Secret Service Director Julia Pierson enters a hearing room in April.
(Cliff Owen/AP)
September 30, 2014

Secret Service Boss Vows No Repeat Of Breach

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson vows that a security breach like the Sept. 19 incident in which a man scaled the White House fence will never happen again.


Protesters march outside the government district in Hong Kong.
(Carlos Barria/Reuters/Landov)
September 29, 2014

Police in Hong Kong Defend Handling of Protests

Police in Hong Kong are softening their tactics against pro-democracy demonstrators. This, after their use of tear gas brought tens of thousands of additional people to the streets.


September 29, 2014

Bond Denied For Suspect In Chicago-Area FAA Fire

A suburban Chicago man has been ordered held without bond on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causing damage that brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.


Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai stands next to Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and two deputy officials as he takes the oath during the inauguration ceremony in Kabul.
(Ahmad Massoud/Xinhua/Landov)
September 29, 2014

Afghanistan’s New President: ‘Hold Me Accountable’

"Hold me accountable" is the message from Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who took the oath of office, succeeding Hamid Karzai, who many accused of lacking accountability.


State Rep. Tom Cross of Oswego, Champaign Democratic Senator Mike Frerichs
(Cross and Frerichs campaigns)
September 29, 2014

Retirement Plan At Center Of Dispute In State Treasurer’s Race

Last month, Champaign Senator and Illinois treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs found himself on the defensive after opponent Tom Cross blamed him for costing Champaign County millions of dollars more than a decade ago, when he served as county auditor.  He and the Republican challenger are at odds over an early retirement program.


September 29, 2014

FAA Chief Orders Review Of Chicago Air Traffic Snarl

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says he's ordered a review of the agency's security protocols and how it deals with unexpected incidents such as last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility that disrupted air travel.


President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 28, 2014

Obama: US Misjudged Iraqi Army, Militants’ Threat

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight.


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