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White House intruder had previous encounters with law enforcement

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 Mon ...

DOJ wants media barred from Ferguson town hall meetings

FERGUSON -- The news release was emailed to dozens of local and national media representatives earlier this week. The city of Ferguson was promoting a five-week series of "town hall" meetings beginning Monday to update residents "on changes the counc ...

Intruder makes it into White House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the Wh ...

During decades of wars, America has paid for failure to learn one lesson

The US seems doomed to constantly forget and painfully relearn one military lesson: unclear goals invite escalation. The third Iraq war is the latest example. There are currently 1,700 US soldiers in Iraq - 1,600 more than were there in June. Just do ...

Obama admin makes little progress in securing embassies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has made only limited progress in its pledge to boost the number of Marine security guards at high-threat U.S. diplomatic posts around the world, the agency's internal investigator said Thursday. In a report, th ...

Some reporters criticize White House for secrecy

CHICAGO (AP) — Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy ...

Biden: 'Shylocks' was a poor choice of words

[caption id="attachment_3491" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he used a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders as "Shylocks," and a prominent ...

Obama: US troops will not face ground combat in Iraq

Barack Obama tried to dampen talk of escalating US ground engagement in Iraq yesterday as an increasingly nervous Congress prepared to vote on authorization for his separate plan to arm Syrian rebels. In contrast to the chairman of the joint chiefs o ...

Holder launches policing bias study

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study ...

US ground troops could join Iraqis in ISIS fight

US defense chiefs suggested yesterday that American troops might join Iraqi forces against Islamic State (ISIS), despite Barack Obama's repeated public assurances that US soldiers would not engage in fighting on the ground. A day after US warplanes b ...


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