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Fundraiser started for man mistaken for Eric Frein

The Morning Call  ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Offers of help are pouring in for James Tully, the carless Canadensis, Pa., man who says he's been mistaken for Eric Frein more than 20 times, leading to some scary encounters with police in the Pocono woods.

Bill Blair beefs up police presence at city hall, Queen's Park in response to Ottawa shooting

National Post  Chief Bill Blair confirmed he is beefing up Toronto Police Service presence at city hall, Queen's Park, courthouses, consulates and the Toronto Transit Commission in the wake of attacks in Ottawa on Wednesday.

The Raptors' first season: A cavernous stadium, one great moment and a whole lot of strangeness

National Post | Sports  They played in a stadium built for baseball and football. They had a makeshift roster culled from an expansion draft, a coach who had never been a head coach in the NBA and a general manager who had never been an executive.

Andres Oppenheimer: Chile's economy is down, but far from out

The Miami Herald  SANTIAGO, Chile — This country, which has long been Latin America's economic star, has seen its economic growth fall from 5 percent average in recent years to a projected 1.9 percent this year. But President Michelle Bachelet sounded pretty confident during an interview that things will get "somewhat better" in 2015, and much better in 2016.

Tap at Totts Tot Lot a turnoff for residents: Fixer

Toronto Star  Why bother installing a tap at a city park if the plan is to surround it with fencing and not turn it on? It’s a question that arises when visiting Totts Tot Lot, a park on Gradwell Dr. that caters to little ones with a splash pad, swings, teeter-totters and a monkey climber, among other amusements.

Jane Goodall's Jungles

Newsweek  I arrive at Bucknell University around 5 p.m. A line already snakes around the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, and for a moment I think Katy Perry must be in town. College students sit on the ground, their heads lowered into textbooks.

At Least 8 Members Of Minority Hazara Group Killed In Pakistan Attack

International Business Times  At least eight people belonging to the minority Shia Hazara community were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus in the Pakistani city of Quetta, in the country's Baluchistan province. Six others were injured in the incident, which occurred on Thursday morning, according to local media reports.

PulteGroup Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

PR Newswire  ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Q3 Pretax Income of $225 Million Increased 29% from the Prior Year Q3 Earnings of $0.37 Per Share; Prior Year Earnings of $5.87 Per Share Reflect the Reversal of $2.1 Billion of the Company's Deferred Tax Asset Valuation Allowance Home Sale Revenues Increased 4% to $1.6 Billion Driven by an 8% Increase in Average Selling Price to $334,000 Gross Margin of 22.9%, Which Includes the Impact of Acquisition Accounting...

Canadians may be 'buying too much car': Moody's sounds alarm on bank auto loans

Financial Post  Much of the focus on ballooning consumer debt has been tied to housing, but a new report from Moody's Investors Service points to troubling trends when it comes to buying cars. Bank of Canada bids farewell to forward guidance, leaving the market to work things out on its own Comment: Stephen Poloz is frustrated with the former approach of forward guidance and wants to get back to more normal policy discourse Bank auto lending has grown at a compounded...

Kikwete: Continent safe despite Ebola in West Africa

Africa Review  The African continent is generally safe despite the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease that has ravaged three countries in West Africa, Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete has said According to a statement released by the directorate of presidential communications Wednesday, the Head of State who was addressing diplomats in Beijing, China, asked them to relay the message that apart from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone where the viral disease has...

Charli XCX surprises at school homecoming dance

The Washington Times  LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium. The chart-topping 22-year-old pop star delivered the tunes "I Love It," ''Fancy" and "Boom Clap" to a crowd of excited high school students at Aspire Pacific Academy's homecoming dance.

China pivots to Europe

GlobalPost  LISBON, Portugal — Billboards showing alluring pictures of seaside villas and luxury apartments have become a common sight here, which wouldn’t seem unusual except for the accompanying text — written not in Portuguese, but Chinese characters.

New Audio Seems to Confirm Video of Infamous Palin Family Drunken Throwdown (Audio)

Americans Against the Tea Party  For some questions, answers readily present themselves; but there are some enigmas that escape the answers no matter how hard we look. The truth behind Area 51, the origins of language, the ancient structure under the Sea of Galilee, and now, the existence and fate of the mysterious video that supposedly recorded the Palin family brawl.

Your Kid’s Depression Could Be Treated With Their Favorite Song

Medical Daily  Evidence has shown that music therapy can address people’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs by either creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. A recent study conducted at Queen’s University Belfast has revealed that music therapy can effectively treat depression in children and adolescents dealing with emotional, developmental, and behavioral problems.