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Alleged WH intruder to appear in court...Talks about more WH checkpoints... 3 Afghan soldiers missing in US

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 21, 2014 at 9:50 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of sneaking into the White House with a knife is expected to appear in court Monday to face charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon. Omar Gonzalez was arrested Friday after allegedly scaling a fence and making it into the executive mansion. The first family wasn't there at the time.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Secret Service is holding preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the White House. That's according to a law enforcement official who says the measures have been discussed before but have taken on added urgency after a man jumped a White House fence and made it into the building on Friday.

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CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. (AP) — Three Afghanistan National Army soldiers are reported missing from a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base. U.S. military officials say the soldiers arrived at Camp Edwards on Sept. 11 and were last seen at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis. Military officials say the soldiers aren't a threat to the public and are working with police authorities to find them.

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have filed preliminary charges against five people suspected of recruiting young female fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The arrests come weeks after a series of detentions of adolescent girls around France, including a 16-year-old caught at the airport in Nice as she prepared to leave for Turkey and ultimately Syria.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is back at Mars. The Maven spacecraft arrived at the red planet late Sunday night after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. Flight controllers will spend the next six weeks adjusting Maven's altitude and checking its science instruments. Then Maven will start probing the Martian upper atmosphere from orbit. It's not meant to land.

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