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Car tied to suspected threat against Obama found in Connecticut

U.S. President Obama walks on the South Lawn towards Marine One at the White House in WashingtonBy Richard Weizel HAMDEN Conn. (Reuters) - A car sought in connection with a suspected threat against President Barack Obama has been located in Connecticut, authorities said on Saturday. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, had asked state police for help in locating the car in connection with a possible threat to the president, State Police Lieutenant J. Paul Vance said. Both the state police and the Secret Service declined to specify the nature of the threat. The Secret Service, in a statement on Saturday, said that it had investigated information about a suspicious person and vehicle and was working to determine its validity.



F-16s dispatched for unresponsive pilot of small plane near D.C.

(Reuters) - Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, officials said. The pilot of the Cirrus SR22 propeller plane took off from Waukesha County Airport in Wisconsin and had been destined for Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Coast Guard said in a statement. The pilot had stopped responding to radio calls.


Fighter 'War Machine' sent to Nevada to face assault charges

The professional fighter known as "War Machine" was in custody in a Las Vegas jail on Saturday after being transferred from Southern California, where he was arrested for assault stemming from an ex-girlfriend's accusation that he beat her in Nevada. Jonathan Koppenhaver, an Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor, was released from jail in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, on Wednesday to be transported to Nevada, said Captain Don Aguilar, a spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Koppenhaver, 32, was in custody on charges including battery resulting in substantial harm, battery by strangulation and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the website for the Clark County detention center in Las Vegas.


Moderate earthquake hits region near Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) ? The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.


3 young people killed, 3 hurt in northeastern Pa. crash

3 young people killed, 3 hurt in northeastern Pa. crashAuthorities say three young people are dead and three others hurt after an SUV crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.



3 young people killed, 3 hurt northeastern Pa. crash

3 young people killed, 3 hurt in northeastern Pa. crashAuthorities say three young people are dead and three others hurt after an SUV crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.



Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

WASHINGTON (AP) ? Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian mission.


Vintage racing crash kills Connecticut man

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) ? Police say a vintage racing enthusiast is dead after a crash during a race in Connecticut.


'Made In America' concert kicks off in Philly

'Made In America' concert kicks off in PhillyThe "Budweiser Made in America" concert kicked off in Philadelphia and is sure to have the city rocking this Labor Day weekend.



Woman, 77, struck in West Philadelphia hit-and-run

Woman, 77, struck in West Philadelphia hit-and-runPolice are investigating a hit-and-run accident in West Philadelphia that sent a 77-year-old woman to the hospital.