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FAA replacing Chicago computer network...Report: Service bungled White House shooting...Nats end season with no-hitter

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 28, 2014 at 2:42 p.m.



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CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it's replacing the entire central computer network at a Chicago-area control center where fire brought the city's two international airports to a halt on Friday. The agency says it's also improving direct communications between other facilities now handling Chicago's air traffic. Disruptions continue at both airports, two days later. The Chicago Department of Aviation says 500 flights have been canceled today at O'Hare and 50 at Midway.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post reports that the Secret Service didn't realize for four days that a man had fired a high-powered rifle at the White House in 2011, due to a string of security lapses. An Idaho man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for firing at least seven bullets at the White House on Nov. 11, 2011. The president and Michelle Obama were away, but one daughter was home. The Secret Service tells The Associated Press it beefed up security following a review of the incident.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight. He tells the CBS's "60 Minutes" that U.S. and Iraqi forces drove militants "underground" during the Iraq war but they were able to reconstitute themselves amid the chaos of the Syrian civil war.

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The search for a survivalist charged with killing a trooper more than two weeks ago has shifted slightly in the dense woods of northeastern Pennsylvania. State police say the search area in the Pocono Mountains largely remains the same as the past two days but has moved slightly to the southeast. The search for 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen) is in its 16th day.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann has thrown the first no-hitter by a Washington Nationals pitcher, giving the team a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins in the last game of the regular season. Zimmermann allowed only two baserunners and finished with 10 strikeouts and one walk. It was the fifth no-hitter in the majors this year and the fifth time there has been a no-hitter on the final day of the season.

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