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Car tied to suspected threat against Obama found in Connecticut

U.S. President Obama walks on the South Lawn towards Marine One at the White House in WashingtonBy Richard Weizel HAMDEN Conn. (Reuters) - A car sought in connection with a suspected threat against President Barack Obama has been located in Connecticut, authorities said on Saturday. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, had asked state police for help in locating the car in connection with a possible threat to the president, State Police Lieutenant J. Paul Vance said. Both the state police and the Secret Service declined to specify the nature of the threat. The Secret Service, in a statement on Saturday, said that it had investigated information about a suspicious person and vehicle and was working to determine its validity.

F-16s dispatched for unresponsive pilot of small plane near D.C.

(Reuters) - Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, officials said. The pilot of the Cirrus SR22 propeller plane took off from Waukesha County Airport in Wisconsin and had been destined for Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Coast Guard said in a statement. The pilot had stopped responding to radio calls.

Fighter 'War Machine' sent to Nevada to face assault charges

The professional fighter known as "War Machine" was in custody in a Las Vegas jail on Saturday after being transferred from Southern California, where he was arrested for assault stemming from an ex-girlfriend's accusation that he beat her in Nevada. Jonathan Koppenhaver, an Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor, was released from jail in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, on Wednesday to be transported to Nevada, said Captain Don Aguilar, a spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Koppenhaver, 32, was in custody on charges including battery resulting in substantial harm, battery by strangulation and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the website for the Clark County detention center in Las Vegas.

3 juveniles dead in Pennsylvania SUV crash, 3 hurt

LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) ? Authorities say an SUV carrying six young people overturned in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing three and injuring the others.

Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) ? Two wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago were still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

Made in America music festival rocks Los Angeles

Big Daddy Kane performs on day one of the Budweiser Made in America Festival on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.

Reward in Oxford Circle shooting that left man paralyzed

Reward in Oxford Circle shooting that left man paralyzedA shooting in Philadelphia's Oxford Circle neighborhood left a young man paralyzed and now a reward is being offered to find the gunman.

3 young people killed, 3 hurt in northeastern Pa. crash

3 young people killed, 3 hurt in northeastern Pa. crashAuthorities say three young people are dead and three others hurt after an SUV crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.

1 dead when limo bus, SUV collide in Tuckahoe, NJ

1 dead when limo bus, SUV collide in Tuckahoe, NJState police say one person was killed when a limo bus crashed into an SUV in Tuckahoe, Cape May County.

Police: Man found dead in Logan not victim of hit-and-run

Police: Man found dead in Logan not victim of hit-and-runContrary to what they previously reported, police now say that a man found dead along a roadway in Philadelphia's Logan section was not the victim of a hit-and-run.