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Patrols at White House...Missing Afghan soldiers detained...Seattle to drop pot tickets

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 22, 2014 at 5:50 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service officers, some openly holding weapons and others with dogs have been providing additional security on the White House grounds today. Federal prosecutors say a former soldier who climbed the White House fence and made it into the front door Friday evening had more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car. Omar Gonzalez was also allegedly carrying a knife.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations. The measure is backed by the Obama administration. U.S. officials say there is an "unprecedented" threat from extremists flocking to Syria and Iraq.

BOSTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials say three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod, Massachusetts, military base were detained today at the U.S.-Canadian border. There were detained at Rainbow Bridge, which connects Niagara Falls, New York, and Niagara Falls, Ontario. They had arrived in the U.S. earlier this month.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — An independent federal agency is investigating yesterday's crash of a tour bus on a Delaware highway that killed two people and caused various injuries among the 49 people aboard. The bus was headed to New York from Washington and wrecked near a curved exit ramp in New Castle.

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's elected prosecutor says he will drop all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana through the first seven months of this year. That's because most of them were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law. Twenty-two people who have already paid the $27 fine will get refunds. The officer has been reassigned.

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