AP News Alert

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside.

5 things to know about UN Climate Summit

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands are expected to march to call for action on global warming. Dozens of other events are planned throughout the city as part of Climate Week NYC. Here are 5 things you need to know:

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.

Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.

Q&A: New Jersey's sports gambling push

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Well over 100 NFL and major-college football games have been played since Gov. Chris Christie's Sept. 8 order that racetracks and casinos in New Jersey won't be prosecuted if they accept wagers on sporting events. Yet so far not a cent has been bet while legal issues await resolution. A look at questions and answers about what lies ahead:

A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight:

Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, the Secret Service said Saturday, as President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence in the beleaguered agency.

CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.

Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier.

After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

It's been almost two weeks since Troy Turner last saw two of his kids, 3-year-old Sarah, his "tomboy princess," and 2-year-old Jacob, who he calls "Bubby."

DNC raises $7M in August, has $11M banked

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The Democratic National Committee raised $7.4 million last month but still owes vendors almost $2 million, according to financial reports filed Friday.

FIFA ethics event puts WCup bid probe in spotlight

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Corruption, secrecy, and a soccer world seeming awash with gifts of watches: there is no shortage of issues to discuss when FIFA decides to talk about ethics.

Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill authorizing the military to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group.

Army opens Ranger school to women

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs.

Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the White House said Friday.

Hagel seeks info on military relationship with NFL

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is asking for information about the military's relationship with the National Football League, amid a number of high-profile domestic violence incidents involving players.

Platini criticizes FIFA over luxury watch probe

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

UEFA President Michel Platini denounced FIFA's handling over a luxury gifts controversy on Friday and world football's governing body then disclosed it spent at least $140,000 on watches for officials at the World Cup.

AP Exclusive: CIA halts spying in Europe

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and former U.S. officials.