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Secret Service boosts security outside White House

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  • Secret Service boosts security outside White House
    Secret Service boosts security outside White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.

  • Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growing
    Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growing

    POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structured had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said.

  • Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis
    Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York.

  • A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?
    A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight:

  • Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop
    Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

    As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.

  • Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance
    Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonteand the White House.

  • SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
    SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

    CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

  • Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit
    Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.

  • Day 9 begins in hunt for trooper slaying suspect
    Day 9 begins in hunt for trooper slaying suspect

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for a ninth day Sunday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neigbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors.

  • More than 1K people search for missing UVa student
    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.

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