• Fence-jumper gets into White House

    An intruder makes it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

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  • Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop

    Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, as the next archbishop of Chicago, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.

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  • Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities hunkered down early Saturday in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents, raising hopes they had him cornered a week after the ambush outside a rural police barracks.

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  • Secret Service investigates after man jumps White House fence, reaches doors

    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. ...

  • 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. Cupich, 65, who is seen as a moderate and is currently the bishop of Spokane, Washington, succeeds the more conservative Cardinal Francis George, 77, who is retiring. Chicago, with more than 2. ...

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  • Weather helps crews make gains against California wildfire

    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. ...

  • Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.

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  • Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: ‘Do the right thing for children’

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administration’s Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmaker’s opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president.

  • Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years

    Indiana man admitted fatally stabbing, shooting fellow student inside crowded classroom.

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  • Russia calls for new MH17 investigation

    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.

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  • Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake

    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.

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  • Russian jets intercepted by U.S., Canada

    8 fighter jets entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" near Alaska: officials.

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  • Petition filed seeking to block Peterson from son

    Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

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  • Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

    Participants in Ukrainian peace talks have reached agreement to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.

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  • Utah doctor gets up to life for wife's murder

    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.

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  • 'Canoe Pool,' other revelations from declassified CIA papers

    What do we know after the CIA declassified more than 200 articles this week?

  • Car seized, apartment searched in hunt for Virginia student

    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.

  • Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

    Military authorization to arm, train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group has been signed into law.

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  • Army opens Ranger school to women

    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.

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  • 225 victims of MH17 identified

    Forensic experts have identified a total of 225 victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, with 14 new names released to families, Dutch authorities said on Friday.