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Obama has confidence in Secret Service...Suspect in police killing still loose... Big blaze burns in California

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



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WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House spokesman says President Barack Obama has full confidence in the Secret Service even after two security issues this weekend. The head of the agency has ordered stepped-up security and a comprehensive review after a man with a knife scaled the White House fence and made it inside. Another man was arrested Saturday while trying to gain entry.

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Law enforcement personnel are continuing to search in the Pocono Mountains for a man they describe as a self-taught survivalist with a grudge against police. Eric Frein (freen), now on the FBI's Most Wanted list, is suspected of killing a state trooper and wounding another in an ambush at a barracks in remote northeastern Pennsylvania just over a week ago.

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 5,000 firefighters from as far away as Florida and Alaska are helping California crews battle the big King Fire in northern California. The blaze has spread to the Tahoe National Forest northwest of Lake Tahoe. It's burned some 128 square miles and forced thousands of people from their homes. A man accused of setting the fire has pleaded not guilty.

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 220,000 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk of a fire. The recall involves Cadillacs from the 2013-2015 model years and Impalas from the 2014 and 2015 model years.

BEIJING (AP) — China's police ministry says 88 fugitives wanted for graft, fraud and other economic offenses have been extradited or returned on their own from the U.S., Canada and other countries. The government of President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) is in the midst of the latest in a series of crackdowns dating back two decades against chronic and pervasive official corruption.

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