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  • 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.

  • White House: Americans with Islamic State have returned to U.S.

    To date, the White House had not publicly revealed that Americans fighting on behalf of the Islamic State were back in the U.S. The FBI is now monitoring the American-born fighters who have come home, a senior administration official confirmed.

  • Lois Lerner: 'I didn't do anything wrong'

    Lerner, who conservatives contend orchestrated the IRS' extra scrutiny of Tea Party-aligned organizations, broke a year and a half of media silence to defend her reputation.

  • Kerry: US looking for help from Turkey against IS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States expects Turkey to step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that Turkey has secured the release of 49 hostages held by the militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday. The hostages — 46 Turks and three Iraqis — were returned to Turkey...

  • Obama readies vetoes as Republicans eye the Senate

    The emboldened new Senate Republican majority will likely pass a flurry of bills aimed at dismantling Obama's signature healthcare law, environmental regulations aimed at climate change, and executive orders on subjects both big and small.

  • Drizzle forecast for Obama's climate parade at the UN

    Some 120 heads of state, including President Obama, will gather in New York for the United Nations climate summit, but their meeting is not expected to generate momentum and is not a formal part of the negotiating process.

  • White House asked to intervene in water dispute

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Persistent drought has kept South Texas farmers and community leaders in an uproar for years over shortfalls in the delivery of water to the Rio Grande from Mexico's tributaries. Now, they're asking for congressional help in getting the White House to intervene in the...

  • Obama congratulates new power-sharing leaders in Afghanistan

    President Obama on Sunday made a congratulatory call to Afghanistan's newly elected president, Ashraf Ghani, and the runner-up, Abdullah Abdullah, who have agreed to a power-sharing deal.



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