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Soldier, gunman dead after shooting at Canadian Parliament

Soldier, gunman dead after shooting at Canadian Parliament

A Canadian soldier was shot and at least one gunman is confirmed dead after a shooting at the Parliament Building in Ottawa. 

The attack began when the soldier was shot and killed while guarding a nearby war memorial. Witnesses said the gunman had long hair and his face covered.

Officials reported that the gunman was shot dead by Parliament Sergeant At Arms Kevin Vickers and police fanned out to figure out how many more shooters might be part of the attack.

"Next Glass" app hopes to analyze 40,000 beers

"Next Glass" app hopes to analyze 40,000 beers »Play Video
The makers of a new app are trying to map the beer genome, so to speak. In the world of craft beers, the app developers want to find out -- empirically -- what makes a beer different from other beers. Matt Markovich reports the goal is to give people a better idea of what they should pour into their "Next Glass."

'These airbags are defective': Is your car on the list?

'These airbags are defective': Is your car on the list? »Play Video

A safety device meant to save lives could be endangering them in certain cars.

"These airbags are defective," said David Friendman with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "and anyone who has any of these vehicles is at risk in a crash."

Chef claims he was fired over long hair

Chef claims he was fired over long hair »Play Video
A luxury hotel is accused of being the fashion police in a federal lawsuit over hair! CBS2s Carolyn Gusoff shows us the offending hairdo from long beach.

Child with cancer gets World Series tickets

Child with cancer gets World Series tickets »Play Video
As if this year couldn't get any better for fans of the Kansas City Royals, a young fan has been given a special gift. The boy has spent most of the baseball season fighting cancer. Syed Shabbir reports the boy's neighbor started raising money to give him a trip to the World Series.

'Breaking Bad' action figures: Do toy meth labs belong on store shelves?

'Breaking Bad' action figures: Do toy meth labs belong on store shelves?
"Children are so impressionable," said Sean Hannon, father of 3. "When they see these things, these bad things glorified, and in such a regular way, it sticks in their mind such longer term."

Toys-R-Us sells a "Breaking Bad" Walter White action figure, complete with a gymbag full of toy cash - and toy crystal meth.

Toys-R-Us says the toys are not intended for children.

A mom in Florida is gathering signatures on a petition to ask the store to remove the dolls from inventory.

Meet 19 suspected Northwest sex offenders

Meet 19 suspected Northwest sex offenders
Agapito Ajeto Jr., aka Sergio aka Pete aka Junior, has been wanted by the Washington State Department of Corrections since August 2014 on suspicion of rape of a child, child molestation and failing to register as a sex offender in King County.

These 19 men are the newest additions to the Washington State Department of Corrections' list of wanted sex offenders.

Police: Remains found outside Charlottesville could belong to missing UVA student

Police: Remains found outside Charlottesville could belong to missing UVA student

Authorities in Charlottesville, Virginia are still waiting for confirmation on whether the human remains found Saturday belong to Hannah Graham, the University of Virginia student who disappeared five weeks ago.

Police continued to search the rural area a dozen miles outside Charlottesville where they made the disturbing discovery.

Texas hospital apologizes for incorrectly diagnosing Ebola patient in September

Texas hospital apologizes for incorrectly diagnosing Ebola patient in September

The chief executive in charge of the Texas Presbyterian Hospital, where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan's symptoms were incorrectly diagnosed, issued a public apology.

A full-page ad appeared in the Sunday editions of the Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspapers. In the letter, c-e-o Barclay Berdan said Texas Presbyterian "made mistakes in handling this very difficult challenge."

Ebola: Scare at Pentagon; quarantine on a boat; Obama names czar

Ebola: Scare at Pentagon; quarantine on a boat; Obama names czar »Play Video

The ebola scare at the Pentagon on Friday came after a woman who'd been on a bus vomited then said she'd been in West Africa.

Meanwhile in the Caribbean, a Dallas health worker was still quarantined in her room aboard a Carnival cruise ship after admitting she handled an ebola specimen before setting sail.

 

The first 3-D printed rocket powered plane

The first 3-D printed rocket powered plane »Play Video
A web site's readers want to see just how high they can fly a model airplane. So they've built one using a 3-D printer and crowdfunding, and they're planning to launch it, with a toy pilot, from the New Mexico. CNN's Jim Boulden got a look at the plane.

Artist uses National Mall as his personal canvas

Artist uses National Mall as his personal canvas »Play Video
if you visit the National Mall in Washington this month, you may notice a very special piece of art on display, but the size and location of this unique canvas may surprise you. Polo Sandoval has the story.