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  • Key lawmakers want Secret Service chief out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — High-ranking lawmakers from both parties are urging Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign. Congressional support is eroding following her poorly received testimony about the White House break-in. The office of Sen. Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, and Sen....

  • Former eBay exec sentenced for insider trading

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former eBay executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in insider trading. A federal judge in Philadelphia sentenced 45-year-old Christopher Saridakis on Wednesday. Saridakis had pleaded guilty to securities fraud in May. Saridakis, of Wilmington,...

  • Independent Orman pulls ahead of Republican Roberts in Kansas: Poll

    Orman leads Roberts 46 percent to 41 percent among 500 likely voters, with 11 percent undecided, according to a new Suffolk University/USA Today poll.

  • Elbert Guillory cuts scathing anti-Landrieu ad

    Republican Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory in an ad this week savaged vulnerable incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., for living a life of luxury while many African-Americans in the Pelican State live in poverty.

  • Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence. The circulation of the draft resolution to...

  • Inadequate USPS security compromises 13 million changes-of-address, IG finds

    A U.S. Postal Service program designed to make it easier for people to forward mail to their new homes has jeopardized the privacy of millions of addresses, according to a government watchdog.

  • Pesky questions about those AWOL Afghans

    So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don't.

  • Dangerous people and deadly force

    What the Secret Service needs is something every law enforcement agency needs: Weapons that can incapacitate threatening suspects without inflicting deadly wounds.

  • Poll: Barbara Comstock crushing Foust in bid to replace Va. Rep. Frank Wolf

    Virginia Del. Barbara Comstock is far in front of Fairfax Democrat John Foust in a new poll that reveals his sexist slap at the Republican has damaged his chances to replace retiring Republican Rep. Frank Wolf.

  • VIDEO: Lawmakers suggest Sgt. Tahmooressi may soon be released from Mexican jail

    Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been jailed in Mexico for six months -- U.S. lawmakers say he may be coming home soon.

  • Hagel orders boost in standards for military healthcare

    Saying "we can do better," Hagel ordered facilities identified as having problems to submit plans within 45 days on how those problems would be fixed and said the Pentagon would create unified standards for care and a systemwide process to manage performance.

  • Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors. On...

  • Pelosi says Secret Service director should go

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi backs a call for Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, but added the Secret Service's problems run deeper than Pierson.

  • Greece's govt to call confidence vote

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's troubled coalition government said Wednesday it would call a vote of confidence in parliament next week, hours after the country's leftwing opposition demanded early elections citing ongoing austerity measures. Government spokeswoman Sofia Voultepsi the government...

  • Boehner backs House 'blue ribbon commission' to review Secret Service

    The commission will be assembled by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas.

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