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Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church

File photo of Bishop Blase Cupich answering questions from the press in Bellevue WashingtonVATICAN 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 2.2 million parishioners, is the third-largest U.S. ...



Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man was arrested on Saturday for trespassing at the White House, one day after an intruder from Texas scaled a fence and made it inside the doors of the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, the Secret Service said. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the latest case involved a man who approached the White House gates on foot, was sent away, then returned in his vehicle to the White House gates. "He refused to leave and was arrested for trespassing," Donovan said. No further details were available. ...


Tour boat runs aground near Statue of Liberty; none injured

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A large sailboat ran aground on a sandbar near the Statue of Liberty in New York on Saturday, triggering the evacuation of all 121 tourists aboard but causing no injuries, authorities said on Saturday. The Clipper City, a 103-foot touring boat, got stuck at around 1 p.m., Petty Officer Frank Iannazzo-Simmons, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman, said. The U.S. Coast Guard and several local agencies used small rescue boats to ferry the passengers to safety, he said. ...


Colorado officers take scores of cats from trailer

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) ? Authorities say they have seized at least 69 cats from the deplorable conditions of a Brighton trailer.


2 adults, 3 kids killed in Pennsylvania car crash

EFFORT, Pa. (AP) ? Authorities say two adults and three children have died in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.


Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

Singer Alicia Keys performs during a memorial service for actress Ruby Dee at The Riverside Church, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)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 Belafonte and the White House.



2 injured, including child, in Somers Point accident

2 injured, including child, in Somers Point accidentAuthorities say an adult and a child were injured in a four vehicle crash in Somers Point, New Jersey.



A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?

FILE - This March 23, 2008, file photo, provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. McCain, 33, of suburban Minneapolis, was killed this year in Syria fighting with the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight:



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.


5 injured in 3-vehicle crash in Lower Gwynedd

5 injured in 3-vehicle crash in Lower GwyneddPolice say five people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Lower Gwynedd, Montgomery County.