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  • 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…

  • Secret Service surveillance tapes may have been erased

    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service may have erased surveillance videos following a crash into a White House security barrier involving two agents. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told CBS News Wednesday that he had watched two…

  • Secret Service seeks $8M White House replica for training

    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service’s head is set to request a new $8 million White House to be built in Prince George’s County amid accusations that the embattled agency is not adequately protecting the White…

  • White House fence jumper pleads guilty to 2 charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A knife-carrying Army veteran who scaled a White House fence and dashed into the executive mansion before being caught has pleaded guilty in connection with the case. Omar Gonzalez pleaded guilty Friday…

  • Secret Service crash reveals change, old problems, reporter says

    WASHINGTON — The Washington Post reporter who broke the story about two Secret Service agents driving a government car into a temporary security barrier near the White House after a night of drinking says the…

  • Vendor cart catches fire near White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says authorities have responded to a fire and are searching a vehicle near the White House. The fire briefly delayed the departure of President Barack Obama and the…

  • Vendor cart catches fire near White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says authorities have responded to a fire and are searching a vehicle near the White House. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says a vendor cart caught fire around…

  • White House temporarily locked down

    WASHINGTON — Part of the White House complex was temporarily locked down Monday morning after a man tried to enter the grounds. The man reportedly tried to walk onto the grounds behind an authorized pass holder at…