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AP News - 14 mins ago

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 pe ...more

AP News - 14 mins ago

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed.The 68-year-old black great-grandfather was sho ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran throug ...more

AP News - 31 mins ago

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 af ...more

Reuters News - 47 mins ago

DUBAI (Reuters) - A former psychologist has been executed for heresy in Iran after eight years in detention, human rights groups said, in the latest example of what activists say is a worrying rise in the use of death penalty by the Islamic Republic. ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria needs a strong government after Sunday's parliamentary election that will pursue radical reforms aimed at dragging the country out of its "post-communist swamp", its caretaker prime minister said on Tuesday. The Bal ...more

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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 ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service director says it's clear White House security plan was not properly executed. ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

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 ...more

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In a story Sept. 29 about the Ebola outbreak, The Associated Press reported erroneously that France promised another field hospital for Guinea and that it would send 25 more doctors. It has promised only one hospital, along with d ...more