Trespasser arrested in second White House incident
Washington (AFP) - A man was arrested
Jihadists in social network cross-hairs
More than 1K people search for missing UVa student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago.
Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset
House campaign committees sitting on $100M in bank
WASHINGTON (AP) — The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million pile of cash, suggesting voters in the handful of competitive districts will face an onslaught of late political advertising.
Authorities: 5 inmates escape from California jail
MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California are on the hunt for five inmates who have escaped a correctional facility.
AP PHOTOS: Refugees stream into Turkey from Syria
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Blast hits Hezbollah checkpoint
A suicide blast has targeted a checkpoint manned by the Shia Hezbollah group in eastern Lebanon, killing three people, state media says.
Boko Haram 'kills dozens' at market
Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say.
Yemen 'agrees truce' with S
The Yemeni government has reached an agreement to end fighting with a Shia group after clashes in the capital Sanaa, the countrys UN envoy says.
West Ham United 3-1 Liverpool
Liverpool suffer their third defeat in five Premier League games as West Ham United beat them 3-1 at Upton Park.
Hamilton & Rosberg 'back to normal'
Lewis Hamilton says his relationship with team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg is back to normal after their Spa clash.
Cathedral funeral for MP Dobbin
The funeral of Heywood Labour MP Jim Dobbin has taken place in Salford.
Deportivo de La Coruna 2-8 Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a hat-trick and Gareth Bale nets a brace as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo La Coruna 8-2.
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Driver fails to stop a day after man scales the fence
A driver near the entrance failed to stop Saturday when ordered to by the Secret Service. On Friday night, an intruder made it through the North Portico doors.
Gay conservatives take on GOP
Gay conservatives are undertaking the most coordinated effort yet to change the Republican Partys position on same-sex marriage. Their approach: one state and one Republican activist at a time.
2nd security breach reported
CNNs Erin McPike reports on a second security breach at the White House in 2 days.
FSU increases Winston's punishment
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will miss all of Saturday nights marquee game against Clemson --- not just one half as previously announced -- because of a vulgar comment witnesses said he made on campus this week, the school said.
Lawsuit: Student 'bait' was raped
Its an unimaginable horror. A 14-year-old girl with special needs allegedly was raped at school after a teachers aide persuaded her to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator, a fellow student.
'Active search' for trooper's killer
Hundreds of law enforcement officers searched Saturday for the suspect in the slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper -- hours after authorities appeared to be closing in on the self-taught survivalist and bursts of gunfire were heard near the mans
Surgery ... for a goldfish?
An Australian family was willing to do anything to save their goldfish ... including surgery. CNNs Jeanne Moos reports.
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US outlines climate plan ahead of New York SummitNew York set for massive climate marchVIDEO: Obama administration too close to environmentalist community?
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Ebola health workers attacked at Sierra Leone burial - Ebola lockdown begins in Sierra Leone
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With Ebola crippling the health system, Liberians die of routine medical problems
MONROVIA, Liberia — Fatumata Fofana went into labor, and the race to find someone who could deliver her child was on. She couldn’t get in to JFK Hospital, the city’s main general care facility, which was closed. Family members finally
Islamic State frees 49 Turkish hostages captured in Iraq
ANKARA, Turkey — Dozens of Turkish diplomatic workers held hostage by the Islamic State in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis that Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively against the violent militant
Benghazi assassinations stun residents amid Libya's turmoil
CAIRO — A rapid string of assassinations over a 24-hour period in Benghazi has heightened tensions in the already blood-soaked Libyan city, raising fears that the killings could initiate an even deadlier wave of violence as the country threatens to
After rejecting independence, Scots survey a land made anew
EDINBURGH, Scotland — On the cobbled streets of Edinburgh on Saturday, the “yes” and “no” campaign offices were dark, the doors locked, the insides strewn with deflated balloons and abandoned leaflets — the frozen-in-amber detritus of a once-vibrant struggle that
Scottish village copes with heartbreak after defeat of independence referendum
EILEAN IARMAIN, ISLE OF SKYE, Scotland — The clouds settled low over the gold-green hills of this west coast isle for the first time in days on Friday, an apt metaphor for the glum mood weighing on many residents.  Read
Scottish village copes with heartbreak after defeat of independence referendum
EILEAN IARMAIN, ISLE OF SKYE, Scotland — The clouds settled low over the gold-green hills of this west coast isle for the first time in days on Friday, an apt metaphor for the glum mood weighing on many residents.  Read
China's war on terror becomes all-out attack on Islam in Xinjiang
SHACHE COUNTY, China – The month of Ramadan should have been a time of fasting, charity and prayer in China’s Muslim west. But here, in many of the towns and villages of southern Xinjiang, it was a time of fear,
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14 Pakistanis freed from U.S. custody in Afghanistan's Bagram prison: lawyers
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Fourteen Pakistani detainees were released from U.S. custody in Bagram Prison in Afghanistan and repatriated to Pakistan on Saturday, a Pakistani legal firm representing some of the prisoners said.
Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday named Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago.
Turkey secures release of hostages held by Islamic State
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in captivity, in what President Tayyip Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation.
Munitions factory hit in Ukraine's Donetsk, buffer zone to be set up
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The Ukrainian city of Donetsk was rocked by blasts on Saturday, even as government forces and pro-Russian separatists prepared to create a buffer zone to separate the warring sides.
Secret Service investigates after man jumps White House fence, reaches doors
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
Exclusive: Hyundai directors kept in dark on size of $10 billion land bid - sources
SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor and two listed affiliates did not seek board clearance for the size of their record $10 billion bid for a plot of land in Seoul, more than triple its appraised value, four board members of
Yemen TV building on fire as clashes continue in capital
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemens state-run television building caught fire after a three-day mortar attack by Shiite rebels who are protesting against the government, residents and a TV employee said on Saturday,
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Secessionist movements learn lessons from Scotland vote
Other secessionist leaders are trying to learn from Scotlands rejection of independence.       
Kid gets detention for sharing his lunch at school
13-year-old gets a detention slip for sharing his chicken burrito with a pal.       
Shots fired as manhunt for Pa. suspect intensifies
Authorities closed roads near home of Eric Frein, the suspect in fatal shooting of state trooper.       
Cops: Wash. man posed as policeman for 25 years (Newser)
Jim Bailey, a funeral home worker, was arrested last week wearing an Oak Harbor PD shirt       
Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop
The move signals a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.     
Dozens of Islamic State hostages freed in Turkey
However, the details of the releases remain a mystery.       
Apple TV gets a much-needed update
Apples TV device finally gets an upgrade, but can it compete with Amazon and Google?       
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Kentucky Firefighter Hurt in Ice Bucket Challenge Dies
Campbellsville Fire Capt. Tony Grider, 41, died Saturday, a month after he was shocked by a powerline while helping with an ice bucket challenge.
Man Arrested After Second Security Breach at White House
A man in a car pulled into a screening area and refused to leave in the second White House security breach in as many days, the Secret Service said.
Ohio Stunt Plane Crashes Into Backyard, Killing 2
A small biplane crashed into the backyard of a Liberty Township, Ohio, home, killing two people on board.
Banker Hopes to Be China's First Female Space Tourist
Nearly 30 years after the death of modern Chinas founding father, a Beijing banker is aiming to become the countrys first female space tourist.
Police Comb Woods in Hunt for Trooper's Killer
Residents of a wooded community in the Poconos were again told to shelter in place Saturday while the manhunt for Eric Frein goes on.
Florida Man Arrested for Burning, Killing Co-Worker
A Florida man was arrested after the body of a missing woman was found decapitated and burned.
North Korea: American Wanted to Become Next Snowden
American Matthew Miller, who was sentenced to six years hard labor in North Korea, got arrested on purpose in a search for fame, North Korea claims.
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Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable
Before a major data breach, Home Depot was slow to raise its defenses against hackers despite alarms from security experts as far back as 2008.
Dozens of Turkish Hostages Held by Islamic State Are Freed
Forty-nine hostages held for months in Iraq were returned Saturday to Turkey after a covert operation led by the country’s intelligence agency, officials said.
Critic’s Notebook: The High Line Opens Its Third and Final Phase
The third and final phase of the High Line is like a Rorschach test, signifying different things — about urban renewal, the environment, gentrification — to different people.
Pope Appoints New Archbishop for Chicago
The naming of Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Spokane to replace Cardinal Francis George, 77, who is ill, is Pope Francis’ first major appointment in the United States.
‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Ebbs, but Still Hangs Over Brooklyn Lives
In the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, the police still maintain a heavy presence, and residents are wary of drawing their attention even in innocuous daily actions.
Afghan Presidential Candidate Wants Official Vote Count Kept Secret
In negotiations over the disputed presidential election, Abdullah Abdullah, who is widely expected to lose, has insisted that the count not be made public.
Tactic All but Gone in City
“Stop-and-frisk” was the defining tactic of the New York Police Department for years. It has all but vanished.
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Are Alibaba’s Best Days Ahead, or Behind It?
A question of whether Alibaba will prove the exception or the rule
Watch As Tennessee Officials Blow Up a Bridge On Purpose
It’s been a bad couple of months for a Tennessee bridge. A stretch of I-65 in Williamson County was severely damaged when a tanker truck collided with a bridge support last month and exploded. Officials saw the explosion as a
More Than 1,000 Search for Missing Student Hannah Graham
The first wave of volunteers spread out around Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday to search for a missing University of Virginia student who disappeared a week earlier. More than 1,600 people gathered Friday night at the John Paul Jones Arena for
Firefighter Injured While Doing Ice Bucket Challenge Dies
Tony Girder was too close to a power line last month when he helped students participate in an Ice Bucket Challenge
Ebola Burial Team Attacked in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A police official says health workers in Sierra Leone have come under attack while trying to bury the bodies of five Ebola victims east of the capital. Sgt. Edward Momoh Brima Lahai said there was a
The iPhone 6 Lines Had More Than Just Die-Hard Apple Fans
A short film suggests many of the first people lined up to buy new iPhone 6 units werent buying for themselves
AP Interview: El-Sissi Ready to Back Anti-IS Fight
CAIRO — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has told The Associated Press he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but says military action is not the only answer. In his first
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Longtime WALK-FM personality Bob Klein dies at 92
Bob Klein, a longtime Long Island WALK-FM radio personality, died Thursday in his sleep at his Florida home. He was 92.
At White House, 2nd man in 2 days arrested trying to enter building, Secret Service says
A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential
Bay Area restaurant campaigns to be worst-rated on Yelp
You can’t believe everything you read on Yelp.
Ratner to submit Nassau Coliseum development application to Hempstead Town by year's end
Developer Bruce Ratner will submit a development application to the Town of Hempstead before the end of the year -- the next step in his plan to transform the Nassau Coliseum and its surrounding blacktop into a sprawling sports and
Firefighter Tony Grider dies following ice bucket challenge accident
A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an ice bucket challenge has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man.
Clipper City tour ship runs aground by NYC's Statue of Liberty
More than 100 passengers have been taken off a tall tourist ship that ran aground in low waters near New York Citys Statue of Liberty.
Nassau to turn off most school-zone speed cameras for Rosh Hashanah
Nassau County will turn off all but three of its 26 speed cameras on Thursday and Friday as public schools close for the Jewish High Holy Days, county officials said.
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