Investigators: Secret Service use 'problematic'

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.

Obama calls late Ben Bradlee a 'true newspaperman'

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

President Barack Obama is remembering the late editor Ben Bradlee as a "true newspaperman" who transformed The Washington Post into one of the country's finest papers.

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.

Condition of nurse with Ebola upgraded to good

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

National Institutes of Health says the condition of the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been upgraded to good.

Arraignment delayed for White House fence-jumper

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A federal judge on Tuesday delayed the arraignment of an alleged White House fence-jumper because of questions about his mental competence to stand trial.

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held.

NCAA: SI allegations vs Oklahoma St 'unfounded'

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The Oklahoma State football program escaped its "day of reckoning" nearly unscathed.

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.

De la Renta gave first ladies fashion, friendship

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

For America's first ladies, Oscar de la Renta was more than just a skilled artist who helped give them a dose of confidence whenever they slipped into his dresses, beaded gowns and pantsuits. He was also a friend to some of them.

Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA on Tuesday again urged a judge to stop the state from allowing legalized sports betting this weekend.

'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine.

Jewish group shifts view on Nazi benefit payments

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

An influential Jewish advocacy group said Tuesday it no longer supports allowing suspected Nazi war criminals to receive Social Security benefits.

Marshall sports ran 2013 deficit, WVU netted $4.2M

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Marshall University athletics ran a $749,800 deficit in 2013 and used $7.9 million from sources like state money and tuition, according to a state legislative report.

Freed Vietnamese dissident travels to US: official

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The State Department welcomed Tuesday the release of one of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents, as the U.S. urges the authoritarian government in Hanoi to improve its human rights record and smooth the way for stronger relations.

Obama pitches for votes on black radio

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.

KC, San Fran mayors announce World Series wager

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The mayors of Kansas City and San Francisco have a bet riding on the outcome of the World Series.

Gary Hart named envoy to Northern Ireland

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The State Department has tapped former Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart to be its newest envoy to Northern Ireland.

New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.

DEA complaint charges alleged MLB drug supplier

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday arrested a South Florida man suspected of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs to clinics that distributed them to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.