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Embattled Secret Service director resigns

Embattled Secret Service director resigns

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President…

Obama looking for way to recapture Latino support

Obama looking for way to recapture Latino support

After enraging Latino voters last month by delaying promised immigration reforms, President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help…

Pssst! It’s still the economy, stupid!

Pssst! It’s still the economy, stupid!

Recent headlines could make you think this election would be different. Perhaps, for the first time since the Great Recession, the economy wouldn’t be the top issue. The latest Associated…

Intelligence gaps hamper airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

Intelligence gaps hamper airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on…

Wartime Obama overshadows his economic efforts

Wartime Obama overshadows his economic efforts

President Barack Obama’s escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But…

Ebola arrives in U.S.

Ebola arrives in U.S.

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area’s West African community…

Marathon bomber suspect’s sister goes before judge

Marathon bomber suspect’s sister goes before judge

A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on aggravated harassment charges, which her lawyer said were based on…

Harry Reid playing major role in close Senate races

Harry Reid playing major role in close Senate races

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to…

White House intruder made it further inside

White House intruder made it further inside

The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the…

Missing UVA coed suspect linked to another case

Missing UVA coed suspect linked to another case

A forensic clue uncovered in the investigation of a missing University of Virginia student has led investigators to believe they have “a significant break” in the unsolved death of another…