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WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Secret Service faces questions from lawmakers today about the Sept. 19 security breach at the White House in which a man with a knife jumped the fence and got through the mansion's unlocked front door. Today's hearing comes as Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah says suspect Omar Gonzalez got farther than just through the front door, and actually ran into the East Room.
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of protesters are gathering on a six-lane highway near local government offices in Hong Kong for a fifth day today, despite urgings by Hong Kong's leader to go home. Chief Executive Leung (lee-ung) Chun-ying says China will not back down from its decision to limit voting reforms, and that a pro-Beijing panel will screen candidates in the territory's first direct elections in 2017.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Could three crimes be connected? Police in Virginia believe they've found a link between the Sept. disappearance of University of Virginia student Hanna Graham and the 2009 slaying of Virginia Tech Morgan Harrington, who also disappeared on or near the UVa campus. But authorities are not giving any more details. The FBI had previously said that DNA from Harrington's attacker matched that of a person who sexually assaulted another woman in 2005 in Fairfax City. Jesse Matthew Jr. is accused in Graham's disappearance.
DALLAS (AP) — Officials at a Dallas hospital say they expect preliminary test results from federal doctors today on a patient who could have the Ebola virus. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas says the patient's symptoms and recent travel indicate a case of Ebola.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Supreme Court will hear arguments today in the case of a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired from his job after failing a random drug test. Brandon Coats says even though pot is legal in Colorado, he still can't find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking.
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