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

A U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle hurries people to evacuate the White House complex over a security alert moments after President Barack Obama and his family left for the presidential retreat, Camp David, in MarylandBy 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

Bishop Blase Cupich answers 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. ...



Weather helps crews make gains against California wildfire

A piece of burnt metal is seen at the King Fire in Fresh Pond northeast of SacramentoBy 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. ...



Police may be closing in on trooper killing suspect

Police may be closing in on trooper killing suspectAuthorities 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.



Mom, teen son stabbed in the neck in Camden, N.J.

Mom, teen son stabbed in the neck in Camden, N.J.Police say a mother and her teen son were both stabbed in the neck in Camden, New Jersey early Saturday morning.



Man trapped in vehicle after crashing in Gloucester Twp., N.J.

Man trapped in vehicle after crashing in Gloucester Twp., N.J.Police say a man had to be rescued from his vehicle after crashing in Gloucester Township, New Jersey early Saturday morning.



Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop

FILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, S.D., poses for a photo at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes after his announcement in Spokane, Wash. Cupich will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection, who spoke Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)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.



Kentucky preservation society cracking century old bourbons

Rare bottles of Belmont and Cascade Kentucky bourbon are seen at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, KentuckyBy Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - A Louisville preservation society will raise a glass in December to toast the end of the Prohibition Era, but not with just any ordinary drink. The Filson Historical Society will celebrate "Repeal Day," the day in 1933 when the United States lifted a ban on alcohol, by popping open more than two dozen rare bottles of bourbon, some over a century old. ...



Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods

FILE - This undated PennDOT identification photo released in this Friday Sept. 16, 2014 file photo by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. Authorities are hunkering down early Saturday morning Sept. 20, 2014 in the overnight darkness of the wooded northeast Pennsylvania neighborhood where a man suspected of the fatal ambush of a state police trooper lived with his parents. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police, Filr)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.



Pennsylvania police shooter manhunt near home of suspect's parents

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald CANADENSIS PA. (Reuters) - A massive police manhunt intensified on Friday for the gunman who killed an officer and wounded another in an ambush at a Pennsylvania state police barracks a week ago. Waves of police and several circling aircraft were stationed in a wooded region near the Canadensis, Pennsylvania home of the parents of the main suspect. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, has been identified as the prime suspect in the fatal shooting of Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and the wounding of Trooper Alex Douglass, 31, outside a state police barracks in Blooming Grove late on Sept. 12. ...