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Pa. authorities find weapon during shooter search...Court appearance for alleged fence jumper

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 22, 2014 at 2:40 a.m.



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CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Pennsylvania express confidence they are on the trail of the alleged gunman accused of a deadly ambush at a state police barracks 10 days ago. One reason for that is the discovery of an assault style rifle that Eric Frein (freen) had been carrying, as well as other items he hid or abandoned in the woods. They say Frein is considered armed and dangerous.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas man has a date in federal court today in the nation's capital, where he's accused of scaling a security fence and actually getting into the White House with a knife. Authorities say Omar Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas, served two stints in the Army, retiring with a disability in 2012. The breach prompted a tightening of security and the Secret Service is discussing more measures.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In a bow to public opinion, Australia is adding torture to the specific list of things its Security Intelligence Organization officers can't do. The government had planned to indemnify agents against crimes in the line of duty except for homicide, serious injury, sexual assault and serious damage to property. Attorney General George Brandis says torture wasn't originally on the list because it's against Australian law to begin with so no such operations could be mounted.

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish priest with Ebola is now in a Madrid hospital. Manuel Garcia Viejo was working in Sierra Leone when he was diagnosed. He was flown back to Spain on a medically equipped plane and arrived today. Another Spanish missionary died of the disease despite being given an experimental medicine.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With some help from mother nature, firefighters in Northern California have been able to gain ground on a huge wildfire that destroyed nearly three-dozen structures and forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people. An onset of cooler, wetter weather allowed crews to increase containment of the 128-square-mile fire from 10 percent to 17 percent. Two Ironman events were canceled because of poor air quality.

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