An Oklahoma prosecutor said Wednesday he will seek the execution of a man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant.
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Secret Service Director Julia A. Pierson resigned Wednesday amid intense pressure from lawmakers on Capitol Hill who feared the president and his family were being endangered by security lapses — highlighted by an intruder forcing his way into the White House last month. Published October 1, 2014
Irfan Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan with a wife and two children, worked hard to realize the American dream after arriving in this country in 1994. He held jobs in South Florida as a taxi driver, service technician and operated a limousine company. He was an avid cricket player. Then he stepped up to a California computer industry job in 2011 that promised a good living.
Two senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday urged Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job, saying they had lost confidence and trust in her ability to protect President Barack Obama. It came one day after Pierson spent hours during a congressional hearing trying to explain an embarrassing White House security breach.
House Speaker John A. Boehner urged President Obama on Wednesday to consider firing U.S. Secret Service Director Julia A. Pierson, and called for a blue ribbon commission Wednesday to investigate the agency after its latest security lapse.
Six people have jumped the fence at the White House this year alone, and 16 have jumped the fence over the past five years, Secret Service Director Julia A. Pierson told Congress on Tuesday as she tried to explain how an intruder managed to cross the lawn and get into the president's iconic residence.
The sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arraigned in a Manhattan court Tuesday for bomb threats she allegedly made to a Harlem woman in August.
A patient in a Dallas hospital who has been held in "strict isolation" is confirmed to have the deadly Ebola virus, a local news station has revealed.
The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee weighed in Tuesday on a settlement reached between The Washington Times and the Department of Homeland Security over the seizure of a reporter's notes.
The confirmation Tuesday of the first Ebola case on U.S. soil emerges against a backdrop of increasing concern in America's medical community that preparedness for a pandemic has stagnated or slipped in recent years because of tough economic times and increasing malaise since the 2001 anthrax threat.
The Obama administration said Tuesday it expects the Secret Service to release more information about how an armed man was able to scale the White House fence and enter the building before being apprehended earlier this month.
A Utah congressman said Tuesday it's time for a fresh look at the Secret Service in the wake of a security breach at the White House, arguing it may be operating like a "political" office that's too willing to pat its officers on the back.
Federal lawmakers from both parties say they are eager to get straight answers from Secret Service Director Julia Pierson about an intruder's ability to breach the White House and make it to the East Room before he was captured.
A top congressman sent a letter Tuesday demanding the Justice Department investigate last week's beheading in Oklahoma as a possible terrorist incident, rather than dismissing it as workplace violence.
The Homeland Security Department has ordered a review of training for its Coast Guard criminal investigators as part of a broad legal settlement with The Washington Times over the improper seizure of a reporter's interview notes involving sources.
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