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Second threat in week at White House

The White House was put on lockdown for the second time this week after two people threw items over fences on opposite sides of the compound at almost the same time, the Secret Service said. President Obama was out of town.

The lockdown went into effect just before 3 p.m. and was lifted after about 90 minutes. Both suspects were charged with "throwing objects - missiles," according to Secret Service officials. Evan Graham allegedly threw a cassette tape over the north fence line, the Secret Service said. Von Greenbrier Lerriche is accused of throwing "miscellaneous papers" over the south line. A Secret Service official said it was "unknown" whether the men were together.

On Tuesday, the White House was on lockdown more than an hour after a driver inadvertently followed the motorcade carrying Obama's daughters into the secure perimeter for the compound. - Washington Post

Execution on hold

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals agreed Thursday to a six-month stay of execution for a death-row inmate while an investigation is conducted into last week's botched lethal injection. The court reset the execution date of inmate Charles Warner to Nov. 13. Warner's attorneys requested the 180-day delay. While the stay only applies to Warner, Gov. Mary Fallin said the state will not carry out any executions until the investigation is complete. - AP


Mayor: Fire officer

Dozens of residents angry that a police officer fatally shot a 93-year-old woman marched Thursday to police headquarters in Hearne, where Mayor Ruben Gomez said he will recommend that the officer be fired. "It's a loss of confidence in the community," he said. That didn't satisfy friends of Pearlie Golden, who authorities say appeared to have been shot three times Tuesday by Officer Stephen Stem, who was responding to a 911 call. - AP