Obama: Secret Service does a 'great job'

|Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

President Barack Obama says the Secret Service does "a great job." He says he is grateful for the "sacrifices" the service performs on his behalf and on behalf of his family.

Top spellers get Oval Office welcome

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Scripps National Spelling Bee co-champion Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth thought things were finally settling down after the hoopla of winning the nail-biting final in May.

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.

Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

In the thick of a difficult re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett could have been tempted to place himself front and center of the effort to capture the gunman who ambushed a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, killing a trooper and injuring another.

Global marches draw attention to climate change

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.

Focus on UVa employee in student's disappearance

|Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Officials investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student focused Monday on the man they believe was the last person seen with her, searching his apartment for a second time and trying to locate the campus employee to arrest him on reckless driving charges.

3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.