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  • Secret Service boosts security outside White House

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    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. President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence...

  • Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road. He has spoken out against same-sex marriage and against conservative hostility toward gay rights advocates. He has opposed abortion, while urging...

  • Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the well-dressed men and women captured by the Islamic State group more than three...

  • 5 inmates flee prison in Haiti; 2 recaptured

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Five inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti early Saturday, the country's second jail breakout reported in less than two months. Police director Antoine Monest said two of the inmates who got out of the prison in the northern city of Cap-Haitien had been...

  • 5 killed in Pennsylvania car crash, including kids

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    EFFORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say five people, including children, have died in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania. The crash happened Saturday on Route 115 in Effort, in Monroe County, about 35 miles north of Allentown. It's the same county where authorities are...

  • Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into...

  • More than 1K people search for missing UVa student

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    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. Volunteers met at the university's basketball arena before...

  • Hawaii lava flow approaching homes slows down

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists say lava creeping toward rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island is slowing down. The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said on its website Saturday that the flow front has slowed considerably over the past day and there has been a...

  • State media: Suicide car bomber kills 3 in Lebanon

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — A suicide car bomber reportedly killed three people at a checkpoint manned by the Shiite Hezbollah militia in eastern Lebanon Saturday evening, the state-run news agency reported, as the war in Syria spilled over into its eastern neighbor. However, a Hezbollah-run TV...

  • Designers go for the flow at Milan Fashion Week

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are making a nonbinding treaty with women. The collections being previewed during Milan fashion week, in its fourth day Saturday, are easy to wear and roomy, not binding, meant for every day and not rarified occasions. Here are some highlights from...

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