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Pennsylvania manhunt...Search for missing college student...Egypt's president vows to back fight

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 20, 2014 at 11:01 a.m.



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CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in bulletproof vests continue to search a wooded Pocono Mountains neighborhood where the man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents. The activity follows a long night that included reports of gunfire and police telling residents to stay in their homes.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Volunteers are searching for a University of Virginia student who has been missing for a week. State officials say more than 1,100 volunteers have fanned out throughout Charlottesville, as city police continue to investigate the disappearance of 18-year-old Hannah Graham. Yesterday, police spoke with a man they believe was with her the night she went missing. But they say they did not have enough information to detain him after searching his car and apartment.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a search of a man who scaled the White House fence last night turned up no weapons. The man identified as Omar Gonzalez made it all the way inside the White House front door before being stopped. Officers have been combing the White House lawn today, apparently for anything the man may have dropped.

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (AHB'-del fat-AH' el-SEE'-see) tells The Associated Press he is prepared to provide whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, el-Sissi did not elaborate what support Egypt might give, but appeared to rule out sending troops, saying Iraq's military is sufficient and "it's not an issue of ground troops from abroad." El-Sissi says a "comprehensive strategy" is needed to confront militants across the region, not just the Islamic State group.

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — NATO's top general says he has little faith in the 2-week-old cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east. Speaking to reporters in Lithuania, U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove says the agreement is a "cease-fire in name only" and violence levels are as high as they were before the cease-fire. Breedlove says he hopes the creation of a buffer zone between Ukrainian government troops and the pro-Russian militants will stabilize the situation.

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