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Secret Service launches security review

Washington (AFP) – The US Secret Service said Saturday it has launched a comprehensive review of White House security procedures after an intruder scaled a fence, sprinted across the lawn and gained entry to the presidential residence. The White House — both the workplace and home for the president — is generally regarded as one of the most secure and protected places on the planet. Continue reading

More than 1K people search for missing UVa student

By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago. Volunteers met at the university’s basketball arena before going out in teams throughout Charlottesville to search for 18-year-old Hannah Graham. Continue reading

Indiana upsets No. 18 Missouri 31-27

Indiana’s David Kaminski, left, congratulates teammate Tevin Coleman after Coleman scored a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Continue reading

Wife of British IS hostage pleads for his release

London (AFP) – The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State jihadists implored his captors to release him, saying Saturday she could not see how his death could assist any cause. Alan Henning, a Briton who volunteered to drive a humanitarian aid convoy to Syria for a Muslim charity, was captured 10 months ago and is in the hands of the IS group. Continue reading

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Secret Service has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, the Secret Service said Saturday, as President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence in the beleaguered agency. Director Julia Pierson ordered enhanced officer patrols and surveillance along the North Fence of the compound just after the incident on Friday evening, which triggered a rare evacuation of the White House as well as renewed scrutiny about the agency’s ability to protect the president and his family Continue reading

Corgi owners rally around slain dog in Washington

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Washington state dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi. A Facebook page called “Justice for Molly the Corgi” has garnered nearly 5,000 followers as of Saturday. Continue reading

Designers go for the flow at Milan Fashion Week

BY COLLEEN BARRY, AP Fashion Writer MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are making a nonbinding treaty with women. The collections being previewed during Milan fashion week, in its fourth day Saturday, are easy to wear and roomy, not binding, meant for every day and not rarified occasions. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s shows: CULTURAL AMBASSADORS PAIR UP Oscar-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film opened Giorgio Armani’s womenswear collection for next summer, teaming up two of Italy’s top cultural ambassadors. Continue reading

Tour boat runs aground near Statue of Liberty; none injured

NEW YORK (Reuters) – 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. Continue reading

Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach

By Jeff Mason By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the latest case involved a man who approached the White House gates on foot, was sent away, then returned in his vehicle to the White House gates. “He refused to leave and was arrested for trespassing,” Donovan said. Continue reading

Kentucky firefighter dies after ice bucket challenge accident

By Steve Bittenbender By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE KY. (Reuters) – 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. Continue reading