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Hong Kong’s Beijing-selected leader Tuesday called for the pro-democracy demonstrators who have blocked major roads in the city to return home “immediately,” and he gave no sign that he was prepared to compromise on their demands for more open elections to choose his successor. Protest leaders responded with defiance, threatening to expand the demonstrations and to occupy government buildings.

Keith Bradsher
Hong Kong’s Beijing-selected leader Tuesday called for the pro-democracy demonstrators who have blocked major roads in the city to return home “immediately,” and he gave no sign that he was prepared to compromise on their demands for more open elections to choose his successor. Protest leaders responded with defiance, threatening to expand the demonstrations and to occupy government buildings.Keith Bradsher
Lawmakers from both parties Tuesday assailed Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, about security breaches at the White House, including an intruder who earlier this month breached multiple security measures and evaded capture as he ran around the first floor of the mansion.MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for two Northern California counties overwhelmed by wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes.Joseph Serna | Los Angeles Times
Lawmakers from both parties Tuesday assailed Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, about security breaches at the White House, including an intruder who earlier this month breached multiple security measures and evaded capture as he ran around the first floor of the mansion.MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States, triggering an intensive search for anyone who might have come into contact with the patient while the person was infectious.Los Angeles Times
California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for two Northern California counties overwhelmed by wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes.Joseph Serna | Los Angeles Times
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States, triggering an intensive search for anyone who might have come into contact with the patient while the person was infectious.Los Angeles Times
Kurdish fighters and Iraqi security forces opened offensives Tuesday against Islamic State militants in several parts of northern Iraq, including a vital border crossing between Iraq and Syria and an area straddling a strategic highway to Baghdad, officials said.Kirk Semple
California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for two Northern California counties overwhelmed by wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes.Joseph Serna | Los Angeles Times

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