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Canadian parliament gunman acted alone: police

OTTAWA - The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital Ottawa acted alone and there was no apparent link to an attack in Quebec earlier in the week, security officials said on Thursday. | Video

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Amazon holiday quarter sales forecasts disappoint, shares dive

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed, and third-quarter results missed Wall Street's targets, sending the online retailer's shares 9 percent lower.

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Russian captured in Afghanistan to face terrorism charges in U.S.

WASHINGTON - A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Afghanistan, World 4:24pm EDT

Sears to close stores, lay off about 5,500: Seeking Alpha

- Sears Holdings Corp is shuttering more than 100 stores and laying off at least 5,457 employees, investor website Seeking Alpha reported on Thursday, indicating the struggling retailer may be stepping up store closures.

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U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

GENEVA - The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote.

World, United Nations, China 2:09pm EDT
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Second White House fence jumper faces mental evaluation

WASHINGTON - The man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night was charged in court with two federal offenses on Thursday, including harming a dog the Secret Service used to stop him from entering the presidential mansion.