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12:03 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

2 Dead in Shooting Attack at Canada's Parliament

By Jeremy Hainsworth and Rob Gillies, The Associated Press

OTTAWA, Ontario - A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others.

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World
10:36 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Police: Soldier Shot in Ottawa, Gunfire Reported in Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario - Police say a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman.

Ottawa police confirmed they had a call at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday with a report of shots fired, and witnesses reported seeing a gunman running toward Parliament Hill, which is under lockdown. Others on the Hill told Canadian Press they heard shots being fired in several different corridors.

The top spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Harper was safe and had left Parliament Hill.

World
10:30 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Sens. King, Kaine Visit Qatar Before Coming Home

AUGUSTA, Maine - Sens. Angus King and Tim Kaine are back in Washington after wrapping up a nine-day swing through the Middle East and south-central Asia with a visit to Qatar.

The senators met Tuesday with Qatar's prime minister and visited an air base that functions as the nerve center for the air campaign in Afghanistan and against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

At the base, the independent from Maine and Democrat from Virginia received a briefing from the deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

ISIS battle
5:25 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

More Questions than Answers at USM "Teach-In" on Iraq and Syria

People spill onto a stairway at a packed forum at USM on the ISIS situation in Iraq and Syria.
Credit Tom Porter / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - More than 100 Portland area community members and students packed a hall at the University of Southern Maine to discuss the grave situation in Iraq and Syria, and talk about the U.S. response. The so-called "teach-in" titled "Shifting Alliances: Isis in Iraq and Syria," featured four Maine-based experts on the region, who were on hand to answer questions from the crowd.

 

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India trip
7:15 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Maine Sen. Angus King Traveling to India Next Week

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Sen. Angus King will travel to India next week along with Democratic Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.

King and Kaine will leave for the country on Monday and meet with senior Indian defense and foreign affairs officials as well as members of Parliament and others. They're scheduled to return the following Saturday.

They will visit New Delhi and Mumbai, where they will meet with Indian and American business leaders as well as honor the victims of the country's 2008 terror attacks.

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