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  • Accused White House fence-jumper pleads not guilty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez has pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife. Gonzalez's lawyer entered the plea on behalf of his client in a proceeding Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah A....

  • Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia

    DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told relatives that he notified health care workers the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting the U.S. from Liberia, the man's sister said Wednesday. Mai Wureh told The Associated Press that her brother,...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Dow drops 200 points on lackluster economic news

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slumping in early afternoon trading, putting the market on course for its third straight day of losses. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 203 points, or 1.2 percent, to 16,839 as of 12:54 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 18...

  • GM says parts are ready to fix recalled small cars

    MILFORD, Mich. (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM will rely on new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to boost profits in coming years, as the company tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars. Barra needed to...

  • US construction spending down 0.8 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness. Construction spending dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent after a 1.2 percent increase in July, the...

  • Dow falls 200 points on disappointing economic news, drop in airline stocks over Ebola fears

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dow falls 200 points on disappointing economic news, drop in airline stocks over Ebola fears.

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