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Enhanced security at White House...Police search for suspect in PA trooper attack...Deadly car crash in PA

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 20, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Secret Service is ordering stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence last night made it all the way inside before being apprehended. Director Julia Pierson has ordered enhanced officer patrols and surveillance along the North Fence and has also ordered a comprehensive review of the incident.

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — There's no word yet on the whereabouts of a self-taught survivalist who Pennsylvania authorities say shot and killed one state trooper and wounded another with a high-powered rifle last week. But they're currently focusing their search on an area in the Pocono Mountains. Troopers say they're determined to find 31-year-old Eric Frein and bring him to justice.

EFFORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania has taken the lives of two adults and three children. The accident happened today on Route 115 in Effort, in Monroe County, about 35 miles north of Allentown. It's the same county where authorities are searching for the suspect in last week's deadly ambush at a state police barracks.

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of homes are being threatened by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California. Nearly 5,000 firefighters, many from nearby states, are battling the King Fire which has already charred about 126 square miles and is only 10 percent contained. A man accused of setting the blaze has pleaded not guilty. He's being held on $10 million bail.

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state media says three people were killed in a suicide car bombing at a checkpoint manned by the Shiite Hezbollah militia about 3 miles from the Syria border. The attack was likely linked to the war in neighboring Syria. Sunni militants are trying to punish Hezbollah because its fighters are battling alongside forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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