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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:24:29 -0400
The Secret Service says the man made it past the front doors before being apprehended. . . more
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis. . . more
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administrations Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmakers opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president. . . more
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend. Omar J. Gonzales, a 42-year-old white male from Texas, made it onto the grounds at 7:20 EDT, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said. Gonzales ignored commands to stop and was ultimately caught, unarmed, just inside the North Portico doors of the White House, one of the building's main entrances. ... . . more
By Dan Whitcomb and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada seized on a break in the weather on Friday to slowly gain ground against a blaze threatening to destroy 12,000 homes as it roared for a seventh day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe. More than 3,000 residents of those dwellings remained displaced, Larry Pendarvis, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said. ... . . more
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion. ... . . more
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Indiana man admitted fatally stabbing, shooting fellow student inside crowded classroom. . . more
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Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations. . . more
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Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings. . . more
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:32:30 -0400
8 fighter jets entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" near Alaska: officials. . . more
Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. . . more
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Participants in Ukrainian peace talks have reached agreement to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants. . . more
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:34:23 -0400
A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster. . . more
What do we know after the CIA declassified more than 200 articles this week? . . more
Virginia police seized a car and searched an apartment today in their hunt for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in what police said was a major break in the case. . . more
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Military authorization to arm, train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group has been signed into law. . . more
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:05:16 -0400
The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs. . . more


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