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  • White House to stream National Christmas Tree Lighting online

    If you didn\’t get a ticket for the National Christmas Tree Lighting, you can still watch it from the comfort of your home.

  • Woman arrested with gun near White House

    Another person has been arrested with a gun near the White House.

  • Man with rifle arrested at White House

    A man with a rifle in his car was arrested at the White House Wednesday afternoon.

  • Clinton papers on Lewinsky, others released

    KEN THOMAS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plotted strategies to defend President Bill Clinton against the political fallout of his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky and other scandals, according to documents released Friday by the National Archives that delve into painful chapters in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s life as she ponders another bid…

  • Infectious diseases chief: U.S. will screen travelers for Ebola

    The NIH\’s infectious diseases chief says that the White House is considering how to provide additional screening of travelers who arrive at U.S. airports for Ebola.

  • Accused White House intruder indicted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez was indicted Tuesday on federal and local charges for allegedly intruding into the presidential mansion armed with a folding knife. A three-count federal grand jury indictment accuses the Army veteran of unlawfully entering a restricted building while carrying a deadly weapon, a federal charge. He…

  • Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

    ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency’s critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the…

  • Secret Service chief says intruder was recognized

    ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service director says at least two of her uniformed officers recognized a man just before he jumped the White House fence from an earlier troubling encounter with him. But she acknowledged that they never approached him that day or reported his presence to superiors. Secret…

  • Secret Service allowed to shoot WH intruders

    ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says officers and agents are allowed to use “lethal force” to stop someone from getting into the White House. Pierson was not clear about whether the Secret Service is authorized to shoot people trying to jump over the White House fence. She…

  • White House front door now locks automatically

    ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the front door to the White House now locks automatically in a security breach. Pierson told a House panel that the switch to automatic locks at the White House’s north door was made after an Army veteran jumped the fence on…

  • Secret Service boss vows no repeat of breach

    ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson vows that a security breach like the Sept. 19 incident in which a man scaled the White House fence and made his way well into the executive mansion will never happen again. Pierson told the House Oversight and Government Operations Committee on…

  • Secret Service: Use of force being reviewed

    ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the agency’s security plan to protect the White House was not properly executed when an Army veteran with a knife jumped the fence and made his way well into the executive mansion. Pierson says all decisions and actions made on Sept.…

  • Secret Service interviewed accused intruder twice

    ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law enforcement said Tuesday.…

  • Visitors have mixed views about new White House fence

    Visitors to the White House have mixed views about a new security on the sidewalk of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

  • Role of a food taster outside the White House

    Food tasters have worked in Medieval courts, royal palaces and presidential estates. But what\’s a food taster\’s role in modern society?