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Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

A day after the 32-year-old Canadian launched what the prime minister called a terrorist attack, a top police official said Thursday that Zehaf-Bibeau may have lashed out in frustration over delays in getting his passport.

Frank Mankiewicz, aide who announced Robert Kennedy's death, dies

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

Canada Parliament shooting: Gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

A picture began to emerge Thursday of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau a day after the 32-year-old Canadian launched a deadly attack on Canada's seat of government.

More transparency from the LDS church; 'magic Mormon underwear' explained

With the recent release of the documentary film "Meet the Mormons" and an informational video on temple garments, it seems the Mormon Church has a new PR strategy.

PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico

The lawyer of retired Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is arguing he needs to be released to get treatment for his combat-related post-traumatic stress, which Mexican authorities don't treat.

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

The shootings on Sept. 16, 2007, caused an international uproar over the role of defense contractors in urban warfare.

3 American teens reportedly suspected of trying to join Islamic militants

Three Denver teens were stopped at a German airport and sent home to the U.S. Their disappearance was originally treated as a standard runaway case.

Hong Kong students march on chief executive's residence

About 200 pro-democracy activists held signs and shouted slogans in front of the home of Leung Chun-ying, a day after student leaders met with government officials in an effort to defuse the crisis.

Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

The hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal, Ben Bradlee, has died. He was 93.

Who's catching your cellphone conversations?

The police do it. The FBI does it. Could be, foreign governments do it. With the right equipment, people can hijack your cellphone calls and texts and listen in.

US: 1 American released from North Korea

The State Department said Tuesday Jeffrey Fowle was home after negotiators left Pyongyang and that the U.S. is still trying to free Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae.

Retired Major General Angela Salinas helped blaze trail for women in military

One of the "Makers" documentary trailblazers in "Women in War," Retired Maj. Gen. Angela Salinas enlisted in 1974 and became the highest ranking female officer in the Marines.

Some millennials — and their parents — are slow to cut the cord

Millennials get a lot of financial and emotional support from their parents, which critics say causes delayed adolescence. But actually this close relationship benefits both kids and parents.

Expelled Nazi war criminals got millions in social security

An AP investigation found that by 1999, 28 suspected Nazi criminals had received $1.5 million in Social Security payments after being expelled from the U.S.

Recall: US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed.

Why a plane-full of Good Samaritans flew to West Africa despite Ebola

On the plane to Monrovia, our NPR correspondent saw the best of human nature in the passengers on board. Almost all of them were headed to Liberia to lend a helping hand.