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WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities are describing Omar Gonzalez as a danger to the president. Gonzalez is the man who allegedly scaled a White House fence Friday and then sprinted toward the building, where he wasn't stopped until he made his way through the front door. He was carrying a knife at the time. In court today, a federal prosecutor said investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, along with a machete and two hatchets. And authorities say Gonzalez had been arrested earlier in the summer in Virginia with a carful of weapons. The prosecutor says Gonzalez had also had a map with the White House circled.
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say the search area is narrowing, ten days into the hunt for the suspect in the ambush shooting death of a state trooper and the wounding of another. They're looking for Eric Frein (freen), who's described as a survivalist with a hatred of law enforcement. Yesterday, police said they had found items he either hid or abandoned in the woods -- including an AK-47-style assault rifle and ammunition.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are posting their biggest loss in nearly seven weeks -- amid worries about growth in China and a slide in the price of oil. The latest numbers from China indicate that the world's second-largest economy is slowing down. The S&P 500 lost 16 points today. The Dow lost 107, while the Nasdaq dropped 52 points.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The West African nation of Sierra Leone is expected to announce a sharp increase in the number of Ebola patients within its borders tomorrow. It follows a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which everyone was told to stay at home as teams went door-to-door, handing out soap and information and trying to identify new cases. In Liberia, meanwhile, ambulances have been rushing to fill the nation's largest new Ebola treatment center, a 150-bed hospital that opened yesterday on the outskirts of Monrovia.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection is under way in the second trial of a Florida man accused of killing a teenager during an argument over loud music outside a convenience store in Jacksonville. Lawyers for Michael Dunn want to move the trial away from that city. The judge says he'll decide on that request after the court sees dozens of potential jurors. Last February, another jury found Dunn guilty of attempted second-degree murder and firing into an occupied vehicle. The jurors deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge.
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