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  • Woman arrested after jumping White House barricade

    WASHINGTON — A woman has been arrested after jumping over a barricade in front of the White House on Friday evening, according to the U.S. Secret Service. The woman has not yet been identified, but…

  • Squirrels rescued from White House grounds

    WASHINGTON – The National Park Service helped rescue some adorable additions to the White House grounds. The Park Service tweeted a photo Tuesday of baby squirrels discovered near the White House Monday. With help from…

  • White House lit in rainbow colors for SCOTUS ruling

    WASHINGTON — The north side of the White House was lit up in rainbow colors Friday night, commemorating that day’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made gay marriage legal in all 50 states. Red, yellow,…

  • Army veteran gets 17 months for White House intrusion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army veteran who got over the White House fence and inside the executive mansion before being stopped has been sentenced to 17 months. Judge Rosemary M. Collyer sentenced Omar Gonzalez on…

  • Man who scaled White House fence sentenced to 17 months in prison

    WASHINGTON — An Army veteran who jumped the White House fence and ran into the executive mansion carrying a knife last September was sentenced to 17 months in prison, including time served, on Tuesday. Omar…

  • Lawyer for man in White House entry case seeks time served

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for an Army veteran who got over the White House fence and ran inside the executive mansion before being stopped says his client shouldn’t spend any more time in jail.…

  • Secret Service officers on the job without needed security clearances

    WASHINGTON — Internal bureaucratic lapses are being blamed for yet another problem at the Secret Service. The agency confirmed early Wednesday that Director Joseph Clancy became aware last week of several dozen uniformed officers who…

  • Accused White House fence jumper rejects plea deal

    WASHINGTON – A man accused of jumping the White House fence in April rejected a plea deal in court Tuesday and has requested a jury trail. Jerome R. Hunt, 54 of Sacramento, California, was charged…

  • Cecil County Public Library honored with National Medal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cecil County Public Library is being honored with the National Medal. First lady Michelle Obama is presenting the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to library Director Denise Davis…

  • Man detained for flying drone near White House

    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service has detained a man for trying to fly a drone near the White House Thursday afternoon. The White House was locked down for less than an hour as a result.…

  • US to add second layer of steel spikes to White House fence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is adding a second layer of steel spikes to the top of the White House fence to keep would-be intruders at bay, according to a proposal submitted to the…

  • Barack Obama state china sports Hawaii blue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The official state china of President Barack Obama’s administration is a modern-inspired service trimmed in a blue that recalls the waters of his native state of Hawaii, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo…

  • White House reporter: You’d better have another job on the side

    WASHINGTON — Connie Lawn has been covering the White House since women journalists were newcomers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “It was 1968, in the days of Helen Thomas and Sarah McLendon, but I’ve outlived them,…

  • New steel spikes would deter White House fence jumpers

    WASHINGTON — If you’re thinking about jumping the White House fence, stop right now. The National Park Service is expected to approve new steel spikes atop the security fence to discourage jumpers, according to internal…

  • Pesky spring guest buzzes Obama’s Easter egg roll

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A flying, buzzing harbinger of spring briefly upstaged President Barack Obama at the annual White House Easter egg roll Monday. Squeals and shrieks from a clump of agitated children interrupted Obama’s reading…