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A 23-year-old man was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service after jumping over the White House fence today as authorities were on heightened alert after shootings at Canada's Parliament.
The White House said Wednesday it is "deeply concerned" by reports that Islamic State militants are advancing on the same Yazidi community in Iraq whose plight prompted the U.S. military to intervene two months ago in an attempt to save the religious minorities from "genocide."
President Obama used executive privilege to withhold the contents of more than 20 emails sent between Attorney General Eric Holder, his wife and his mother that a conservative watchdog group sought in connection with the federal government's botched "Fast and Furious" gun-running operation.
Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.
Official documents on slain 18-year-old Michael Brown have reportedly revealed that he was shot in the hand at close range and had marijuana in his system when he was killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer.
Health officials rolled out plans to monitor people arriving in the U.S. from West Africa for Ebola for 21 days, and President Barack Obama said he's now "cautiously more optimistic" the U.S. can contain the virus.
This is the new normal in Ferguson: Protests, day and night, for more than 70 days now.
An Army rapid deployment force will practice securing the Pentagon's strategic missile defenses base in Alaska this week as part of annual exercises involving both conventional and nuclear forces.
Leon Rodriguez, the new head of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), recalled how he was put on the "wait list" and eventually denied admission to Georgetown Law School, where he spoke Tuesday.
Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.
Health officials released new guidelines Monday for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.
The Defense Department said Sunday that it is preparing a quick-response medical team to help health-care professionals should the Ebola virus spread in the United States.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.
Heading into the final weeks of the midterm campaign, the political landscape continues to tilt in favor of the Republican Party, with President Obama's overall approval rating at the lowest level of his presidency and GOP voters signaling greater likelihood than Democrats that they will cast ballots, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Barriers to gay marriage fell in Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming on Friday following a series of federal court actions in the latest in a series of legal victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America.
The Supreme Court has been unusually busy in recent weeks redefining state election laws across the country, with justices poised again to weigh in on how voters cast their ballots ahead of next month's mid-term elections.
Critics called Thursday on Houston Mayor Annise Parker to withdraw subpoenas for church sermons issued as part of a lawsuit over a transgender rights ordinance, while city officials attempted to downplay the outcry as overblown.
President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to call up military reservists to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Infectious disease experts say school officials in Ohio and Texas overreacted when they canceled classes Thursday in fear of Ebola.
Four Southern Oregon University students claim university officials threatened to call the police and take disciplinary action against them last week after they passed out free copies of the U.S. Constitution and asked other students to sign a petition to end limitations on areas where students can demonstrate.
Two large Cleveland hospital systems say some of their nurses and other employees were on a flight from Dallas with a Texas nurse days before she was diagnosed with Ebola.
Those planning to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchange will soon find out how much rates have increased -- after the Nov. 4 election.
The number of American adults who have never been married has hit an all-time high. The latest date from 2012 shows one in 5 adults over the age of 25 fell into that category.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America's second most-populous state.
The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city's first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.
The Rev. Franklin Graham said Monday that "activist judges" are to blame in the legalization of gay marriage.
The U.S. military plans to land its secretive X-37B robotic space plane in California on Tuesday, ending a classified 22-month mission, officials said.
A powerful storm has swept across the southern US, killing at least two people and injuring several others.
Federal budget austerity slowed the development of vaccines and therapies for the deadly Ebola virus that has ravaged West Africa, killed one man in Dallas and infected a health-care worker in Texas, according to the top National Institutes of Health official.
Boston officials are stepping up efforts to spot Ebola cases after the Hub area was hit by its first scare yesterday, when a man who recently visited Liberia was quarantined after walking into a Braintree medical clinic complaining of head and muscle aches.
A federal appeals court says Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage will end Wednesday morning.
U.S. and local health officials want to set up dedicated hospitals in each state for Ebola patients, part of a new emphasis on safety for health-care workers after a nurse caring for an infected patient in Dallas tested positive for the virus.
About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in the care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was hospitalized, including a nurse now being treated for the same Ebola virus that killed the Liberian man who was visiting Dallas, according to medical records his family provided to The Associated Press.
Three fault segments running beneath Northern California and its roughly 15 million people are overdue for a major earthquake, including one section that lies near the dams and canals that supply much of the state's water, according to a geological study published Monday.
Say "drought" and Americans are likely to think California, but the Golden State is hardly alone when looking across the Western Hemisphere: A dry spell has killed cattle and wiped out crops in Central America, parts of Colombia have seen rioting over scarce water, and southern Brazil is facing its worst dry spell in 50 years.
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists may use "carriers" to spread the Ebola virus as part of a low-tech biological terror tactic, according to national security and health experts.
A Michigan toddler has died of enterovirus D68, another reminder of the deadly potential of a disease that has infected hundreds nationwide in two months.
Thousands gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies and marches protesting Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and nationwide.
An undetermined "breach in protocol" led a Dallas health care worker to be infected with the Ebola virus, and additional cases could be discovered in the coming days, a top federal health official said.
The United States was said to have detected Islamic State of Iraq and Levant at the border with Mexico.
Public health is the purview of the states, and as the nation anticipates more Ebola cases, some experts say the way the United States handles public health is not up to the challenge.
The US-led air attacks launched against Islamic State (also known as Isis) on 8 August in Iraq and 23 September in Syria have not worked. President Obama's plan to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State has not even begun to achieve success. In both Syria and Iraq, Isis is expanding its control rather than contracting.
Justice Anthony Kennedy mistakenly blocked the start of same-sex marriage in Nevada Wednesday in an order he later corrected, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg confirmed Thursday to the Associated Press.
Enterovirus D68 has killed five U.S. children and infected hundreds more in the past month and a half, doctors confirm, and some believe there may be a connection between the sudden outbreak and the throngs of unaccompanied, illegal-alien children now being housed across the country.
Several US financial institutions were targeted by the same computer hackers who breached the systems of JPMorgan Chase earlier this year, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Federal Reserve officials want to tie an interest-rate rise to U.S. economic progress, but the minutes of their last policy meeting show they are struggling with how to come to grips with the dual threats of a stronger dollar and a global slowdown.
A top U.S. general admitted that a potential Ebola outbreak in Central America is a real threat to the United States and a scenario which could result in a mass migration across the U.S./Mexico border, as thousands would attempt to flee the deadly virus.
Sexually transmitted diseases are one major group of diseases that make for ongoing hidden epidemics: In the United States alone, there are nearly 20 million cases of new sexually transmitted infections yearly, from just eight viruses and bacteria, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Thomas Eric Duncan, died on Wednesday morning at a Dallas hospital, a hospital spokesman said.
A new Gallup poll suggests voter turnout will be low in November, with higher Republican turnout predicted.
A Republican congressman claimed Tuesday that "at least 10" Islamic State "fighters" have been caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas, though an administration official denied it.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Wednesday afternoon lifted a stay on allowing same-sex marriages to begin in Nevada, separating that state from Idaho, which received a temporary reprieve.
The Supreme Court refused to get involved in the national debate over same-sex marriage Monday, leaving intact lower court rulings that will legalize the practice in 11 additional states.
Add Nevada and Idaho to the rapidly growing list of states to have their same-sex marriage bans tossed out in definitive fashion.
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear appeals from five states wanting to ban same-sex marriage.
President Obama on Monday said that federal officials would heighten screening of travelers coming to the United States, responding to growing calls to do more to limit the spread of the Ebola virus, but not meeting demands to put in place a travel ban from West Africa.
An al-Qaida cell in Syria that was targeted in American military airstrikes last month could still be working on a plan to attack the United States or its allies and is "looking to do it very, very soon," the head of the FBI says.
The news about this summer's cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase continues to get worse: A number of other financial institutions were also hit by the same group, according to the New York Times.
Republicans remain favored to win Senate control in the upcoming midterm elections, a new poll says.
The 25th annual East of the River Revival starts Monday, offering four days of faith-based events for the young and old hoping to reconnect with their religion.
With the country's voters so evenly split, both Republicans and Democrats are increasingly turning attention to the rules for voting, hoping to gain an edge -- and their disputes will make their way to the Supreme Court in the term that begins Monday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said Sunday that U.S. service members need to go to Syria and Iraq because air strikes will not be enough to defeat the Islamic State.
With midterm elections less than five weeks away, congressional approval is in the single digits.
A Texas emergency room's mishandling of the country's first Ebola patient prompted the CDC to issue a nationwide alert to all hospitals updating them of how to appropriately respond to possible cases of the deadly disease.
A Dallas man who was in contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the U.S. said in an interview that the Liberian native had been weak and ill in an apartment after trying to seek help at a hospital days earlier.
Weeds are developing resistance to herbicides, because the modified seeds can tolerate greater use of certain herbicides and pesticides. And it's reportedly costing farmers $1 billion in lost crops.
As California heads into peak fire season -- in the worst drought in state history -- firefighters are already tapping into reserve funds.
America's ticket for divine judgment may have already been signed and sent off to the printer, but there's still time for God to cancel the order, according to a leading Bible teacher and author.
As the United States steps up its battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), defense leaders on Capitol Hill are raising concerns about a looming shortage in the Tomahawk missile supply, a key offensive weapon that the Navy has deployed against militant strongholds in Syria and elsewhere.
More than 3.6 million people have lost unemployment insurance benefits through September, according to a new report from House Democrats who want to renew the insurance program that Congress let expire in December.
A mosquito-borne virus that can cause debilitating joint pain lasting for years has spread to the continental U.S. after infecting hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean and Central America.
A man with a gun that the Secret Service did not know about rode in an elevator with President Obama during his visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16.
An unusual respiratory virus has sickened more than 400 children across the United States, and the emergence of sudden paralysis in some Colorado youths is sparking concern among doctors.
The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Prosecutors today announced the filing of murder and assault charges against the Oklahoma man arrested last week for allegedly attacking two female coworkers, one of whom was beheaded by her assailant.
According to state officials, a dozen communities in Central and Northern California will run out of water in 60 days.
A prolonged legal battle between Gilbert, Ariz., and a small Presbyterian church over religious signs is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, with oral arguments likely to start later this year.
A new chart from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee shows a startling fact: Almost 1 in 4 Americans between the ages of 25-54 (or prime working years) are not working.
U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates has denied a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a list of Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege.
A small number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. will have an opportunity to join the military for the first time in decades under a new Department of Defense policy unveiled Thursday.
Wildfires are nothing new in California. But in the third year of a historic drought, the tinder-dry western US state is battling near-record numbers of blazes.
After weeks of heavy criticism and calls for his ouster, the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, issued a video apology on Thursday to the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot to death by a white police officer last month.
Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged in August and hit their highest level in more than six years, offering confirmation that the housing recovery remains on course.
Less than two months after President Barack Obama's administration called for repeal of the Congressional authorization for the 2002 Iraq war, he is formally citing the 12-year-old measure as a basis for newly expanded airstrikes against the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant.
A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling could have wide implications that limit free speech rights in schools, according to the lawyer who defended students who wore the American flag to school.
Las Vegas schools are considering plans to teach children as young as 5 about masturbation and homosexuality.
The U.S. intelligence community has observed a "significant increase" in chatter among terrorist organizations as the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks nears.