Armed officers comb ambush suspect's woods
20 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities who spent the night in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents donned bulletproof vests and gathered heavy rifles before fanning out Saturday morning.
U.S. immigration protesters drop U.S. border blockade plan
20 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A plan by U.S. protesters against illegal immigration to block traffic at more than a dozen border crossings in the southwest on Saturday was canceled after organizers said they received online threats from Mexican drug cartels. Billed as a "Shut Down All Ports Of Entry" protest against the Obama administration's immigration policies, demonstrators had said they would try to stop incoming and outgoing traffic at 17 locations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. ...
Egypt's president ready to back anti-IS fight
20 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but called for a "comprehensive strategy" to tackle the roots of extremism across the region.
Fence-jumper gets into White House
20 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop
20 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
Bishop Blase Cupich, who has struck a moderate tone on divisive social issues, was appointed the archbishop of Chicago on Saturday, succeeding a cardinal with an aggressive approach to the culture wars.
Why Secret Service didn’t shoot intruder
20 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church
20 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday named Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago. Cupich, 65, who is seen as a moderate and is currently the bishop of Spokane, Washington, succeeds the more conservative Cardinal Francis George, 77, who is retiring. Chicago, with more than 2.2 million parishioners, is the third-largest U.S. ...
Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
20 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.
Secret Service investigates after man jumps White House fence, reaches doors
20 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend. Omar J. Gonzales, a 42-year-old white male from Texas, made it onto the grounds at 7:20 EDT, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said. Gonzales ignored commands to stop and was ultimately caught, unarmed, just inside the North Portico doors of the White House, one of the building's main entrances. ...
Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: ‘Do the right thing for children’
19 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administration’s Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmaker’s opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president.
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