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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman says a White House intruder got farther into the mansion that publicly acknowledged. The Secret Service had said that earlier this month, Omar Gonzalez jumped the fence and just made it through the unlocked front door. But Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah says Gonzalez, armed with a knife, ran through the White House, into the East Room and even past a guard before being stopped. A congressional oversight hearing on Tuesday will address White House security.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in Mexico are searching for 57 students reported missing after weekend violence left at least six people dead and 25 wounded in the southern state of Guerrero. Twenty-two police officers are being detained in connection with the incidents. The local prosecutor says the officers have denied responsibility but several have been identified by students. The violence began Friday night and Saturday in the city of Iguala when police clashed with students who had seized three buses in a protest.
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms. They spent another night blocking streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience. The protesters say they want a genuine democracy and for Hong Kong's leader to step down. Hong Kong's unpopular chief executive (Leung Chun-ying) says China's communist leaders will not back down from an August decision to restrict voting reforms for the first direct elections to pick his successor in 2017.
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks are mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street's losses Monday and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, are adding to worries about political risk. Markets in Hong Kong and Tokyo have tumbled. China's stocks are flat and markets in Australia have gained.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in the case of a quadriplegic fired from his job for using medical marijuana. Brandon Coats says even in a state where pot is legal, he still can't find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking. Coats says he was never high at work, but failed a random drug test.
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