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  • Editorial Cartoon: Spreading viruses

    Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Been there, done that

    Cartoon by Steve Kelley/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial Cartoon: My work here is done

    Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Shots fired

    Cartoon by Chris Britt/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Intelligence failure

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as they take over the fight against the Taliban...

  • AP NewsAlert

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags; manufacturers warn of lost jobs.

  • Secret Service allowed to shoot WH intruders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says officers and agents are allowed to use "lethal force" to stop someone from getting into the White House. Pierson was not clear about whether the Secret Service is authorized to shoot people trying to jump over the White House fence....

  • White House front door now locks automatically

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the front door to the White House now locks automatically in a security breach. Pierson told a House panel that the switch to automatic locks at the White House's north door was made after an Army veteran jumped the fence on Sept. 19...

  • Secret Service: Use of force being reviewed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the agency's security plan to protect the White House was not properly executed when an Army veteran with a knife jumped the fence and made his way well into the executive mansion. Pierson says all decisions and actions made on Sept....

  • Secret Service head takes responsibility in breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson told lawmakers she takes full responsibility for the serious breach of the White House mansion eight days ago. That's when an Army veteran with a knife climbed the fence and made his way well into the executive mansion before he was...

  • Secret Service boss vows no repeat of breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson vows that a security breach like the Sept. 19 incident in which a man scaled the White House fence and made his way well into the executive mansion will never happen again. Pierson told the House Oversight and Government Operations...

  • Secret Service director says it's clear White House security plan was not properly executed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service director says it's clear White House security plan was not properly executed.

  • EBay to split PayPal business off into separate company next year

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — EBay to split PayPal business off into separate company next year.

  • White House intruder got far past front door

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency...



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