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Accused White House intruder is decorated Iraq war veteran


WASHINGTON - The Texas man accused of breaking into the White House while armed with a knife is a U.S. military veteran who was decorated for his service in the Iraq war, the U.S. Army said on Sunday.

Climate protesters pledge to risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

NEW YORK - Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City's financial district to call attention to what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change.

Woman accused of running granddaughter to death to go on trial

BIRMINGHAM Ala. - An Alabama woman accused of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for eating forbidden chocolates and lying about it was set to go on trial on Monday.

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California wildfire destroys houses, thousands more threatened

- A wildfire sweeping through parts of California's Sierra Nevada mountains has destroyed 10 houses and 22 outbuildings and is threatening thousands of other structures, fire officials said on Sunday.

Environment, 5:12am EDT

NYC police officer dies, 8 hurt in van crash

- A New York City police officer died, and eight others were injured when their van crashed into a barrier in the Bronx on Sunday morning, police said.

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Searchers say closing in on Pennsylvania police shooter suspect

BLOOMING GROVE Pa. - Searchers found an assault rifle and ammunition hidden in the woods on the ninth day of a massive hunt for a man suspected of attacking two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one of them, police said on Sunday.

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Three Afghan soldiers missing from Massachusetts training exercise

Sept 21 - Three Afghanistan National Army soldiers have been reported missing from a joint military training exercise taking place in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, officials said on Sunday.

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Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 - President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November's congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

Politics, 2:13am EDT

Two dead, dozens wounded when tour bus overturns in Delaware

- A tour bus with about 50 passengers overturned on a Delaware highway on Sunday, leaving two women dead and sending the others to area hospitals with injuries ranging from mild to severe, state police said.

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