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White House Intruder Sentenced To Prison

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) - White House fence jumper Omar Gonzalez was sentenced on Tuesday to 17 months in prison, less the tim...

White House Intruder Pleads Guilty To Assault, Illegal Entry

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) - An Iraq War veteran pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of running into the White Hous...

Court Orders Mental Health Evaluation For White House Fence Jumper

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

(Adds comments from judge and defense lawyer) By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washing...

Accused White House Intruder Pleads Not Guilty To All Charges

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mans...

Congressman Calls For Secret Service Head To 'Step Down'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said Wednesday that it would be best for Julia Pierson to step down from her position as director of the U.S. Secret Service...

Emily Swanson

7 Percent Of Americans Don't Lock Their Doors. Here's Who They Are | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Science

Presidential politics took a scary turn recently when a man jumped the White House fence and made it deep inside the mansion through unlocked doors ju...

Obama Briefed On Secret Service Investigation

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama received an update Thursday on a review of the Secret Service's response after an intruder cl...

Omar Gonzalez, President Obama and Safety from Mentally Ill Assassins

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

Putting a tighter security cordon around Congress and the president may help keep them safe, but does nothing for those with mental illness or the rest of us. A more humanitarian approach is to help them get the treatment they need.

Secret Service Interviewed Accused White House Intruder Twice

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a ...

Security Tightened Around White House After Breach

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around t...

U.S. Soccer Stock Report: Who Helped (Or Hurt) His World Cup Chances?

Posted 04.04.2014 | Sports

By Seth Vertelney, The U.S. and Mexico played out a highly entertaining 2-2 draw on Wednesday evening, and the match undoubtedly gave U.S....

Mexico City Nightmare: A Father's Worst Fear

John Godfrey | Posted 11.12.2013 | Parents
John Godfrey

You never want your phone to ring after midnight. "Your son Jack was assaulted tonight and suffered a serious injury to his head -- a massive subdural hematoma. We're going to have to perform an emergency craniotomy."

Mexican-Americans Playing For U.S. Against Mexico

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2013 | Latino Voices

By Simon Evans MEXICO CITY, March 25 (Reuters) - For three members of Juergen Klinsmann's United States team, Tuesday's World Cup quali...


AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 01.31.2013 | Sports

CARSON, Calif. — David Beckham stood on the podium with his three sons, an oversized Union Jack knotted around his Los Angeles Galaxy jersey. Wi...