Police in New York said a man who attacked a group of patrol officers with a hatchet has been shot and killed. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire. One officer was treated for a serious head wound. The incident happened today in a busy commercial district in Queens.
The father of a Maryland man who's the latest person to climb over the White House fence said his son had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion. The 23-year-old man has been charged with two federal offenses. A preliminary hearing and detention hearing have been scheduled for Monday.
Police said three people were killed and two injured by a collision between an airplane and helicopter in Maryland. It happened near the Frederick Municipal Airport. That's in suburban Washington. The cause is being investigated.
Members of Congress said they will try to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits. They are planning legislation in response to an Associated Press investigation that found that millions of dollars have been paid to former Nazis who were forced out of the United States.
The price of oil is up sharply on reports of lower production in Saudi Arabia and signs of strength in the U.S. economy. Benchmark U.S. crude climbed $1.57 to close at $82.09 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries, rose $2.12 to close at $86.83 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.
Canadians today have been mourning the army reservist who was killed in yesterday's attack on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Friends are remembering Corporal Nathan Cirillo as a devoted father who was so ready to make people smile that he was once known as a class clown. Flags are flying at half-staff to honor Cirillo, a 24-year-old reservist from Hamiltton, Ontario. He was shot dead as he stood before the country's Tomb of the Union soldier.
Stocks are soaring in afternoon trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average has been up more than 300 points. Caterpillar and 3M are leading the gains among industrial stocks, which are up significantly more than the rest of the market. Caterpillar rose 5 percent and 3M rose 6 percent after each company reported earnings that impressed investors.
Attorneys for suburban St. Louis police officer Darren Wilson say they're not the ones who leaked information related to investigations into the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. A newspaper this week published a leaked copy of a county autopsy and toxicology report. Other leaks to the media have cited unnamed sources as saying Wilson told investigators he felt threatened by Brown.
The White House says options are being considered to enhance security at the White House, including more personnel and technology, and more physical impediments to keep people from getting in. Spokesman Josh Earnest is praising the response of agents to last night's incident, saying it "underscores the professionalism of the Secret Service."
Retail gasoline prices across Texas are still falling. The auto club says the average unleaded price at the pump this week is $2.89, a drop of 10 cents from a week ago. Drivers in Dallas-Fort Worth are paying the least while those in Corpus Christi pay the most.
Texas Health Commissioner David Lakey says most hospitals can't handle Ebola patients and infected people should instead be treated at specialized care centers. That's a dramatic break with past federal assertions that nearly any American hospital can cope with the virus. Lakey spoke in Austin at the first public hearing of a 17-member infectious disease task force.
Jim Thorpe's remains will stay in the Pennsylvania town named after him. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has thrown out a ruling that would have allowed the athlete's remains to be moved to American Indian land in Oklahoma where he was born. The football, baseball and track star won the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics. He died in 1953 and his remains were placed in a mausoleum in the town called Jim Thorpe.
A car crashed into the Edinburg Teacher’s Credit Union at University Drive and 3rd Avenue in Edinburg. One person was injured.
Pope Francis is condemning the practice of extraordinary renditions used by the CIA after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The pope calls it "abuse" for countries to allow suspects to be kidnapped from their territory and transferred to torture centers. In a speech to the International Association of Penal Law today, Francis also denounced the use of preventive detention as a "hidden, illegal punishment" and called life prison terms "hidden death sentences."
Two senators say they will introduce legislation to stop Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits. The proposal by Democrats Chuck Schumer of New York and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania would deny federal benefits to people who participated in Nazi persecutions during World War II. The announcement comes after The Associated Press found that dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the U.S.
An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island. Ashoka Mukpo contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets. He was released from the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit yesterday and flew back to Rhode Island by private charter last night with his father and girlfriend.
Activists say U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people -- mainly Islamic militants -- since they began last month. The report comes as fighting flares in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. It's been the target of a massive offensive by the militants since the middle of last month.
An already upbeat mood on Wall Street today may be getting even brighter. A measurement designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after showing no gain in August. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators rose eight-tenths of a point. Stocks have been higher since the opening bell, with the Dow gaining more than 200 points in morning trading. Investors were encouraged by positive earnings reports from GM, Caterpillar and other companies.
The hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus says its revenue and patient rolls have plummeted. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in financial statements yesterday that its revenue fell 25 percent in the first 20 days of October, shortly after Thomas Duncan was admitted with Ebola. The hospital says emergency room visits have fallen more than 50 percent.
The Treasury Department says Islamic State militants are earning about $1 million a day just from black market oil sales. The official who leads the department's effort to undermine the group's financial strength says the militants have also taken in at least $20 million in ransom payments this year from kidnappings. He says the group gets several million dollars a month from wealthy donors, and from extortion rackets and other criminal activities, such as robbing banks.
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