The Brief

The National War Memorial is surrounded by police officers in Ottawa, Canada on Oct. 22, 2014 after a gunman opened fire killing a soldier before entering Parliament Hill and firing several shots in the building. Police shot dead the gunman and said an investigation was underway.
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Victim in Ottawa Shooting ID'd

A member of the Canadian Forces, identified by family members as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was killed during an armed attack on Canada's capital city. Police Wednesday evening also released the identity of the suspected shooter

Former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaves federal court in Washington on June 11, 2014.

Blackwater Guards Guilty

Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad

Google Launches App for Email Management

Google launched a new email app called "Inbox" Wednesday that strips essential information from your incoming messages, displaying it in a stream similar to a social media newsfeed, with only the essential bits such as flight times, event invitations and attached photos

Inside the Science-Free World of Pot for Kids

Without more research, the parents of millions of epileptic children are forced to go it alone. Many are betting on a pot-based oil that they say has a remarkable affect on curbing seizures. Go inside the quasi-legal, science-free world of medical marijuana for children

The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on Aug. 25, 2014 in St. Louis.

Michael Brown Had Close-Range Hand Wound

Two experts said the autopsy of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown supports the claim that he struggled with the police officer who shot him. Brown also had shot wounds to the forehead, two shots to the chest and a shot to the upper right arm

A staff measures the temperature as medical staff demonstrates preventative measures against Ebola disease at the Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague on Oct. 21, 2014.

Travelers From Ebola-Hit Countries to Be Monitored

All travelers entering from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone will be actively monitored for Ebola-like symptoms by state and local health officials for 21 days upon landing in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday

Renee Zellweger arrives at ELLE's 21st annual Women In Hollywood Awards at the Four Season Hotel on Oct. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Renée Zellweger: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'

The award-winning actress has addressed what critics say are different facial features after her appearance at an event in Beverly Hills on Monday, telling People, "I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows"

World Series Giants Royals Baseball

Giants Beat Royals in World Series Opener

The San Francisco Giants thrashed the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the 2014 World Series played at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium, stealing a 7-1 win and disappointing Royals fans who have waited 29 years to see their team in the championship

Jeffrey Fowle

North Korean Detainee Jeffrey Fowle Returns to Ohio

The American released from North Korean custody on Tuesday, about a half-year after he was detained after he left a Bible at a nightclub, returned to his family in Ohio on Wednesday. Two Americans who have been convicted of crimes in North Korea are still held

Senate New Hampshire Debate

Shaheen Admits to Headwinds in New Hampshire Debate

Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen frankly discussed what could bring her down in two weeks on Election Day. Shaheen spoke of Republican candidates capitalizing on an environment that’s unfavorable to Democrats

American Musician Kenny G Performs In Hong Kong

Kenny G Irks Beijing With Visit to Hong Kong Protest Site

The famous saxophonist is striking all the wrong notes in the city, China said Wednesday. Officials reiterated their calls for foreigners to keep out of China's affairs after Kenny G tweeted that he was at the main protest site of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement