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Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Accused White House intruder armed in July arrestAccused White House intruder heavily armed during arrest in Va. months before breach
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2 suspects in abduction of Israeli teens killedIsraeli army spokesman: 2 suspects in fatal abduction of 3 Israeli teens killed in West Bank.
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Police State Police vehicles speed up Snow Hill Road on Route 447 in Price Township on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, near Canadensis, Pa., Both roads were closed for several hours during the massive search for suspected killer Eric Frein.  (AP Photo / The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)
Tensions high as ambush suspect evades captureTensions running high as ambush suspect eludes hundreds of law enforcement
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2014, photo shows part of the HealthCare,gov Website in Washington. The government’s own watchdogs say they tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability. But they also came away with respect for some of the security features on the Obama administration’s health insurance website. The report is being released Tuesday, Sept. 23 by the inspector general’s office of the Health and Human Services department.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.govReport: Government's own 'white-hat' hackers give HealthCare.gov mixed review on security
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Lawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentenceLawyer: Outspoken Uighur scholar in China found guilty of separatism, receives life sentence
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New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) comes down with a pass out of bounds from the end zone as Chicago Bears strong safety Brock Vereen (45) defends during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Bears won 27-19. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19Cutler throws 2 TD passes to Bennett, Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19
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FILE - In this undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State group, march in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic State group will likely take center stage when more than 140 heads of state of government convene for the U.N. General Assembly the week of Sept. 22. (AP Photo/File)
Syria says Washington informed it before strikesDamascus says Washington informed Syrian UN envoy before striking Islamic State group in Syria
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Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate, one holding a gun, celebrate his win, on the street in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Ending an election season that began with first-round ballots cast in April, the Afghan election commission named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner and next president. Afghanistan's two presidential candidates, Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah, signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of foreign troops. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
Afghan president-elect seeks favor in WashingtonAfghan president-elect uses western ties, lobbyists to curry favor in Washington
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Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, right, listens while Republican Sen. Pat Roberts speaks during a campaign stop at a mall in Dodge City, Kan., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Three-term incumbent Roberts is facing a challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Dole campaigns for Roberts in Kansas Senate raceFormer Kansas US Sen. Bob Dole campaigns for Republican Pat Roberts in competitive Senate race
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  • SWAT, narcotics investigators make high-risk arrests

    The San Marcos Police Department and Hays County Sheriff's Office cooperated on two high-risk arrests, one of which involved the Hays County-San Marcos SWAT team, Wednesday evening in San Marcos. Elizando Ortiz Garza, Jr. was arrested at approximately 8 p.m. Sept. Austin American-Statesman, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 06:46 PM
  • The Road to 10-1: Here Comes District 5

    Tonight City Council District 5 candidates will field questions about the area they hope to represent in the fifth media forum sponsored by the Chronicle , Austin Monitor, KUT-FM, KXAN-TV, and Univision . The Austin Chronicle, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 02:13 PM
  • Booming Hays County gets high marks in Fitch ratings report

    The fast growth of Hays County since 2000 is transforming the county's tax base from rural to urban, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. Fitch Ratings gave high marks for Hays County's financial health in a new report, saying that the local government has been managing its money well with conservative budgeting, but cautioned that high overall debt levels remain a concern. Business Journal, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 09:44 AM
  • Hays County burn ban lifted

    Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., has lifted the burn ban in the unincorporated area of Hays County until further notice. Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers said that recent rains have made it safer to burn than in past weeks, although if low humidity returns to the area the burn ban could be placed back on. Austin American-Statesman, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:47 PM
  • Bat at Texas school tests positive for rabies

    Hays County and state officials say a bat found at a junior high school has tested positive for rabies. The Austin American-Statesman reports the animal was found at Danforth Junior High School in Wimberley on Friday afternoon. SFGate, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:51 AM
  • 'Meatless Mondays' met with opposition in SA school districts

    The Dripping Springs Independent School District west of Austin, for example, is part of a pilot program in Hays County that only offers meatless food in its cafeterias on Mondays. It's part of an effort by a group that says going meatless will encourage healthy and environmentally conscientious eating. KSAT-TV San Antonio, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:01 PM
  • Now open: Kent Black's Barbecue in San Marcos

    Another member of the Black family of Lockhart has struck out on his own and opened a barbecue restaurant. Kent Black, who is the pitmaster at the Lockhart restaurant owned by his parents, opened Kent Black's Barbecue at 500 Hull St. in San Marcos. Austin American Statesman, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 02:12 PM
  • Dating affordable in San Marcos

    College romance is never easy, and when you combine the desire to impress a crush with a dwindling bank account it is nearly impossible. Take your passion for Tinder to the next level with this collection of fun and inexpensive date ideas that will melt the hearts of even the most bitter of graduating seniors. The University Star, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 11:32 PM
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