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  • AP PHOTOS: White House security over the years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the Secret Service's toughest jobs is trying to balance public access to the White House with security of the presidential residence. White House security suffered an extraordinary breach this weekend when an ex-soldier allegedly jumped the fence, sprinted across the...

  • Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska. After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's...

  • SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday. With waves from the Gulf of Mexico crashing...

  • Biden to Hispanics: Obama will act on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told frustrated Hispanic leaders Monday President Barack Obama is "absolutely committed to moving forward" on comprehensive immigration reforms "and he's going to do an awful lot. Read more on NewsOK.

  • AP PHOTOS: White House security over the years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the Secret Service's toughest jobs is trying to balance public access to the White House with security of the presidential residence. Read more on NewsOK.

  • New Hampshire Republican Party adds 'personhood' to official platform

    The platform now states: "Support the unborn child's fundamental right to life and establish that, in NH law, personhood begins at conception."

  • Treasury: New tax changes to stop inversions

    In a highly anticipated executive action, Lew said the Treasury Department was taking "initial steps that we believe will make companies think twice" about moving their headquarters abroad for tax purposes.

  • Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A splinter group from al-Qaida's North African branch kidnapped a French citizen and said Monday that it would kill him unless France halts it airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. In a video that appeared on social media, a masked member of a group calling...

  • Something is terribly wrong with the Secret Service

    President Obama is supporting the Secret Service in the wake of a deeply troubling incident in which a disturbed man jumped the White House fence, sprinted across the North Lawn, and actually entered the White House Friday evening.

  • Jury: Arab Bank liable in terror attacks

    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. jury found on Monday that a large Jordan-based bank should be held responsible for a wave of Hamas-sanctioned suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded. Jurors reached the unanimous verdict in a terrorism financing lawsuit against...

  • Former Treasury chief: Businesses won't act on climate without federal policy

    Paulson, and some other Republicans who are no longer part of official Washington, have started to embrace climate policies from a financial perspective.

  • Happy 100th birthday to the oldest living former member of Congress

    The oldest living former member of Congress, Ken Hechler, celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday.

  • Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants disguised in Iraqi army uniforms and driving stolen Humvees killed at least 40 Iraqi soldiers and captured 68 others in western Anbar province, breaking through a deteriorating Iraqi military offensive in an area where the United States recently broadened...

  • House Oversight summons Secret Service director to Sept. 30 hearing on breach

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has summoned Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to a Sept. 30 hearing on White House security issues after a man sprinted across the lawn Friday and walked into the mansion.

  • Republicans pile on criticism of Lerner, Democrats remain silent

    Republicans led the charge to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress earlier this year.



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