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An unidentified gunman traumatized the heart of the Canadian government Wednesday, killing a soldier guarding the National War Memorial and then entering the nearby Parliament building, where he fired multiple shots. Police officers rushed to secure the building and move occupants to safety as they hunted for the assailant.Ian Austen and Rick Gladstone
A soldier was shot near Canada's parliament building in Ottawa on Wednesday in an ongoing incident possibly involving multiple shooters. Canada has far tighter restrictions than the US on owning a firearm.Arthur Bright
 Canadian police locked down the federal Parliament building in Ottawa Wednesday after a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial nearby was shot by a lone gunman.Deutsche Presse-Agentur
Three teenage girls from the Denver suburbs traveling to Syria to join militants from the Islamic State were intercepted by U.S. law enforcement authorities at a German airport over the weekend and returned to their families, federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday.Jack Healy and Michael S. Schmidt
The federal Human Rights Commission reported Tuesday that Mexican soldiers had executed at least 12 people, and probably 15, in late June after a supposed shootout with gang suspects, contradicting official military accounts.Damien Cave
The Kickstarter page for Hendo Hoverboard promises a working model for $10,000. But what powers this technology?Clinton Nguyen
In September the UK Parliament authorized airstrikes in Iraq, but not Syria. The prime minister's workaround involves surveillance aircraft that will not use weapons.Michael Holtz
Students met with Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's No. 2, in talks broadcast on big screens around the city. Ms. Lam said the government would pass on the grievances of the Occupy Central movement to Beijing.Francis Moriarty
An international team of scientists has detected 'b mode' polarization pointing to evidence of cosmic inflation, a powerful growth spurt that scientists hypothesize took place in the first fraction of a second after the big bang 13.8 billion years ago.Pete Spotts
Jeffrey E. Fowle, one of three Americans imprisoned by North Korea, has been released and is on his way home after six months of captivity, the White House said Tuesday, easing though not ending a clash between the isolated Asian country and the United States.PETER BAKER and RICK GLADSTONE


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