Ottawa shooting: How Parliament will carry on

By Laura Payton CBC News

Industry Minister James Moore vows that the House of Commons will sit at 10 a.m. ET today as usual, despite the shooting that shook Ottawa the day before.

“Our democracy cannot and will not be intimidated by today’s events,” Moore tweeted Wednesday night.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday night Canada will not be intimidated.

“In fact, this will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts, and those of our national security agencies, to take all necessary steps to identify and counter threats and keep Canada safe here at home,” he said in an address to Canadians.

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Police: Flight 93 fire cause may never be known

Associated Press

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A state police fire marshal says he may never be able to determine what caused a fire that destroyed the headquarters buildings at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.

Trooper Scott Kovach tells the (Somerset) Daily American the fire is still under investigation, but he says, “I’m not sure how much investigating we’re going to be doing.”

The inquiry might end soon if officials can’t figure out what caused the fire. The investigation has found no signs of arson or foul play in the Oct. 3 fire.

An initial inventory indicated the losses included a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on September 11, 2001, the day four planes were hijacked by terrorists.

The memorial and visitor center, under construction about two miles away, weren’t damaged.

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Det. Louis Fernandez

We have just learned of the death from site-related lung cancer of Detective Louis Fernandez NYPD/ESU, aged 46.

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