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White House fence jumper found "not competent"

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:32
Alleged White House fence jumper Omar Gonzalez appeared in federal court in Washington, D.C. this afternoon for what should have been an uneventful status hearing and an arraignment on additional charges, but there were some surprises. PlayVideoPolitics Secret Service facing questions after White House fence-jumping breach The Secret Service is conducting an investigation to find out how a man with a knife was able to jump the fence at the White House and run throug.
Secret Service investigates threat against President Obama
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:32
Special agents of the U.S. Secret Service executed a search warrant today at a private home in a residential neighborhood of Elmira, N.Y. "The Secret Service is working with State and local law enforcement on an ongoing investigation," is all a Secret Service spokesman in Washington, D.C., would say about the operation. The Elmira Police Department is quoted by local reporters as saying the investigation involved a threat. The Secret Service is charged with investigating…
Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:32
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal. Kerry said in a statement that Hart, 77, who in recent years gained a name as a national security expert and author, would play a "direct, on-the-ground diplomatic role.
Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 17:08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The medical status of nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola when she helped treat the first patient to be diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, was upgraded to good from fair on Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced. Pham was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit in Bethesda, Maryland, on Oct. 16. (Reporting by Sharon Begley)HealthNational Institutes of Health
North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 17:08
View gallery Jeffrey Fowle is shown in this City of Moraine handout photo released on June 9, 2014. REUTERS/City … WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that detained American tourist Jeffrey Fowle had been released from North Korea and was on his way home to be with his family. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States welcomed the move but pressed North Korea to release two other U.S.
US midterms: Obama's 'fundamental problem'
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:30
DW: The figures point to a strengthening economy, but many Americans don't feel it. Who is worst affected by this sense of failing to keep up? William A. Galston: Regrettably that group is very large in the United States. It includes not only low-wage workers who might be affected by an increase in the minimum wage, but also by substantial portions of the middle class, who have seen no wage increases for a very long…
Chris Christie: "I'm tired of hearing about the minimum wage"
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:29
Here's a sound bite that is certain to follow New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie if he runs for president in 2016: "I've gotta tell you the truth: I'm tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am," the Republican governor said during a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 15th annual Legal Reform Summit Tuesday, according to The Hill.. "I don't think there's a mother or father sitting around a kitchen table tonight…
Eric Frein sightings: How 'wilderness ninja' has outfoxed 1,000 cops
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:08
Two fresh sightings of alleged sniper Eric Frein has resulted in more closed public schools in northern Pennsylvania and a shift in a massive manhunt to near where Mr. Frein went to high school – and where he was a member of the high school rifle team. The pressing question of how a single man has outmaneuvered 1,000 trained law enforcement officers in the Pocono Mountains for over five weeks suggests that Frein has used…
Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient's final days
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:08
View gallery.Dr. Gary Weinstein in his interview with WFAA-TV. The doctor has treated three Ebola patients at Texas Health Presbyterian. … DALLAS – It’s been popular in the court of public opinion to condemn West African Thomas Eric Duncan for delivering Ebola to America’s doorstep. But a Texas doctor who tried to save the Ebola patient’s life doesn’t see it that way. “I don’t think about it in terms of blame,” said Dr.
Michelle Obama addresses Braley-Bailey incident
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:46
(CNN) -- Democrat Bruce Braley is running a tough campaign against Republican Joni Ernst in Iowa for an open U.S. Senate seat. Things got even worse when first lady Michelle Obama mispronounced his name during a rally earlier this month, repeatedly calling him Bruce "Bailey." Luckily for Braley, the first lady came prepared Tuesday and corrected herself during a rally for Braley in Iowa City. Just after Braley's name was announced, Obama addressed the issue…

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