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Fence jumper enters White House...Shots fired in survivalist manhunt

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 19, 2014 at 11:01 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — An intruder has made into the White House. The Secret Service says a 42-year old man who jumped over the White House fence made it just past the front doors before being apprehended. A Secret Service spokesman it appeared to officers that the man was unarmed. He was captured just inside the North Portico doors of the presidential residence. The incident prompted an evacuation of much of the White House. President Barack Obama and his family were not at home at the time.

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Officers looking for a survivalist suspected of shooting two Pennsylvania state troopers, one fatally, may be getting closer to locating him. Gunfire has been reported in Barrett Township, near the home of the parents of suspect Eric Frein (freen). Streets were closed and residents were advised to stay inside because of heavy police presence. This week's search has been focused in a heavily wooded area.

CHICAGO (AP) — Four men have been charged in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after becoming upset with his mother and running from his Chicago home. Police say the child was upset because he was denied a cupcake. The suspects were allegedly looking for rival gang members and believed that the boy was a lookout yelling a warning. Police say the gun used has been linked to two other shootings, one fatal.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (AH'-meht dah-voot-OH'-loo) says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed. The Turks, including diplomatic staff, were seized from the consulate on June 11, when the Islamic State group overran Mosul and stormed the Turkish Consulate. The group was released early on Saturday and has arrived in Turkey.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The 6 million people of Sierra Leone are confined to their homes through the weekend because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed 2,600 people over the past nine months. Thousands of health care workers are fanning out, hoping to find and isolate infected people.

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