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Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. 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.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The US 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.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US capital to vote in November on legalizing marijuana

Deb Greene, right, chooses marijuana from a display case with the help of clerk Willis Bibbs at Cannabis City, on the first day that sales of recreational pot became legal in the state, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Seattle. Residents of the US capital will vote in November on whether to follow the states of Colorado and Washington in legalizing marijuana, following approval of the initiative Wednesday by its Board of Elections.  AP PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON, POOL

Residents of the US capital will vote in November on whether to follow the states of Colorado and Washington in legalizing marijuana, following approval of the initiative Wednesday by its Board of Elections.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Howling winds push massive Washington state fire

Smoke rises from wildfire near Davis Lake Saturday morning, July 19, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said. AP

Howling winds pushed a massive wildfire in north-central Washington state in new directions Saturday.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama to create world’s largest ocean preserve

Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth Catherine Novelli, listen as actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the second day of the State Department's 'Our Ocean' conference at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world by protecting a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean from drilling, fishing and other actions that could threaten wildlife, the White House said. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday to create the largest ocean preserve in the world by banning drilling, fishing and other activities in a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean in a move to protect fragile marine life.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Senate bill doubles spending on veterans’ health

In this May 24, 2013 file photo, an American flag flies in front of the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta. An internal investigation released in June 2014 that looked at wait times for all sorts of care across the VA system showed that new mental health patients were routinely forced to wait a month or more to start treatment. Not one of the 141 medical systems examined was able to meet the department's goal of getting all new mental health patients an appointment within 14 days. AP

Spending on veterans’ health care could double in three years under the U.S. Senate’s solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at government-run veterans’ hospitals and clinics, according to congressional budget experts.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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