Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will speak about a deadly attack in Canada's capital city on Wednesday. A soldier was shot and killed at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, and dozens of shots were fired inside the nearby Parliament building, where members of the legislature barricaded themselves in rooms to escape the violence, authorities and witnesses said. A gunman who was shot and killed by security forces has been identified by a U.S. official as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32. Canadian media, quoting an aunt, identified the victim as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Hours later, downtown Ottawa remains on lockdown and the motive behind the attack is not clear. President Obama called the attacks "outrageous" in a phone call with Harper. The attack comes two days after a man ran down two Canadian soldiers
in his car in Montreal in what authorities called an apparent terrorist attack.
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Dallas nurse Amber Vinson no longer has Ebola, her family said Wednesday, one week after she was hospitalized at an Atlanta hospital with the potentially deadly virus.
"We are overjoyed to announce that, as of yesterday evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body," the family said in a statement.
Vinson will be transferred out of isolation at Emory University Hospital, and is still being treated in the serious communicable diseases unit, the family said.
A substitute teacher in D.C. accused of having sex with a student on her first day at the school pleaded not guilty. Symone Greene, 22, was working at Options Public Charter School in Northeast D.C. on Friday when she first met the victim, a 17-year-old football player, according to court documents. Toward the end of the school's pep rally that day, the teen went to Greene's classroom, where she allegedly performed oral sex behind the teacher's desk. The victim recorded the sex act and later shared the video with his teammates and a childhood friend.
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A second round of murder charges were filed Wednesday against a registered sex offender suspected in the deaths of at least seven women whose bodies were found over the last weekend. Darren Deon Vann, 43, was charged in the death of Anith Jones, a 35-year-old Merrillville resident whose body was found late Saturday night. Her family had reported her missing on Oct. 8.
A state investigator said more than 1300 explicit photos were on the doctor's work cellphone, court documents show.
The NBC News freelancer who contracted Ebola in Liberia and was declared virus-free on Tuesday will be in an interview on NBC Nightly News at 6:30 p.m. ET. In the exclusive interview, Ashoka Mukpo said he's still feeling the effects of his battle with the deadly virus, but that he doesn't regret his decision to work in West Africa. "I'm just fortunate to be alive," Mukpo said. "Every breath I take, every step I take, is just a reminder of how valuable and precious life is.” Check back here for the full Kate Snow interview.
Reporter from Canada’s The Globe and Mail was on the scene as shots were fired inside the parliament building in Ottawa.
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Nursing students at Texas Christian University follow the Ebola developments with a unique perspective after the disease sickens one of their own.
Starbucks is introducing a new "holiday handcrafted beverage" for the first time in five years, Today.com reported. The Chestnut Praline Latte is made of caramelized chestnut flavor and other spices, along with spiced praline bits and whipped cream. It has already hit select stores and will be released nationwide on Nov. 12, joining other regular holiday offerings like the Peppermint Mocha and Gingerbread Latte.
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Weapons meant for Kurdish fighters that were airdropped by the U.S. over Syria this week landed instead in the hands of ISIS militants, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday, NBC News reported. A second delivery that went astray was purposely destroyed by U.S. combat aircraft as a precautionary measure, spokesman Col. Steve Warren said. He added that the supplies were not enough to give ISIS any advantage in the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobani. The disclosure came after a newly-released ISIS video purportedly showing a militant going through the supplies.
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One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 6 pounds, the so-called "Butte Nugget'' is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000.
More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades at the University of North Carolina, The Associated Press reported.
A report released Wednesday by former high-ranking U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein found more far-reaching academic fraud than previous investigations by the school and the NCAA. At least nine university employees were fired or have had disciplinary procedures started against them in light of the report, the school's chancellor said.
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Police say a Clearwater, Florida, woman set her boyfriend on fire during an argument after a night of drinking. According to police, 33-year-old Melissa Dawn Sellers doused Carlos Ortiz Jr. with nail polish remover early Wednesday and then ignited him with either a lighter or burnt cigarette. The 42-year-old Ortiz was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition.
The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States
immediately sparked concerns about who may have been exposed, and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread. Ebola can only be transmitted by infected people who show symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. If an exposed person does not develop symptoms within 21 days of exposure, the person will not become sick with Ebola, according to the CDC. Click to read more information about the spread of Ebola.