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WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee says an intruder on the White House grounds was able to "look through" a White House window and "rattle the door handle" before being apprehended last week. Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz (CHAY'-fits) tells CNN he was told by the Homeland Security Secretary that the person went undetected on the grounds for 17 minutes while President Donald Trump was inside. The Secret Service said in a statement that the intruder breached a 5-foot outer perimeter fence and scaled an 8-foot vehicle gate to gain entry. The agency stressed the intruder -- who has been charged -- never made it inside White House.

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge at the center of the legal challenge to President Donald Trump's travel ban says he won't rule on a request from Washington state to block Trump's revised travel ban. Judge James Robart says his Seattle court won't take up the request now because two others judges -- in Hawaii and Maryland -- have already halted it. The latest ban varies from the first in that it would no longer apply to Iraq. Six other predominantly-Muslim nations would be affected.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House intelligence committee is declining to comment on what if anything the Justice Department submitted today about the president's unsubstantiated claim of being wiretapped during the presidential election. Rep. Devin Nunes will only say that the department has "fully complied" with the committee's request. The submission comes ahead of Monday's scheduled testimony of FBI Director James Comey.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man found dead inside a burned home in southern Illinois had been shot in the head. And authorities say a gun was found in his ex-wife's SUV after she drove into a nearby lake and died shortly after the fire was reported. The pair's infant son was rescued from the submerged SUV by a paramedic who swam through frigid water, quickly realized a baby was floating inside, and performed CPR on the boy atop the vehicle's roof. Six other children safely escaped the home, where there was history of trouble.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man convicted of raping two women has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison, almost 40 years after he was acquitted of raping his then-wife in a trial that drew national attention. John Rideout was sentenced to two 100-month sentences, to be served consecutively. He was then led out of the courtroom by a sheriff's deputy, his hands cuffed to a chain around his waist. On Thursday, a jury found Rideout guilty of rape and sodomy.

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