Canada is reeling today after what the Prime Minister called two terror attacks this week. Canadian PM Stephen Harper called the murder of a guard at Canada's tomb of the unknown solider at the National War Memorial "brutal and violent." Harper said "We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated."
The gunman is being identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who changed his name from Michael Joseph Hall. Reports today suggest he was mentally ill, and may have had ties to a homegrown terrorist who had traveled to Syria. He was shot and killed by Parliament's sergeant at arms after a running gun battle inside Canada's capital building.
The attack on the capital comes just two days after an ISIS-linked terrorists ran down two Canadian officers in Quebec killing one before he was shot and killed by police after a high-speed chase.
On Tuesday Canada raised its domestic terror level from low to medium due to an increase in terror chatters.
ISIS terrorists have said they would target Canada and other Western powers who are helping with the fight against ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
Two separate groups monitoring the war in Iraq and Syria against ISIS are reporting there's been several air strikes against oil fields controlled by ISIS terrorists (and a big source of their funding). They say more than 550 have been killed in the fighting so far.. most of whom are terrorists.
23-year-old Dominic Adesanya facing charges at this hour after he climbed the White House fence yesterday. He was stopped by White House guard dogs. He punched and kicked the dogs before being arrested by WH security. His family says he has mental issues. It's just the latest in a string of security breaches at the White House including last month when a man with a knife jumped the fence and gained admittance to the White House before being subdued.
People coming into the U.S. from three countries stricken with Ebola outbreaks will now be monitored for three weeks and must submit their local addresses and contacts in the U.S. They'll have to check in with U.S. authorities every day and report their daily temperatures. IT's the latest measure to try and stop the deadly disease's spread. A new poll by AP and GfK finds most Americans think the health system can stop Ebola but don't have much faith in their own local hospital.
Early voting underway in Iowa suggests GOP has a lead there, and may be a sign of a coming good Midterm election for Republicans. A GOP report says more registered Republicans than registered Democrats have cast ballots during early voting in Iowa for the first time in modern-day election.
Larry Sabato joins us today with his latest "Crystal Ball" report on the Midterms. He says the Senate outlook is "hazy with a good chance of a GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate." He says Republicans are likely to pick up 5-8 seats.
We get weekly jobless numbers today. There's been a string of fairly strong jobless numbers for the past several weeks. There was a sell-off on the Street yesterday in the light of the Canada terror attack. There's lots of important companies reporting earnings today including GM, 3M, and Caterpillar. We also get reports from most of the big airline companies including American Airlines, United and Southwest.
It's day two of testimony in the Jodi Arias sentencing for killing her lover Travis Alexander. Another juror was excused for speaking to the media. We're down to 17 jurors. 11 women and 6 men.
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