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WASHINGTON (AP) — The recent breach of the White House was far more serious than first disclosed. The Washington Post and New York Times are reporting that the intruder who scaled the White House fence, ran past the guard at the front door and into the East Room, which is about halfway across the first floor of the building. He was eventually "tackled" by a counter-assault agent, according to the Post, which was first to report the news. A congressional panel will hold a hearing on White House security tomorrow.
ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition has carried out eight airstrikes targeting towns and villages in northern and eastern Syria controlled by Islamic State militants. One strike hit a grain silo. Activists say two civilian workers were killed. The U.S. Central Command said the silo was used by the militants "as a logistics hub and vehicle staging facility." Another strike overnight hit the entrance of Syria's largest gas plant.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' hourly pay before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. In one case, the city charged the AP $135 an hour to merely retrieve a handful of emails. The high fees discourage journalists and civil rights groups from investigating the shooting and its aftermath.
NEW YORK (AP) — The parent companies of the Supervalu and Albertsons supermarkets say they have uncovered another breach of their computer networks. The companies say that in late August or early September, malicious software was installed on networks that process credit and debit card transactions at some of their stores. Albertsons says the malware may have captured data including account numbers, card expiration dates and the names of cardholders. Supervalu says it believes most of its stores were not affected.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney representing actor-comedian Tracy Morgan says it's "appalling" that Wal-Mart calls Morgan partly to blame for injuries he suffered in a New Jersey highway accident involving one of the company's trucks. Morgan spent weeks in rehab. A friend died in the crash. In a response to Morgan's lawsuit, Wal-Mart lawyers say he and other passengers should have worn their seatbelts.