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BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Roads are still closed around a wooded northeast Pennsylvania neighborhood as state police continue their search for 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen) in the Pocono Mountains. Frein is suspected of the fatal ambush of a state police trooper and the area where police are hunkering down for the night is where he lived with his parents. State police have told other residents to stay inside and asked people not to travel to Barrett Township.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rare breach caused a White House evacuation just minutes after President Barack Obama left for camp David. A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and actually made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him. It's likely to renew intense scrutiny of the Secret Service, an agency marred in recent years by multiple allegations of misconduct.

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A prolonged drought has made things so dry that normal amounts of fire retardant have proven ineffective against a massive Northern California wildfire. So aircraft have been dropping record amounts of the red slurry and even that is just barely slowing the flames down. The King Fire, which authorities said was deliberately set, has chewed through nearly 120 square miles of timber and vegetation about 60 miles east of Sacramento. A number of structures have burned.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Weather Service forecasts more heavy rain through Saturday over much of West Texas, bringing with it renewed flash flood dangers. Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Food safety advocates say they hope the conviction in a food poisoning trial serves as a warning to others about placing profits over people. More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made stands convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, wire fraud and other crimes. Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell faces more than 30 years in prison.

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