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  • Exclusive: Secret Service missed man with gun in elevator with Obama

    The Secret Service allowed a security breach during President Obama's visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16.

  • US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease. Ebola is...

  • Large crowds mark 1991 coup anniversary in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A large crowd of supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched Tuesday through the capital on the anniversary of a 1991 military coup that ousted the country's first democratically elected leader. Thousands of supporters tried to march from...

  • Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Fourteen of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings that killed six people in the southern state of Guerrero have been located, officials said Tuesday. Some were found in their homes or at school, and a search was continuing for the 43 teachers college...

  • Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach back to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed. Hundreds of music fans packed Union Station near the Capitol shoulder to shoulder to hear the 46-year-old Bell perform works by Bach and...

  • Judge rules against investors in gov't dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against investors who are trying to collect billions of dollars in profits of government-chartered mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The decision by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth was a victory for the government. Amid the recent...

  • Texas city sued over fracking moratorium

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — A group of mineral royalty owners has sued the city of Denton over its temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing, claiming the ban violates property rights. City leaders halted fracking as they consider making their city the first in the state to permanently ban the practice....

  • Appellate court agrees AFSCME workers owed money

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid. A panel of judges from the First District Appellate Court found that members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal...

  • Forest areas re-open after huge California fire

    POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — The U.S Forest Service has re-opened some wilderness areas that were closed because of a massive wildfire in Sierra Nevada foothills. Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree says the Rubicon Trail, Wrights Lake and Desolation Wilderness are among the recreation areas...

  • GAO: Pentagon wasting millions to ship unneeded vehicles back from Afghanistan

    The Army and Marine Corps spent more than $100 million to return vehicles from Afghanistan that the services no longer needed, instead of destroying them or turning them over to Afghan forces, because those costs were not factored into decisions on what to do with them, the Government...

  • Accused White House intruder indicted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez was indicted Tuesday on federal and local charges for allegedly intruding into the presidential mansion armed with a folding knife. A three-count federal grand jury indictment accuses the Army veteran of unlawfully entering a...

  • Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year's end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following the Pentagon's withdrawal. President...

  • Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

    SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting marked by vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the defensive as the...

  • Review panel: Wis. rep likely broke House rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional review panel says there is substantial reason to believe that veteran Wisconsin Rep. Tom Petri violated House rules by acting on behalf of two companies in which he owned significant amounts of stock. The independent Office of Congressional Ethics says Petri...

  • USC among recipients of federal innovation grant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California is among 24 colleges and universities picked by the U.S. Education Department for a federal "First in the World" grant to foster innovation, officials said Tuesday. The $3.2 million will go toward expanding a role-playing video game...



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