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  • Secret Service interviewed accused intruder twice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law...

  • Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at...

  • HHS: Uninsured drop by 26 percent

    "Said another way, 10.3 million fewer adults are uninsured today than in 2013," HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told an audience at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

  • Editorial cartoon: The fence-jumper

    Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Holder trumpets reduction in federal prisoners

    According to the Justice Department, there were 4,800 fewer inmates in federal prisons compared to last year -- the first decrease since 1980.

  • Obama: Arab allies send 'powerful message' in ISIS fight

    President Obama thanked the U.S. military and regional Arab allies for their airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets inside Syria and said that the bombing campaign also targeted an al Qaeda group known to be planning attacks against the United States.

  • CDC: Up to 1.4 million Ebola cases coming

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Tuesday that up to 1.4 million people in West Africa could become infected with Ebola by the end of January if there are no changes in behavior.

  • Obama orders international federal programs, investments to consider climate change

    NEW YORK — Federal agencies will need to factor how the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels, drought, floods and other extreme weather linked to it, would affect international development programs and investments under a new executive order President Obama will issue Tuesday,...

  • A new urgency on homegrown terror threats

    President Obama at a United Nations Security Council summit this week will urge other world powers to do more to monitor breeding grounds for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously...

  • House Oversight summons Secret Service director to Sept. 30 hearing on breach

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has summoned Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to a Sept. 30 hearing on White House security issues after a man sprinted across the lawn Friday and walked into the mansion.

  • White House intruder previously charged with weapons possession

    The man accused of breaching security and making it inside the White House Friday had two previous encounters with Washington, D.C., police and was arrested in Virginia in July and charged with eluding police and possession of a sniper rifle and a sawed-off shotgun.

  • House to investigate White House breach

    The top Democrat on the House's oversight panel has vowed to investigate how an intruder was able to get into White House last week, a scenario he called a "major, major" security failure.

  • Obama has built a complicated immigration record

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down. It was one of the first times Obama could have...

  • White House will now lock the front door

    "After Friday night's incident, when the door is not in use, it will be secured," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, clarifying that officials would, in fact, lock the door.



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