People on both sides of the border felt an earthquake originating around the Quebec and Ontario borders, the Canadian government said.
Natural Resources Canada gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.2; the U.S. Geological Survey put it at 4.4.
With an epicenter about 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Shawville, in western Quebec, the quake was felt in the Ottawa-Gatineau area and out to Toronto, more than 260 miles away. It hit a nerve in New York state and Cleveland, too.FULL STORY
An explosion today in an industrial area in Quebec province killed two people, with another rescued alive after an extensive search, a city spokeswoman said.
Seventeen people were hospitalized after Thursday's explosion in Sherbrooke, a community about 150 kilometers (90 miles) east of Montreal, according to city spokeswoman Sylvie Proulx. Four of those were in critical condition Thursday night.
Relatives of a former U.S. Marine jailed in Iran for allegedly spying for the CIA say they are pleading with the leaders of the Islamic Republic to show mercy and set Amir Mirzaei Hekmati free.
"I just want to ask President (Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, these two are our only hope. These two can bring Amir home," pleaded Behnaz Hekmati, Amir's mother.
"We just want (him) to come home, I think one year is enough. If you want to punish us, if you want to punish Amir, for whatever reason he is there, just one year is enough. Please let him come home," his mother added.
With reluctance and much apprehension, the Hekmati family opened their home to CNN and sat down for an exclusive interview, their first since Hekmati was arrested on August 29, 2011.
The father of a fugitive Muslim-American cleric is reaching out to the United States in a bid to suspend the U.S. manhunt for his son for three months.
The trial of the "D.C. Five" opened in Sargodha, Pakistan, on Wednesday with the defense accusing Pakistani authorities of fabricating evidence against five Americans accused of plotting attacks on Pakistan.
American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is calling for jihad against America, claiming "America is evil" in a new audio message obtained exclusively by CNN.