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  • Savvy Utah lawmaker leads GOP on Secret Service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The night before Tuesday's congressional hearing on the White House break-in, bombshell news broke: The intruder had made it much farther into the executive mansion than previously known. Suspense surrounding the high-profile hearing was heightened. And one lawmaker was at the...

  • Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is lauding India's new prime minister for focusing on economic growth and addressing the needs of the "poorest of the poor." Obama is meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi (nah-REN'-drah MOH'-dee) in the Oval Office. It's Modi's first visit to the...

  • Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being...

  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And...

  • Secret Service: Internal investigation is ongoing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says even 11 days after an Army veteran jumped the fence and burst into the White House, she still hasn't concluded why officers and agents failed to follow security rules. Testifying on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Pierson acknowledged,...

  • Dem lawmaker: Low confidence in Secret Service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch says he has very low confidence in Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's ability to protect the White House. Lynch says he wishes Pierson would protect the White House the way she is protecting her reputation as she...

  • Education Dept awards $75M in innovation grants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department has awarded $75 million to 24 colleges and universities to foster innovation in college value and efficiency. The new competition is called "First in the World" and 500 schools applied. Applicants submitted proposals with plans in areas such as...

  • Secret Service chief says intruder was recognized

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service director says at least two of her uniformed officers recognized a man just before he jumped the White House fence from an earlier troubling encounter with him. But she acknowledged that they never approached him that day or reported his presence to superiors....

  • 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.

  • Obama welcomes signing of Afghan security pact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the signing of a security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan marks a "historic day" in the partnership between the two countries. The pact allows about 10,000 American troops to stay in Afghanistan after the end of this year. It was signed...



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