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White House: New leadership "required" at Secret Service

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:05
October 1, 2014, 4:00 PM|White House press secretary Josh Earnest discusses the resignation of Secret Service director Julia Pierson following recent security breaches.
Beheading suspect ordered held without bond
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 15:56
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food processing plant after being suspended from his job was ordered held without bond Wednesday and asked a judge to name a Muslim as his court-appointed lawyer. Alton Nolen, 30, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Colleen Hufford, 54, and with two counts of assault. Prosecutors said Nolen was stabbing another employee when he was shot by a…
Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 15:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light involving the protection for President Barack Obama. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Pierson's resignation and said Joseph Clancy, a veteran of the agency, was named acting director. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama had called Pierson to express his appreciation to her for her long years of service.
US factory activity grows in September
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 15:04
Growth in US factory activity slowed more than expected in September even as private sector job growth accelerated, signs of an uneven expansion in the US economy. The Institute for Supply Management said on Wednesday its index of national factory activity dropped to 56.6 last month, its lowest level since June. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. Analysts have been warning US factories could feel a chill from soft demand in the global economy and…
Nancy Pelosi: Secret Service security failures "inexcusable"
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 15:04
October 1, 2014, 3:02 PM|House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, discusses recent security failures by the Secret Service and weighs in on the fate of the agency's director.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson steps down
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 15:04
Last Updated Oct 1, 2014 3:37 PM EDT Secret Service Director Julia Pierson offered her resignation Wednesday after several security breaches affecting the White House and President Obama became public, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday. Interim Acting Secret Service Director Joe Clancy AP "Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it. I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the…
Republicans craft 2015 plan to force Obama's hand on Keystone
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 15:04
By Amanda Becker and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Barack Obama to make a tough call on the controversial plan. The $10 billion Keystone project to connect Canadian oil sands with U.S. refineries will top the list of Republican energy priorities if they gain…
U.S. Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light involving the protection for President Barack Obama. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Pierson's resignation and said Joseph Clancy, a veteran of the agency, was named acting director. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama had called Pierson to express his appreciation to her for her long years of service.
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts trails Greg Orman in new poll
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:03
Last Updated Oct 1, 2014 2:45 PM EDT PlayVideoCBS Evening News Competitive Kansas race threatens GOP senate takeover Republicans believe they can pick up the six seats they need to retake the majority in the U.S. Senate this November. But now an unusual race in ... Businessman Greg Orman, an independent, leads Sen.
White House fence jumper pleads "not guilty"
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:03
Omar Gonzalez, the man accused of jumping a fence at the White House and running across the North Lawn, through the North Portico and into the East Room before being apprehended by Secret Service, pleaded "not guilty" in U.S. District Court Wednesday. Through his lawyer Gonzalez entered a plea of "not guilty" to each of the three counts the grand jury indicted him on Tuesday, CBS News' Paula Reid reports. He also waived his detention…

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