Obama: New leadership was needed at Secret Service

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The White House says President Barack Obama believes it was in the best interest of the Secret Service for Director Julia Pierson to resign.

Court blocks part of new North Carolina voting law

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.

Secret Service director resigns

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that he has accepted the resignation of Secret Service director Julia Pierson, who stepped down amid rising discontent in Congress over her leadership.

IOC on Rio: 'Lot of progress' but schedule 'tight'

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team said Wednesday that preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months.

Hagel: Military medical system 'average'

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is directing military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at under-achieving military health care facilities.

Obama salutes 2013 MLS champs, Sporting KC

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

President Barack Obama has saluted the 2013 Major League Soccer champions Sporting Kansas City. He credits the "dedicated fans" of Kansas City for helping the sport grow in the United States.

Pelosi: Congress should return and debate military action

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Nancy Pelosi wants Congress to debate and vote on authorizing President Barack Obama to wage war against terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

Not guilty plea for man in White House incident

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.

House leaders call for independent Secret Service investigation

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi are endorsing calls for an independent investigation into a series of Secret Service mishaps.

US, China air differences over Hong Kong protests

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The top U.S. and Chinese diplomats publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system.