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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Sept. 19 security breach at the White House was more serious than the Secret Service acknowledged. Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz (CHAY'-fihtz) says whistleblowers are saying that Omar Gonzalez made it into the mansion, not just past the front door. The Washington Post reports Gonzalez ran past the guard at the front door and into the East Room, which is about halfway across the first floor of the building. President Barack Obama and his family were not present.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility has prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to review its security practices. The fire, allegedly set by a contract employee, forced cancellation of all flights at Chicago's two airports and caused service disruptions across the country.
ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) — Militants of the Islamic State group are moving farther into a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey. Islamic State fighters have intensified their shelling of the frontier city of Kobani, forcing even more residents to flee the area. The U.S.-led coalition carried has carried out eight more airstrikes targeting towns and villages in northern and eastern Syria
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. mission to combat Ebola has opened its West Africa headquarters. The facility, where international aid will be coordinated, has opened in Ghana. The outbreak, which has hit hardest in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, has killed more than 3,000 people.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say five family members found dead in a bedroom at their Utah home over the weekend weren't shot or stabbed. A couple and three of their children were found by an older son in the parents' bedroom in Springville, near Provo. A test of air in the house by firefighters did not find any carbon monoxide, but investigators said the family could still have been poisoned by the gas if it dissipated before the test.
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