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Secret Service boosts White House security...Pa. shooting suspect still loose



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is intent on finding out what went wrong at the White House the day a man scaled the fence and made it all the way inside before being caught. She's launched a full-scale review in addition to boosting existing security measures. The man had a small folding knife.

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — There's still no sign of the suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania. Police wearing bulletproof vests and carrying rifles are searching carefully in a neighborhood where Eric Frein (freen) lived with his parents. A shelter in place order has been lifted but residents are being told to be careful.

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say gathering thunderstorms could help wildfire fighting efforts in Northern California, but they could also hurt if lightning sparks new fires in the tinder dry vegetation. Nearly 3,000 people remain evacuated and the wildfire some 60 miles east of Sacramento has grown to more than 128 square miles.

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge has charged nine people with fraud for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system. Judge Eloy Velasco of Spain's National Court says the suspects include seven Romanians and two Spaniards, who allegedly fraudulently extracted money from ATM cash dispensers in February 2013. Velasco said the cash extractions were perpetrated on a global scale and are linked to eight hackers in the United States.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington is signaling approval of the power-sharing deal signed by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates. The agreement resolves a drawn-out dispute that threatened to plunge Afghanistan into political turmoil while complicating the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops. A White House statement says the agreement signed today will help bring closure to Afghanistan's political crisis and restore "confidence in the way forward."

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