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Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

He seemed lost, "did not fit in," had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been living at a homeless shelter and had talked about wanting to go to Libya — or Syria — but became agitated when he couldn't get a passport.

Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days.

One American released from North Korea, two remain

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentence

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.

It’s official: U.S. will build new Syrian rebel force to battle Islamic State

| |Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

John Allen, the retired Marine general in charge of coordinating the U.S.-led coalition’s response to the Islamic State, confirmed Wednesday what Syrian rebel commanders have complained about for months – that the United States is ditching the old Free Syrian Army and building its own local ground force to use primarily in the fight against the Islamist extremists.

Army specialist from Watauga is killed in Afghanistan

| |Sunday, Oct. 09, 2011

Michael Roberts, 23, was on his second tour. He joined the Army in November 2007.

North Texas soldier dies in Afghanistan

| |Sunday, Oct. 09, 2011

Private First Class Jesse W. Dietrich, 20, of Venus, died Thursday in Kandahar Province from injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire, the Department of Defense said.

SEAL with ties to Arlington dies in Afghanistan crash

| |Sunday, Oct. 09, 2011

Matt Mills, who attended school in Arlington, was one of 30 American service members killed when their helicopter was shot down in a mission to aid Army Rangers who had come under fire.