• White House intruder got far past front door

    New disclosures by the Secret Service came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the agency's director.

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  • NYC police chokehold death goes to grand jury

    A grand jury began hearing evidence Monday to determine whether there will be criminal charges in the chokehold death of an unarmed New York City man whose videotaped confrontation with police sparked outrage, union officials said.

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  • Hong Kong protesters set deadline for government

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night blocking streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience.

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  • Fence-jumper ran through much of main floor of White House

    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman said on Monday. Representative Jason Chaffetz, who chairs a House subcommittee on national security oversight, told CNN an alarm box near the front entrance had been muted, leaving interior personnel unaware of the intrusion before the suspect burst through the open front door. ...

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  • New York mayor de Blasio plans expansion of living wage: NYT

    (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to expand the city's living wage measure to include thousands of additional workers, as well as increase the amount workers are paid under the law, the New York Times reported on Monday. De Blasio will sign an executive order on Tuesday to make the change, which his administration estimated could extend coverage to 18,000 workers over the next five years, the newspaper said on its website. The living wage would go to $11.50 an hour from $10. ...

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  • Texas hospital puts possible Ebola patient in isolation

    (Reuters) - A Texas hospital said on Monday it has admitted a patient into "strict isolation" to be evaluated for possible infection with the Ebola virus, as health officials battle an epidemic in West Africa that has already killed thousands of people. In a brief statement, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas cited the unnamed patient's symptoms and recent travel history as reasons for the isolation. ...

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  • Ebola: U.N. opens headquarters in Ghana

    The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate international aid to assist West Africa to combat the accelerating crisis.

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  • Parents charged in Pa. boy’s starvation death

    Police in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, charged the parents of a 9-year-old autistic boy with homicide on Monday in their son's starvation death in July. Jarrod Tutko Jr. weighed just 16.9 pounds and measured 42 inches tall at the time of his death, Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico and city police said at a news conference. Jarrod N. Tutko Sr., 38, and Kimberly A. Tutko, 39, were arraigned before District Judge Barbara Pianka on criminal homicide charges. They were denied bail. ...

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  • Judge recommends 6 officers be fired for N.Y. jail beating

    A New York judge is recommending six correction officers at the city's largest jail be fired for the hog-tying and brutal beating of an inmate who was handcuffed in a segregated mental health unit, according to a ruling released on Monday. Robert Hinton was seriously hurt in the April 3, 2012, incident at the Rikers Island jail complex, where he suffered facial injuries and a back fracture, according to the ruling by Administrative Law Judge Tynia Richard. Hinton was resisting being transferred to a new cell when he was beaten, the ruling said. ...

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  • Britons sign away first-born children for free Wi-Fi

    London (AFP) - Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free Wi-Fi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday.

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  • Drone captures Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests

    A drone operator captured footage of the growing crowd as it swelled beneath the skyscrapers of the city's central business district.

  • Scores of children at nightclub during shooting that injured 15

    At The Spot, customers can typically buy beer, listen to music and eat fried conch or chicken wings. "Teen nights" at the restaurant and lounge had recently been drawing large crowds, and there were scores of young people there about 1 a.m. Sunday when police said a shooting erupted, wounding 15, including an 11-year-old girl.

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  • 5-year-old cancer patient creates inspirational 'commercial' on bravery

    "If you have cancer, don't worry," Hannah Higgins says in the two-minute video. "'Cause I am brave, and you can be brave also."

  • Grand jury to review 2nd case on Ferguson officer who shot teen

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A drug case involving an arrest made by the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident is on hold while a grand jury reviews the shooting.

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  • Syria backs global fight against Islamic State

    Syria stands with worldwide effort to combat Islamic State: Foreign Minister al-Moualem.

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  • Argentina held in contempt in debt case

    By Joseph Ax and Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina is in contempt of court, a U.S. judge ruled on Monday, the latest step in a years-old case brought by the U.S. hedge funds over defaulted debt. U.S. Judge Thomas Griesa in New York held off on any decision on fines or sanctions against the South American country, which in July fell into its second sovereign default in 12 years and has long been at odds with Griesa's decisions and adopted a law aimed at evading them. ...

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  • Texas doctor sentenced for poisoning lover

    A cancer researcher has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for poisoning her lover.

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  • Walmart: Morgan crash injuries were from not wearing seat belt

    Walmart has delivered its answer to actor Tracy Morgan's lawsuit arising from a six-car accident in June.

  • Assange appears in U.S. live onstage — as a hologram

    The WikiLeaks co-founder's appearance as a 3D, life-size, high-definition projection was produced by Hologram USA, the same company behind the Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur holograms.