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U.S. Secret Service increases security around White House after breach


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Secret Service has increased security measures along the road in front of the White House where a man scaled a fence on Friday and got inside the doors of the executive mansion, the agency said in a statement on Saturday.

Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church

VATICAN CITY - 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.

Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach

WASHINGTON - A man was arrested on Saturday for trespassing at the White House, one day after an intruder from Texas scaled a fence and made it inside the doors of the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, the Secret Service said.

5:21pm EDT

Tour boat runs aground near Statue of Liberty; none injured

NEW YORK - A large sailboat ran aground on a sandbar near the Statue of Liberty in New York on Saturday, triggering the evacuation of all 121 tourists aboard but causing no injuries, authorities said on Saturday.

5:35pm EDT

Kentucky firefighter dies after ice bucket challenge accident

LOUISVILLE KY. - A Kentucky firefighter who was severely injured a month ago while helping college students take part in an "ice-bucket" fundraiser died on Saturday from his injuries, authorities said.

3:03pm EDT

Secret Service investigates after man jumps White House fence, reaches doors

WASHINGTON - 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.

8:51am EDT

U.S. immigration protesters drop U.S. border blockade plan

DALLAS - 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.

12:59pm EDT

Organizers say Los Angeles rejects giant street waterslide plan

LOS ANGELES - Authorities in Los Angeles have rejected a plan to set up a water slide down a city street that drew criticism from conservationists in the drought-hit state, organizers said.

1:40pm EDT

Destructive California wildfire burning in two national forests

LOS ANGELES - A wildfire in California's rugged Sierra Nevada mountains has damaged and destroyed some homes in a small community, as thousands of residents remain evacuated and gusty winds on Saturday are expected to fan the flames, officials said.

Environment 3:21pm EDT

Pennsylvania police shooter manhunt near home of suspect's parents

CANADENSIS PA. - Heavily armed police officers blocked roads through remote woods in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains on Saturday in the second week of a search for the gunman who ambushed two troopers at their barracks.

6:28pm EDT

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