

Tom Flanagan: Trudeau’s rush to judgement

Ottawa: Former NDP staffer sues MP, alleging mistreatment over gender

Toronto: CBC executive calls Jian Ghomeshi ‘egomaniacal’ and ‘tyrannical’

Pierre Cliche: The niquab case; "Becoming a Canadian citizen is a privilege, not a right"

Toronto: Rogers' new roaming deal finally cuts the the high cost of talking in the U.S.

Ottawa: Canada has asked about early purchase availability of four F-35s, according to Pentagon brief

Toronto: Ontario Govt says its knows what's best for you; bans smoking on restaurant and bar patios, children's playgrounds and publicly owned sports fields; blocks sale of tobacco on university and college campuses

Ottawa: Canadian dollar gains nearly a cent on robust domestic jobs report

Ottawa: Economists had predicted a loss of 5,000 jobs, but economy gained 43,000 jobs instead

Canada's job surprise surge: What the economists say

Ottawa: Canada posts second month of big job gains; jobless rate dives to six-year low

Toronto: TSX nears one-month high as natural resources jump

Edmonton: Air Canada emergency crash landing sends at least three to hospital

Manitoba: Corrections officer dead, six prisoners injured in vehicle accident south of The Pas

Toronto: OPP off-duty officers will carry service guns on Remembrance Day, but not Toronto Police, by order of their lame-duck Chief Blair

Ottawa: Fall economic and fiscal update on Nov. 12th will have budget update but no spending or tax measures beyond those already announced

Alberta: Canadian soldier Pte. Steven Allen, 20, of Victoria, killed in training exercise at CFB Wainwright

Ottawa: NDP accuses Trudeau of playing politics with sexual harassment allegations

Parliament Hill harassment—6 unanswered questions; 'personal misconduct' appears to have derailed 2 political careers. Have things unfolded fairly? Did Trudeau show leadership or incompetence?

Ontario: Honda to invest $857M in 3 Alliston plants; province gives auto maker 10%

Toronto: CRTC prohibits TV, phone and internet companies from requiring 30-day notice to cancel a service

Montreal: In next 18 months, SNC-Lavalin to axe 1,000 jobs in Canada and 3,000 jobs abroad

Toronto: Jian Ghomeshi's new lawyer joked about his behaviour as 'foreplay' when she emceed event for criminal lawyers last week

Ottawa: NDP MP says her party upset allegations of sexual misconduct by NDP MPs against Liberal MPs went public

Ottawa: Liberal MP Andrews denies allegations of sexual harassment

Ottawa: Former Parliament Hill staffer for Liberals and NDP says 2 MPs sexually harassed him; may name names; now a political commentator on CBC's 'Power and Politics'

Toronto: October 2014 breaks record for Ontario electricity costs and losses; over $1B loss for province

Randall Denley: The experimental farm could become Ottawa's Central Park

Ottawa: One of suspended Liberal MPs was high-profile in attacking government over scandals; both suspended as 2015 candidates

Ottawa: Trudeau removal of Liberal Ethics Critic and Quebec Caucus Chair for sexual misconduct allegations by two female NDP MPs accompanied by request for "clear guidelines and procedures" in future

Ottawa: Statscan says 2nd quarter growth 0.5% stronger than thought; was actually 3.6%

Ottawa: Dean Del Mastro resigns from House of Commons, will continue his appeal

Toronto: Jian Ghomeshi’s $55 million lawsuit against CBC an attempt to ‘influence media and the public,’ CBC says in bid to have it dismissed by court

Ottawa: 2 Liberal MPs suspended from caucus after separate sexual harassment allegations

Winnipeg Free Press poll: Most Manitobans say Premier Selinger should resign

Ottawa: Canada-U.S. border to have 700km network of video cameras, radar, ground sensors and thermal radiation detectors from Maine to west of Toronto, says RCMP

Toronto: CBC says current and former employees have now come forward to complain to the broadcaster about Jian Ghomeshi

Toronto: Prominent employment lawyer Janice Rubin to head CBC's internal Jian Ghomeshi probe

Toronto Star: Kevin Donovan: Former York University student alleges Jian Ghomeshi fondled him; says disgraced radio host was "very sexist and womanizing"

Pembroke: Small Canadian company using crowdfunding to send micro-rover and mini-lander to Mars

John Ivison: Former intern tells tale of sexual harassment on Parliament Hill

Ottawa: Retired U.S. Marine gets threats after guarding Canada's National War Memorial

Toronto: Scotiabank cutting 1500 jobs

Ottawa: Canadian dollar down to 88 cents U.S. as Saudis cut oil to $77 in face of growing U.S. production from fracking

Ottawa: Canada posts $710M trade surplus in September; third surplus in four months

Toronto: Mastercard, Visa to cut fees for Canadian merchants after federal government pressure; should reduce prices for consumers

Sports: Players who could be heading to MLS for 2015?

Toronto: ‘Q’ executive producer taking time off as CBC comes to grips with Jian Ghomeshi scandal

Barrie: ISIS hacks Ontario church website

Ottawa: Canadian hospital sues, challenges patenting of human genes which creates heavy cost for patients; "It's like patenting air or water"

London: Western students warned away from Q internships says professor; journalism students heard interning at Q was 'off limits' over concerns about host Jian Ghomeshi’s 'inappropriate' behaviour.

Toronto: Jian Ghomeshi’s uncomfortable, unplanned dinner with Star investigative writer Kevin Donovan

Montreal: Seven suing Kahnawake Mohawk Council over unconstitutional racial discrimination law that bans 'mixed-race' couples from living on native reserve

Deportation: Ottawa man wanted by France in 1980 Paris synagogue bombing seeks Supreme Court appeal

Edmonton: Wildrose loses MLA following by-election losses

Cultural continuity: Canada leading global study looking at best ways to prevent Inuit suicide

Andrea Mrozek: Letting families keep more of their money is good policy

Catherine Porter: Rape myths emerge in wake of Jian Ghomeshi story; five potent myths about rape that run deep in our culture

Elisabeth Faure: Former Q intern questions CBC’s lack of action; more heads to roll?

The Guardian: Ruth Spencer: I dated Jian Ghomeshi, Canada's fallen radio star; "he's accused of choking, bruising, and biting several women. Now I see our relationship in a new light"

Charles Adler: A few thoughts on Jian Ghomeshi

Toronto: Police appeal for evidence, including photos, video, and corroborating materials, as senior investigators work on Jian Ghomeshi case; now 3 official complaints

Toronto: Jian Ghomeshi scandal becoming a tipping point for anger over mistreatment of women

Daniel Greenfield: Margaret Atwood claimed Christians want to rape and enslave women, but supports liberal who allegedly beat women

Longueuil: Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent to be honoured today at funeral; PM, opposition leaders to attend

Rosie DiManno: Jian Ghomeshi story shouldn’t have gotten this ugly

Ottawa: Live-in caregivers will no longer be required to reside with employers

Cold War redux? Russia warns it’s coming for the Arctic’s oil, including an area Canada claims as its own

Ottawa: Mosque called police after Luqmann Abdunnur praised killer of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo "as a hero"; he was was arrested last Saturday and charged with assaulting police, obstructing police, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended licence

Andrew Coyne: As a work around to a true flat-tax system, you could do worse than Harper’s income-splitting benefit

Toronto: Police finally investigating Jian Ghomeshi after two women come forward

Toronto Star: Kevin Donovan: Jian Ghomeshi showed CBC executives video that depicted him engaged in bondage, beating

CBC: Evidence of 'physical injury to a woman' spurred Jian Ghomeshi firing

Toronto: Behind the CBC’s decision to fire Jian Ghomeshi

Toronto: Jian Ghomeshi’s former band Moxy Fruvous speaks out in wake of allegations

Ottawa: Harper to visit China from November 5th to to 10th; triple focus to trip

Howard Levitt: Jian Ghomeshi may have lost the last chip he had to play in his defence, lawyer says

Ottawa: Canada agrees with Australia, stops issuing visas to countries with widespread Ebola

Toronto: Couple charged in 59 neighbourhood break-ins, sex assaults

Susan Delacourt: Facebook is personal, Twitter is political

Moncton: Mountie killer Justin Bourque sentenced to 75 years before parole eligibility

Many victims, many guilty: #BeenRapedNeverReported hashtag trending, as women share stories of assault

#IBelieveLucy: Outpouring of support for Jian Ghomeshi's alleged victims

Ottawa: New live-in caregiver reforms will allow caregivers to seek permanent residency

Ottawa: Federal deficit shrinks to $300M in August; deficit for 1st 5 months of year sits at $1.1B — down from $6.6B last year

Lindsay: Independent MP Del Mastro found guilty of spending violation in 2008 election

Ottawa: Prince Charles donates to families of slain Canadian soldiers

Rosie DiManno: Why split hairs on an act aimed at terrorizing? Why stigmatize the mentally fragile instead of conceding what is so monstrously apparent — the killers of Vincent and Cirillo were 'terrorists'

Toronto Star: Jian Ghomeshi dumped by PR firm over ‘lies,’ sources say

Reva Seth: Why I can't remain silent about what Jian Ghomeshi did to me

Contempt: Female stars speak out about allegations against Jian Ghomeshi; "We went on a date once and some of what these women mention was the same for [me]. He never hurt me but I was so repulsed by him and his arrogance I never went to his home. Had he punched me in the head I would likely have stabbed him in the throat"

Toronto: Jian Ghomeshi's PR firms announce they have dropped him as a client

Jennifer Ditchburn: Harper courts suburban voters with broad tax relief for families with kids

Toronto: Another alleged victim of Jian Ghomeshi violence talks on radio

Detailed backgrounder: The Family Tax Cut, Universal Child Care Benefit enhancement, increased Child Care Expense Deduction, and doubling of Children’s Fitness Tax Credit

Wall Street Journal: After balancing budget a year early, Canada target-cuts taxes for families by $26.76B over next 6 years

Toronto: CBC offers counselling to employees in wake of Jian Ghomeshi affair

New study: Contracts with wind, solar power companies driving up electricity bills in Ontario; "Wind and solar power systems provide less than 4% of Ontario’s power but account for 20% of cost paid by Ontarians"

Tegucigalpa: Miss Honduras 2014 found dead and buried with sister

updated ~ Ebola NOT back in NYC: FDNY arrived in Hazmat suits after woman who had 'recently travelled from Guinea and was being monitored for Ebola dropped dead in hair salon with blood coming from her face, nose and mouth'; heart attack blamed for sudden death

Buffalo: Four dead in massive snowstorm in northwestern New York state

Cold enough for ya? Coldest November morning in U.S. since 1976

Jerusalem: Canadian in a coma after he was struck in head with meat cleaver during Palestinian terrorist attack on synagogue

Washington: Keystone pipeline drama playing out in Harper's favour

Little Rock: Outgoing Arkansas Democrat Governor pardons son for drug conviction

Philae: Comet team detects organic molecules, basis of carbon-based life on Earth

New Orleans: Voice finally heard after election risk became apparent, but Louisiana's Sen. Landrieu silent at almost 70% of energy hearings

updated ~ Jerusalem: 6 dead, including 2 attackers, after axe and knife-wielding PFLP Palestinian terrorists attack synagogue worshippers; Canadian-Israeli among 8 injured; 4 dead identified as rabbis originally from U.S., UK

San Francisco: Fabled Candlestick Park to be demolished; to be replaced by 6,225 homes, 220 hotel rooms & 635,000 sq ft of shops

Omaha: American doctor with Ebola dies two days after arriving in Nebraska from Sierra Leone for treatment

Cardiff: Man says his son, a British medical student, was among those seen beheading Syrian soldiers in a video released Sunday

Kiev: 10 Ukrainian soldiers, police killed in east in last 24 hours

Bloomberg: Russia seen as greatest threat in poll as dropping price of oil erodes Putin power

Tokyo: Nikkei sees biggest drop in 3 months as recession news hits

Tokyo: Japan slips into surprise recession, paves way for tax delay, snap poll

Gordon Crovitz: What a tangled web Obama weaves; treating the internet like a utility won’t achieve the President’s supposed goal, so why pursue it?

Rex Murphy: Contest of the liars — Bill Clinton vs Barack Obama

Baghdad: Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey says fight against ISIS ‘starting to turn’ in unannounced visit to Iraq

Brisbane: From Vlad to worse: Snubbed at the airport, made to sit alone at dinner, shunted to the edge of the family photo and condemned by world leaders… Did vile Putin get the message?

Criminal incompetence: Russian forgery of MH17 satellite "photo" bungles location, logos, even model of airliner

Kabul: Afghan female MP survives suicide attack, 3 dead

La Porte: 4 workers die after chemical leak at Texas DuPont plant

Peggy Noonan: The loneliest President since Nixon; isolated and delusional lame duck

Kobane: ISIS faces war of attrition as resistance holds and airstrikes take toll

Paris: Ottawa university instructor extradited after charged with 1st-degree murder in France; Supreme Court refused to hear extradition appeal; suspect in 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue by Palestinian extremist group

Kota Ternate: Tsunami alert sparks panic in Indonesia after M7.3 undersea quake rocks islands

Recovery: Iraqi forces drive ISIS out of key oil refinery town in latest major setback for jihadist group

Chibok: Boko Haram capture Nigerian village where they kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls and declare it part of their 'caliphate'

Charles Krauthammer: The Gruber Confession; ultimate vindication of charge Obamacare was sold on a pack of lies

Istanbul: ISIS and al-Qaida agree to work together

Head-to-head: Wal-Mart formally tells 5,000 store managers to match Amazon's online prices

Smoking gun video from 2012: Jonathan Gruber admitted Obama was in room when Cadillac tax lie for Obamacare was created; White House logs confirm

Obamacare revelations: Nancy Pelosi on Jonathan Gruber: Then and now

New Jersey: Police step up patrols at Bergen County schools following series of bomb threats

Brussels: NATO sees ‘significant buildup’ of Russian forces in Ukraine

More adventurism? Canberra monitoring Russian warships 'nearing Australia'

Bamako: Mali quarantines dozens as second Ebola outbreak spreads in country

Joanne Nova: Election over, so U.S. and China agree to make unenforceable long-term commitment with no consequences

Washington Post: The comet landing challenge, in words and diagrams

WSJ: Obama faces rift with Suu Kyi in Myanmar

Beijing: A tale of U.S.-China contrasts: Obama sounds concilatory, Xi sounds competitive

Beijing: China agrees to a CO2 peak by "around" 2030, U.S. to cut emissions by 26-28% by then; two nations are world's biggest emitters, neither has real ability to live up to agreement

Gov. John Kasich: From Ohio, a different sort of Republicanism

Baghdad: Iraqi forces retake most of strategic oil town

New York: America marks Veterans Day with parades, solemnity; in Europe it's the 100th anniversary of WWI on Armistice Day

Gary Ackerman: The Middle East destroys itself

Beijing: Putin trying to evade answering Tony Abbott at APEC Summit over shooting down MH17

Beijing: Inaugurating APEC, Xi urges faster talks on China-backed free trade area

Jerusalem: Two Israelis die in separate stabbings by Palestinians

Jene-Wonde: Liberia village becomes a new Ebola epicenter

CNN: Central Command General to ISIS: 'We can hear you'

FSB: 'Too big to fail' bank rules unveiled by global regulators

Cairo: Egyptian militants pledge allegiance to ISIS

Freeport: Lear Executive jet crashes in Bahamas, killing 9 on board

Donetsk: Worst east Ukraine shelling for month; ceasefire looks in doubt

Darna: How a Libyan city joined ISIS

Powerline: American Liberals not giving up on Keystone block which is filling pockets of railway owners and Obama-backers Buffett and Gates

Turning point? Did Iraq undertake attack which targeted ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? Pentagon hints their only airstrike was on armoured column at Mosul; is coyness designed to confuse enemy?

Detroit Free Press: How Detroit was reborn; the inside story of Detroit's historic bankruptcy case

Indy Star: Why isn't rest of the media investigating how veteran reporter Sharyl Attkisson was treated: by the Obama Administration and by CBS?

Politico: Fire Valerie Jarrett; If Obama really wants to shake things up, his closest adviser should be the first to go

Celebration: Merkel on fall of Berlin Wall: "Dreams can come true"

Higgs Boson NOT found? Another Nobel gaffe or alternate key to the universe, or both?

CNN: Dr. Ben Carson leaves Fox News, expected to seek Presidency in 2016

Mexico City: Frustration boils over in Mexico amid news missing students are dead

Reuters: Coalition airstrikes take out ISIS convoy of armoured vehicles; Mosul morgue says 50 ISIS bodies brought in after strikes

Susan Adams: The bad news behind the U.S. unemployment numbers

Gorbachev: World on brink of new Cold War

Berlin: Border guard’s snap decision ensured joyful end to Wall

Mexico City: Mexico stuns China in scrapping winning $4.3B rail bid

Donetsk: Russia moves more heavy tanks and artillery into Ukraine in violation of Minsk Agreement

Washington: Obama authorizes up to 1,500 more military personnel to deploy to Iraq

Showdown: Tony Abbott to meet with Vladimir Putin at APEC summit ahead of G20, who he famously promised to "shirtfront" over the downing of MH17

Reuters: U.S. labor market tightens, but wages still anemic

Donetsk: Ukraine says up to 200 rebels killed in Donetsk fighting

Israel: Netanyahu orders destruction of homes of Palestinian attackers in Jerusalem

Jerusalem: Death toll rises to two after Wednesday attack at light rail station

Kharkiv: More remains found at MH17 site

Science Journal: New genome data suggests European genetic profile at least 36,000 years old, much older than previously thought; shows when much older Neanderthals started getting serious competition

ISIS or Hamas? Series of blasts strike Fatah targets in Gaza

WSJ: Twitter CEO Costolo struggles to define vision; big investors sell shares amid executive departures and changing strategy

Wales: Two dead after cannibal attack at Argoed hostel

Deutsche Welle: George Bush Sr.: 'United Germany has fulfilled my expectations'; in interview he talks about convincing Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that Germany should be reunited after Fall of the Berlin Wall

Damascus: Fearing U.S. air strikes against Assad regime, Syria pushes Russia for S300 anti-aircraft missiles

BBC: Jihadists 'using cruise ships' to reach Middle East war zones

Beirut: ISIS not coping well with military setbacks, and its psychological edge has been dulled by losses of men, materiel and momentum as coalition airstrikes help resistance

Post mid-terms: Boehner hits ground running, has agenda which includes Keystone XL, tax overhaul, Obamacare dismantle

Washington: U.S. believes top bomb-maker David Drugeon of radical Khorasan Group killed/injured in flurry of overnight targeted airstrikes in Syria

Islamabad: 50 arrested in slaying, burning of Christian Pakistani couple

Ann Coulter: A tough night at MSNBC

Disney: New Star Wars film titled 'The Force Awakens'

New York: CBS introduces ad-supported free streaming news service today at cbsn.cbsnews.com

Washington Post fact-checker: Three Pinocchios for Obama's claim "Obamacare has reduced health-care inflation ‘every single year’ since it was passed"

Syracuse: 27 injured, including bus driver, as bus on Toronto-New York City run hits car crashed by drunk driver, then nearby tractor trailer

Jerusalem: Israel to buy second batch of US F-35 fighters

Tyler Durden: We have just witnessed the last gasp of the global economy

Politico: Who else had a bad night? Pollsters

Cairo: Bomb kills 5 in Nile Delta train station

Christian Science Monitor: Was Republican Party win in Senate a stunning rebuke to Obama? Sure was.

Washington: Republican Senate to push for early approval of Keystone XL pipeline

Sanaa: Senior al Qaeda operative killed in U.S. strike in Yemen

Kidnapped: ‘There will be a global Islamic caliphate': How ISIS beat and brainwashed boy hostages

Washington: Honda ordered to deliver air bag documents to NHTSA

U.S. General: Afghan casualties on battlefield at unsustainably high level

Wall Street Journal: A shellacking for Obama

Mollie Hemingway: Wendy Davis was the face of the Democrats' cynical ‘war on women’ politics. How’d that go?

Byron York: Voters' verdict explodes Democratic myths

Jerusalem: 1 dead, 13 injured after Hamas terrorist rams crowded train platform with car, then attacks with tire iron

Washington: Republican gains push U.S. dollar up; oil down, Russian Rouble hits low point

Iraq: ISIS beheads four journalists in Mosul

Top UK spy: Twitter, Facebook are jihadi 'command and control networks'

Riyadh: Four killed by Saudi Arabia as it hunts gunmen who killed 8 Shi'ites in attack

Hawaii: Hero saves surfer from tiger shark; grabbed it by dorsal fin and started punching hard; "the shark shuddered, and then headed out to sea"

Mexico City: Mayor and wife arrested on suspicion of ordering attacks on missing 43 Mexican students

Cairo: Egypt, Gulf Arab allies discuss military alliance to take on Islamist militants in region

Tehran: Fracking revolution claims another victim: Iran cites sharp revenue drop

Wagah: Pakistan holds border ceremony after 55 killed in Islamist terrorist bombing

Turkey: Migrant boat sinking kills 21 off Istanbul

Sierra Leone: Fifth local doctor succumbs to Ebola

NYT/CBS/YouGov poll: Texas: Wendy Davis is losing women by double digits

Singapore imposes new visa requirements for 3 Ebola-affected countries

NY Times: Investigators focus on tail booms in crash of SpaceShipTwo

Mojave: 'Pilot error' may have contributed to SpaceShipTwo's crash, NTSB says

Lots of data: Virgin Galactic crash probe focuses on possible structural failure; SpaceShipTwo’s fuel tanks and engine were recovered largely intact; condition and location of various pieces of wreckage suggest there was no propulsion-system explosion before spacecraft disintegration

Washington: To salvage Presidency, Obama faces pressure to re-boot - but will he? Favours loyalty over competence

Ouagadougou: Army clears 'coup' protesters, fires warning shots in Burkina Faso

Washington: Republicans promise to end Democrats' gridlock if they win U.S. Senate; will act on bills passed by House and push for Keystone approval

Genocide in Iraq: ISIS kills 322 from single Sunni tribe

Sydney: ISIS recruits went shooting with construction boss George Alex before leaving Australia undetected

Sydney: Australian police issue nationwide terror warning to teachers

Guardian: Virgin Galactic warned about potential instability of new fuel, experts say

California: Virgin Galactic's replacement SpaceShipTwo ready next year

updated ~ Pakistan: 55 killed in suicide bomb attack at Wagah checkpoint near Lahore

ABC News/Washington Post poll: Obama hits career lows in favorability, empathy

Columbia: Early snow in South Carolina breaks 100-year record

Voice of evil: Nigerian extremist says kidnapped girls married; "If you knew the state your daughters are in today, it might lead some of you ... to die from grief"

Baghdad: ISIS executes hundreds of tribesmen in Iraq this week; 300 have been executed since killing began last week

LA Times: Kimberly-Clark accused of falsely claiming gowns protect against Ebola

New York Post: Now Pakistan cares about ISIS; "We must all, collectively, oppose and defeat its evil ideology of ‘hate, murder and destroy’... this "rising tide of primeval barbarism and criminality"

Nigeria: Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls ‘married off’

The Band in Big Pink: Bob Dylan’s legendary Basement Tapes coming again, 'Complete' for the first time

Kirkuk: Iraqi forces enter town held by ISIS for months

London: UK Foreign Office issues worldwide terrorism warning for British tourists

Washington: Obama on brink of worst successive mid-term losses of any U.S. President in 64 years

Maine: Selfish CDC nurse Kaci Hickox’s roommate in Africa developed Ebola

Ouagadougou: Military assumes command of West African nation Burkina Faso after demonstrators storm Parliament and force President to ‘flee for the border in armed convoy’

Washington: Russia, Iran, Venezuela all hurting from dropping price of oil, thanks to fracking

Spanish Intel: ISIS plotting online to kill Western civilians with Ebola

Washington: CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

Anthony Watts: Magnetism and weather: interconnections?

West Africa: Burkina Faso declares state of emergency after protesters storm and burn Parliament

Pyongyang: Ebola fears grip North Korea; foreigners to be quarantined

updated ~ Wichita: 4 dead, 5 injured as twin-engine Beechcraft plane crashes into flight safety building at airport after losing engine [video]

Paris: France says ‘conditions not met’ for Mistral warship delivery to Russia

Tel Aviv: Israel police kill suspect in Yehuda Glick assassination attempt

Auburn Hills: Ferrari to be standalone company in Fiat Chrysler spin-off; stock jumps

Haaretz: Official who slurred Netanyahu should be 'held to account,' says major U.S. Jewish group

New York: Pope Francis and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo get kudos at AIDS benefit from Elton John and Mike Myers, respectively

Washington Post: The story behind that ’10 hours of walking in NYC’ viral street harassment video

Washington Post: Viral Video: Woman harassed 108 times as she walks around New York

Faster, cheaper, stronger — later: HP dives into 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion

New York: Ebola doctor had lied about his self-quarantine to police; electronic trail gave him away; went to restaurant, bowling alley, travelled by subway, taxi

Las Vegas: Half-built 48-storey Harmon hotel casino tower at centre of trial

Kobani: Members of Free Syrian Army cross from Turkey to reinforce fight against ISIS

Maine: Now selfish nurse says she'll end voluntary Ebola quarantine

Washington: U.S. to impose 21-day quarantine on troops returning from West Africa Ebola battle

Badulla: Sri Lanka landslide: '100 feared dead'

Sydney: Mohammad Ali Baryalei: Australia's most senior ISIS member believed killed in fighting in Iraq or Syria

Obama czar MIA: Where's czar? Ebola raises management questions

Boston: Friend of bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces 8 years after found guilty of lying to FBI

Ottawa: Kerry pledges U.S. will work with Canada against terrorism

Seattle: Local media puts selves ahead of bomber apprehension

Monrovia: Australia bans travel from Ebola-hit countries; U.S. isolates troops

New York: Black Panther leader hails axe attacker as a 'crusader', says more attacks on police can be expected

Self-censorship: CBS buried anti-Obama stories

Seattle: Washington school shooter used text message to lure teen victims to cafeteria where he fired at them

Kobani: Peshmerga fighters head to Turkey so they can reinforce battle against ISIS

Baghdad: 34 killed in Iraq bomb blasts

Erik Wemple: Sharyl Attkisson’s computer intrusions: ‘Worse than anything Nixon ever did’

Welcome to Chokepoint, USA: Rail chaos reigns in Chicago

Maiduguri: Dozens more girls abducted by Nigerian Boko Haram Islamists

Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 27 Shi'ite militiamen in town near Baghdad

Donetsk: Heavy shelling in rebel-held Eastern Ukraine after election

Washington Post: The not-so-voluntary sex confessions of fired Canadian radio star Jian Ghomeshi

Sao Paulo: Leftist Rousseff narrowly wins second term in Brazil; minister says government will seek to lead "a national reconciliation process given how tight the result was"

Tunis: Tunisians elect new parliament to consolidate young democracy

New York: Selfish nurse to fight her 21-day Ebola quarantine in court, White House wavers, plays politics with health

Ndongo: 17 dead, dozens kidnapped in Nigeria attack

Tulalip: Tribe reeling in wake of Seattle-area school shooting

Mursitpinar: Syrian Kurds repulse ISIS attack on border gate

ABC: U.S. journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola

Washington: U.S. Ebola fighters head to Africa, but will the military and civilian effort be enough?

Kobani: ISIS launches new offensive after suffering setbacks

New York: Ebola-stricken doc described as "brilliant" and "rigorous" but also prone to hugging patients due to language barriers; hygienist: "Since we learned he was infected, we've had low morale"

Fewest stations hit 90 degrees: U.S. having its coolest year on record

NY Times: The horror before the beheadings; ISIS hostages endured torture and dashed hopes, freed cellmates say

Baghdad: Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against ISIS

Egypt: Al-Sissi blames 'foreign powers' for Sinai assault; state of emergency declared and curfew imposed after deadliest assault on army in decades

London: Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

WHO: Ebola cases pass 10,000

Ebola: Democrat New York Governor shifts his policy, disagrees with Democrat NYC Mayor de Blasio, and agrees with GOP New Jersey Governor Christie that henceforth medical personnel returning to state after treating Ebola patients in West Africa will be automatically subject to 21-day quarantine

Roswell: Google exec Alan Eustace breaks sound barrier, records, in supersonic freefall from near-space

CBS: NYC police commissioner confirms: Thursday hatchet attack on cops was a terrorist act

Egypt: Co-ordinated Sinai attacks kill at least 30 soldiers

Sacramento: Suspect arrested in murders of 2 Northern California deputies [video]

New Jersey: Passenger quarantined at Newark Airport after treating Ebola patients in Africa develops fever

Washington: Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

Associated Press-GfK poll: 65% of Americans say threat from ISIS is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough

WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

Marysville: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

Crisis: New York and New Jersey say they will require Ebola quarantines

Telegraph: Internet chiefs told to curb Islamists online; "Britain’s most high-profile radical Islamist preacher, Anjem Choudary, had influenced man involved in Ottawa attack"

NY Times: Tracing Ebola patient’s possible contacts creates host of challenges for New York City

New York: Doctor tests positive for Ebola; in isolation at Bellevue; travelled from Manhattan to Brooklyn by subway Wednesday night, went to a bowling alley, then took taxi home

Making impacts: At least 500 ISIS militants killed in U.S.-led air strikes in Syria, observer group says

New York: Healthcare worker in isolation after displaying Ebola symptoms

Washington: FBI warns news outlets that group affiliated with ISIS is targeting journalists

New York: Global stocks surge on U.S. corporate results, bonds fall

Washington: GOP's Kelly Ayotte thwarting Obama effort to retire A-10 Warthog, the much-lauded ground support workhorse

Washington: U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over dangerous Takata auto air bags

Ukraine: Charred tanks in Ukraine point to Russian involvement

Full text: G20 final communiqué from Brisbane Summit: jobs, jobs, jobs

Brisbane: G20 leaders reveal details of global growth plan

Guardian: G20: Canadian Prime Minister 'shirtfronts' Vladimir Putin

Brisbane: Cowardly, lying Putin leaves G20 early after Harper, Cameron,
Abbott and other leaders press him on Russian invasion of Ukraine


Putin leaves Australia G20 meeting early, with his tail between his legs as Canadian PM Harper, UK PM Cameron, Australian PM Abbott and others gave him both barrels over Russian invasion of Ukraine and shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

Brisbane: Aussies don't mince words for thug Putin at G20

Australian Prime Minister Abbott not only voice Down Under calling out Putin for shooting down MH17 over Ukraine.

G20: Australian warships sent to halt Russian flotilla bound for Brisbane

Shirtfronting: Putin got his comeuppance from Tony Abbot at APEC;
told ex-KGB weasel to his face to stop trying to 'recreate lost glories'


Australian Prime Minister lays down law to outlaw Russian President Vladimir Putin who has re-begun the beliigerent, deadly adventurism that characterized the former Soviet Union's ratcheting up of Cold War tensions.

Philae: After a 10-year voyage, two critical technical failures
and a lucky one km "bunny hop" — success in spite of painful fails

Philae and Rosetta: Handwringing by media, problem-solving by ESA

Philae fears: Marooned in comet's shadows?

Rock and hard place: Philae’s tight spot means Rosetta mission
controllers must decide whether to risk making lander hop from
shadow of cliff blocking sunlight to its solar panels

Calling interplanetary craft: Philae appears to be in shadow
of comet cliff, limiting communications and power availability


TOP: Rosetta’s lander Philae has returned the first panoramic image from the surface of a comet. The view, captured by the CIVA-P imaging system, shows a 360º view around the point of final touchdown. Superimposed on top of the image is a sketch of the Philae lander in the configuration the lander team currently believe it is in. Confirmation of Philae’s touchdown on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT/17:03 CET on 12 November. BOTTOM: This five-image montage of OSIRIS narrow-angle images is being used by ESA to try to identify final touchdown point of Rosetta’s lander Philae. The images were taken around the time of landing on 12 November when Rosetta was about 18 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (about 16 km from the surface). The signal confirming the first touchdown arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT (17:03 CET). It is thought that Philae bounced twice before settling on the surface of the comet. The lander has not yet been identified and images are still to be downloaded from the Rosetta spacecraft for further analysis. ~ credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA - accessible from ESA flickr account

updated ~ Space Trek: Did Philae 'bounce the land' due to low gravity?
ESA officials say little lander that could may have "landed twice"

Pictures from an Expedition: What little Philae "sees"


TOP: The surface of a comet does not look unfamiliar; landforms not unlike photos taken from the Moon, Mars or somewhere on Earth. BOTTOM: The landing site as Philae descended. ~ pix from ESA flickr account

Space Trek success! Livestream as Rosetta sent Philae lander to comet;
220-pound probe landed successfully on comet travelling 34,000 mph




TOP: Last photo of Philae as it headed to comet rendezvous, taken from Rosetta at maximum zoom. MIDDLE: Reaction as word comes from Philae that it has landed on the comet, attached its harpoons and is sending back steady stream of information. BOTTOM: Nerves on edge at European Space Agency as they monitored attempted coment landing 500 million km away.

Reasons to land on a comet: What the Rosetta Mission can learn

Sydney: Russia rejects Tony Abbott's call for apology
and compensation for shooting down of MH17

Replay: Remembrance Day 2014 across Canada

A wreath is laid at the National War Memorial in a ceremony that happened in towns and cities across Canada as we paid tribute to those who gave their lives for peace. This link enables you to watch video of many of these ceremonies.

Remembrance Day draws crowd of 50,000 as National War Memorial
re-dedicated; Afghanistan mission, South African War dates added

Canada's National War Memorial an enduring
symbol of service, sacrifice and connection


The National War Memorial in Ottawa was unveiled on May 21st, 1939, just 4 months before the start of WWII.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was added in 2000. The memorial is located on the site of the former Central
Post Office which was demolished to make space for it.

Potiskum: Suicide bomber kills 48 students in Nigeria

Iraq: ISIS confirms leader hit, talks succession & 'speedy recovery'

ISIS terror chief 'believed dead': Iraqi military confirm warlord WAS
injured in airstrike as speculation grows he perished in attack

Remembrance Sunday: Heads bowed as London falls silent

UK Remembrance Day 2014: Queen applauded for braving terror
threat as she leads Sunday commemoration service at the Cenotaph


The 'particularly poignant' 100th service falling on the 100th anniversary of the First World War took place amid fears
of a heightened terror threat.

AFP: Iraq investigating ISIS chief's fate after air strikes

Al Arabiya: Fate of ‘critically wounded’ ISIS chief unclear after airstrikes

updated ~ Airstrikes hit ISIS leadership during summit meeting in Iraq;
ISIS leader Abu Bark al-Baghdadi said to be 'critically wounded';
town of al-Qaim on Iraq-Syria border scene of attacks, say witnesses;
jihadis emptied hospital and demanded blood donors for wounded

25 years: Germans mark re-unification anniversary with joy, white balloons

By the former 'no man's land' which was killingly menaced by East German machine guns for 29 years, people casually
walk alongside balloons of art project 'Lichtgrenze 2014' (lit. 'lightborder 2014') in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 7,
2014. The light installation featuring 8,000 luminous white balloons along the former route of the Berlin Wall
commemorates the division of Berlin where the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall is marked with numerous
events on the weekend. ~ Markus Schreiber AP Photo

Poppy Plot: Arrested described as 'radicalized' by neighbours;
one of their moms said they'd 'found faith'

Poppy Plot: Police remain tight-lipped over Islamist plot to kill Queen;
MI5 and counter-terrorism forces still engaged; linked to ISIS

Scotland Yard saves Monarch: Foils Islamist terror plot to kill Queen
Elizabeth this weekend at Royal Albert Hall; 4 arrested in separate raids


Queen Elizabeth was due to attend a military event leading up to Remembrance Day, at Royal Albert Hall, the British paper The Sun reported. Both the Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron were informed of the potential threat, the paper said. Queen Elizabeth will attend the Sunday Remembrance festivities as planned, The Sun said.

Ottawa: Canada gains 43,100 jobs, jobless rate drops to 6.5%

Paris: French-built Mistral ships for Russia could end up in Canadian hands

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok is seen at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, France, Sept. 4, 2014. ~ Stephane Mahe Reuters

Sept-Îles: Landslide knocks iron ore train into river, conductor missing


The Iron Ore Company of Canada train was knocked off the tracks and into the remote Moisie River. ~ CBC

Canadian bear: 100 years of fame for legendary Winnie the Pooh

Harry Colebourn and his bear Winnie are shown in 1914. Toronto's Ryerson University will host an exhibition this fall that explores the real-life remarkable bear that inspired the 'Winnie the Pooh' stories. Canadian soldier Harry Colebourn, a Winnipeg veterinarian, bought the tame bear cub from a trapper in White River, Ontario in 1914 and Winnie travelled to England with him and Canadian troops at the onset of World War I.

updated ~ Washington Post: A lot of history made as GOP
wave washes over country; How the Senate was won

Takeover: Republicans surge to control of U.S. Senate

Mid-terms: Republicans winning a lot of close and big races;
picking up seats in House of Representatives and Senate;
win Illinois Governorship, hold Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio

Ottawa: Canada's Sunday attack on ISIS in Iraq destroyed heavy
engineering equipment being used to divert Euphrates River


Canadian fighter jets helped to destroy heavy engineering equipment that was being used to divert the Euphrates River to flood areas nearby while denying water to Iraqi civilians further away, Lt.-Gen. Jonathan Vance said Tuesday.

Crisis in Winnipeg: Five Manitoba cabinet members resign; Ministers of
Finance, Health, Justice, Municipal Govt, and Jobs and the Economy

Singapore joining 33-nation coalition against ISIS with aircraft, expertise

Chicago: Wallenda does 2 walks, over Chicago River, then blindfolded

Nik Wallenda made it look easy, despite being 650-feet in the air and going 80 feet up the wire on a 15% grade on a
cold night in the Windy City. He walked between one of Marina City towers and the Leo Burnett Tower. Then he
also did a blindfolded walk for 94 feet between the two Marina City towers.

Minister of National Defence announces Canada's first attack on ISIS

ISIS: Mass executions of Sunni men, women and children in Iraq continues;
UN Security Council: "deep outrage" at killings, kidnapping, rapes & torture

Executive turnover: Branson spaceship explosion: The 'missed' warnings

WO Patrice Vincent: 'All of Canada shares your pain' Harper tells family

Friends, family, fellow officers and political leaders paid their last respects Saturday at the private funeral of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who was killed in the first of two violent attacks against Canadian soldiers last month. The 53-year-old soldier is being laid to rest in Longueil, Quebec, following a Roman Catholic ceremony at a local cathedral. "All of Canada shares your pain," Harper told Vincent's family in a speech delivered during the church's funeral service. "Patrice did not deserve to die, and you do not deserve to be going through this ordeal." Harper said Canadians would never forget Vincent or Cirillo. "These men did not perish on a foreign battlefield or during a fierce combat, but they died on the field of honour," he said. ~ CTV

SpaceShipTwo: New rocket fuel under the microscope after explosion

Moment that SpaceShipTwo exploded captured by Kenneth Brown. ~ Reuters

updated ~ SpaceShipTwo: Co-pilot dead; seriously injured pilot in hospital


SpaceShipTwo debris shown east of Mojave, California.

Mojave: Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes on test flight

SpaceShipTwo shown over California in previous test flight. ~ Virgin Galactic

Stephen Harper: "Our goal has always been to make sure Canada
is the best country in the world in which to raise a family"

"Canada's moms and dads deserve all of the help we can give them"

Vaughan: Harper announces major tax relief for families, extends
child benefits from age 6 to 17, increases childcare deduction

Ottawa: RCMP names five ‘high-risk travellers’ including girl whose parents worried might ‘go to Syria to fight’: Ahmad Waseem, Mohamed El Shaer, Ali Abubaker, Naomi Mahdere and Hamza Omer

Dan Savage: Interviews with two women who dated Jian Ghomeshi; "Ghomeshi's apparent MO — initiating rough sex, gauging a woman's response, calling that *asking for consent*"

Ottawa: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau overheard talking about killing soldiers in mall a day before terror attack

Sandy Garossino: What kind of woman won't report sexual assault?

Toronto: Twitter account detailed Jian Ghomeshi abuse in April; named after his teddy bear

Toronto Star: Canadian artists sign petition supporting women with Jian Ghomeshi allegations

Toronto Star: Now 8 women accuse former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi of violence, sexual abuse or harassment; actor Lucy DeCoutere puts face to accusations

Toronto: Anonymous woman accuses disgraced, fired Jian Ghomeshi of punching her in the head on second date; interviewed on CBC's 'As It Happens'

Ottawa: Ex-Chief of Defence Staff Gen Walt Natynczyk (ret'd), President of Canadian Space Agency, named as Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs

Ottawa: MPs exchange handshakes and vows of "standing together" but Mulcair hits clanger with denial of "terrorism"

Ottawa: Peter MacKay suggests anti-terror laws don't need overhaul; Justice Minister reviewing existing laws before writing new ones

Back to future: New Blackberry Classic to look familiar — "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

Ottawa: Canada and Germany announce group hug for CETA

Ottawa: Counselling/jobs plan to de-radicalize would-be jihadists announced

Windsor: MP Watson slams Ford’s silence over failed auto investment talks

Ottawa: Last week's terror attacks sent shockwaves through local diplomatic community

Lubbock: Gordie Howe's health failing after severe stroke

Windsor: Full text of Prime Minister Harper's words at funeral of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

British Columbia: BG Group pressing pause button on Prince Rupert LNG, citing market conditions as U.S. fracking volumes depress natural gas prices

Ottawa: Now Elizabeth May blames attack on Parliament last week for her Twitter support of Jian Ghomeshi and blames Twitter for her poor choice of words

Howard Levitt: The real reasons Jian Ghomeshi is suing the CBC

Detroit News: Red Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Toronto: CBC internal memor says it is investigating new allegations of 'impropriety' against Jian Ghomeshi; will more heads roll?

Matthew Fisher: Canadian CF-18s set to launch attacks by Saturday against ISIS, commander reveals

Ottawa: Canada's Competition Bureau clears Burger King/Tim Hortons merger

Toronto: Councillors who helped turn city hall into a circus fire don't have Rob Ford as an excuse any more

Ottawa: Supreme Court of Canada rules bilingual couple can’t seek damages from Air Canada for not being served in French

Richard Warnica: The night that turned the tide for John Tory’s fledgling mayoral campaign

Justin Beach: Liking 'Q' isn't a good enough reason to side with Jian; remember Jimmy Savile, Rolf Harris

Edmonton: Alberta by-elections swept by Jim Prentice PCs

Ottawa: French President François Hollande to address Parliament during 1st state visit to Canada

Jian Ghomeshi case: Canadian law imposes some limits on freedom to consent to violent sexual activity

Toronto Sun editorial: Tory must respect the Ford agenda

Toronto: John Tory wins mayor race in squeaker over Doug Ford; Mayor Rob Ford, fighting cancer, returns to City Hall as a Councillor

Ottawa: Harper will skip APEC summit in China to attend National Remembrance Day ceremony here in capital

Ottawa: Conservatives table first CSIS legislation in 30 years: "the Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act"

Chantal Hébert: Jason Kenney would be ideal terror point man for Harper

Toronto: Sunday, Jian Ghomeshi lawyers said he'd sue for $50M, today he sued for $55M

Huffington Post: Elizabeth May's rush to judgement; defends Jian Ghomeshi amid detailed allegations of violence against women

Kelly McParland: If Thomas Mulcair wants 24/7 protection, he should get it; RCMP is making mistake if thinks business-as-usual will suffice at time when religious & ideological extremism is unfortunate fact of life

Howard Levitt: Jian Ghomeshi’s CBC lawsuit is hopeless — even if he’s telling the truth

Ottawa: Federal Govt introduces bill to create DNA-based missing persons index

Toronto: Police say they have no current plans to investigate fired CBC host Jian Ghomeshi over anonymous allegations of sex and physical abuse; but could start an investigation based on media reports; will CBC News do so?

Ottawa: How Hill media escaped the Centre Block's press gallery Hot Room during Wednesday's attack

Toronto Star Editor Michael Cooke: Why The Star chose to publish Jian Ghomeshi allegations

updated ~ Toronto Star: CBC fires Jian Ghomeshi over sex allegations; ousted host of Q denies claims by three women of unwanted sexual violence

Montreal: Father of Patrice Vincent killer Couture-Rouleau says government must strengthen security laws; had alerted police about his son’s radicalized behaviour last summer

Toronto: Jian Ghomeshi says in bombshell Facebook post that CBC fired him "because of the risk of my private sex life being made public as a result of a campaign of false allegations" while admitting to sexual practices that "may be strange, enticing, weird, normal, or outright offensive to others"

Ottawa: RCMP Sunday update on Parliament Hill attack: "persuasive evidence that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s attack driven by ideological and political motives", police doing "detailed analysis" of video "for evidence and intelligence"; not ready yet for public release

Ottawa: Man arrested after Ottawa police officer punched in the face

Plot thickens: CBC cuts ties with Jian Ghomeshi after receiving "information" about Q host

Toronto: Jian Ghomeshi out at CBC; intends to sue for $50-million

Ontario: In wake of Canada attacks, Toronto police drill for disaster

Ottawa: RCMP takes over investigation of killing, attack, OPP to probe police conduct

Toronto: Double stabbing at Canada's Wonderland leaves 1 dead, another in critical condition

Greater Napanee: Historian Ross Morton releases latest book 'Tales from the Townships', an account of life in the lower Bay of Quinte over the past 200+ years

Buckle up for safety: OPP see five no-seatbelt deaths during last week of fall blitz

Ottawa: Killer Bibeau listened to extremist rants with BC terror suspect Yusuzfai who went to fight in Syria; previously it was thought they only connected via social media

Amherst Island: Ontario Govt running roughshod over Lake Ontario island families, ignoring environmental assessments, greenlighting clusters of 155-metre wind turbines and a new cement plant

Bomb threat: Police arrest ‘person of interest’ in Kelowna airport emergency

Sarnia: 5 injured in industrial explosion, fire

Ottawa: Canadians flock to Parliament Hill and National War Memorial; tours inside Centre Block to re-start Monday

Rex Murphy: In the shadow of a young corporal’s death, Canada’s greatness shines through

Joseph Brean: Public lines Highway of Heroes for a moment of communal grieving, and to send message: 'We’re not scared'

Andrew Coyne: We got off relatively lightly this time. We may not be so lucky the next

War memorial heroism: 'You are so loved': Ottawa lawyer describes group effort trying to save Cirillo; "When you are dying, you need to be told how loved you are"

Ottawa: Full picture emerges of heroic "James Bond move" made by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers in diving and pivoting in front of Parliament Hill attacker and emptying his clip, from just feet away [Youtube video]

Online gambling: Major international firm exits Canadian market

Ottawa: Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's body going home to Hamilton today along 'Highway of Heroes'

La Presse [French]: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau re-connected in last week with mother, aunt after years apart; stayed at Aunt's home in Mont-Tremblant the night before his Ottawa attacks; Aunt says "He was spoiled rotten"; heavy history of drug use

Fuel boat adrift 14 km off shore: NTCL barge loaded with diesel adrift in Beaufort Sea amid 12-foot seas; vessel was being tugged to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, when storm arose and it broke away from tugboat

Ottawa: ‘The guy was right there, shooting:’ Calgary MP Michelle Rempel; MPs were caught in the middle of Wednesday's attack, both outside and inside the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings [video]

Joe Warmington: Remembering sacrifice with a Highway of Heroes tribute

Ottawa: Statement by Prime Minister Harper in the House of Commons, October 23, 2014, on the events of October 22nd and moving forward

Vancouver Sun: Parliament Hill killer kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago; "self-radicalized" Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave mosque, because he had "gotten a hold of keys and when he got out of jail, he just started sleeping there"

Brian Stewart: "We've known this day was coming. As Canadians, we've been lucky up to this point"

Ottawa: Harper waited among MPs, terrifying unknown on other side of doors as bullets flew

Ottawa: Conservative MPs were prepared to tackle gunmen who entered their caucus room; were going to use flag poles with metal maple leafs on top as spears; Ontario MP and ex-OPP Officer Daryl Kramp said, "If anybody comes in, get the bastards"

Winnipeg: 'New generation' Bowman beats former front-running ex-NDP MP/MLA Wasylycia-Leis for come-from-behind Mayoralty win

Ottawa: Parliament Hill attacker wasn’t high-priority for CSIS, sources say; not on "list of 90"

Wall Street Journal: Canada lawmakers regroup after shooting in Ottawa; Government poised to introduce terrorist legislation following attack and lockdown

Ottawa: Man arrested near war memorial as Stephen Harper lays wreath for lost soldiers

Ottawa: Canadian anti-spam law takes effect in January; aimed squarely at spyware

Montreal: Quebec Premier Couillard plans to meet Muslim leaders, create 'early risk-detection' program

Toronto: Police presence at city hall, Queen’s Park beefed up in response to Ottawa attack

Pittsburgh gives its Canadian cousin a hug, as fans sing 'O Canada' at Penguins NHL game even though no Canadian team on ice, just Canadian players [video]

Andrew Coyne: We can’t stop every terror attack, so let’s brace ourselves and adapt

Christie Blatchford: Nathan Frank Cirillo died standing guard over one of his own

John Ivison: Visibly shaken Harper proclaims ‘Canada will never be intimidated’

Ottawa: Text of Prime Minister Harper's prime time address to Canadians

Ottawa: In live address to nation, PM Stephen Harper vows to tighten security measures, pays tribute to slain Corporal Cirillo and first responders

Ottawa: CTV News Channel link for attack coverage

Ottawa attack: Low-life shooter Michael Joseph Hall aka Michael Zehaf-Bibeau robbed bank in Vancouver and was charged with uttering threats and robbery; pled guilty to lesser charge

Ottawa: Kevin Vickers hailed as hero who took down attacker

Ottawa attack: Timeline: At 9:56 a.m., motionless body seen inside Centre Block, outside doors of Library of Parliament

Toronto: TSX tumbles after central bank comment, Ottawa shooting

Winnipeg: Woman charged after 6 infant bodies found in storage locker

Pierre Cliche: Fighting ISIS

Nobel Peace Prize co-winner: Malala Yousafzai in Toronto Wednesday to participate in 'Strong Girls, Strong World' with Q&A moderated by Prime Minister Harper; later will receive honorary Canadian citizenship

ISIS attack: Rouleau was arrested by RCMP this summer; authorities continued to investigate, and this fall met several times with him, his family, the imam of his mosque and outreach police officers

Windsor: Possible Caesars bankruptcy and re-structuring in U.S. not affecting local operation

Abacus poll: Liberals take immediate hit for ill-considered Trudeau stance on ISIS, drop into virtual national tie with Conservatives after being ahead for months

London: Another Huron County wind turbine vandalized

Toronto: Liberals target drivers who are stoned; in 2011 "46% of all collisions involving vehicles that resulted in deaths had individuals who were either under the influence of drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol"

Ottawa: Rouleau case underscores passport seizure dilemma; why governments have to walk fine line between civil rights and civil safety; with Opposition harpies blathering rhetoric muddying the waters

Ontario: Buffalo airport courts Toronto travellers after new Liberal fuel tax boosts province's air fares

Michael Den Tandt: Martin ‘Ahmad’ Rouleau gives weight to warning of ‘dark and dangerous’ times

Ottawa: NDP MP Jean-François Larose quits party, forms new federal political party called Forces et Démocratie with ex-Bloc MP Jean-François Fortin

Winnipeg: Four dead babies found in a storage facility; "various states of decomposition"; autopsies underway

Alberta: Six CF-18s leave their base at Cold Lake today for Kuwait

Ottawa: PBO grudgingly confirms Canada will run a surplus it didn't project

St-Jean-sur-Richelieu: Terrorist Rouleau was active on social media, known to police; called himself AlCanadi and Ahmad Rouleau

Terence Corcoran: Fun and profit with Ontario’s liquor and electricity monoplies

Ottawa: Mulcair plays it smart, says Trudeau's plan to revoke Harper tax cuts is premature and unlike Trudeau he won't raise personal income taxes

David Akin: Just so we’re clear: Here’s my disclosure on income splitting

Parker Gallant: Maximizing the mess with Ontario's electricity assets

John Ivison: Panel jams a stick between spokes of Ontario government’s ‘fiscal prudence’; Liberals' crooked accounting gets new comeuppance

Toronto: Liberal government under fire over MaRS bailout records; gas plants skullduggery redux?

Calgary: Will Harper be re-elected? What polls, economy suggest

Waterloo: BlackBerry shares jump on rumour of Lenovo takeover which would likely be blocked

MUST-READ ~ Terence Corcoran: If the monetary god is dead, the Bank of Canada offers an alternative

Yukon: Grizzly bear entered home before killing Claudia Huber

Ebola: Test drills in Halifax successful, Health Minister Ambrose says

Toronto: Trudeau says he'll get rid of income splitting for families with children under 18

Montreal: Magnotta first-degree murder trial hears from Harper's deputy chief of staff

Budgets balance themselves? Justin Trudeau says he's ready to raise taxes; would roll back Harper tax cuts; interventionist, says government knows better how to spend your money; why would he jeopardize 'strongest middle class' in world?

Balanced budget: Canada remains at top of world’s credit-rating heap, says Moody's

British Columbia: Squamish Nation officials removed after financial investigation of First Nations band revealed lack of accountability

But can he? Justin Trudeau says he'll stop saying stupid things so voters won't be reminded of his shallowness at election time

American Thinker: Scientist confesses he made up polar bear population estimates

Washington: NFL says 'on track' to put first international team in London, then Germany or Brazil; Toronto?

London: Police officer arrested after ammunition found in personal locker on Buckingham Palace grounds

Economist: Shtetl of honour; the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews will intensify debate about how museums should think about depicting issues of national identity

American reflections: "Canada’s CBC News shows what thoughtful breaking news coverage really looks like"

Ottawa: Live CBC radio

Ottawa: Press conference by Royal Canadian Mounted Police - CBC TV - now concluded

Ottawa attack: Canadian Prime Minister Harper was addressing MP caucus only feet away from where gunman killed in Centre Block of Parliament Buildings by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, a sharp shooter

NBC: Autopsy suggests Michael Brown reached for Ferguson officer's gun

Ebola: Liberian passenger lands at Newark Airport with fever, under isolation for evaluation at hospital using strict CDC protocols; flight restrictions start Wednesday

Ebola: Two from Liberia screened after falling ill on flights to Chicago

Syria: August slaughter of 700 members of Shaitat tribe when they tried to rise up against ISIS, one of hidden tragedies of brutal war fuelling backlash

Poland: Paralyzed man walks again after cell transplant into spine in a world first

Las Vegas: Caesars Entertainment in pre-bankruptcy mode as looks at re-structuring $30B in debt

Denver: FBI stops 3 Colorado teenagers headed to join ISIS

Washington: U.S. involved in seven air strikes on ISIS targets

Pretoria: Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Game-changers? UK drones ready to attack ISIS in Syria and Iraq from new base in Kuwait

Suruc: Turkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into Kobani to fight against ISIS

Abuja: Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'; offers practical advice for rest of world

A la carte not panacea: Fast evolution of entertainment delivery not as simple as 'cord-cutting'

Serial killer: Convicted sex offender arrested after seven women’s bodies found in Indiana, ‘We have evidence that he was in Texas & all over the United States’

Reuters: Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

Kobani: U.S. C-130 Hercules planes do multiple airdrops of weapons, ammunition and medical supplies for Kurds battling ISIS

Galveston: Ebola watch lists in U.S. to shrink, cruise passenger cleared

Carnival Magic: 'We're a floating petri dish': Panic onboard the 'Ebola cruise'

Sweden: Is a Russian spy sub stuck in rocks off Stockholm?

Nepal: Death toll from blizzard on Himalayan trail reaches 39

Washington Post fact-checker: The absurd claim that Republicans are to blame for cuts to Ebola research

NBC: Health board says wind project is a health hazard

Ferguson: Forensic work by FBI confirms officer's account; Michael Brown was initially shot in police squad car, apparently while assaulting Wilson

London: WHO won't explain Ebola mistakes before review is 'fact-checked'

BBC: UK-developed Ebola vaccine won't be ready until 2015 trials completed

Baltimore: Ebola vaccine trials to begin here next month

Public sees risk clearly: Dems in tough races break with Obama over no Ebola travel ban

Washington: Ebola scare at Pentagon after woman recently in Africa vomits on tour bus

Another dropped ball: U.S. now monitoring health care worker aboard cruise ship who had handled Ebola victim fluids

Omaha: U.S. Ebola hospital laid off staff due to ObamaCare, now has staff constraints

Washington: VP Biden's lawyer son discharged from Navy after reportedly testing positive for cocaine

Washington: Documents reveal Obama Administration dropped ball, didn't follow 2008 CDC recommendations on preventing a world Ebola outbreak

Washington: Obama rejects calls for Ebola travel ban

Nairobi: African countries which successfully stopped Ebola used border closings, good patient-tracking, and luck

Washington: Hillary Clinton up to old tricks in using Cheryl Mills to obfuscate and delay release of incriminating Benghazi documents

Scumbusters: Dutch biker gang grabs rifles, joins Kurds in fight against ISIS

Dallas: Why wasn't 'clipboard guy' wearing protective gear during Ebola patient’s transfer?

Washington: Obama's Ebola coordinator has no background in public health or managing an outbreak; is that part of the problem for Keystone Kops in White House?

Kobani: Ramped up coalition air strikes stall ISIS advance on Syrian border town

Solon: 2 Ohio schools closed after Vinson Ebola case connected to Cleveland and Akron

Milan: Ukrainian femen protesters target 'killer' Putin before his meeting with Ukraine leader Poroshenko

Dallas: County to declare disaster over Ebola

Denver Post: Dudspin: Did sports paper try to sabotage Senate race with inaccurate claims about high school football career? Their source says they misquoted him; all evidence says Deadspin blew it in a race where your gridiron cred matters

CBS: Nurse Vinson, 2nd Ebola victim from Dallas, called CDC "multiple times" and they told her it was okay to get on the crowded airplane even with a fever [video]

NASCAR: Tony Stewart makes matters worse for himself when his temper takes over after Charlotte race, ramming Keselowski in pit lane

From bad to worse: Nurses treating Ebola patient Duncan in Dallas weren't properly trained, supervisors misdirected them, kept treating other patients, too

How bad is Ebola crisis? For first time ever, Obama cancels fundraising trip

Thaw? Russia reportedly ready to help fight Islamists in the Middle East

Washington: Multiple vulnerabilities in CDC's Ebola 'protocols'; now revising; hasn't apologized

Dallas: CDC transferring 2nd Texas health-care worker to Atlanta for treatment

New York: Airline stocks tumble on fresh Ebola fears

Texas: Second nurse with Ebola should not have travelled by plane, CDC says; flew from Cleveland to Dallas

Dallas: Health care worker with Ebola flew on commercial flight a day before being diagnosed

Dallas: Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola

Putin loses his best friend: Expensive oil

Washington: This 2006 U.S. Department of Defense report says what NY Times says was secret until now; media manipulation continues

New York: The NY Times claims it has a news story about chemical WMD in Iraq but it's old news for anyone paying attention

Mollie Hemingway: President Obama already has an Ebola Czar. Where is she?

Dallas: CDC reviewing Ebola protocols; "Patients become more contagious as the disease progresses"

Washington: White House refuses to release how much taxpayers pay for Obama fundraising trips

Kuala Lumpur: Daredevil base jumpers 'gatecrash' skyscraper pool party [video]

TIME: 85% of U.S. nurses say they lack Ebola training

Ebola: UK to start fever tests at Heathrow airport

UK: Govt ready to sell its 40% stake in Eurostar chunnel train operator

Dallas: The decades-old treatment that may save young nurse infected with Ebola

Ebola symptoms: What are they and what should you do if you think you have them?

Nathan Wolfe: No more Ebola whac-a-mole

Ebola: UN medical team member dies in Germany

Ebola: UK cancels resumption of direct flights to Sierra Leone

Atlanta: CDC chief says U.S. must "rethink" how it handles Ebola

Montreal: Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth and his trip to Montreal, months before murder

FATCA: Sweeping U.S. tax crackdown inflicts heavy collateral damage

Fracking impact, eh: Privately, Saudis tell oil market: get used to lower prices

New Jersey: Hackensack hospital shows going green doesn't have to cost more

Canberra: Australian opposition leader Shorten says Putin shouldn't be attending G20 meeting in Brisbane over the shooting down of MH17

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The facts about Ebola funding; poor Obama choices have reduced the capacity of the CDC to deal with infectious diseases

Washington: Coalition forces to start using Turkey air bases to attack ISIS; Turkey will start training moderate Syrian rebels for fight against ISIS

Syria: Woman leads Kurds in halting ISIS’ Kobani run

Dallas: CDC moves to de-contaminate home of nurse who contracted Ebola; suggest she 'violated safety protocols'; ominously 'there may be others'

Seattle: Will fusion mini-reactor lead to cheap power breakthrough?

Myth-busting: Genocide evidence in Colorado shows violent history of native cultures before arrival of Europeans; 14,882 human skeletal fragments

Amir Basiri: Appeasing Iran will embolden ISIS

American Thinker: Canada is fed-up with U.S. delay of Keystone, now planning alternative pipeline

Panetta: Obama surrounded by advisers with 'limited' views, White House-cleaning needed [video]

CBS: ISIS loses at least 300 fighters to battles at Kobane as Kurds and airstrikes take tolls

Kobane: ISIS pouring reinforcements into fight after suffering heavy losses to Kurd defenders; time to carpet bomb reinforcement routes?

Cairo: U.S. pledges $212M to reconstruct Gaza terror tunnels

Moscow: Putin said to have ordered 17,600 troops to return from Ukraine border

Washington: G20 talks of $2.6T 900-project infrastructure plan to prevent recession; details to come after this week's World Bank meetings

Vero Beach: American suicide bomber’s travels in U.S., Middle East went unmonitored

Sheikh: Saudi students ‘who travel for jihad are traitors’

Sacramento: Excuses aplenty as California insider Obamacare links uncovered; millions in no-bid contracts

Washington: IMF has busy agenda, boosting loans for Ebola fight, urging growth policies to avoid fallback into recession after volatile week on world stock markets

London: British counterterrorism forces monitoring 'thousands' of potential extremists in the capital's metropolitan area: Mayor Boris Johnson

Dallas: Complete investigation underway; head of CDC hosts Ebola press conference here for playback; infected Texas health-care worker now identified in answers as a woman

Dallas: Texas health-care worker tests positive for Ebola; had provided care to Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan

Kobane: Kurds fight back as Islamic State attempts to take centre of battleground city

Kobane: Crisis in Syrian city exposes fissure in Obama’s anti-ISIS coalition

Monrovia: 41 UN peacekeepers under observation for Ebola after mission reports second case

Stephen F. Hayes: Failure upon failure; the disintegration of the Obama presidency

Kuwait: Canadian fighter/bombers arrive for battle against ISIS

A Canadian Armed Forces CF-18 fighter/bomber at Canadian Air Task Force Flight Operations Area in Kuwait on October 28, 2014 in this Canadian Forces handout photo received October 29, 2014. ~ Reuters

Antares: Outside and inside experts point to
1960s-era Russian engines in Orbital Sciences rocket explosion

Pope Francis: Evolution is real, God did not wave a 'magic wand';
says current scientific theories compatible with church doctrines

Antares loss: No answers yet on what went wrong in failed launch

Lac-Mégantic: New rules, safety devices and inspectors;
"This tragedy is a case where rules simply were not followed"


An unattended 74-car freight train carrying crude oil ran away downhill and derailed, resulting in the fire and explosion
that killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, in July 2013. ~ CBC

Antares goes boom: Kamloops students lose science experiment

NASA: Stock drops as 14-storey rocket blows up in Virginia

NASA: Orbital Sciences Antares rocket suffers "catastrophic anomaly"





Here's the sequence of events in reverse order from top, as Antares rocket being launched in Virginia explodes 6 seconds after lift-off and collapses back to earth in an enormous fireball. Bottom picture shows size and complexity of rocket and its payload of supplies for International Space Station during assembly. ~ NASA, YouTube, Orbital Sciences

Emotional PM Harper speaks to Cpl. Cirillo’s son at funeral [video]

Marcus Cirillo, 5, held up under pressure of the nation watching on, as Prime Minister Harper spoke directly to him.

Hamilton: The nation pauses to pay its last respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was gunned down while standing guard at the National War Monument in Ottawa, is being honoured today with a regimental funeral in his hometown of Hamilton. The funeral began at noon. Just moments before, members of his regiment, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, carried his casket, draped in a Canadian flag, into Christ’s Church Cathedral. ~ CBC

Ottawa: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lays wreath at Canada's
National War Memorial in honour of Canadian soldiers killed last week


John Kerry places a wreath from the United States Government at Canada's National War Memorial today to show U.S. solidarity with Canada after events of the last week which saw Canada lose two soldiers to terrorist attacks. ~ CBC

Ukraine: Poroshenko hails voter support for peace plan, pro-West course

Exit polls: Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll'

Grapes: The right way to end an emotional week for all Canadians

Coach's Corner: Don Cherry caps the week with heartfelt tribute
to Nathan Cirillo, Patrice Vincent and all veterans

Heroes honoured: Vigils held across Canada after deadly attacks

Ottawa will hold a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. ET, with thousands expected to attend. But many stopped by the National War Memorial during the day, laying flowers, letters and poppies at the location where Cirillo was shot. A number of vigils are scheduled to take place across the country on Saturday to honour Cpl. Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who was killed in a separate attack on Monday. Dozens gathered at Montreal's war memorial Saturday afternoon to pay their respects. They came wearing Canadian colours of red and white, along with poppies and Canadian flags. Their numbers grew throughout the afternoon as passersby spontaneously joined in the vigil. Some laid red and white roses at the foot of the memorial. ~ CTV

Highway of Heroes: It was an emotional 525 km trip
home for Corporal Nathan Cirillo [video]



Corporal Nathan Cirillo was saluted all along the way, from every bridge, and by every citizen and motorist for all 525 km from Ottawa to Hamilton in an emotional farewell to a man lost in his prime. And a message that Canadians stand together. ~ bottom - Nathan Denette Canadian Press; top - screencap from CTV

Highway of Heroes: Cpl. Nathan Cirillo receives
tributes across Ontario along Hwy 401





The OPP clears half of the busiest highway in North America to give procession for Cpl Nathan Cirillo unimpeded access home. Here, at Oshawa and Ajax, police, firefighters, citizens and motorists stop to salute and pay tribute. ~ screencaptures from live TV transmission CTV



The Switzerville Road bridge is lined at Napanee at 4pm as Corporal Nathan Cirillo is carried westward home to Hamilton. Highway coaches, trucks and cars pulled off the busy highway so respects could be paid.

Istanbul: Canada, Belgium and German consulates evacuated;
all three receive suspicious packages containing yellow powder


Canadian consulate in Istanbul has been evacuated.

Queens: Axe attacker IDed as ISIS supporter Zale Thompson, 32

New York: Hatchet-wielding terrorist shot dead by NYPD cops
in Queens; three injured, two cops and a female bystander


The suspect lunged at the police with the weapon, which measured 18 inches, landing a severe blow to Healey’s head and also slicing the right arm of Officer Joseph Meeker. "The officers told him to drop it and he turned on the officers," Larry Bethune, 44, who was walking down Jamaica Avenue at the time, told the Daily News. "He raised his hand real high and brought it straight down on the officer."

Ottawa: Picture of Cirillo's killer actually shot by tourist at war memorial;
police sent it to all security forces; media erroneously credited to ISIS


Michael Zehaf-Bibeau captured by tourist as he kills Nathan Cirillo.

Ottawa: Highlights of very thorough press conference by RCMP
Commissioner Paulson, including video of gunman on Parliament Hill

Ottawa: Harper vows tighter security after Parliament attack

Ottawa: Canadian Muslim group calls Ottawa attacks ‘repulsive’;
NCCM says ‘horrified and shocked’ by assault on Parliament Hill

Ottawa: Conspiracy? Gunman was staying at Mission only blocks from
crime scenes, talked Islam with two other men; trio "tried to get a vehicle"

Halifax: Police arrest man, recover rifle from city bus;
lockdowns beginning to lift in downtown core

Ottawa: MPs honour fallen Corporal Nathan Cirillo with moment of silence

Ottawa: Hero Kevin Vickers given rousing standing ovation
by House of Commons; followed by tributes to fallen soldiers


Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers (foreground, back to camera) was given a lengthy standing ovation from all members of the House of Commons Thursday morning. Wednesday morning he saved the day, having dropped, and fired three bullets into terrorist killer Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, killing him before he could kill again.

J.J. McCullough: Chretien to the rescue?

Tug to rescue: Russian container ship filled with fuel gets tow to Prince Rupert for repairs

Don't get complacent: Harper warns Ebola could arrive in Canada ‘very quickly’

Rex Murphy: As Trudeau stumbles, Mulcair finds his moment

Toronto: Rotary International honours Prime Minister Harper for leadership in fight to eradicate polio; he "has maintained a strong focus on global polio eradication, particularly in Afghanistan, where polio eradication efforts have been a signature project for Canada, and also in Nigeria"

Ottawa: Canada to start shipping experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO on Monday

Kelly McParland: Liberals risk being left behind as NDP and Tories race to win over the well-off

John Ivison: Trudeau’s support slipping after failing to back mission against ISIS, Nanos poll indicates

Trenton: ISIS has directly threatened the families of Canadian Armed Forces personnel going to Iraq, yet Opposition and media whine about not being allowed to identify them

Toronto: Inspections find 13 Ontario hospitals unprepared for Ebola cases

Simushir: Fuel-laden Russian cargo ship, under tow by Canadian Coast Guard ship 'Gordon Reid' off Haida Gwaii

Ottawa: Airstrikes alone won't defeat ISIS, Canada's chief of defence staff says

Ottawa: TSX hits one-week high on U.S. data, oil prices

Haida Gwaii: Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tonnes of fuel adrift off northern B.C. coast

updated ~ Ottawa: Canada boosts Ebola spending to $65M with additional $30M on outbreak in West Africa, including more mobile labs; also has mobile SWAT team ready to quickly go to anywhere in Canada where Ebola pops up

Toronto: Panel tells Wynne 'don't sell LCBO, Hydro or OPG', but make foreign-owned Beer Store pay for its monopoly

Pack journalism? CBC caught distorting CRA story to fit convenient political pigeon hole; to get tax breaks have to agree to and live by rules

Ebola: Ottawa nurses want better safeguards; dealt with suspected case last weekend

Toronto: Ontario ramps up for Ebola, 10 hospitals set for referrals; in Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, London and Sudbury

Ebola: Air Canada flight attendants to wear rubber gloves

Toronto: Subway service resumes, but some Toronto-area residents still without power after heavy rain dump Thursday

Fog, snow and snog: Officials warn drivers in Southwestern Ontario to be prepared for rough fall and winter weather

Calgary: Federal govt names new Canada Excellence Research Chair whose job will be to develop ways to extract oil from oil sands more efficiently using nano-scale techniques that require less energy and water while reducing emitted CO2

Robyn Urback: Fluffy Justin Trudeau feature in Chatelaine magazine is an insult to serious women voters

Ottawa: Out-of-touch union sues government so the 30% of Canadians who have door-to-door mail delivery can keep it

Entertainment: Casino glam and how to practice; getting your game up to speed

Kurdistan: Life in the shadow of ISIS: 'We are afraid to speak'

Calgary: Downtown blackout caused by vault fire is over: 'electricity is flowing'

Nepal: Canadian hiker believed missing in Himalayas posts on Facebook that she’s safe

Life and death: Ebola fears have North America on high alert; Canada Fed Health Minister urges provinces to conduct test runs

Himalyan Times: Deadly blizzards were unusual for this time of year

Toronto: Naive Ontario Health officials say 'little' chance of Ebola in province "because no direct flights from West Africa"; apparently can't spell 'connecting flights' or 'Cleveland'

Ottawa: New Elgin Street building for Finance Department named for late Jim Flaherty

Toronto: Nurses reveal gaps in Ebola preparedness in Ontario hospitals

Nepal: 4 Canadians among 12 killed in Himalayas by heavy blizzard; 3 other Canadians rescued

Toronto: Liberals quietly changed public protection rules to loan MaRS $224M to build ill-fated tower

Cold winter, less lake effect snow: Lake Superior and Lake Michigan now 6 degrees colder than last year; 3.5 degrees colder than normal

New Brunswick: Liberal MPP quits only 3 weeks after being elected; says had second thoughts about time required, apologizes

Fort St. John: Provincial and federal governments give environmental approval to $8B hyrdo-electric dam on Peace River in Northern B.C.

Toronto: Oil producers face price war over slowing global demand

Ontario: Patient tests negative for Ebola in Belleville

Toronto: Oil price slump drives TSX to 'all-out correction'

Sept-Îles: Ottawa, Quebec clear path for Gulf of St. Lawrence oil production

Ottawa: NDP's Mulcair pledges billions for national childcare spending program; will eat up increasing $ billions from 2015 to 2023; few details because faces patchwork negotiations with provinces who have differing needs, existing programs

Ottawa: Should CBC be part of a censorship consortium flying in face of court precedents? read internal emails

Howard Knopf: Much ado about copyright, campaigns and political ads; CBC-led backroom censorship consortium raises questions

Ottawa: Canada reviewing Ebola strategy

Montreal's French invasion: Immigrants from France flock to the city

Ebola: When it's contagious, how it spreads and other things you need to know to stay safe

Mississauga: Hazel McCallion accused of 'complete betrayal' as she breaks word and tries to push voters towards a successor after decades as mayor

Slocan City: RCMP say suspect Peter DeGroot dead after shootout

Ebola: First human trials of Canadian vaccine start in U.S.

Ebola: Ottawa Hospital patient tests negative

Celine Cooper: Justin Trudeau's foreign-policy comments threaten Liberal Party; is Trudeau its biggest liability?

Ebola: Belleville patient, member of Canadian Forces, had been in Sierra Leone, considered 'low-risk'; all protocols followed

Edmonton: Local patient does NOT have Ebola say officials

updated ~ Ontario: Ebola-like symptoms seen in 2 people isolated in Ottawa and Belleville; both had been in West Africa

Toronto: Canadian-made Ebola vaccine to start clinical trials in healthy humans today

Monte Solberg: Justin shows he's not ready to lead; "He’s almost 43. We are past the point where he is suddenly going to get international relations. We can quit waiting for him to have insights into how the economy works."

Richard Gwyn: Trudeau’s gaffes threaten his lead; the House of Commons debate on military action against ISIS may have turned tide on Trudeau's popularity

Michael Warren: Why Justin Trudeau’s high wire act may end badly; the Liberal leader has a tendency to say dumb things

Wall Street Journal: Canadian Pacific has approached CSX about merger deal; would create 35,000-mile $62B behemoth on steel wheels; they are two of three Class I railroads serving most of U.S. East Coast; CPR runs from Quebec ports to Pacific

Linguist: ISIS militant who executed soldiers speaks like a Canadian; "it’s just a matter of time before something regrettable happens here" says radicalization professor

Ebola: Federal Govt urges Canadians in 3 West African countries to come home; will be screened by quarantine officers upon arrival

Calgary: Downtown underground vault fire destroys electrical system for blocks along with knocking out 911 landline service; repairs could take 'up to a week'

Ottawa: Federal by-elections will be held November 17th, in electoral districts of Whitby-Oshawa (Ontario) and Yellowhead (Alberta)

Wall Street: Canadian head of Fiat Chrysler chooses Canadian Thanksgiving/U.S. Columbus Day to list fully merged company on New York Stock Exchange

John Ivison: Conservatives planning to enhance child care benefit for parents in Fall fiscal update

Edmonton: Lawyer claims violent drug dealer wanted on Canada-wide warrant hid from police for 17 years — in his own basement

Andrew Coyne: Iraq mission is justified whether or not ISIS is a direct threat to Canada

Democrat Governor 'blindsided': Oregon ‘first lady’ cops to hidden 1997 green-card ‘marriage of convenience’ in exchange for $5G

Valour: "I thank my father for not clipping my wings': Malala Yousafzai co-winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo: Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize; two ends of age spectrum, both honoured for focus on ending abuse of young, hailing from Pakistan and India; both have survived murder attempts

Polls: Brazilian run-off election a technical tie

UK: Carswell makes history to become UKIP's first elected MP after winning Clacton by-election with 12,404 vote majority

Luxembourg: France, Germany seek revamp of Schengen laws to fight jihadist exodus

Monrovia: U.S. military planes arrive at epicenter of Ebola

Ankara: Turkey wants coalition to attack ISIS and Assad; Turkish Kurds want ISIS attacked now, protest violently in streets

Syria: Coalition ramps up air strikes on ISIS in Kobani

Madrid: As Spanish Ebola patient’s health deteriorates, two doctors who treated her are under observation; nurse says she heard about her diagnosis from the media

Fighting words: Architect of U.S. air war in Afghanistan says U.S. ISIS strikes too limited; "The coalition should establish 24/7 constant overwatch, with force application on every element of [ISIS] leadership, key infrastructure, forces and personnel—apply unrelenting pressure day and night on [ISIS] throughout Syria and Iraq. Airmen have the capacity, equipment, training, tactics, and knowledge needed for this fight, but airpower needs to be applied like a thunderstorm, and so far we’ve only witnessed a drizzle."

Ebola spread: British man dies of deadly virus in Macedonia and one other taken ill

Sanaa: Suicide bombings in Yemen kill 67 after Premier quits

Ottawa: U.S. Embassy seen as an ISIS target as Canada investigating 63 potential terrorism cases

Ebola: Five U.S. airports to screen for fever

Ebola: Spanish nurse worsens, Madrid blames infection on human error

Washington: Congressman on House Armed Services Committee says "at least 10" ISIS fighters have been caught crossing border into U.S. from Mexico

Ottawa: 'Aspiring' ISIS supporters have been monitored talking “knife and gun” attacks on Canadian and U.S. targets in Canada

London: ISIS veteran among the four terror suspects arrested

London: MI5 busts ISIS-linked UK terror plot, police suspect plan to publicly behead citizens

Dallas: Texas Ebola patient dies as U.S. unveils new screening plan

Kobani: U.S. airstrikes kill 45 ISIS militants, and forced them to withdraw from parts of the town under siege

Istanbul: Turkey asks U.S. to ramp up air strikes against ISIS

Omaha: Journalist with Ebola to get blood from survivor

Beiji: ISIS downs Iraqi helicopter, two pilots killed

Liberia: World Bank issues dire warning about Ebola's economic impact

Montreal: Keystone be darned: Canada finds a surprise route around Obama

updated ~ Ankara: More than 18 killed in ISIL protests across Turkey as curfew declared in six provinces

Detroit: New Corvette goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2.95 seconds with 8-speed automatic transmission; outperforms vehicles costing much more

Langley: Bethany Paquette not only rejected for employment but attacked by foreign company operating in Canada because she's a Christian; taking it to B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

Consequences: Wal-Mart cuts health care coverage for most part-timers in wake of Obamacare

Hepatology journal: Sweetener high-fructose corn syrup may aggravate liver disease

Syria: Airstrikes target ISIS positions near embattled Kobane; will Turkey send tanks and ground troops across border?

Stockholm: Three win physics Nobel for invention of blue LED which enabled white lightbulbs

Ebola: New concern worldwide as nurse in Spain diagnosed; U.S. considers screening international airline passengers

Ottawa: Hillary Clinton tells waffling Canadian opposition parties that military action in Iraq is essential

Brussels: NATO says will take action to protect Turkey from ISIS if needed

Washington: U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of lower court decisions, effectively making same-sex marriage legal in Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana, but leaving U.S. without national legal ruling

London: Number of mentally ill patients killed by euthanasia in Holland trebles in a year as doctors warn assisted suicide is 'out of control'

Stockholm: Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain’s 'inner GPS'

San Jose: Hewlett-Packard to split into two public companies, lay off 5,000

After negative campaign: Brazil's Dilma Rousseff to face Aecio Neves in election run-off

Rex Huppke: Snow in the forecast? Blame Canada!

Nolan Finley: Hamas, ISIS are of the same evil

Matthew Fisher: Iraq’s Christian communities living in fear

Barzanke: Iraq’s Kurdish front line a dangerous split between those joining ISIS, and those fighting it

Barbara Madimenos: He for she, and she for he: feminism is about human rights

CENTCOM: U.S. airstrikes hit more ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq

ISIS: As a matter of law, we do not need the UN’s permission to attack these criminals; ISIS fighters may fantasize about a caliphate, but any state is entitled to stop their rampage

Mexico: Massacre victims feared to be missing students; 34 bodies found so far

Paul Revere, RIP: Leader of 'Paul Revere and the Raiders', a hit machine in the 1960s and still performing in their 1776 period outfits this summer, dead at 76

Sydney: With huge search area mapped, MH370 hunt resuming

Ebola: Out of control; how the world’s health organizations failed to stop the growing disaster

Ottawa: Mother: "I'm crying for victims, not for my son"

Ottawa: Gunman had long criminal record and many names

updated ~ Ottawa: Shooter's mom is Deputy Chair of Canada Immigration and Refugee Board; his father apparently fought in Libya in 2011

OTTAWA ATTACK: LIVE updates from CBC

NBC: Sources say terror gunman aka Michael Joseph Hall; became
Muslim convert and used name Michael Zehaf-Bibeau; charged in
past for drugs, robbery in Vancouver, got off with lesser charges


Michael Zehaf-Bibeau captured by tourist as he kills Nathan Cirillo.

Ottawa: Zehaf-Bibeau recently designated a 'high-risk traveller'
by Canadian Government and his passport had been seized

Ottawa: Dead gunman IDed as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, born in Canada;
short, with long hair, overweight, wore dark jacket and 'Arabic scarf';
according to close witnesses: ignored tourists, showed no emotion;
murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Ottawa: Globe reporter captures gunfight inside Parliament Buildings
as heroic Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers kills terrorist

Mounties rush towards danger ~ video by Josh Wingrove, Globe and Mail reporter via his Blackberry Youtube

FLASHBACK: October 9th: Prime Minister Harper tells Canadians:
"These threats are very, very real" - CSIS said saw nothing "imminent"

Ottawa: MPs barricaded in caucus room, saved by Sergeant-at-Arms;
"30 to 50 shots of gunfire inside halls of Parliament before gunman killed"

updated ~ Ottawa: soldier dead after shooting at National War Memorial; gunman killed in Centre Block of Parliament Buildings; one or more gunmen possibly still at large, capital under lockdown, soldiers flood streets

Canadian soldiers are on Parliament Hill protecting government workers and politicians. ~ CBC

Murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, is on the left in this photo, taken early Wednesday morning before attack. Picture taken by tourist. ~ Evanem @kamakazi19982 Twitter

Ottawa: Capital terror attack in 16 pictures

This was the scene outside Centre Block of Parliament Buildings following terrorist attack. ~ CBC

Ebola: Travellers from stricken countries now limited to 5 U.S. airports

Canada raises terror threat level from low to medium due to "chatter"

Ottawa: Rouleau was on RCMP radar, passport had been seized;
stalked parking lot for 2+ hours before trying to kill soldiers with car

updated ~ St-Jean-sur-Richelieu: Patrice Vincent, 53, a Warrant Officer,
has been identified as Canadian soldier killed by terrorist;
CSIS describes attack as "violent expression of an extremist ideology"

St-Jean-sur-Richelieu: Attack "clearly linked to terrorist ideology";
"terrible act of violence against our country, our military, against our values"

Montreal: Canadian soldier dies overnight from attack by Rouleau;
both injured soldiers were males, no names have been released

updated ~ Montreal: Martin Rouleau, 25, was 'radicalized' Islamist convert

updated ~ Montreal: Rouleau made "an extremist threat"
in Canadian Forces office before running over soldiers

updated ~ Montreal: Rouleau had been stopped by border police this
summer as he tried to leave Canada to fight with ISIS; shot by
police Monday after chase when pulled knife post-rollover; during
chase, he called 911 and said he was "acting in the name of Allah"


Quebec provincial police examine the wreckage of car driven by Martin Rouleau, 25, who ran over Canadian Forces soldiers in parking lot outside CF office in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Police shot Rouleau following dramatic high-speed chase. One of the soldiers is fighting for his life and other suffered minor injuries. As Rouleau fled from attack scene, La Presse reported, he called a 911 dispatcher and explained that he was "acting in the name of Allah". ~ Patrick Sanfacon Toronto Star

Montreal: Two Canadian soldiers mowed down by 'home-grown' terrorist, "radicalized" Martin Rouleau, 25, fatally shot
by police; both soldiers in hospital, one in critical condition

Gary: Indiana serial killer says murder spree dates back two decades

Suspect Darren Deon Vann helped authorities locate the bodies of six victims in Gary, Indiana, after he was arrested in the murder of 19-year-old Afrika Hardy. ~ Jim Karczewsk, Sun-Times Media,Gary Police Department AP Photo

Job killers: Electricity prices soaring in top wind power states;
and taxpayer subsidies hide additional costs of wind power

Newfoundland: Hurricane Gonzalo drenches southeast, but region
spared brunt of diminished storm as it veers east into North Atlantic


Gonzalo full of rain but lower Category 1 winds as it drenches Avalon Peninsula.

Ebola: Is wild 'bushmeat' behind the outbreak? In the Congo Basin,
an estimated five million tonnes of bushmeat per year is consumed

Kobani: ISIS losses, reinforcements & exposed re-supply lines
making "target-rich environment for air strikes": White House

Hurricane Gonzalo: Bermuda "takes licking" keeps on ticking; storm "very powerful, lasted longer than expected"; Premier praises response

Economist/YouGov poll: 82% of Americans closely following Ebola
want quarantine, 66% would block entry from infected nations

Eye of the storm: Hurricane Gonzalo scores direct hit on Bermuda: weakens only slightly; electricity knocked out to 80% of residents

Ottawa: Canada restricts large-scale fishing in large area of Beaufort Sea

The plan puts an area larger than Hudson Bay off-limits to large-scale commercial fishing.

ISIS: RAAF fighters step up strikes in Iraq as U.S. targets Syria

Edmonton: Peter Pocklington gets standing ovation at Oilers reunion of '84 Stanley Cup team

Toronto: Ontario acts to protect illegal aliens from feds; will no longer allow border agents on road safety blitzes

Toronto: Canadians volunteering for Ebola response; veterans warn it's not for all

Ottawa: Harper is right about emissions decline since 2005; meanwhile, Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand was wildly speculating on future; weighing what they said

Andrew MacDougall: Harper must force the opposition to act like the government

Toronto: Parker Gallant is mad as hell; Ontario wind turbines a money pit; paying owners when or when they don't produce [video]

Toronto: Liberals say they understood huge risk of $224M MaRS loan; total bailout $309M

Toronto: Ontario taxpayers hit with $450,000 mortgage payments for MaRS

Ottawa: Unemployment drops or stays same in every province except New Brunswick, where voters rejected fracking jobs

Statistics Canada: Unemployment down to 6.8%, lowest since December 2008; "adjusted to concepts used in U.S., rate in Canada was 5.9% in September, the same as in U.S.

Ottawa: Canadian jobs surge by 74,000 as unemployment rate drops to 6-year low

Ottawa: Supreme Court says Kazemi's death a 'tragedy,' but family can't sue Iran

Toronto: Ontario ‘lagging’ in enterovirus fight as Toronto toll mounts; 150+ kids in province confirmed to have EV-D68, some suffering paralysis — but govt not declaring it reportable

David Akin: A premature copyright objection from the Parliamentary Press Gallery

WTO Director: Canada among nations losing out because of global trade stalemate

Psychotic reactions and lung cancer: Study finds regular marijuana users increase their chances of developing psychotic symptoms and disorders like schizophrenia

Insider trading: Union-led consortium backed by Liberal big-wig offering to buy 75% of LCBO for $11B; not open for other bids?

Wadena: Saskatchewan train derailment cars same DOT-111s as those in 2013 Lac-Mégantic disaster

Whitby: Stephen Harper announces doubling of Children’s Fitness Tax Credit to $1,000 for 2014, and making it refundable in 2015

Petrolia: Municipality takes bull by horns, sets strict limits to infrasound noise generated by wind turbines

Globe editorial: Justin Trudeau's lousy week; "Suddenly we’ve been hit with the temptation to say, Quiet, Justin. The adults are talking."

Ottawa: Mounties tracking 90 individuals in terrorism probes

Thomas Walkom: Good economic news outshines war vote; corporate and individual taxpayers are making more money than expected — good news both for them and the Conservatives

Ross McKitrick: Guy at Broadbent Institute is pretty sure he rebutted report he hasn’t read; nope, "economic models used to generate climate policy plans are calibrated to match climate models, not climate data, and the models have been diverging from the data for the past two decades", which warmists don't get

Defies Trudeau: Liberals should support air strikes in Iraq, ex-minister Axworthy says

Globe editorial: On balance, Harper’s choice for military action in Iraq is right

Chantal Hébert: Justin Trudeau is Canada’s first war casualty

Tarek Fatah: Kurds abandoned by Liberals, NDP

Jeffrey Simpson: This isn’t ‘Harper’s war’; "UK, France, Australia and Netherlands would scorn kind of explanation advanced by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau – that a country can be engaged militarily through humanitarian aid"

CRTC fall-out: U.S. TV content providers threaten to stream their content online if 'pick and pay' cable mandated in Canada; but would internet scheme also kill their current golden goose?

Andrew Coyne: Whether we choose action or inaction against ISIS, there will be risks

Washington: Harper is ‘making the right decision’ on ISIS mission: longtime New Democrat Gary Doer

Michael Den Tandt: Trudeau looks weak as he leaves defence of incoherent Liberal strategy on Iraq to others

Saskatchewan: Major train derailment and oil tanker fire near Wadena

Chantal Hébert blames Stephen Harper for Trudeau making bad decisions and playing politics with Iraq; offers weak speculation to back her argument

Spiegel: Michael Ignatieff interview: 'Those fighting ISIS are the lesser evil'

Addiction journal: Adverse health effects of recreational cannabis use; "driving while cannabis-impaired approximately doubles car crash risk"

Forum Research poll: Support continues to drop for federal Liberals; down from 12% lead in July to 4% lead today

Trying to have it both ways: Liberals will support Iraqi combat mission after voting against it, Garneau says in flip-flop

Lawrence Martin: Did Trudeau reject a Liberal combat plan? "Mr. Trudeau may well end up regretting his decision"

TD analysis: Ottawa on track for $71B in surpluses over next six years

Toronto: U.S. junk-bond specialists behind Postmedia’s Project Canada; not surprisingly a competitor reflects gloomily on Sun Media purchase

CETA connection suggested: European Union drops plan to label oilsands crude 'dirty'

Toronto mayor race shocker: Outlier? Forum Research poll puts Ford and Tory in virtual tie; John Tory 39%, Doug Ford 37%, Olivia Chow 22%

Ottawa: Canada speeding up Syrian refugee intake

Ottawa: Opposition threatens to make Canada global outlier

Ottawa: John Baird announces $10M in aid for ISIS victims as debate on combat mission in Iraq kicks off in House of Commons

Toronto: One dead, four schools on lockdown after shooting in west end

Ottawa: RCMP charge former Liberal Party National Director; faces $200,000 fine, 2 years in jail; his client reported him

Robyn Urback: Could the ‘Olivia Chow effect’ trip up Justin? "Trudeau has the charisma Chow seems to be lacking, but not the gravitas to back it up"

Kelly McParland: Justin Trudeau’s failure to launch; Trudeau again raises questions about his qualifications for higher office — Canadians may start to notice

Ottawa: Canada's improved fiscal situation got big boost from increased income and corporate tax revenue; numbers released

Baghdad: ISIS publicly executes 6 Iraqi troops 140 km west of capital

Montreal: Quebec Premier Couillard: 'The International community is expecting Canada to play a role' in 'justified' fight against ISIS; it has "provoked international scorn, causing instability" in the region, and the majority of Quebeckers consider its behaviour 'odious'

Rex Murphy: Trudeau’s joke about Canadian jets bombing ISIS reveals an unserious mind

updated: 16 dead as vent grate collapses at South Korea pop concert

NYC: Alarm after vomiting passenger dies on flight from Nigeria to JFK

Demonstrators outside White House demand a travel ban on October 16 to stop spread of Ebola virus. ~ Reuters

Tracking info: Hurricane Gonzalo expected to
hammer Bermuda late Friday afternoon

Health crisis: Ebola fears prompt big responses around globe

UN: If Ebola not contained in 60 days, world faces 'unprecedented' disaster

Ebola crisis: Cleveland plane used for 5 additional flights Tuesday before removed from service; flew to/from Cleveland, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta

Cleveland: Mayor Jackson to address news of Ebola patient at airport

Ohio: Plane that carried 2nd Ebola nurse being cleaned at Cleveland
Hopkins International Airport; latest patient stayed with family in Akron


A plane at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport carried an Ebola patient, Frontier Airlines reports. The patient, identified as Amber Vinson, 29, flew into Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Oct. 10 and out Oct. 13. The Akron Firestone High School alumni came to Akron to visit family, the Ohio Department of Health reports. Despite earlier reports, she was not on the Kent State University campus. Anyone who had contact with Vinson is urged to call their local health care provider. ~ ABC Newsnet5

St. John's: Hurricane Gonzalo picks up speed, headed for Newfoundland

A map from Environment Canada’s Canadian Hurricane Centre shows the expected track of Hurricane Gonzalo. ~ Environment Canada Hurricane Centre

World crisis: WHO says there could be up to
10,000 new cases of Ebola per week in 2 months

Washington: Obama to host ISIS strategy session with coalition partners

El Salvador: Pacific tsunami warning cancelled after
big M7.3 mid-depth quake strikes off coast

Tony Abbott says he will ‘shirtfront’ Putin over downing of MH17;
Oz PM says his conversation with Russian bully at G20 summit
in Australia will be ‘the toughest conversation of all’

Iraq: ISIS rallies ‘10,000 militants’ at gates of Baghdad

Kobani Kurds describe fierce street battles as they hold on

Iraq: Canadian air cavalry joining heated battle on fringe of Baghdad?

Do you know this dirtbag?
Canada: On guard for terrorist attack; "people outside the FBI who have
watched the video have observed that he possibly sounds Canadian"


The FBI has asked Canadians to look at photos and video of this gun-toting ISIS terrorist who appears in its latest
propaganda video, suggesting that people who’ve heard the masked man’s accent suspect he might be from Canada.
The FBI is working with Canadian & European intelligence agencies to identify terrorist. ~ FBI Handout QMI Agency

New York: Plane cabin cleaners strike over Ebola at La Guardia Airport;
200 workers say concerned about unsafe working conditions

Canada to place quarantine officers at six airports to screen for Ebola

RAAF: Australian Super Hornets drop first bombs on ISIS targets

RCMP investigating dozens of extremist suspects who returned to Canada

Ottawa: Four Liberal MPs abandon Trudeau, abstain from ISIS vote;
other Liberals, former MPs and cabinet ministers, publicly support Govt

Washington: White House thanks Canada for joining coalition against ISIS

Canada at WAR: MPs vote 157-134 in support of combat mission
against ISIS/ISIL in Iraq; Green MP Bruce Hyer and Independent
Brent Rathgeber vote in support, NDP and Liberals oppose


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper rises in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill to vote for an air combat mission against ISIS on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. ~ Justin Tang The Canadian Press

Ottawa: Statement by PM Harper on motion debated in Parliament

Ottawa: Canadian ISIS attacks will operate out of a Kuwait airfield
… but all the planes and supplies won’t get there for a week

Madrid: Ebola contracted in Spanish hospital could spread in Europe;
nurse exhibited symptoms for days before seeking treatment

Tyler Rogoway: Flock of A-10 Warthogs will make mincemeat of ISIS

The most capable counter-insurgency and close air support platform in existence, the A-10 Thunderbolt II aka Warthog was designed around a 30 mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon that is its primary armament and is the heaviest automatic cannon mounted on any aircraft. The cannon fires its huge shells at a rate of nearly 4,000 rounds per minute. The A-10 was used in combat for the first time during the Gulf War in 1991, destroying more than 900 Iraqi tanks, 2,000 other military vehicles and 1,200 artillery pieces, making it by far the most effective aircraft of the war. ~ USAF

Iraq: Australia, Belgium launch anti-ISIS missions

Postmedia deal doesn't include TVA, Sun News Network or French papers

Canadian mediaquake: Quebecor sells 175 Sun Media
English newspapers to Postmedia in $316M deal

Ottawa: ISIS mission reveals Liberal divide as high-profile
members express support for ‘robust Canadian mission’

Nicholson: Airstrikes against ISIS needed to fight 'direct threat' to Canada;
Naive Elizabeth May thinks attacking ISIS "makes things worse"


Canadian CF-18s shown re-fuelling in flight. RCAFI

Mount Ontake eruption: Final moments of hikers killed
by Japanese volcano captured in poignant photos


Izumi Noguchi poses on the summit of Mount Ontake shortly before the eruption which killed him and at leastt 50 others. ~ AP/Kyodo News

Iraq: ISIS takes former Abu Ghraib prison, putting
Baghdad Airport within artillery range

'We will bring these brutal and repulsive killers to justice': Cameron leads international condemnation of ISIS following beheading of Alan Henning

Syria: U.S.-led air strikes kill scores of ISIS fighters;
U.S. praises Netherlands for decision to join coalition

Andrew Coyne: If Liberals won’t support limited action against ISIS,
what kind of mission would they support?

NY Times: Trudeau against attacking terrorist beheaders, NDP may be for;
Lightweight Liberal leader appalls Canadians, doesn't care ISIS
"has specifically targeted Canada and Canadians"

Canada ISIS plan: Up to six CF-18s to bomb terrorist scum;
Stephen Harper lays it out in detail which any thinking human gets;
"Being a free rider means you are not taken seriously..."

QMI poll: Canadians back military action to fight ISIS terror

Two CF-18s from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta. ~ Corporal Patrick Drouin QMI

Ebola revelation: 50 people under observation in U.S.

Octoberfest! Canadians to get package of tax cuts in coming fiscal update

Canada Post: Stamps honour NHL 'Original Six' defence stars

[TOP] Perhaps greatest player ever, Bobby Orr stands beside his stamp during unveiling of NHL stamp series featuring 'Original Six' defencemen at Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. [SECOND] Legendary Tim Horton stamp. ~ Yoon CP

UN: ISIS committing 'staggering' crimes in Iraq

Canberra: Australia to start bombing ISIS; formal invite comes from Iraq

Ankara: Turkey votes to join Allies against ISIS

Harper to outline proposed new role for Canada in Iraq Friday
in addition to ongoing humanitarian support role, announces PMO;
a House of Commons debate and a vote will follow on Monday

World's first: SaskPower's 1.4B carbon capture system now operational

SaskPower officially launched the first-of-its-kind commercial-scale carbon-capture storage project in southern Saskatchewan. ~ Troy Fleece Leader-Post/Bloomberg

Toronto: Ontario takes appeal to top court after manslaughter conviction thrown out over lack of First Nations jurors

Downhill: Kathleen Wynne’s math doesn’t add up

Lorne Gunter: Canada must act when threatened

Ottawa: RCAF Commander Lt-Gen Yvan Blondin rejects Justin Trudeau's loose-lipped comments about CF-18 fleet: "Our RCAF personnel and aircraft have proven they can fight alongside our Allies -- they are battle hardened, and the capabilities of our CF-18s today certainly enable them to effectively serve alongside the fighter aircraft being flown by Allies" against ISIS

Ebola: Canada sends second mobile lab to Sierra Leone

Steve Saideman: Canada's comparative advantage? Air strikes

Susan Martinuk: Trudeau's flip-flop from being against ISIS to being for ISIS

Toronto: MaRS lab relocation costs could top $86M

Kelly McParland: Mulcair, Trudeau rush to judgement in opposing proposal to join Obama coalition

Toronto: Patient tests negative for Ebola

Andrew Leach: Why falling global oil prices aren’t hurting Alberta; crude prices may be dropping, but diluted oil sands bitumen is actually worth more than it was four months ago

Details: Harper ISIS plan: 600 members of Canadian Forces to battle terrorist scum in Iraq

Ottawa transcripts: Harper’s ISIS speech, and the NDP, Liberal responses

Alberta: Ebola preparedness plan ready, Canada's health officials say

Montreal: 'Ball of light' mystery deepens; Eastern Canada and United States report a ball of light falling from the sky

Alberta: Shooting in Consort leaves 3 dead

Ottawa: Statscan says $610M trade deficit in August after $2.2B surplus in July

Paul Beeston: Blue Jays payroll will rise in 2015; AA "trying to build something sustainable"

Matthew Fisher: Still unswayed about need to fight ISIS, Justin Trudeau? Here is why it’s a no-brainer

British Columbia: 'Surrey Six' gangsters found guilty of six cold-blooded murders; "they became this way because previously the courts had a revolving door on them" says mother of victim

Toronto: Patient being tested for Ebola; in isolation in unidentified hospital

Ottawa: Trudeau's crude remark "disrespectful of the Canadian Armed Forces"

Washington: Canadian dollar gaining ground as reserve currency, IMF data shows; huge measure of confidence

Brampton: Harper says 2013-14 deficit now projected at $5.2B; $11.4B better than projected in budget

Kelly McParland: Everyone’s talking about the Tories’ secret, covert, hush-hush war plans; NDP, Liberals embarassing in their unconstructive claims with Canadians in a war zone

Oakville: Ford supplier to close two Oakville plants, costing 525 jobs, as Ford 'insources'; cuts into 1,000 'new jobs' claim

New Brunswick: Recounts granted in 7 ridings; judges have approved 6 requests by Progressive Conservatives, 1 by People's Alliance

Ottawa: Conservatives to overhaul veterans' benefits; one-time top-up payment for most injured veterans under consideration

New Brunswick: Recounts granted in 7 ridings; judges have approved 6 requests by Progressive Conservatives, 1 by People's Alliance

Ottawa: Franklin expedition ship found in Arctic ID'd as HMS Erebus; believed to be ship on which Sir John Franklin died

Toronto: Keurig coffee sued for $600M by Ontario-based Club Coffee for monopolistic practices which raise costs for consumers

Post-2008: Tough rules gave Canada banks advantage

Toronto: Weak U.S. manufacturing data sends North American stocks lower

J.P. Auclair: Legendary Canadian skier found dead in Argentina after being swept away by avalanche along border with Chile; Sweden’s Carl Andreas Fransson also found

ISIS: Australia starting support role flights in Iraq while it awaits approvals for F-18 bombing missions

Yellowknife: Keystone blockade and other slow approvals make Arctic oil shipment the best solution says Northwest Territories Premier; oil can start filling tankers in 2015

Why warmist heads are spinning: This year, sea ice records are being set in the Antarctic; lots of ice surrounds Antarctica, while Arctic melt moderates

Harper: Canadian military intervention in Iraq against ISIS would be a noble cause; cabinet to discuss options and bring decision to House of Commons

Ottawa: Canadian economy stalls in July, breaks six-month growth streak; cool summer, high prices cut electricity consumption

MH370: Search reveals vast underwater world with huge volcanoes and ridges deeper than the Grand Canyon

Ottawa: Mayor candidate adopts Tory's Toronto commuter plan for nation's capital -- use existing tracks, technology to get people moving now for much less

Forum Research: Chow down to 20%, Tory at 43%, Doug Ford up to 33% in latest Toronto mayor poll

Mainstreet Technologies poll: Chow appears down and out of it in new poll that puts her firmly in third place with 21% support in Toronto mayor race; Tory leads at 37%, Doug Ford solid second at 30%

Ottawa: Canadian cattle, hog groups welcome CETA

Ottawa: Govt investing $25M on stopping violence against aboriginal women but lobby group head wants more $$ for her group, so quitting to seek Liberal nomination

Ottawa: CBC releases details of employee compensation; top four on-air faces earn average of $485,667; one source says Peter Mansbridge rakes in $900,000

Barrie: MP Patrick Brown launches bid for Ontario PC leadership, promises ‘fresh start’; fourth into race, five expected

Toronto: More 2015 Pan-Am Games severance payments, cost overruns and $millions in provincial bailout money as incompetence multiplies

CETA: Stephen Harper confident as final EU trade deal released; 'Now we will be playing in the big leagues,' PM says

CETA: Technical summary of final negotiated outcomes

CETA: $36.8B Canada-European Union Trade Agreement summary of benefits

CETA: Chronology of events and key milestones

Joint CETA statement: Declaration by the Prime Minister of Canada and the Presidents of the European Council and European Commission — a new era in Canada/EU relations

Asthma Society of Canada: CETA provides boost to innovation and research through its intellectual property provisions

Barley Council of Canada: CETA to ensure profitable future for Canada's barley industry

Financial Post: CETA offers more far reaching tariff elimination than NAFTA

Montreal: Quebeckers look ready for austerity cuts as they flock to Liberal government website with suggestions

Toronto and New York: Stock markets rebound Friday after Thursday's steep fall

Toronto: Bombardier adds 40 firm CSeries orders, shares rise

Happy birthday! Groundbreaking Ontario Science Centre celebrates 45th birthday with free open house

Syria: How ISIS uses captured oil fields to finance its campaign

Ottawa: CBC says sources tell it that next week cabinet will discuss sending CF-18s to Iraq to join coalition air war

Queen's Park hypocrisy watch: Wynne orders cabinet to slash the number of government agencies and end duplication in public sector after running against any spending cuts in June election

Ottawa: Canada will hold vote in House of Commons before taking on any future combat role in Iraq, including air strikes, says Baird; Canada weighing its response, and cabinet has yet to discuss

Ottawa: One German political party wants CETA tweak; afraid of precedent or sovereignty implications?

New York: Canada says poor coordination bogging down Ebola vaccine shipment; vaccine ready, no takers

Windsor: Canadian man found with 51 live turtles stuffed in pants; smuggled from Detroit

Greed, exploitation and rationalization: What the Transparency Act reveals about the tax-free pay of Aboriginal politicians

Ottawa: Obama makes speech asking countries for help against ISIS; Canada says *what additional help can we offer*; U.S. sends private help request; Harper announces there's been a private help request; media & Mulcair totally misconstrue and twist timeline, attack Harper; typical media incompetence feeds embarassing NDP overreach

UN: Harper: Canada will help set up a new global fund for maternal and child health

Alaska: Mid-depth 6.2M earthquake hits inland 80 miles NW of Anchorage

Vancouver: Petronas rails about provincial government red tape and surtaxes, threatens to pull out of $10B Prince Rupert LNG project

Toronto: Radicalized York University student from Hamilton reported killed by anti-ISIS offensive in Syria last week; described as suddenly "brainwashed" by former close friends

New York: Harper touts strong Canada economy during New York visit

Ottawa: Michael Chong's Reform Act 2014 passed second reading by a vote of 253-17, gaining support of all three major parties

Ottawa: In surprise move, New Democrats endorse Canada's new trade pact with Korea

Harper Derangement Syndrome sufferers: Left-wing opponents accuse Harper of using UN, foreign affairs for domestic gain but get even basic facts wrong

Toronto: MPP Vic Fedeli enters race for Ontario PC leadership

Toronto: Shaw Media looks at launch of 24/7 Global News channel; it would build off of BC1, the 24hr news channel launched by Global News in March 2013

Surrey: B.C. Premier Christy Clark joins Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Mayor Dianne Watts in saying sexual predator should have been kept behind bars; Raymond Lee Caissie, who was released in 2013 after serving 22 years in prison for a violent sexual assault, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old girl Serena Vermeersch

John Ivison: Mulcair resisted the NDP’s leftward pull on Israel, but he seems helpless on Iraq

New York: U.S. has asked Canada for more help in the Middle East, Harper says in Q&A session; he says Canada mulling response

Ottawa: House of Commons Speaker calls on MPs to improve tone of debate; reprimands NDP for lack of civility

Ontario: U.S. Steel wants out of Hamilton; says wants to sell former Stelco properties

Toronto: BlackBerry to price Passport lower than iPhone 6 [video]

Martha Hall Findlay and Jean Charest: We need the European trade deal, let’s get it signed; the tide of rising prosperity from international commerce, done responsibly, lifts all boats

Margaret Wente: The It Girl of climate change doesn’t get it

Ottawa: City bus in fatal train crash was speeding, report says

Toronto: Wynne Govt blowing $309M on MaRS tower they tried to hide during election

Calgary: Pop-up Tim Hortons a big hit in neighbourhood and on social media; all about getting new hires

Royal Canadian Navy: Will Canada lease 16-yr-old U.S. Navy ship headed for mothballs due to Pentagon cost-cutting to replace fire-damaged 44-yr-old HMCS Protecteur?

Northern jobs: Nunavut's Baffinland mine moves first load of iron ore to port site; quality of ore means no processing required before sent to market

Justin Trudeau: Admits has thin skin, doesn't like Ezra Levant editorial so PM wannabe is boycotting entire newspaper chain, including some of Canada's oldest newspapers

Fredericton: David Alward resigns as PC leader after losing New Brunswick election

Surrey: Mayor Watts outraged that high-risk sexual offender was released into her community last year after 22 years behind bars, and said so at the time; he has been charged with murder of 17-year-old Serena Vermeersch

New York: Canada announces 2016 vehicle emission standards at UN

Hamilton: Public misled by Liberals on Tim Hortons Field as three major venues way behind schedule

New Brunswick election: NB Tories demand hand count of election ballots; problems with voter tabulation system grind results to a halt with outcome hanging in balance

New Brunswick election: Machine 'tabulators' were bragged about before vote, now in centre of stalled count controversy

New Brunswick election: New Brunswick PCs call for full, manual recount; ballot errors put NB election accuracy in doubt; NDP leader steps down after party shut out; tax and spend Liberals holding narrow lead but tabulation troubles put results on hold

New Brunswick election: Liberals 27, PCs 21, Green 1, NDP/Others 0; all 761 polls

Surrey: High-risk released sex offender charged with murder in death of teen Serena Vermeersch; served 22 years in prison for violent sexual assault; RCMP gave warning when he was released

Ottawa: Stephen Harper vows to do more to fight Islamic extremism as ISIS accuses Canada of meddling

John Ivison: NDP, take a stand against ISIS before the barbarians are at our doors; today they "issued a press release criticizing the Conservatives and Liberals for taking a hard line against the decapitators, crucifiers and child murderers of ISIS"

Stephen Brunt: Why we don’t quit on the Blue Jays

Jonathan Kay: The one place in Canada where racism is still tolerated — native reserves

Kelly McParland: Olivia Chow goes Left, plays to class resentment in Toronto race

Mainstreet poll: Tory has big lead in Toronto mayor race, Doug Ford surge suggests he could soon pass Chow for second

Toronto: Bookkeeping tricks can't hide fact Ontario tax take $900M below projections, Sousa misses again

Current biology: Sleep research finds brain can unconsciously make decisions from physical stimuli during full sleep

Ottawa: Nav Canada leads global effort to prevent loss of airliners such as still-missing MH370

Ottawa: Is NDP breaking rules by having publicly paid staff work on elections? Sounds like it

Toronto: Merging 2 Ontario energy agencies won't keep rates from rising

Ontario: Brawl mars Brampton Liberal nomination organized by federal party officials as hundreds denied entry

Toronto: Ontario PCs to choose new leader in May 2015, set rules, spending limits at meeting today

Ottawa: Canada revoking passports of Canadians who join extremist groups

New York: Canadian Foreign Minister Baird tells United Nations Security Council ISIS "is more of a terrorist army than the traditional image of an isolated cell of extremists. It is the toxic mix of medieval ideology with modern weaponry."

Washington: IMF head frets weak global growth

CBC says: Harper to announce Canadian air combat role Friday;
CF-18 warplanes & CC-150 re-fuelling planes being readied for ISIS mission

Washington: U.S. Secret Service Director gets boot after years of failures

Ebola: Up to 18 exposed to U.S. patient from Liberia, including children

Hong Kong analysis: Echoes of Tiananmen in today's demonstrations

Atlanta: CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.;
isolated patient is in Dallas, had been travelling in Liberia [video]

Alert: A military airship concept for Arctic missions

The Alert is a military airship concept designed to patrol and carry out missions over the Canadian Arctic. It would be able to transport equipment, troops, and supplies over Canada’s vast Arctic region. It is named after a military and scientific outpost in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. Alert is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world. ~ Charles Bombardier

China in cross-hairs: Why Hong Kong's protests are a very big deal

Protesters and student demonstrators hold up cellphones in a display of solidarity during a protest outside headquarters of Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Monday. ~ Xaume Olleros Agence France-Presse via Getty Images

Ankara: Turkey parliament weighs offensive action against ISIS

Turkey: Turkish tanks face ISIS near Syria border; tanks spread out
on hill facing border town besieged by ISIS, as air raids pound group


Turkish armed forces sent 12 tanks to the Turkish-Syrian border. ~ Getty Images

Ottawa: As world faces vile challenge of ISIS, uniting politicians in
Europe & U.S., Canada's Opposition parties play uncaring, low-life politics

Hamilton: Canadian Lancaster bomber returns home after historic UK tour

Canada’s only operational WWII Lancaster bomber plane returned home after a historic aerial tour of the UK. The 69-year-old Lancaster landed at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton Sunday after flying across the Atlantic to England in early August. As part of its UK tour, the Canadian-made Lancaster joined the only other operational Lancaster there. The two bombers performed in numerous air shows and impressed thousands of fans. ~ CTV

updated ~ Horror on the mountain: 31 found dead at top of Japan volcano

Firefighters advance to rescue climbers near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan. ~ AP

CETA: Canada, EU leaders sign $36.8B pact, creating one of world’s
largest free-trade blocs: "On it’s own, it is a game-changer"

Syria: 'This is about psychopathic terrorists'
U.S.-led strikes hammer ISIS as coalition grows

updated ~ ISIS robot? Muslim beheads woman in attack at Oklahoma plant; rampage stopped when COO shot him while he stabbed second woman

Full Text: Harper to the UN GA: "We know how to help many of these
vulnerable people. We have seen what can be done. We want, therefore,
simply to rally the passion and the will to make it happen."

New York: Harper's 'surprising' speech to UN General Assembly
full of children, practical optimism, free of ISIL/ISIS


Stephen Harper spoke with optimism on need for practical responses to basic issues of poverty and solving problems affecting maternal and child health.

UN: Canada earmarks $200M for fund on maternal and child health;
Harper tells UN General Assembly trade is the best way to raise world
out of poverty, but help for most vulnerable needed now to save lives

ISIS crisis: Canadian terrorist says attacks coming soon to New York;
says "upwards of 10, 15 thousand" foreign fighters have joined ISIS

Iraq PM reveals 'imminent' ISIS plot to attack subways in U.S., Paris

St. Louis: Baffling butterfly-shaped cloud turns out to be...
a huge swarm of actual migrating Monarch butterflies


Radar reflectivity image of remarkable butterfly swarm. ~ U.S. National Weather Service. ~ NWS

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia releases pictures of pilots who took part
in airstrikes against ISIS; includes Prince Khaled bin Salman


In a handout picture released by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Saudi Arabian air force pilot Prince Khaled bin Salman sits in the cockpit of a fighter jet at an undisclosed location on September 23, 2014. ~ AFP

Washington: Strikes against ISIS in Syria continuing, comprehensive

This still image made from video released by the U.S. Central Command on Tuesday shows a structure in Tall Al Qitar, Syria moments after a U.S. airstrike. ~ US Central Command AP photo

Sydney: Australia police kill 'terror suspect' after two officers stabbed

Washington: Pentagon says airstrikes on ISIS targets 'very successful';
describe as 'beginning' of a sustained air campaign against ISIS in Syria;
fighter aircraft from Jordan, UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia participated

When the dithering ends: Obama finally lets military go after ISIS

Red Sea: U.S. Navy releases video of Tomahawks being fired against ISIS

U.S. Central Command said the U.S. fired 47 Tomahawk cruise missiles from aboard the USS Arleigh Burke and USS Philippine Sea, operating from international waters in the Red Sea and the northern Persian Gulf. ~ screencap

Damascus: Syria says Washington informed it before strikes

Syria: U.S. with Arab allies, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain,
Qatar & UAE, unleash withering attack on ISIS with Tomahawk missiles
launched from Red Sea and Persian Gulf, drones, F-15, F-16 & F-22s;
targets include command-and-control centers, training camps and
weapons depots; "multi-hour mission"; American & Arab pilots in air

Edinburgh: Quitter Salmond now says Scotland
can unilaterally declare independence

Ottawa: Canada says it won't be cowed by savage ISIS threats and actions;
scum taunt Canadians: ‘You will not feel secure in your bedrooms’


ISIS has released a video showing a masked gunman standing before captured Syrian troops digging their own graves. After speaking in what sounded like North American — possibly Canadian —English, he appeared to help execute the kneeling prisoners with a handgun.

Sydney: Abbot expands powers of Australia’s counterterrorism forces

ISIS audio urges Muslims everywhere to kill 'unbelievers'

American and Canadian NORAD jets intercept total of eight
Russian military planes that neared restricted airspace


NORAD jets intercepted Russian planes near the edge of restricted American and Canadian airspace.

Edinburgh: Sore loser, Scotland independence leader Salmond quits

London: Cameron sets out UK-wide changes 'to build better future'

Edinburgh: Scotland rejects independence by ~ 55% to 45%
David Cameron commits to stunning constitutional revolution




The BBC crunches the numbers at 6:08 am declares the United Kingdom will remain united; then at 7:07 am Prime Minister David Cameron vows to undertake major governing changes with dizzying speed. ~ screencaps BBC

Istanbul: U.S. VP Biden apologizes to Turkey's Erdogan by phone after making insulting speech

Dallas Ebola case: Thomas Eric Duncan now in critical condition

updated ~ CBS: NJ Dept of Health says sick passenger at Newark Airport does not have Ebola

Gone: This is the first weekend in American history with no Saturday morning cartoons on network TV

ISIS forces move in on northern Syria border town of Kobane a day after Turkey's PM vowed to do everything possible to save it from Islamists

Kobane: Lightly armed Kurds face terrorist tanks, feel 'deserted and furious' at U.S.

Camera on its back: Amazing video shot by eagle as it soars over Paris

Bloomberg: An Olympic Gold Medal for Norway for saying 'no' to IOC excess

Experts: Aggressive Ebola screening as travellers enter U.S. a must

Washington: Obama team circles wagons as former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta hits White House on Iraq, Syria and more

Scum strike again: ISIS beheads Briton Henning in new video

BBC: Alan Henning: An average man who just wanted to help suffering Syrians

Washington: D.C., Maryland hospitals evaluating two patients who have Ebola-like symptoms

Obama can't spell 'quarantine': Ebola scare hits Washington, latest of about 100 alerts to CDC

Washington: U.S. trade deficit edges down to $40.1B in August from July's $40.3B deficit

Detroit: GM recalls another 524,000 vehicles

Washington Post: 28 words that Democrats really wish President Obama didn’t say today

Geoffrey Johnston: Displaced Iraqis' future uncertain

CNN: American NBC News cameraman has Ebola; whole crew being flown back to U.S.

Virginia: Bribegate promises to rock state after Democratic Governor offered job for vote

Ankara: Turkey ponders new powers to fight ISIS militants

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

Japan: Almost all of the 47 killed on volcano were found crushed between boulders

Atlantic City: Toronto's Brookfield buys 2-yr-old $2.4B Revel casino-hotel on Boardwalk for $110M; will re-open it as a casino-hotel, giving hope to 8,000 displaced workers

Dallas: Man diagnosed with Ebola took 2 airlines, 3 flights to US; CDC says no risk to other travellers

New York: U.S. manufacturing growth slows

Back to the future: Microsoft names next operating system 'Windows 10' to mark leap

Not to mention flocks of birds: Wind turbines kill bats by impersonating trees

Iraq: ISIS advance on edge of Baghdad says Anglican vicar

Matthew Fisher: Pilots make eye contact: Canadian fighter jets intercept and shadow Russian transport over Baltic Sea

Ukraine: Russian rebels Donetsk airport shelling violates truce

Kabul: U.S., Afghanistan sign security pact to allow American forces to remain in country; did Obama learn from sudden Iraq pull-out?

London: British PM Cameron reminds China of obligations over Hong Kong

Kobane: 'If you know the meaning of humanity, send us weapons'

Kiso: 5 more bodies found at Japanese volcano, raising toll to 36; rescue work halted by toxic gas

Meese and Blackwell: Holder's legacy of racial politics; the Attorney General battled against state voter-ID laws, despite all evidence of their fairness and popularity

Hong Kong: Protesters defy tear gas and batons to renew democracy call

Oklahoma: Deadly Islamist attacks in the U.S. and the government's denial; tell that to family of Colleen Hufford, 54, beheaded on Thursday by Alton Nolen, aka Jah'Keem Yisrael, who had been fired after a work argument over stoning women

Hong Kong: Protests escalate despite offer of election reform talks

Mount Ontake: Japan volcano eruption kills at least one and traps others

UK: British Parliament votes to join air war against ISIS; media front pages trumpet 'Bombing to start in hours'; nuclear sub already on scene loaded with Tomahawk cruise missiles

Journal of Nature Climate Change: New paper finds global temperature data trend prior to 1950s "meaningless" and "artificially flattened"; such as "single thermometer in Tasmania at the beginning of the HADCRU record in 1850 as representing the entire Southern Hemisphere, and with one-thousandth of a degree precision!"

As Canada signs mammoth CETA: TTIP between Europe and U.S. draws flak from parochial local leaders on both sides of Atlantic

ISIS connection? Contract employee charged in fire that grounded 2,000 Chicago flights

Band will go on: AC/DC loses 61-year-old founder Malcom Young to dementia; in nursing care

Syria: U.S.-led air strikes hit ISIS oil sites for 2nd day; UK Parliament debating sending planes to Iraq

More cavalry coming: Denmark joins fight against ISIS, sending 7 F-16s

New York: U.S., Canadian stocks plunge as 'stealth correction' gathers strength

Empty chair: Iraq War critic says Obama's 2011 Iraq withdrawal worst strategic mistake of all; created power vacuum exploited by ISIS

Apple sauced? CEO Tim Cook goes from record sales to iPhone stumbles

GroundhogGate: New York mayor de Blasio dropped meteorological rodent on Groundhog Day; its death a week later from 'internal injuries' was covered up by Staten Island Zoo

Washington: Will Obama put resigning AG Eric Holder on Supreme Court?

Washington: Federal Court orders Justice Department to release Fast and Furious document log in one month; Eric Holder resigns as Attorney-General—related?

Sharyl Attkisson: Did U.S. Government’s experiment on preemies hide risks?

New York: Canada contributing additional $30M to fight against Ebola

London: Radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary & 8 others held in terror raids

New York: Skepticism from Europe on Obama's climate claims and rhetorical finger-pointing

Australia: Labor government had overestimated revenue by $30B; real 2013-14 deficit is $48.5B

Kyle Mizokami: Don't buy your aircraft carrier from Russia; India learned the hard way with INS Vikramaditya

Moscow: Putin foe Khodorkovsky ‘ready to lead Russia’

John Hawkins: 6 reasons Barack Obama is a failed President

London: #MakingAStand: British Muslim women launch anti-ISIS culture drive

Syria: U.S., United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia launch more airstrikes, bombing 12 oil refineries controlled by ISIS

Brussels: Belgium to offer fighter jets for ISIS strikes

Algiers: Algerian Islamic militants behead French hostage

Syria: U.S. airstrikes pound ISIS targets for second straight night

Syria: U.S., allies destroy ISIS targets, kill al-Nusra Front leader

New Delhi: National pride soars as India puts spacecraft into Mars orbit before China

Canandaigua: NASCAR's Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly dirt track crash; deceased driver Ward was under influence of marijuana that night, "enough to impair judgment" when hit by Stewart after running on track

Guinea: Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola dead

Al Arabiya: Dozens of ISIS fighters reportedly killed in battles with Syria Kurdish forces [video]

Sean Hackbarth: Canada lowered its corporate tax rate, revenue increased

Golan Heights: Israel downs Syrian warplane with Patriot air defense system after plane entered their airspace

London: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by mid-January: U.S.

John McCain & Lindsey Graham: Obama and the rise of ISIS; the President’s delays, retreats, and inaction have allowed the terrorist movement to metastasize

Suruc: In four days, 130,000 Syrians sought refuge in Turkey

Public Opinion Strategies poll: U.S. voter intensity strongly against Obamacare

New York: The crumbling climate-change consensus; extremists’ rhetoric heats up as their case falls apart

Charles Krauthammer: Interpreting the Islamic State’s jihadi logic

Phoenix: Does first 3D-printed carbon fibre-plastic car point way ahead for weight, energy absorption and manufacture?

Washington Times: Obama’s war advisers not instilling confidence with ISIS strategy

David Gergen: Keystone Kops' roll-out of anti-ISIS war resembles launch of Obamacare

New Yorker: The fight of their lives; the White House wants the Kurds to help save Iraq from ISIS; the Kurds may be more interested in breaking away

Washington: Secret Service panic after fence jumper made it inside White House

Pennsylvania: Full text of DOE fracking study

Pennsylvania: U.S. federal study of fracking finds no evidence of contamination

Cairo: Bomb kills three policemen, including witness against Mursi

Market: Huge grain crops mean lower prices for farmers

Why his school records were sealed? Barack Obama was formally accused of sexual harassment at Harvard Law School more than once

Newsbusters: HuffPo devotes religion page to global warming cult worship

Wellington: New Zealand's John Key wins third term

Brasilia: Brazil election battle between Workers Party President Rousseff and socialist party challenger Silva hinging on faltering economy

Paris: France launches first airstrike against ISIS in Iraq

Russia: Sochi has already turned into a ghost town; Putin's other folly

Guinea: Ebola outbreak: Health team and accompanying journalists found murdered

Washington: U.S. Senate approves anti-ISIS bill 78-22; provides $500M to help train and arm Syrian rebels

Edinburgh: Oil-rich Shetland islands may pony up for independence from Scotland if today's vote is to separate from UK

Washington: U.S. airstrikes target ISIS training camp in Iraq for first time

Marketwatch: Elon Musk: A thermostat-sized box may one day power your house

Aircraft boneyards: The real world of airplane recycling

Newsweek: Leaks claim 40 ISIS cells are waiting to strike Lebanon

Santiago: Chile arrests 3 suspects in subway bomb attack, focusing attention on anarchist movements

Amazon/eBay challenge: Ahead of IPO, Alibaba hints at U.S. expansion

updated ~ Washington: Kerry testifies as ISIS tanks capture 21 Kurdish villages in northern Syria near Turkish border

Zerohedge: An appalling practice used by only two nations, of which the U.S. is one

Sydney: 15 detained in Australian counterterrorism raids; 800 federal and state police officers raided more than a dozen locations

Rome: ISIS has plan to assassinate Pope Francis and plant jihadi flag on top of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Cairo: Suez Canal 2.0: Egyptians pour savings into President's ambitious project

Edinburgh: Scottish `No’ vote takes lead in late-stage polls [video]

Gut punch: Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity epidemic, scientists say in journal Nature

Beijing: China worried about economy, pumps $81B into 5 banks

CBS/NY Times poll: Disapprove of Obama record: 50%; Approve: 40%

NFL: Budweiser maker pressures league to up its game over issues of domestic and child abuse; other advertisers also pushing to clean up mess

Jack Mintz: Scotland and the economics of country break-ups

Time for pink slips? CIA Director John Brennan refuses to tell Congress who authorized Senate spying

WWIII: ISIS, in magazine, warns of 'Armageddon' in confrontation with U.S., West

VOA: Rich, poor divide could determine Scotland's future

Moscow: Russians urged 'don't panic' as ruble hits new low

Iraq: First U.S. air strikes near Baghdad

San Jose: New report finds Tesla will have big cost advantage as CO2 rules hit competitors

Manila: Lava flows from Philippines volcano; thousands flee amid fears of violent burst

Moscow: Russia's ruble drops to all-time low amid fears over fallout from economic sanctions

updated ~ Ebola: U.S. to send 3,000 military personnel to Africa, build 17 treatment centres

Washington: Emails reveal collusion with green activist groups over EPA climate agenda

George F. Will: Scotland and ‘the crisis of Britishness’

Scotland: Prime Minister Cameron warns vote is 'forever'

Referendum: A Scottish 'Yes' also means automatic exits from EU, NATO

Mediterranean: Human traffickers kill 500 migrants by ramming their boat off the coast of Malta; another migrant boat capsized this morning off Libya, drowning many

Generation gap: Young Scots tend to favor independence; older ones say keep things as they are

Referendum: Even zero debt would have costs for independent Scotland

Donetsk: International monitors shelled in eastern Ukraine

Nature Medicine journal: Scientists unveil 'magnetic cure' for bad blood

Balmoral: Queen Elizabeth to well-wisher in the crowd: 'Scots need to think carefully about future'

Politico: Third time’s the charm; Mitt Romney should run in 2016. He could win.

New York: TV ratings to rise as Nielsen finally adds handhelds

Lagos: At least 44 dead in Nigeria church building collapse; many trapped

Washington: New hurdles for Obamacare in coming 2nd sign-up season

Scottish independence: Quebec lessons for Scotland? [video]

BBC: Scottish independence: Crowd protests against 'BBC bias'

The scum strike again: ISIS says executed David Cawthorne Haines, British aid worker; releases video with propaganda reading before beheading

Nastiness: Scottish independence battle draws 'day of reckoning' warning to business

Baghdad: Iraq PM says will protect civilians after U.S.-Iraq air strikes against ISIS

But it's still summer: Autumnlike chill, frost to grip North East this weekend

Ransom: Families of beheaded reporters “threatened” by Obama Govt

Homeland Security: EMP threat ‘very much on our radar screen’

What warming? NOAA: 246 low maximum records broken or tied from Sept 1st to Sept 10th — some longstanding records broken by 16°F

FATCA: Welcome to Berlin, Yankee! Hope you brought a mattress for your money!

Air power: U.S. flew 2,700+ Iraq missions before Obama’s new push

Sydney: Australia boosts terror threat level to 'high' for first time in 10 years

Domino theory? Can an Independent Scotland, free of London's dominance, survive?

Cancer: Second Madoff son dies; leaves $15M in will

South Africa: Pistorius found guilty of 'culpable homicide' — but cleared of more serious murder charges; to be sentenced in mid-October

Kiev: Canada joins NATO exercise in Ukraine

Breakthrough: Ottawa researchers discover link between protein, heart attacks

Game after game: Prepare for a hockey tsunami

"A vote with immense consequences" Canada's Harper weighs in against Scottish independence

Victoria: Premier Christy Clark wants BCTF teachers in classrooms during contract negotiations; Clark: "They are still demanding twice as much as other public sector workers have received"

Head in sand: ‘Opportunity lost': Nova Scotia set to ban onshore shale fracking

Ottawa: Canada trade surplus widens to two-and-a-half year high of $1.9B

Andrew Coyne: In Scotland and Quebec referendums, Yes votes born out of sense of entitlement, not need

Ottawa: MPP Lisa McLeod to run for Ontario PC Leader; to join MPPs Christine Elliott and Monte McNaughton in race; MP Patrick Brown and MPP Vic Fedeli expected to join race shortly

Esquimalt: Canadian Navy to retire 4 obsolete Cold War-era ships as modernization continues

Ottawa: RCAF intercepts Russian bombers approaching Canadian airspace in Arctic [video]

New Brunswick Monday election: Liberal lead shrinks as Tories gain, CRA poll says

Los Cabos hurricane aftermath: Dead, looting, devastation and lack of communication scaring Canadians with trapped loved ones

Ottawa: Netflix rejects Canadian content regulations, tells CRTC to keep hands off its internet delivery model

Old Farmer's Almanac: 'T-Rex' of winters in store for Canada

Hamilton: Harper announces naming of class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships and first ship itself after WWII hero Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolf

Ottawa: Scottish referendum: Canadians are pulling all-nighters for Scotland

Toronto: Device that 3D prints human 'skin' for burn victims wins national prize for pair of University of Toronto women engineering students

Ottawa: Harper to host Canada-EU Summit with Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission to celebrate the historic end of negotiations of the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA)

New York: Canada best country in G20 for doing business; second in world only to Hong Kong; Canada moves up from 6th place

Message from sick bed: ‘Toronto needs Doug Ford': Ailing Mayor Rob Ford kicks off brother’s campaign in audio statement hours before chemo begins

Quebec City: Liberals re-introduce a provincial values charter that recognizes the limits of multiculturalism

New DNA evidence: Modern Europeans descended from three groups; common ancestors with 'native' Americans

Ottawa: Liberal Leslie abuse targeted by DND change to 'final move' policy change eliminating short-haul taxpayer gouging

Liberal dictatorship: Justin Trudeau’s abortion stance 'undemocratic, say ex-MPs

Network implications? Netflix dominates Canadians' prime-time data usage

Andrew Coyne: Just because McGuinty hasn’t broken laws by lobbying does not make it right in any way

Fredericton: An unprecedented disaster of an interview for the Liberal leading in New Brunswick

Ottawa: Federal Cabinet to back MP Michael Chong's Reform Act which will change relationship of Party Leaders to MPs and party members

Robyn Urback: Dalton McGuinty landing a new gig as lobbyist would be funny if it weren't so obnoxious

Ottawa: Canada announces 5-year terms of loan agreement to Ukraine

Alberta: Prentice appoints MP Rob Merrifield as provincial envoy to Washington; 14-year veteran steps down from federal Parliament to take post; former MP Jay Hill becomes representative to B.C., Saskatchewan and the North

Ottawa: Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh pleads guilty to terror charge; given 24-year sentence

Scotland referendum: Canadian observers watching independence vote

Toronto: Liberals' aviation fuel tax hike sending air carriers into tailspin, costing jobs

Ottawa: Foreign Minister John Baird announces new sanctions against Russia; Ukraine President Poroshenko to address Canada's Parliament on Wednesday

Toronto: Stephen Harper pledges Canada’s ‘unblinking’ support for Ukraine; joined onstage by Wayne Gretzky

Waterloo: Researchers discover new producer of crucial vitamin B12

BBC: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tells newspaper he is 'pretty sick'

Toronto: Wind Mobile says no plans for merger after Globalive consortium snaps up stake from VimpelCom

Richmond: Tentative deal reached in B.C. teachers' strike:

Double helix: How ancient DNA is rewriting human history; quaint myths and legends have been very misleading

Andrew Coyne: Justin Trudeau to be put to the test as Tories, NDP turn focus to policy

Chris Selley: Eventually Justin Trudeau will have to sell some policies and not just old-time Liberal religion

Role model: Sir John Franklin’s worldly, wayfaring, indefatigable wife

St. John's: Paul Davis wins PC leadership, to be new Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

Olds: Trailer carrying 30 rescue dogs from California flips on Alberta highway; at least 2 dead, several missing

An unfinished race: A look at the final days of the Rob Ford Toronto mayoralty campaign from his return to his exit

Toronto: Rob Ford made us care about the city’s fate

Forum Research poll: Doug Ford starts mayoral campaign in competitive second place

Sauced: Apple again messes up maps, confuses Toronto and Ottawa, misspells St. John's and misplaces Edmonton

Toronto mayor race shake-up: Doug Ford getting support from the get-go

Ottawa: Canada-China investment treaty to come into force October 1st

Toronto: Ford brothers’ odd situation means they face thicket of election-finance rules

Toronto Star: Rob Ford withdraws from mayor’s race, Doug files to take his place

Kelly McParland: Facing ‘battle of a lifetime’ Rob Ford pulls a switcheroo and runs brother Doug in his place

Toronto: Poll shows Torontonians support Land Transfer Tax reduction; Chow supports increase

Toronto: University of Toronto Professor stabbed in office; 21-year-old woman in police custody

Toronto: Mayor Rob Ford spends third day in hospital as election deadline looms; in top cancer hospital for abdominal tumour investigation

Don Braid: Prentice signals a liberal dose of change in Alberta politics

Viral furball: B.C. bear cub’s golf-course dance viewed more than 180,000 times on YouTube

Maclean's: Face to face with a Franklin crew member, 140 years later

Aaron Wherry: Michael Chong proposes two more changes to his Reform Act

Ottawa: PM not an ‘entry-level job': NDP joins Conservatives in attacking Justin Trudeau’s lack of credentials

St. John’s: Newfoundland Labrador Govt acknowledges efforts of residents on 9/11 anniversary in helping grounded air travellers; together we "watched an unspeakable tragedy unfold"

Ottawa: Federal Govt cuts EI premiums for small business by 15% to stimulate job growth; Finance Minister Oliver says 780,000 Canadian businesses will benefit from cut

Toronto: Mayor Rob Ford hospitalized with abdominal tumour in midst of election campaign

Prime Minister Harper recognizes Canada's entry into WWII: "On September 10th, 1939, nine days after Germany invaded Poland, Canada made its first declaration of war as a sovereign country"

Alberta: Calgary's 'Snowtember' becomes 'Treemageddon'

Scotland referendum: UK leaders make late campaign dash for unity in a rare display of cross-party unanimity

Toronto: Left-wing report says cost of university tuition to rise 13% over 4 years; spins pitch for lower tuition, more grants, wants governments paying more

Manila: Philippines to deport Canadian imam over terror links

Buffalo: Hometown Pegulas winning $1.4B bid for NFL's Bills is highest price for franchise in league history; Toronto bid group thwarted; will an expansion franchise land north of the border?

Toronto: West Queen West is world’s second ‘coolest neighbourhood’ according to Vogue magazine

Toronto: One man dead after house collapses during renovation with four construction workers inside

CKWS: Franklin ship wreck should be studied, not raised: Kingston Marine Museum curator

Missing for 165+ years: Ship from lost Franklin expedition found in Canadian Arctic

Victoria: BC Liberals Bonney, Robertson charged under Elections Act

Markham: Driver charged with vehicle and marijuana offenses after 7-yr-old girl hit and killed crossing street

Toronto: Convicted criminal charged in VIA Rail terror plot whines about constitutional rights

Crux of the Matter: Homework ban’s long-term consequences for students & society

Deployment awaits final arrangements: Canadian army advisers to be stationed in Iraq’s north

New Brunswick: Party leaders pit shale-gas jobs against fracking moratorium

Quebec City: Philippe Couillard softens Constitution talk; says remarks were misquoted

Quebec City: Premier Couillard wants Quebec to sign Constitution by 2017

Take that, Trudeau: Mulcair to unveil key NDP platform planks one year ahead of 2015 election: "more from us than, frankly, talking points, platitudes or partisan attacks"

Alberta: From the coal mine to Alberta’s top political office: the life of Jim Prentice

Halifax: Mounties use drone to help find hikers lost in Nova Scotia woods

TIFF 2014: Oscar-worthy Bill Murray gets a huge deserved standing ovation for 'St. Vincent'

updated ~ No injuries: Mall evacuated after partial roof collapse in St. Thomas, Ontario; some stores re-open

The Economist: How innovation is driving oil sands deep extraction efficiencies

No more homework: Movement grows to ban, especially early on, after-school assignments

Andrew Coyne: Be under no illusions — action on ISIS and Ukraine requires a long-term commitment

Iraq: Canadian media confused by government policy; can't figure out how to attack or explain Baird trip with Dewar and Garneau because it doesn't fit their twisted anti-Harper template

Pick-and-pay: A ‘sea change’ is coming for Canada’s TV viewers

Kabul: Americans and Canadians on plane forced to land in Iran

TIFF 2014: Bill Murray Day celebrates maestro and he offers advice in Q&A: "You can do the very best you can when you're relaxed," Murray advised fans. "The more fun I had the better I did."

Ottawa: Harper pleased with successful NATO summit

Luhamaa: NATO faces 1st test, as Estonia accuses Russia of abduction

John Baird: Islamic State’s campaign of terror must be stopped

Ottawa: Canadian military advisers join fight against ISIS in Iraq; Harper announces deployment of 'several dozen' for 'up to 30 days' to help Kurds

Konrad Yakabuski: Ontario’s woes preclude provincial unity

Ottawa: Canada posts widest trade surplus since 2008 led by auto exports; surplus grew to $2.58B, from $1.83B in June, as exports rose to a record

Irbil: Baird calls visit to combat post in northern Iraq an eye-opener

Cornwall, Toronto: Tesla fires up first two supercharger stations in Ontario

Windsor: Good jobs go begging as local housing takes off

Detailed referendum results for all 32 Scotland councils at this link

32nd Scotland referendum result: Highland - 87.0% turnout
yes - 78,067
no - 87,739

31st Scotland referendum result: Argyll and Bute - 88.2% turnout
yes - 26,324
no - 37,143

30th Scotland referendum result: Edinburgh - 84.4% turnout
yes - 123,927
no - 194,638

29th Scotland referendum result: Moray - 85.4% turnout
yes - 27,232
no - 36,935

28th Scotland referendum result: Fife - 84.1% turnout
yes - 114,148
no - 139,788

27th Scotland referendum result: Aberdeenshire - 87.2% turnout
yes - 71,337
no - 108,606

26th Scotland referendum result: Scottish Borders - 87.4% turnout
yes - 27,906
no - 55,553

25th Scotland referendum result: East Ayrshire - 84.5% turnout
yes - 39,762
no - 44,442

24th Scotland referendum result: South Ayrshire - 86.1% turnout
yes - 34,402
no - 47,247

23rd Scotland referendum result: North Ayrshire - 84.4% turnout
yes - 47,072
no - 49,016

22nd Scotland referendum result: Glasgow - 75.0% turnout
yes - 194,779
no - 169,347

21st Scotland referendum result: East Renfrewshire - 86.2% turnout
yes - 24,287
no - 41,690

20th Scotland referendum result: East Dunbartonshire - 91.0% turnout
yes - 30,624
no - 48,214

19th Scotland referendum result: Angus - 85.7% turnout
yes - 35,044
no - 45,192

18th Scotland referendum result: Perth and Kinross - 86.9% turnout
yes - 41,475
no - 62,714

17th Scotland referendum result: Aberdeen - 81.7% turnout
yes - 59,390
no - 84,094

16th Scotland referendum result: South Lanarkshire - 85.4% turnout
yes - 100,990
no - 121,800

15th Scotland referendum result: North Lanarkshire - 84.4% turnout
yes - 115,783
no - 110,922

14th Scotland referendum result: Dumfries and Galloway - 87.5% turnout
yes - 36,614
no - 70,039

13th Scotland referendum result: City of Dundee - 78.8% turnout
yes - 53,620
no - 39,880

12th Scotland referendum result: Falkirk - 88.7% turnout
yes - 50,489
no - 58,030

11th Scotland referendum result: Stirling - 90.1% turnout
yes - 25,010
no - 37,153

10th Scotland referendum result: East Lothian - 87.6% turnout
yes - 27,467
no - 44,283

9th Scotland referendum result: Midlothian - 86.8% turnout
yes - 26,370
no - 33,972

8th Scotland referendum result: West Dunbartonshire - 87.9% turnout
yes - 33,720
no - 28,776

7th Scotland referendum result: West Lothian - 86.2% turnout
yes - 53,342
no - 65,682

6th Scotland referendum result: Renfrewshire - 87.3% turnout
yes - 55,466
no - 62,067

5th Scotland referendum result: Inverclyde - 87.4% turnout
yes - 27,243
no - 27,329

4th Scotland referendum result: Na h-Eileanan Siar - 86.2% turnout
yes - 9,195
no - 10,544

3rd Scotland referendum result: Shetland Islands - 84.4% turnout
yes - 5,669
no - 9,951

2nd Scotland referendum result: Orkney Islands - 83.7% turnout
yes - 4,883
no - 10,004

1st Scotland referendum result: Clackmannanshire - 88.6% turnout
yes - 16,350
no - 19,036

BBC: LIVE coverage of Scottish referendum results

Sydney: Terrorism raids: plot to kill Aussies
on video by top terrorist Mohammad Baryalei

Scotland Decides: Crowd gathers at Scottish parliament at Holyrood

CROWDS have been gathering outside the Scottish Parliament this evening as voting continued in the Independence referendum. ~ Ian Georgeson Edinburgh News

Edinburgh: 'Yes' to outspend 'Better Together' in last 48 hours

Sydney: Seized Islamic terrorists were going to snatch random person
off street and videotape beheading; "This is going to be the modus
operandi of these groups around the world from now on..."


Cancer: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has 'rare' malignant sarcoma
and will undergo immediate chemotherapy and possible surgery

Ottawa: Ukraine President thanks Canada for unwavering
support in speech at joint session of Parliament;
"Ukraine has 'crossed the Rubicon' to a new westward-looking future"


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko acknowledges supporters in the gallery following his address to the Canadian Parliament, Wednesday September 17, 2014 in Ottawa. ~ Adrian Wyld The Canadian Press

Ottawa: Ukraine's Poroshenko says no hope of restoring Soviet Union;
addresses Canadian Parliament to rousing welcome inside/outside


A pro-Ukraine demonstration outside Canada's Parliament Buildings hailed address by President Petro Poroshenko. ~ screencap CBC

Hot air: The scandal of UK's death-trap wind turbines;
A turbine built for 115 mph winds felled in 50 mph gusts


The turbine that fell at East Ash Farm, Bradworthy had been installed with the wrong configuration of nuts at its base, upsetting its balance. ~ Mike Southon SWNS.com

Kids at risk: Suspected EV-D68 cases in Windsor nearly double in one day

Remarkable up-close photos of asteroid by ESA's 'Rosetta' spacecraft

Jagged cliffs and prominent boulders are visible in this image taken by OSIRIS from a distance of 62 km from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 5, 2014. The left part of the image shows a side view of the comet's "body", while the right is the back of its "head". ~ ESA/Rosetta/MPS OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

OECD: Canadian economy 2nd fastest growth among G7 nations in 2014

Obama naïveté & thin skin on full display in private media meeting;
has failed in all dealings with terrorists, yet gives advice to ISIS



Sydney: Australia deploying troops and planes to Middle East

London: Cameron vows to destroy ISIS 'and what it stands for'

Kiev: Russians are trying to 'eliminate' our country, says Ukraine PM

A Ukrainian army helicopter flies over their positions in Debaltsevo in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. ~ AP

Toronto: Mayor Rob Ford pulls out of re-election bid to due to health

Scotland: Will a referendum loss trigger 2008-level financial meltdown?

Time to remember: 9/11 commemoration amid renewed terror threat

New York: Thirteen years later, America remembers 9/11 horror

Albert Biatta prays in front of the inscribed name of his uncle, Antoine Biatta, at the North Tower Memorial Pool during a memorial service honoring victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on September 11, 2014 at the World Trade Center site in New York. ~ Justin Lane European Pressphoto Agency

BBC: ISIS: A speech Obama hoped to avoid;
Sometimes a President is defined by what he stands for
Sometimes a President is defined by what he doesn't...


U.S. President Brack Obama gave a speech one can imagine he had been desperately hoping to avoid. ~ AFP

Prime-time TV: Obama lays out plan to degrade/destroy ISIS militants;
First airstrikes to be launched in Syria and much more bombing in Iraq;
Not impressed, political opponents say something better than more waffling

Kerry: World won't permit ISIS romp

Canada's John Baird: Fighting Islamic extremism
the ‘greatest struggle of our generation’

Franklin expedition find: How they did it

A sonar image of the discovered Franklin vessel. ~ Parks Canada

Arctic: Harper announces one of Franklin's lost ships has been found;
Queen Elizabeth sends congratulations; wreck found September 7th


Franklin ships gone since 1845. Team of archeologists from Nunavut located first artifacts found in modern times.

Kyiv Post: MH17 report consistent with Ukraine's BUK missile theories

MH17: Transcript of flight's last moments reveals frantic contact efforts

Nervous times: Scottish Independence suffers poll setback before vote

Pretoria: Pistorius cleared of murder, culpable homicide verdict to come

Scotland votes: What the referendum means for Scots abroad

Sky News: What happens if Scotland leaves the Union?

Risks: Three major foreign banks warn Scotland it faces deep recession if it goes it alone: Analysts say price of independence could be wage cuts, unemployment and mass home sell-off

Referendum: Would Britons be British without Scotland?

Poroshenko: Eastern Ukraine promised greater autonomy, not independence

UAE, Oman and Bahrain: UK forces plan three new bases in Middle East to fight ISIS

Rich Lowry: Obama boldly … delays

Obama finally has an ISIS strategy: To share his plans with U.S. public today, September 10th; also to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

Despite Obama naïveté: No end in sight for America's MidEast war duties

Official history released: Before Pearl Harbor, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito called plans to attack U.S. ‘self-destructive’

Washington Post/ABC News poll: More than half of Americans believe Obama’s Presidency has been a failure, 50% are opposed to giving illegal immigrants the right to jump queue and live and work in U.S. legally

Had opposed ISIS: Leader of one of Syria's largest rebel groups reportedly killed in massive suicide bombing during leadership meeting

San Francisco: Twitter investigating death threats with possible links to ISIS

Alabama: DA: Bodies of 5 missing South Carolina children found; father arrested

Shop while you tweet: Twitter launches 'buy' buttons, goes after mainstream

Fairfield: Invented the toaster in 1905, GE moving out of direct service to consumers

Stockholm: Electrolux to buy appliance division of General Electric in $3.3B deal

Dhuluiya: ISIS launches gunboat attack on Iraq river-side town north of Baghdad

Bloomberg editorial: Still missing: 3.9M prime-age jobs

Peter Morici: Jobs numbers tank as Obama's policies fail; Obamacare drag on economy now more than theory

Chris Cillizza: How President Obama mishandled immigration

Cairo: Arab League to back Iraqi-U.S. campaign against Islamic State

Meet (and Mislead) the Press: Obama denies the obvious—that immigration reform delay is to help Democrats in mid-term elections

Villages submerged: Monsoon floods kill nearly 300 in India, Pakistan

Arab League chief: ISIS must be confronted

ISIS patrol destroyed: U.S. air strikes target insurgents near Iraq's Haditha Dam

NY Times: In the wee hours, Japan erupts in celebration; tennis fans rejoice

New York: U.S. Open losses by Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer rock tennis' world; Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic pull off huge upsets

Deserving: Vin Scully 'overwhelmed' by Selig honor; Dodgers microphone legend receives Historic Achievement Award

Washington: Obama delays immigration action until after mid-term elections in November; abandons pledge to act by end of summer

Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s stunning passivity in the face of Russian aggression leaves Ukraine abandoned

Jennifer Rubin: Obama has never understood our enemies; if the current cease-fire holds in Ukraine, we will be one step closer to the dismemberment of Ukraine and a humiliation for the West

Mitt Romney: The need for a mighty U.S. military

Washington Post editorial: Russia sees a military solution in Ukraine even if the West doesn’t

George Will: Has NATO lost its will as well as its muscle?

How convenient: IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees who are part of congressional probes into politicization of tax behemoth

Beirut: Syrian warplanes hit Islamic State-run bakery, training camp

Mosul: How a former U.S. prisoner of war created an Islamic state

Peggy Noonan: Joan Rivers: The Entertainer

Rochester: Pilot of unresponsive plane radioed air traffic control twice to ask permission to descend

Washington: Pentagon says al-Shabab terror leader killed in Sept. 1 airstrike in Somalia

Surprise, sky not falling: Climate science not settled on warming; evidence says not warming

Wales: NATO approves plans for rapid response force aimed at deterring Russia

Consequences: Ex-NSA official: ISIS using Snowden leaks to avoid U.S. detection

A force of nature: Joan Rivers, dead at 81

Mathew Ingram: Twitter courting irrelevance for existing users as it fiddles with timeline and filtered feeds

Margaret Wente: The unspeakable truth about Rotherham

Rome: ECB slashes key rate to kick-start Europe’s flagging economy

Fender Stratocaster: A design icon at 60

Wales: ‘Several thousand’ Russian combat troops inside Ukraine; West faced with ‘dramatically changed security environment’ says NATO top official

Wales: Cameron makes the case for air strikes on ISIS in Syria and Iraq and warns: 'Assad is part of the problem'

Russia: Ukraine's desire to join NATO threatens peace talks

50 missing: Bus carrying wedding guests swept away by flooded stream in Indian-held Kashmir

London: To fight Ebola in West Africa, some experts suggest an untested treatment: blood of survivors

Wind turbines unreliable: Britain faces 'winter of blackouts' as firms are asked to ration electricity

Miami: Sotloff family mourns, challenges ISIS leader to debate

Grim Reaper: UN says $600M needed to tackle Ebola as deaths top 1,900

Brussels: Russia could be stripped of the 2018 World Cup, kicked out of Formula One and banned from Champions League football over its military intervention

Washington: France backs off sending Mistral warship to Russia in $1.7B deal

Italian paper: Putin says he could take Kiev in a fortnight

Wired: The police tool that pervs use to steal nude pics from Apple’s iCloud

Washington Post: Saudi Arabia arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell

Pentagon: Death of al Shabaab leader in U.S. strike would be major blow

Washington Post: Islamic State claims to have beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff

Mitt Romney: Obama's mistakes led to the rise of ISIS

Jennifer Rubin: The Syria canard: The same voices who refused to recognize the growing threat of ISIS before it took root in Syria and Iraq now claim we have no viable options for confronting a fundamental threat to U.S. and its allies

Jonah Goldberg: If 'evil' doesn't apply to ISIS, what does?

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Verbatim: what was said this week

David M. Shribman: The world is changing fast and the United States seems stuck

Poroshenko: Kiev doesn't ask West to send troops but expects military-technological aid

Latest outbreak first spread at Sierra Leone funeral: Five co-authors of a new Ebola study died of the virus before their research was published

Judicial Watch: Imminent terrorist attack warning by Feds on U.S. southern border

Henry Kissinger: The assembly of a New World Order; the concept that has underpinned the modern geopolitical era is in crisis

Washington Post: War in Europe is not a hysterical idea; the time to prepare is long past

Schwartz: An expert at the quick flip cooking up a whopper deal; Burger King’s chief has displayed both self-belief and financial wizardry

Moscow: Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers from Putin, not lies

Berlin: Merkel ally sees Russian invasion as 'act of war' as Germany debates role

Kiev: Ukraine to initiate cancellation of Ukraine's non-bloc status, seek full NATO membership

London: Terror attack on UK 'highly likely' as threat level raised

NY Times: Beheadings in Syria by ISIS now routine, UN panel says

Bloomberg: Can the Middle East re-draw itself?

New York: Tsarnaev sister arrested on suspicion of making bomb threat

Paris: Air France urged to suspend Sierra Leone flights over Ebola; British Airways extends its existing suspension into 2015

USA Today/Suffolk University poll: Romney breaks away in Iowa as frontrunner for 2016 with 35% support and no others in double digits

Viv Forbes: Cut the costly climate chatter

Human Rights Watch: Hamas must stop extrajudicial execution of collaborators

WSJ: 2008 meltdown was worse than Great Depression, Bernanke says in deposition

Forbes: No, inversion is not unpatriotic. Yes, we need corporate tax reform

U.S. tax-hungry: Ohio Democratic Senator calls for Burger King boycott over planned Tim Hortons deal

Loose lips sink ships: The U.S. had no idea Egypt and UAE were going to bomb Libya

Oswegatchie: Amish to build garage for couple who returned kidnapped girls

Ukraine: President calls snap vote amid fighting; October 26 election

Beirut: Over 500 dead in battle as ISIS seizes Syrian air base

Islamic State? No, call it QSIS, says top Islamic authority in Egypt

BBC: Whole organ 'grown' in world first; findings published in Nature Cell Biology journal

Bat to monkey to lion: Smuggled 'bushmeat' is Ebola's back door to America

What are your cops wearing? When police officers in one small California city started wearing body cameras, citizen complaints against police fell 88%

Lima: M7.0 mid-depth quake strikes southern Peru

Rear Admiral Edward Masso, ret'd: Our aircraft carriers are not sitting ducks

Richard Attenborough: The irreplaceable actor, director and producer dead at 90

Maureen Dowd: The Golf Address; Obama eviscerated for avoiding his responsibilities

Toronto: Months-long backlog of Americans in Canada seeking to renounce U.S. citizenship

Foreign Policy: Putin's 'humanitarian' convoy is simply a pretext for the war the Kremlin's been planning for months

No trials: Hamas publicly executes 18 Palestinians suspected of 'collaboration' with Israel

Sinai: Egypt tourist bus crash leaves 33 dead and 41 injured

Jerusalem: Targeted assassinations of its top commanders deal Hamas a heavy blow; Thursday's killings appears to have thrown Hamas off balance for first time

Ferguson: Town residents say their small city has been mischaracterized by media; former mayor says it's not a hotbed of racial tension, "people get along here"

Atlanta: U.S. aid workers released from hospital after cleared of Ebola

Jerusalem: Three senior Hamas leaders killed in Israeli air strike as foreign airlines are placed on high alert after militant group threatens to target Tel Aviv airport

Brooklyn: Canadian drug kingpin, New York's top marijuana supplier dubbed Pot Playboy, gets 27 years behind bars

Washington: Obama waits 24 hours before condemning ISIS beheading of American journalist; was busy playing golf

Ferguson: Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown says source

Ferguson: Canadian newsman arrives on scene with deep biases, quickly starts re-thinking whether race played any factor in death of thug Brown as sees "racial stereotypes" played out in front of him

Japan: Mudslides kill 36 in Hiroshima

Ferguson: Officer Darren Wilson suffered “orbital blowout fracture to eye socket” during Mike Brown attack; "more than a dozen" witnesses step forward to back cop's version of assault

Don Pardo: Saturday Night Live announcer dead at 96; 38 years as SNL's commanding voice, longtime announcing career

Ferguson: Police come under gunfire, arrest 31 in Missouri racial unrest

Social media: People starting to get risks, more keeping child pix offline

Damascus: Syria strikes hard at militants as U.S. targets them in Iraq

Ukraine: Dozens killed in attack on refugee convoy flying white flags

NY Times: Autopsy results disagree with claims by "eyewitnesses"; Brown shot from front, arms not raised, 4 of 6 bullets hit right arm of 6'4" 290-pound teen resisting arrest, assaulting cop

Ferguson: Finally, Missouri Gov. Nixon gets it, declares curfew; indecision allowed days of rioting

Iraq: ISIS mass-executes scores of Yazidi men; taken away in groups of a few dozen each and shot on the edge of village

Reuters: Islamic State 'massacres' 80 Yazidis in north Iraq

Caliphate abuse: ISIS child recruitment push hints at long-term ambitions

Ferguson: Other side of the story: shot teen Michael Brown not so innocent, had committed 'strong-arm' robbery, resisted arrest, tried to grab officer's gun in squad car, say police

2016: Clinton backtrack, conflicting statements muddle Syria message; where did she really stand?

New York: Coca-Cola buys 16.7% stake in Monster beverage; sub-brands will change hands

Lauren Bacall: Dies at age 89

Iraq: My night on the mountain of hell with dying Yazidi refugees

Big loss: Robin Williams dead at age 63; funny man defined improvisation

George Jonas: How the communists killed communism

Toronto: Manulife to buy Standard Life's Canadian assets for $3.7B

Class action lawsuit seeks $400M in damages: Canadian beekepers sue Bayer, Sygenta over neonicotinoid pesticides

Toronto: Rob Ford unveils subway-heavy transit plan

Ottawa: U.S. military wants multi-purpose sensors in Canada’s Arctic

Ottawa: NATO leaders' focus could be split between ISIS and Russia

Ottawa: Harper heads to NATO summit in Wales

Toronto: Ontario fully rolls out full-day kindergarten; some classrooms not yet ready; Minister blames "really, really, really" cold winter, but some construction didn't start until July

Ottawa: Bank of Canada seen holding rate steady again

Toronto mayor race: Floundering Chow pushes tax increase, wants more tax dollars to spend

Edinburgh: Lloyds could move south if Scots vote for independence

UK's fate in the balance: Poll shows record support for Scottish independence

Vancouver: 'We don’t want to be held hostage': Students to protest B.C. public school shutdown as selfish teacher demands put students' futures at risk

Cal Thomas: Debating Scotland's future

'Science' journal: Ancient DNA shows Inuit were not first to settle Arctic

Sydney: Abbott axes wind turbines in Australia

Economic juggernaut: Canadian economy expands at 3.1% pace in Q2; biggest quarterly GDP gain since 2011

WSJ: Canadian Q2 growth beats expectations; driven by exports, consumer spending and business investment in housing

Domestic issues matter, too: Canada plans legislation to end pay-to-pay billing fees

Winnipeg: Canadian Ebola vaccine saves lives of infected monkeys in trial; use advised now in West Africa

Montreal: Police charge 44 city workers for trashing city hall in pension protest

Ottawa: Canada sending relief supplies, has started delivering military equipment to help Iraq

Andrew Coyne: Problem with charities isn’t their politics, it’s their generous tax credit

Kelly McParland: 1996 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Peoples advised 444 changes — but was ignored by Chretien and Martin Liberal Govts; "another footslog through ashes of past mistakes best way to avoid action"

Forum Research poll: John Tory still leads in Toronto mayor race, but Rob Ford a close second and gaining ground, Chow way down in large sampling

Toronto: ‘Manhattanization’ via downtown development growing at ‘mind blowing’ rate; 18 more towers approved; second largest agglomeration of skyscrapers in the world

Sweden second: Canada tops in key measures of scientific literacy

Toronto: Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

Sierra Leone: Canada bringing home three-person Ebola lab team for now; they are currently in isolation

Canada's Missing: Primarily male, do you know any of these people and/or their whereabouts?

Crux of the Matter: Public inquiry re: murder of Aboriginal women: political correctness that ignores the misogyny

Brinkmanship: Chopper makes night rescue of boaters less than 2,000 feet from brink of Niagara Falls; Ontario Hydro reduced river level to help rescue

Ottawa: Canada Post division reports $53M profit before tax in Q2, compared to a loss before tax of $104M in the same quarter of 2013; sees growth from online shopping

In denial: Predictably, NHL denies expansion report -- so stay tuned for expansion announcement

Bloom and others: NHL expansion will add teams in Quebec City, Toronto, Seattle, Las Vegas and/or Kansas City by 2017 as world soaks up hockey on TV 24/7

Bonavista: Newfoundland fossil shows earliest evidence ever of animals with muscles

Toronto: Tim Hortons proof of success Conservatives have shown in improving Canadian economy

Windsor: CETA cited as positive factor influencing Ford's choice for new $1.5B engine plant; putting plant in Canada will be a 'game-changer'

Bloomberg: Buffett, Burger King, and Tim Hortons: A Sweetheart Deal? [video]

Toronto: Burger King and Tim Hortons pen ‘Commitment to Canada’ as part of $12.5B merger deal; 'business as usual' with same community face

Ottawa: Man drunkenly entered Justin Trudeau's unlocked home in error, left warning note: Police

No global warming, again: Harsh winter expected for much of Canada, Farmer's Almanac predicts

Ebola outbreak: Canadian company says its vaccine looks promising

Caught in the whine: Former Manitoba Chief claims he has "receipts" for $261,000 in questionable spending

Front burner: Tim Hortons, Burger King shares surge, traders anticipate tax-friendly merger

What the companies say: Tim Hortons and Burger King have something cooking

Motley Fool: Why Tim Hortons Inc. should rebuff Burger King Worldwide Inc.’s takeover offer

John Williamson: The conservative path to a better country

Kelly McParland: United in debt, Ontario and Quebec conclude alliance of the needy; the two will share $11B in equalization money from Ottawa this year, almost 70% of the national total

Forum Research poll: Christine Elliott ahead in Ontario PC leadership race

Tax inversion deal: Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons; combined market value of about $18B

The Playboy Interview, 1969: Marshall McLuhan: Canadian "metaphysician of media" whose 'probes' haven't aged

Documentary film: The Betrayal by Technology: A Portrait of Jacques Ellul

Montreal: Possible Ebola patient quarantined at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital

Whitehorse: PM Harper announces northern research program

Ottawa: CRTC wants to bring cable, satellite choices into 21st Century, including everything from cheaper bundles and American Super Bowl ads to personal channel choices; seeking public input first

Ottawa: Wind Mobile cuts roaming rates by 95% after CRTC decision forces big telecoms to charge smaller rivals less

Forum Research poll: Federal Liberal support dropping like a rock, lead down 9% since July

Ottawa: Harper North trip to highlight agriculture, Arctic sovereignty

Ottawa: Canadian Medical Association delegates reject CMA leadership's neutral stance, vote to formally oppose smoking of marijuana; say smoking harms lungs’ "natural cleaning and repair system and traps cancer-causing chemicals" in airways; Mulcair's in-person pro-marijuana plea ignored, will Trudeau now attack?

Ottawa: Canada moves again to tackle internal trade barriers

Toronto: Ontario could make more money, see lower prices by ending booze monopoly: study

Misspent Ontario: Toronto's $456M 'boutique' train service to airport will gouge users, too

Montreal police chief vows probe as municipal workers, including firefighters, storm city hall while police stood idly by

TIFF 2014: Toronto International Film Festival flexes muscles, unveils mega line-up of flicks and film stars

Montreal: 'Savage' pension protest at Montreal city hall condemned by Mayor Coderre

Montreal: Unions storm, ransack Montreal city hall during council meeting in violent pension protest

NHL: Steve Moore reaches settlement with Todd Bertuzzi before trial start: reports

IGA buffers: Canada-U.S. dual citizens could be worse off if FATCA lawsuit succeeds

Calgary: Calgarian fighting for ISIS reported dead

Friend in need: Canada sends 3rd plane of supplies to Ukraine

Ottawa: Canada created revised 41,700 jobs in July, more than double the expected boost; original release of data had shocked with faulty 200 figure; unemployment down to 7%

Justice: Lynne Knight’s ex-boyfriend found guilty of murder 35 years after she was strangled and stabbed in California

Toronto: Oath to the Queen upheld in citizenship challenge

FATCA: Compliance with U.S. banking law violates Canadian Charter, suit claims

Kelly McParland: Trudeau's vow to help chiefs hide incomes treats band members as second-class citizens

Toronto: Canadians’ net worth grew nearly 8% last year on higher housing and investment values

Toronto: Chow drops like rock into third place as John Tory stands alone in first says new poll

MH17: Russians 'controlled BUK missile system'

MH17 crash: Dutch experts say numerous objects hit plane;
rules out pretty much everything except BUK missile shrapnel


The crash site was in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, making investigation even more difficult.

Commercial air traffic: We will 'close down skies' warns angry Russian PM

Santiago: Chile official says subway blast a 'terrorist act'

Canadian warship HMCS Toronto buzzed by Russian fighter jets
during NATO military exercise in Black Sea


The HMCS Toronto, in Halifax in 2013.

BBC: Markets wake up to Scottish independence

Managua: Nicaragua meteorite strike raises concern over space tracking

London: UK parties disagree on powers to offer
Scotland over independence referendum

London: Cameron faces calls to quit if Scotland votes Yes

Scottish vote: Pound slumps as poll reveals Yes campaign's shock lead

The one per cent decline to just 1.62 versus the U.S. dollar adds to sharp losses seen last week. ~ Independent

Geneva: UN human rights chief calls on world
to protect women, children from ISIS

What ceasefire? Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

London: UK offers Scotland greater autonomy ahead of referendum

Opposing supporters wait for leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Ed Miliband, during campaign visit, ahead of forthcoming Scottish vote for independence from United Kingdom, in East Kilbride, Scotland, Sept. 4, 2014. ~ Reuters

Alberta: Jim Prentice new Premier; wins in landslide on 1st ballot

Daily Mail exclusive: Jack the Ripper unmasked: How amateur sleuth
used DNA breakthrough to identify Britain's most notorious criminal
as Polish hairdresser 126 years after string of terrible murders

Kiev: Ukraine ceasefire appears to hold
amid claims both sides violated agreement


A burned Ukrainian army tank is seen near a destroyed kindergarten in the village of Kominternove, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. After four months of war, eastern Ukraine begins first full day of uncertain ceasefire. ~ Sergei Grits AP Photo

Wales: NATO rapid response force will
have a stocked command HQ set up in Eastern Europe

Official text: Wales NATO Summit Declaration

Ukraine: Poroshenko orders army ceasefire after agreement
reached with rebels; ceasefire started Friday at 11 am ET

Broader war next? NATO chief, at summit, says Russia attacking Ukraine

Wales: Putin scheming fails to calm Ukraine as NATO backs Kiev

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and U.S. President Barack Obama (front row L-R) arrive for a group photograph at the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near Newport, in Wales September 4, 2014. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper awaits their arrival in the front row. The resort is the venue for the two-day NATO summit which started today. ~ Andrew Winning Reuters

Wales: Skepticism greets Putin's Ukraine ceasefire plan

Ukraine: Putin remains in denial, pushes 'peace plan'
that would have Ukraine withdraw its forces

U.S., allies to stage exercises in West Ukraine as battles rage in East

Ukraine: Peace 'moves' agreed upon but fighting rages on

Ukraine: Putin denies Russia has agreed to a ceasefire
and asserts Russia not 'a party to the conflict'

Ukraine: Putin, Poroshenko agree on
'permanent ceasefire' in Donbass region

9/11 redux? Missing Libyan jetliners raise fears of suicide airliner attacks;
western intelligence agencies warn jets could be used in terrorist attacks


Islamist militias in Libya took nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies have issued ominous warning.

Atlanta: CDC director calls for worldwide effort to stop Ebola

NY Times: Affiliate of Al Qaeda confirms capture
of UN peacekeepers in Syria

Putin, defiant toward West, likens Ukraine conflict to WWII

Europe on alert: 7 NATO allies to create new rapid reaction force;
Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, the Netherlands and Canada

Nuclear extortion: Putin reminds world Russia has nukes

Hapless: Texas Gov. Perry pounds Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria

NATO to Russia: "Stop 'illegal' military operations in Ukraine"

UN: Death toll in east Ukraine nearly 2600

Russian troops in Ukraine a 'game-changer'; Ukraine's
President says it draws "Ukraine and entire world into a full-scale war"

Putin's deadly adventurism: Over 100 Russian
soldiers killed in single Ukraine battle

Kiev: Russian Army, in two armoured columns, captures
key Ukrainian town of Novoazovsk on Sea of Azov


Firefighters work to extinguish a fire after shelling by pro-Russian militants on outskirts of the small southern Ukrainian city of Novoazovsk, Donetsk region. August 27, 2014 ~ Alexander Khudoteply AFP/Getty Images

WSJ: Buffett's Berkshire to pay U.S. tax rate on Burger King investment;
pure tax rate comparison misleading as some states have low corp rate


From article comment section: "The real benefit to headquartering in Canada isn't the corporate tax rate, which is actually competitive with the rate Burger King pays in Florida. It's because Canada doesn't practice top-up taxation as the U.S. does -- this means profits earned by subsidiaries outside the U.S. will in the future be taxed only at the rate of the host country. The U.S. deems it proper to add its own taxation to that paid elsewhere. Thus this deal will allow Burger King (and Tim Hortons, which already operates abroad) to grow faster than competitors based in the U.S. Warren Buffett gets it. Will other US corporations?"

They score! Tim Hortons, Burger King agree to merger deal;
New company Canada-based; Tim Hortons shareholders get $$ + stock


The combination of Canada's international coffee/doughnut juggernaut with the growing international presence of Burger King will create world's third largest fast-food company with combined global sales of $23 billion and have 18,000 locations in 98 countries. The new combined company would be based at the current headquarters of Tim Hortons, in Oakville, Ontario, just west of Toronto. Burger King would continue to maintain its global home in Miami.

Losing business: Deep tax cuts opens Northern front for U.S. companies;
and CETA and other international free trade deals make it even better

Michael Den Tandt: ‘Use it or lose it’ — Harper’s Arctic
strategy more than just a political gambit


Canadian Prime Minister Harper gestures towards the ship Martin Bergmann as he stands on a wharf
Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. ~ Adrian Wyld The Canadian Press

updated Bay area quake: 120 injured, broken gas/water mains, buildings;
state of emergency declared as damage being assessed, trailers burn

Napa: M6.0 quake damages buildings, infrastructure;
biggest California quake since 1989


Damage to a building in Napa, California early Sunday, August 24, 2014. Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in California's northern San Francisco Bay area. ~ Lyall Davenport AP Photo

California: Shallow M6.0 quake rocks San Francisco Bay area

Reykjavik: Iceland raises aviation volcano alert to red

The Bárdarbunga volcano lies beneath the 500-metre-thick Vatnajokull icecap, the largest glacier in Europe.

NY Times: Russia invades Ukraine, firing artillery on Ukraine forces

New York: Obama slammed for serial insensitivity and inattentiveness;
his AWOL behaviour seen as 'conduct unbecoming a President'


Lame duck President Obama is seen to put playing golf with buddies before doing his job whether on formal vacation or
when he's supposed to be at the White House. To make matters worse, in a time of world crisis and American sorrow
over the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley and others he's seen non-stop partying.

Monrovia: Liberia seals slum as Ebola claims 1,350 lives

Pakistan: Qadri commands siege of Parliament by ‘Revolution Marchers’

REVOLUTION: 3D printers changing the world, replacing
conventional parts manufacturing; faster/better houses next


"It’s pretty easy to see that you’re going to be able to print a house, and that it’s going to be different and better that what we are making now, the old-fashioned way." 3D systems 'print' objects by laying down thin layers of metal, plastic or ceramic, one atop another, to create a three-dimensional finished product. As the technology improves, larger and faster printers will drive up demand for the raw materials, according to an expert. With key patents for 3D printing technology expiring this year, the machines are expected to become more common in manufacturing industry. ~ NDTV

WSJ: Canada agency cites host of factors for 2013 Quebec rail disaster

Lac-Mégantic report says rail firm audited for safety bureaucracy but not for its effectiveness; recommends key changes for modern train operation

Smoke rises from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec in July 2013. In its final report into the Lac-Mégantic accident, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada called for more thorough audits of safety management systems and said more physical defenses were needed to prevent runaway trains.

Liberia: Ebola fears rise as Monrovia clinic looted;
up to 30 patients flee, as their sheets, belongings stolen

Ottawa: Canada to fly weapons to Kurdish forces battling ISIS

Ukraine President says artillery "quickly destroyed" Russian column

Ukraine demolishes Russian armed convoy says Kiev

Russian armoured vehicles about 40 kilometers (25 miles) away from Ukraine were seen heading toward the border. ~ Bloomberg

Brussels: NATO accuses Moscow of escalating Ukraine conflict

Ukraine: Russian army trucks and armoured
vehicles cross at obscure border crossing

New York: WHO backs use of experimental
Ebola drugs in West African epidemic

New York: When someone runs onto a live race track in a fit of pique
why does anyone believe the driver who hit him is at fault?


This is the moment Tony Stewart's #14 dirt track sprint car hits driver Kevin Ward, Jr. who had exited his crashed #13
(background) and charged down the slippery clay track at Stewart waving his arms while cars circled the track under
the yellow caution flag. ~ screen capture from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQYlWDcMFJo

update: Patient at Brampton, Ontario hospital tests negative
for deadly Ebola virus after trip to Nigeria

New York: WHO declares Ebola an international health emergency

Iraq: U.S. planes start airstrikes on ISIS rebels

U.S. jet fighters hit Islamic State artillery positions in northern Iraq on Friday, the first of
what is expected to be a series of American strikes meant to halt the Sunni extremist
advance on the Kurdish capital of Erbil, the Pentagon said.

Washington: U.S. weighs airstrikes on Iraq, starts aid airdrops

New York: Ebola outbreak death toll tops 930
as WHO emergency meeting convenes at UN

New York: WHO to convene emergency meeting on Ebola

Atlanta: Experimental serum given to U.S. Ebola patients

NY Times: Patients’ Ebola-like symptoms raise concern in NYC

Ohio: Toledo water issues prompt Chicago to re-test lake water supply

NY Times: What you need to know about the Ebola outbreak

Reuters: WHO chief says Ebola out of control but can be stopped

Sierra Leone declares state of emergency as it struggles to contain Ebola

Liberia: Worst recorded Ebola outbreak ever now ‘above the control’
of local government, has claimed at least 700 lives


Social commentator Alfred Sirleaf, comments on current events including the deadly Ebola virus by using a blackboard, as people gather round him to listen in Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. ~ Jonathan Paye-Layleh AP Photo

Africa: Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads;
U.S. Peace Corps leaves three countries

Ebola: Doctors told to prepare for global outbreak after victim on 2 planes

Africa: Airline suspends Sierra Leone, Liberia flights amid Ebola scare

Ukraine: U.S. says evidence shows Russia fired across border

U.S. shows satellite proof of Russians firing across Ukraine border in act of war. ~ Bloomberg

Israel: Web of secret tunnels reveal threat from Gaza

Israeli soldier during organized tour in tunnel used by Palestinians for cross-border attacks. ~ Jack Guez AFP/Getty

Gaza City: Hamas rocket mis-fires and falls into park, killing 10;
but the terrorists blame Israel while blocking media access

MH17: Fierce fighting in Ukraine prevents Dutch forces reaching crash site

BBC: Hamas-declared ceasefire in Gaza bogus as they fire more rockets

Jerusalem: Israel offers truce extension, Hamas rejects it

Jerusalem: Israel agrees to 12-hour Saturday ceasefire;
will keep seeking out tunnels and respond if fired upon

Toronto: Passenger says "wants to bomb Canada" on flight to Panama;
U.S. F-16s escort plane back to Pearson; was upset over price of cigarettes


The flight path of Sunwing flight 772 is shown on Friday, July 25, 2014. Was turned around over West Virginia and
escorted back to Toronto by two F-16s scrambled by NORAD. ~ Flightaware.com

Mali: Wreckage of Air Algerie AH5017 said found in Sahara Desert

Mali: All 116 dead as Air Algerie McDonnell Douglas MD-83 jet crashes

Air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair-owned McDonnell Douglas Air Algerie MD-83 roughly 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 9:55 p.m. ET Wednesday, the official Algerian news agency said. That means that Flight 5017 had been missing for hours before the news was made public. The list of passengers includes 51 French, 27 Burkina Faso nationals, eight Lebanese, six Algerians, five Canadians, four Germans, two Luxemburg nationals, one Swiss, one Belgium, one Egyptian, one Ukrainian, one Nigerian, one Cameroonian and one Malian, Burkina Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedraogo said. The six crew members are Spanish, according to the Spanish pilots' union. ~ FOX News

Thousand Islands: Canada burns one of 1,865 famous islands to kill beetle

Camelot Island in St. Lawrence River on Canada-U.S. border is being burned to kill off pine beetle. The 10.3-hectare Camelot Island is about 12 kilometres upriver from Ivy Lea, with a handful of campsites, sheltered bays and a popular spot for paddlers. As part of the Lake Fleet Group, it is named after a British gunboat that patrolled these waters for enemy Americans during the War of 1812. Neighbouring isles are similarly named: Deathdealer, Bloodletter, Scorpion. ~ Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa: Sleepy fox takes nap on Ottawa city bus, twitter likes it

A cute slumbering fox that was found sound asleep at the back of an Ottawa city bus is becoming a bit of a Twitter
sensation. OC Transpo tweeted on Wednesday that the fox had snuck onto the bus while it was parked at a garage for
regular maintenance. The sleepy stowaway left on its own after its nap. ~ OC Transpo

Taiwan: 47 dead after TransAsia Airways plane crashes during typhoon;
11 injured during emergency landing near runway on island of Penghu

Ukraine: Russia still shipping arms to murderous separatists

MH17: Ukraine pro-Russian rebels finally give up 'black boxes'

MH17: Canada to expedite sanctions against Russia

Ukraine: Photos show weasel rebels sneaking Buk
launchers back into Russia after MH17 shot down

MH17: Vladimir Putin 'must feel pain' of sanctions

On a day of hectic diplomacy after the Flight MH17 disaster, momentum builds for tougher international sanctions on Russia to force Vladimir Putin to cooperate with the West to resolve the Ukraine crisis. ~ AFP/Getty

Tel Aviv: Hamas infiltrates through tunnel and kills two Israeli soldiers

Kiev: Ukraine says Russia helping separatists destroy evidence;
say have removed 38 bodies and are moving plane parts to Russia

Ukraine: Rebels confiscate evidence at MH17 debris sites;
investigators have been hampered by limited access

Washington: Obama condemns Russia over MH17
downing, gunmen hamper inquiry

Canberra: Australian PM lambastes Russia over response to downed plane

The Hague: Downed MH17 jet claimed victims from 11 countries

Ukraine: Outcry grows as world mourns downed MH17

Ukraine: Smoking Gun: intercepted phone calls between rebel
and Russian military intelligence prove guilt and link

Washington: Obama causes outrage with joke-filled speech after MH17
downing; termed it 'tragedy' rather than criminal act

Amsterdam: One Canadian among dead on MH17; 154 were Dutch,
27 Australians, 23 Malaysians, 11 Indonesians, six from UK, four
each from Germany and Belgium, and three from the Philippines


People inspect the crash site of Malaysian Airlines MH17 near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine,
Thursday, July 17, 2014. ~ Dmitry Lovetsky AP

New York: UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

Ukraine: Rebels in denial, but they stole Buk SAM launchers from Ukraine
and have used them this week to shoot down several aircraft;
today they trumpeted a plane kill at same location as MH17 debris

BBC: LIVE updates on shooting down of MH17 over Ukraine

WSJ: Sophisticated surface-to-air system
needed to shoot down high-flying jets

Ukraine: 298 die as Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 FLT MH17
shot down by pro-Russians with missile fired from Buk launcher


Flight MH17 was travelling at 33,000 feet from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was downed
over Ukraine, according to the Interfax News Agency. A Malaysia Airlines official has confirmed
the plane has crashed and they are due to make a statement shortly. ~ AP

Washington Post editorial board: Hamas is playing
a dangerous game with Gazan lives

Ottawa: Canada condemns Hamas rejection of ceasefire with Israel

Jerusalem: Israel, Palestine battle as Gaza ceasefire collapses

WSJ: Key to detecting Alzheimer's early could be in the eye;
retina is like a "piece of brain outside the brain" says researcher

Jerusalem: Israel approves Egyptian-proposed
Gaza truce but Hamas suspicious

WSJ: Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel and Hamas

Jerusalem: Israel shoots down drone as more rockets fired from Lebanon

Gaza: Hamas publishes photo of a drone it says it built

Hamas’s military wing published a photograph that it says shows one of its drones. The image gives no direct indication of how big the aircraft is, what its capabilities are, where it came from or where or when the photo was taken. According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, the Iranian-made Ababil-1 is nine and a half feet long, with a range of about 150 miles, and is able to carry up to 88 pounds of payload, such as explosives or camera equipment.

Wind hoodwinking: Ontario wind opponents saving taxpayers $$billions

The mess that Ontario Liberals have created for Ontario power consumers.

Japan: M6.8 quake hits Japan near Fukushima, triggering small tsunami

Jerusalem: Israel struck with rocket fire from Lebanon, Gaza

Jerusalem: More Hamas rockets hit Israel;
ground/naval/air retaliation strikes hit Gaza

Kiev: Ukrainian troops repel militant attack on Donetsk airport

Ontario: Grey County formally asks province to lower
hydro rates; groundswell building over exorbitant increases


Grey County council is urging Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to do something as quickly as possible to bring hydro rates down to a “reasonable level.” — “We’re going to lose businesses in the county and in the rest of Ontario if we don’t get the costs down for hydro,” Owen Sound/Grey County Coun. Arlene Wright said during Tuesday’s county council meeting. — Wright moved the motion, which also “strongly urges” Wynne to find out the reasons behind the escalating costs.

Saskatchewan: Tornado in weekend wedding photos stirs storm

Pro photographer Colleen Niska was snapping photos of a newly married couple on Saturday when a tornado formed behind the posing love birds. She decided to keep snapping, and the resulting images have gone viral. ~ Colleen Niska

Mexico: M7.1 quake kills at least two in Guatemala; depth 92.2 km

updated: Post-tropical: Arthur leaves 200K Maritimers without power

Arthur: New York airports cancel 385 flights with thousands more delayed

Batten down hatches for weekend: Arthur to hit
Nova Scotia with damaging winds, flooding


While Arthur will undergo transformation and weaken over the cold waters of the North Atlantic, it will still
be a large storm with a strong circulation. ~ Accuweather.com

Ruining July 4th: Arthur strengthens to hurricane

U.S. First hurricane in two years may disrupt July 4th celebrations

Arthur seen to graze U.S. East Coast before slamming Nova Scotia on weekend. ~ Accuweather.com

Mark Steyn: Happy Dominion Day!

An early Canadian Red Ensign with the shield showing Canada's four founding provinces - Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Canada Day: Nation's Capital has big program planned for radio/TV;
Parliament Hill festivities include concerts, Snowbirds, CF-18 fly-bys


Canadians are celebrating the country's 147th birthday on July 1st. ~ Chris Wattie REUTERS

Canada Day: Crowds ready in Ottawa for a scorching, fun celebration

Shown here left to right are Natalia Rivera, Fang Pongpap and Francisco Antonelli
who are excited to be in Ottawa for the first time for Canada Day on Tuesday,
July 1, 2014. ~ Danielle Bell Ottawa Sun/QMI AGENCY

ISIS becomes IS: Alarm, ridicule for declaration of Islamic State

Ukraine meddling: Europe puts sanctions ultimatum on Putin

ISIS: Weapons windfall may alter balance in Iraq, Syria conflicts

Obama crisis: ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate in Syria/Iraq lands held

ISIS, the al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and huge tracks of neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state on Sunday, June 29, in the territory under its control. ~ Associated Press

ISIS crisis: Obama Administration deepens U.S. role in Syria and Iraq;
major change in direction an admission of foreign policy failures?

ISIS crisis: Militants 'take full control' of Iraq's largest oil refinery

Telegraph: The scandal of fiddled global warming data; NOAA
has been fraudulently “adjusting” its record by replacing real
temperatures with data “fabricated” by computer models

Alaska: M8.0 quake hits off Aleutian Islands; "rings Earth like bell"

ISIS crisis: Kerry pledges 'intense' U.S. support for Iraq against militants

Cairo: Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt, West condemns

Elliott Abrams: Barack Obama—The man who broke the Middle East

Barack Obama: Made many promises, betrayed all of them. Middle East in flames. ~ Getty

ISIS axis: Shifting power in the Middle East?

The players: The leaders, population and religions of Isis, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian territories,
Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq. ~ Irish Times

Montreal: Police capture 3 inmates who escaped in helicopter jailbreak

ISIS crisis: Militants seize Iraq border post, kill 30 troops

ISIS crisis: Obama: U.S. is ready to take 'targeted military action'
"if and when the situation on the ground requires it"

updated ~ No arrest made: Air Canada Toronto-to-Brazil
flight turned back on security breach; but "no criminality involved"

Icon: Creator of Cadillac Ranch, made famous by Springsteen song, dies

Cadillac Ranch, American roadside attraction just west of Amarillo, Texas, was created in 1974 by
Stanley Marsh III. Eccentric businessman-turned-artist died Tuesday. ~ Robyn Beck AFP/Getty

Pilger: Rare dual killer tornadoes slam tiny rural Nebraska town

Framegrab taken from video provided by StormChasingVideo.com shows two tornados approaching
Pilger, Nebraska, Monday June 16, 2014. ~ AP

ISIS crisis: UN says ‘cold-blooded executions’ carried out in Iraq

ISIS crisis: U.S. sends troops to Baghdad

North Waziristan: Pakistan jets strike insurgents in full-scale offensive

ISIS crisis: U.S. considers air strikes, action with Iran to halt Iraq rebels

ISIS crisis: Militants say they have executed hundreds of Iraqi soldiers

Iraq: Hundreds of volunteers answer plea by Iraqi cleric
to join fight against ISIS jihadists as army soldiers desert


Iraqi men board military trucks to join the army at the main recruiting center in Baghdad. ~ AP

Luhansk: 49 killed as Ukrainian transport plane shot down by rebels

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands guard at the site of the crash of the Il-76 Ukrainian army transport plane in Luhansk June 14, 2014. Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army transport plane with an anti-aircraft missile as it came in to land early on Saturday in the eastern city of Luhansk, killing all 49 military personnel on board. ~ Reuters

Ontario Election 2014: How Liberals pulled off majority win despite
years of scandal—bald lies to a gullible, pre-bought electorate


Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne acknowledges supporters at the Liberal's election night
headquarters in Toronto Thursday. ~ Darren Calabrese The Canadian Press

Liberal staffers mock loss of a billion dollars in cancelling gas plants

Liberal staffers on hand for a rally mocked the display of what a billion dollars looks like, used by concerned citizens to illustrate the colossal waste of the Liberal governments of Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne. It was the Liberal campaign chiefs' worst nightmare, along with OPSEU leader Warren 'Smokey' Thomas coming out and bluntly saying Kathleen Wynne was lying, as he cited a Bloomberg article that Liberal cuts were coming.

Ontario Election 2014: John Ivison: Hudak’s calm and steady campaign could ultimately be what makes the difference

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak (left) stands with local candidate Larry Scott at a campaign rally in Oakville, Ont. on Tuesday June 10, 2014, as he continues his election campaign. ~ Chris Young The Canadian Press

Ottawa: Australia PM Tony Abbot says he hopes to get a few tips from
Stephen Harper on financial management when they meet today

Vancouver: Canadian couple detained in China ‘frustrated and confused,’ son says

Edmonton: Ex-Premier Alison Redford resigns as MLA

Nova Scotia: 2 passenger jets diverted to Halifax airport after emergencies on board; United and Air Canada flights

Ottawa: Canada, EU eye 2016 for full implementation of CETA trade agreement; deal will make Canada the world's only major economy with preferential access to the world's two largest economies, the EU and the U.S.

Ottawa: Canadian Chamber of Commerce welcomes news Canada and European Union have now completed final text of Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

updated Niagara-on-the-Lake: 14-year-old sets record as youngest to swim across Lake Ontario

Regina: Apparent discrepancy between First Nation chiefs’ salaries

Paula Simons: First Nation chiefs’ salaries so high, they shocked another aboriginal leader

Vancouver: First Nation band of 85 members says it ‘knew nothing’ about chief's ‘disconcerting’ $914K tax-free income

London: Wind turbines could be blocking field of vision for weather radar in Southwestern Ontario; when warning minutes matter

Ottawa: Disclosure of Canadian First Nations salaries raises eyebrows; Chief of community of 200 natives earns $129,398

Ottawa: Canada to impose more sanctions on Russia in addition to those announced last week

Beijing: Baird raises cyberattack with Chinese Minister

Terence Corcoran: Charities that don’t flout rules have nothing to fear from CRA audit

Ottawa: Delegation of Canadian Conservative and Liberal MPs head to Israel

Toronto: Man charged after online post urged people to throw food at Mayor Ford in return for free beer

2012 tragedy: Ex-engineer loses bid to keep parts of Elliot Lake mall collapse report secret

Montreal: Mayor says union must pay overtime costs after 100 police call in sick to protest pension changes

George Jonas: The moral illiteracy of Israel’s critics

Air Algerie: Gatineau resident believes wife and 2 sons also on doomed flight

Air Algerie: Five Canadians, including father and his children, on board plane that crashes in Mali

Michael Den Tandt: In debate over Israel’s war with Hamas, Baird has facts on his side

John Ivison: Tom Mulcair brings NDP a new maturity over Israel

Alberta: TransCanada’s 'Northern Courier' pipeline approved

Forum Research poll: Chow, Ford and Tory now tied for lead in Toronto mayoral race

Margaret Wente: Why Australia’s carbon tax bombed

Jane Wilson: Bill Ackman: have we got a deal for you...

Granatstein and Kaplan: Harper saw through Putin from the start

Toronto: Mayor Ford opposes bargain basement sale of four subway tunnelling machines when more tunnels await

Toronto: Air Canada and other airlines cancel flights to Tel Aviv after FAA warning

Ottawa: Gang of Ancaster human traffickers named, deported to Hungary

James Garner: Maverick, Rockford, movie star, dead at 86

Time for change: Toronto's $600,000 washrooms? Something smells

Ottawa: Foreign Minister Baird calls for "credible and unimpeded" investigation into downed MH17

Lorrie Goldstein: Kathleen Wynne's shell games

BC: West Kelowna wildfire grows to 400 hectares; evacuation order in effect for 2,500 residents

Crux of the Matter: Andrew Mitrovica’s ad hominem attack on Rex Murphy’s views re: climate alarmism

Ottawa: Mike Duffy faces 31 charges laid by RCMP; four categories, including fraud and breach of trust

Whitehorse: M6.0 earthquake near Yukon-Alaska border

London: Another former Liberal Cabinet Minister convicted of fraud; but ex-MP and ex-Mayor Joe Fontana gets no jail time for stealing public money

Queen's Park guessing game: Which Liberal cronies will profit most from Ontario Government asset sales? Shades of ORNGE

Martin Regg Cohn: Ontario’s big bad budget news gets bigger, badder; with spring budget reincarnated as a summer spending plan, storm clouds loom over the Liberal government’s debt horizon

Toronto: Ontario budget threatens youth employment

Toronto: Study finds Ontario budget will drive jobs, consumers and dollars out of the province

Toronto: Airlines to fight 'unbelievably punitive' Ontario fuel tax; will cost airport jobs

Ontario Liberal legacy: Ontario is number ONE! In high auto insurance rates and electricity bills, that is

Toronto: Balancing Ontario's budget will mean tax hikes or job cuts

Ottawa: PM Harper urges world leaders to side with Israel against terrorists next door

Paul Wells: Maybe Harper has slain the separatists

Toronto: Ontario loses 34,000 jobs, raises national unemployment to 7.1%; rest of country gained 24,000 jobs; foolish Ontario voters reaping what Liberals sowed

Ontario: FinMin Sousa says province holding panic garage sale to pay for decade of Liberal over-spending; will sell off or 'sweat' profits from Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation, LCBO, GM shares and Toronto property sales, all moves the Liberals opposed in the past

Ottawa: Conservatives gain 3% in latest national poll, cut Liberal lead in half

Ontario: Energy multinational headed by former Liberal Party President Mike Crawley appealing Transport Canada order to remove illegal 410-foot wind turbines placed too close to Chatham airport

Bill Tufts: Quebec cannot afford its public sector pension plans

Andrew Coyne: Soak the rich! Abolish the corporate income tax

Toronto Mayor race: John Tory ahead in mayoral race: Nanos poll

Ottawa: Army suicide stats tell a different story; half didn't serve in Afghanistan

Kelly McParland: Joe Oliver channels Jim Flaherty in telling Ontario to quit whining and solve its own budget problems

Toronto: Liberal Throne Speech details left-leaning agenda for Ontario

Toronto: Wynne Liberals remain in denial over their debt monster that's consuming Ontario

Toronto: As predicted during election, Ontario debt rating outlook cut to negative by Moody’s

Toronto: Canadian dollar hits 7-month high amid strong U.S., Chinese manufacturing data

Ontario: Hudak steps down, Jim Wilson takes over as PC interim leader

Gilles Duceppe: Former Bloc leader says Canada is 'a great country'

West floods: Trans-Canada Highway re-opens, Manitoba, Saskatchewan weather forecast improves for Canada Day

Federal by-elections: Conservatives hold on to two in Alberta, Liberals take Chow's former seat, keep former Karygiannis riding

Edmonton: Alberta turns forecasted $1.97B deficit into surplus

West floods: States of local emergency remain in 24 Manitoba communities and some in Saskatchewan

Toronto: Canadian dollar falls amid lower than expected GDP data, commodities mixed

Moosomin: ‘Our town looks like a lake’: Saskatchewan communities under state of emergency after torrential rain

Mike Filey: A sightseeing tour of Toronto's historic Confederation-era past

Ipsos poll: Canadians proud of their history (but they don't know it well)

Alberta PC leadership: Prentice holds solid lead in race: Leger poll

Ottawa: Elizabeth Dowdeswell named Ontario's new Lieutenant-Governor

British Columbia: Landmark land title ruling: What it means and what comes next

British Columbia: Tsilhqot'in First Nation granted B.C. title claim in Supreme Court ruling

Ontario: Wynne extends balance budget deadline by year, keeps jokers in deck as cabinet shuffled & expanded

Ontario: Major demotion for spendthrift Sousa as Finance Minister loses authority over spending and pension plan as cabinet bloats; how many govt jobs will Wynne chop?

Rex Murphy: In Justin Trudeau’s world, Christians need not apply