• Follow me on:

Stories from the CNN Wire Service.

™ & © 2013 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Recent Articles
  • 141022190335-nathan-cirillo-twitter-pic-tablet-large

    Canadian shooting victim remembered for big smile, big heart

    (CNN) — Nathan Cirillo was the strong, smiling type. The Canadian army reservist could look the part of intimidating soldier, the way that his abundant muscles filled out his uniform. But his Instagram and Facebook page and recollections shared online suggest Cirillo was a person at ease snuggling with a dog, enjoying music or joking with friends. “His smile will live in our hearts forever,” wrote one woman who’d go over to Cirillo’s house growing up. “I am proud to […]

  • There were "numerous gunmen" Wednesday morning at the Canada War Memorial shooting, said Marc Soucy of the Ottawa Police Service.

    ‘Terrorist’ murdered soldier ‘in cold blood,’ Canada’s Prime Minister says

    (CNN) — First a soldier guarding a hallowed war memorial was gunned down in Canada’s capital. Then shots erupted in the halls of the country’s Parliament minutes later. The two shootings in Ottawa Wednesday left lawmakers barricaded inside offices and parts of the city on lockdown for hours as police searched for suspects. Ottawa Police lifted the lockdown Wednesday night and said there was no longer a danger to the public. But many questions remain about the shootings: Who was […]

  • Colin Lambert

    “All I could see was his feet:” Toddler crawls his way into toy vending machine

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. (CNN) — At 18 months old, Colin Lambert is like most kids his age. He’s a rough and tumble kid who enjoys out-flanking his parents. And that’s exactly what he did earlier this week — when he got himself stuff in a toy vending machine. Colin’s grandmother was watching him — and looked away for a moment while at the laudromat. “I got a text message, looked down, flicked it, looked down and didn’t hear the bang. And […]

  • jumper

    “Dog got him:” White House fence jumper quickly detained by Secret Service

    (CNN) — A man jumped over the White House fence on Wednesday night, but this time, the man barely made it onto the lawn before being taken down by a K-9 and quickly detained by Secret Service agents. “Dog got him,” a Secret Service spokesman said. The Secret Service says the man in Wednesday’s incident climbed the Pennsylvania Avenue fence at about 7:16 p.m. and was immediately apprehended by uniformed agents and K-9 teams. Video of the incident recorded by […]

  • Untitled-4

    AMAZING VIDEO: Delivery man becomes reluctant hero after dramatic fire rescue

    FRESNO, California (CNN) — It is sheer panic in the woman’s voice on the cell phone video as the flames shot out of the windows of the wood frame home: “There’s a man in there!” The next sound on the video is a loud explosion, likely the propane tank of a barbeque grill. “We gotta get the dad,” screams the woman. The explosion forced two men who were trying to reach the trapped man away from the home. Seconds later, […]

  • Ebola virus

    CDC: Travelers to U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations face new requirements

    (CNN) — All travelers coming from Ebola-stricken Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone into the United States will be required to monitor their temperatures for 21 days and keep an eye on possible Ebola symptoms, starting on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. After being screened in the country they are departing and being screened when they arrive in the United States, those travelers also will be required to report daily health information to state and local […]

  • Disney announced it's making another movie with a notable female protagonist. This one, "Moana," is about a girl from Oceania who goes in search of adventure. She's the latest in a long line of princesses and strong women from the studio.

    Moms & dads, take note: Disney to introduce new heroine, ‘Moana’

    (CNN) — Get ready for another addition to the line of Disney heroines: Moana, an ocean adventurer. “Moana,” a film about a teenage girl in “ancient Oceania,” according to the plot description, is scheduled to make its debut in late 2016. Moana, who is described as a “born navigator,” sets out on a voyage to seek a mysterious island. Her primary companion is Maui, a demigod, and together they “traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea […]

  • easy rider

    Remember ‘Easy Rider’? That bike just sold for $1.35 million

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The hippies weren’t supposed to be about money. But the all-American chopper ridden by Peter Fonda in the anti-establishment film “Easy Rider” has sold for a whopping $1.35 million. The Los Angeles based auction house Profiles in History said the chopper featured in the 1969 road movie exceeded the pre-auction estimate, which ranged from $1 million to $1.2 million. The auctioneer did not reveal the buyer. The motorcycle was custom built, with a stars-and-stripes motif, elongated […]

  • stress

    NEW STUDY: Americans taking fewest vacation days in four decades

    (CNN) — Feeling buried by work, like you can’t find time for a few days off, like your entire work-life balance is out of whack? If you’re an American worker, it just might be. A new study has found that U.S. workers forfeited $52.4 billion in time-off benefits in 2013, and took less vacation time than at any point in the last four decades. American workers turned their backs on a total of 169 million days of paid time off, […]

  • There were "numerous gunmen" Wednesday morning at the Canada War Memorial shooting, said Marc Soucy of the Ottawa Police Service.

    In Canada Parliament attack, soldier shot, killed — one suspect also dead

    (CNN) — Shots that rang out in the Canadian capital Wednesday left a soldier and a gunman dead, a city on lockdown, and a series of questions about security threats facing the nation. Parliament member Kyle Seeback called it a “horrific day.” Authorities in Ottawa said they were searching for at least one other possible shooter. There were two shooting incidents in the city, where this kind of violence is extremely rare: one at the Canada War Memorial, which is […]

  • Canada Ottawa Shooting

    Witnesses depict chaos in Canada shootings

    (CNN) — Peter Henderson heard gunshots ring out late Wednesday morning from the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, Canada, as workers were rolling into the office a little late, coffee in hand. “I was locking my bike up, and I heard four shots,” said Henderson, a journalist who reports on the telecom market. He looked toward the memorial’s soaring granite arch and saw a fallen soldier, in ceremonial uniform with white gloves. The soldier had been standing guard at […]

  • snakes-2

    YIKES! Family finds more than 100 snakes inside their home

    REGINA, Saskatchewan (CNN) — It’s a home Indiana Jones wouldn’t want to live in, and it might give most of us an anxiety attack. More than a 100 snakes were found inside a Canada home, and they’re all being rescued. “We were finding them basically anywhere – in the cracks of the stone foundation, under the floor, under some boxes and other things – and we just were picking them up in pillow cases and putting them into a bucket […]


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,295 other followers