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

The White House is seen through layers of fencing, including the new temporary one which appeared yesterday, creating a wider bufferBy 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. ...



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

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio exits a subway train while on his way to a news conference in New York(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. ...



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. ...


UK revises up Q2 economic growth to 0.9 percent

LONDON (AP) ? The U.K. economy grew faster in the second quarter than previously estimated, with official figures revising up the quarter-on-quarter growth rate by 0.1 percentage points to 0.9 percent.


10 Things to Know for Today

L'Niyah Graham smiles while holding a script during a performance of "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf" at Clinton Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday, July 17, 2014. This was the final part of a five-week summer reading program to help failing third-graders improve their skills so they can be tested again and move on to the fourth grade. Across the U.S., third-graders are increasingly facing the possibility they?ll be held back for missing state reading proficiency targets. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:



Police officer shoots suspect in Edgewater Park, N.J.

Police officer shoots suspect in Edgewater Park, N.J.A police officer shot a man in Edgewater Park, Burlington County early Tuesday.



Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Virginia State Police, missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County, Va., is shown. Police say the investigation into the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has turned up a lead in Harrington's 2009 disappearance and death. A statement Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, from state police said, "Last week, the arrest of Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, Va., provided a significant break in this case with a new forensic link for state police investigators to pursue." (AP Photo/Virginia State Police, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.



AccuWeather: Sun today; shower possible later

AccuWeather: Sun today; shower possible laterAccuWeather is tracking a mild and brighter Tuesday.



German jobless rate down to 6.5 percent

BERLIN (AP) ? Germany's unemployment rate dipped to 6.5 percent in September as hiring picked up after the summer break.


SC cop indicted in shooting shrouded in mystery

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) ? Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with some habits, including ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over.