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Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

A member of security with a weapon walks along the interior of the perimeter fence on White House North Lawn along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security in which a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

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How ‘moos and oinks’ drive NWI’s economy

SCHERERVILLE | The next Lake County Advancement Committee monthly luncheon meeting focuses on how modern livestock production continues to influence Northwest Indiana’s economy.

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Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they take over responsibility for the country'…

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Chesterton store scammed out of $500

CHESTERTON | A Chesterton grocery store was scammed out of nearly $500 by a quick change artist on Saturday.

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1 student shot, another in custody at N.C. school

marle Police Chief William Halliburton said at a news conference the wounded student was shot in the lower extremities around 7:40 a.m. at Albemarle High School. His condition wasn't released.

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Obama welcomes signing of Afghan security pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the signing of a security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan marks a "historic day" in the partnership between the two countries.

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Fire recovery beginning in downtown Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — Residents of Rock Island have started the recovery process after a fire ripped through the heart of downtown, destroying or damaging eight buildings in the western Illinois city.

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US stocks edge higher in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as investors set aside worries about the protests in Hong Kong.

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Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot from Richard Gasquet of France during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot from Richard Gasquet of France during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot from Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot from Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Hair flies as Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts during her match against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

BEIJING (AP) — Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 in 78 minutes at the China Open on Tuesday.

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Image of Asia: A synchronized dive for gold

Image of Asia: A synchronized dive for gold

China's Chen Ruolin, left, and Liu Huixia compete during the women's synchronised 10m platform diving final at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Image of Asia: A synchronized dive for gold

Image of Asia: A synchronized dive for gold

In this photo by Kin Cheung, Chinese divers Chen Ruolin, left, and Liu Huixia compete in the women's synchronized 10-meter platform diving final at the Asian Games. They won gold, adding to China's lead in the medal tally at the continental games. With 322 of 439 gold medals decided, China s…

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Emanuel pushes ban on asking about criminal record

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to expand a state law that prevents employers from asking job seekers about their criminal records before offering them an interview.

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Ex-governor's pension unaffected by conviction

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland's state pension of nearly $53,000 a year will not be affected by his second felony conviction.

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Divorce law out of synch with same-sex marriage

Divorce law out of synch with same-sex marriage

FILE - In this June 17, 2008 file photo, a same sex couple exchange rings as they say their vows at City Hall in San Francisco. Same-sex marriage is allowed in 19 states and the District of Columbia, but laws governing divorce have not kept pace, creating a patchwork that is particularly tro…

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Divorce law out of synch with same-sex marriage

Divorce law out of synch with same-sex marriage

NEW YORK (AP) — Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing to travel from Texas to New Hampshire in …

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South Sudan factions agree on federal government

BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring factions have agreed on the installation of a federal system of government in South Sudan, mediators announced Tuesday, saying progress was being made in talks aimed at finding a political solution to violence in the world's newest country.

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EU keeps Russia sanctions in place for now

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ambassadors have decided to keep Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia in place for the time being.

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Police track down stolen ambulance in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police have tracked down an ambulance soon after it was stolen from an Indianapolis hospital where its crew was dropping off a patient.

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