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White House intruder was armed with knife: officials

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WASHINGTON - The Texas man arrested on Friday for charging at the White House was armed with a knife when he climbed a fence and made it into the executive mansion after President Barack Obama had departed, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Saturday.

Person of interest named in hunt for missing Virginia student

- Police looking for a missing University of Virginia student identified a 32-year-old man, Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr, as a person of interest in the case on Saturday, a day after searching his car and apartment.

20 Sep 2014

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.

Police search for five escaped California inmates

- One day after a jail break near Fresno, California, a large-scale search was underway on Saturday for five escaped inmates, three accused of attempted murder, authorities said.

20 Sep 2014

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.

20 Sep 2014

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.

20 Sep 2014

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.

20 Sep 2014

U.S. 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.

20 Sep 2014

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.

20 Sep 2014

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.

20 Sep 2014

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