Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A 23-year-old Maryland man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.

Obama invites Afghanistan's new leaders to US

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

President Barack Obama has extended new invitations to Afghanistan's new leaders to visit the White House early next year.

Hazing history allowed at Florida A&M trial

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A history of hazing among Florida A&M band members can be mentioned by prosecutors in the trial of four ex-members charged in a drum major's 2011 death, but the judge said Wednesday there should be no mention that the student killed was gay.

Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.

US increases security, though no threats cited

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S.

Rules on bank risk in mortgage bonds being adopted

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.

Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell.

IOC gives provisional recognition to Kosovo

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The IOC accepted Kosovo into the Olympic fold on Wednesday, clearing the way for the former Serbian province to send an independent team to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

AP-GfK Poll: Public wants tighter Ebola screening

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Americans overwhelmingly want tougher screening for Ebola, according to a poll released as federal health authorities took new steps to do just that.

DHS: No specific threat to US amid Canada shooting

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The Homeland Security Department says there is no specific threat to the U.S. amid the ongoing shooting incident in Ottawa, Ontario.

Obama on Canada shooting: 'We're all shaken by it'

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." "We're all shaken by it," he said.

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Albania's prime minister said Wednesday that his nation and Serbia must try to end decades of hostility toward one another by focusing on major issues such as their mutual desire to join the European Union, not last week's dispute over a soccer match.

A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. John McCain, who has found fault with nearly every aspect of President Barack Obama's national security policies.

Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of the shootings in Ottawa.

British government wants an NFL team in London

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The British government wants an NFL team based in London.

Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.

NKorea's release of US man surprised negotiator

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

North Korea's release of an Ohio man this week was a surprise to a retired American ambassador who negotiated with Pyongyang for Jeffrey Fowle's freedom.

Solar flare knocks out some radio temporarily

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Federal forecasters say a brief but strong solar flare Wednesday morning temporarily blacked out a few radio communication systems before weakening.

Pentagon: 1 weapons bundle seized by militants

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State group militants were able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday.

Report blasts rabbit massages among gov't waste

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A maverick Republican senator criticized faulty missile defenses, unneeded airports and golf course repairs among the projects completed on the taxpayers' tab in his annual collection of billions of dollars of government waste, released Wednesday.