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Study found White House vulnerable to fence-jumpers

 September 23, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

The Secret Service commissioned a classified mock attack two decades ago that found an easy way to pierce the White House security zone: Overwhelm Secret Service officers on the compound with six to eight attackers climbing over the fence at the...


Three missing Afghan officers in custody

 September 23, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.\n


Prosecutor says NYC might face legal action over problems at jail

 September 23, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he may take legal action to force meaningful reforms.


Fire destroys 15 vehicles at a Herb Chambers dealership

 September 23, 2014; Updated: 12:46 am

Fifteen luxury vehicles were destroyed and five others were damaged in a massive fire Monday at a Sudbury, Mass., auto dealership.


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 4:58 pm


California wells running dry amid drought

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Hundreds of domestic wells in California’s drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by.\n


Lost 1965 class ring finds way back to rightful owner's finger

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 11:58 pm

Nancy Nicosia wasn't sure if she would ever get to return a 1965 Hingham High class ring she found years ago to its owner with the initials TJM - even after The Patriot Ledger ran a story about her search in late August.


Poised to drive off into the sunset, mail trucks face uncertainty

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

The U.S. Postal Service mail truck, with its navy blue eagle’s head and beak on the side, is a reminder that the postal carrier still delivers the mail, even if Americans don’t write too many letters anymore.\n


Pennsylvania governor to speak about hunt for ambush suspect

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 11:04 am

Authorities have had no confirmed sightings of the survivalist charged in a deadly ambush at a police barracks 10 days ago, but they said they found an assault rifle he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail in the dense northeastern...


Now in its 45th season, ‘Sesame Street’s’ mission remains the same

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 6:04 pm

Calling “Sesame Street” children’s programming is like calling “Saturday Night Live” a sketch comedy show or “The Simpsons” a cartoon.


Climate summit: Expect lots of talk, little action

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 1:23 am

New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.


White House gets more security after incidents

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 1:21 am

The Secret Service chief has stepped up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, the Secret Service said Saturday, as President Barack Obama insisted he still...


Smartphones to blame for distracted walking accidents

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 1:24 am

The dangers of distracted driving are well known and have sparked new laws, but safety experts are increasingly concerned about a more recent trend: distracted walking.


Corgi owners rally around slain dog in Washington

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 1:23 am

Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Washington state dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi.


Remains of WWII flier back home, buried with honors

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 12:55 am

Members of the Montana Army National Guard honor guard carry the coffin of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. William Bernier to be buried Friday in the Augusta, Mont., Cemetery with full military honors. Bernier was a 25-year-old bombardier on a B-24D...


NFL chief says he's not quitting

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 1:35 am

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.


VIDEO: Secret Service scrutinized after man enters White House front door

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 12:50 pm

The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.


ABC’s ‘black-ish’: The family show with the semi-shocking title

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 4:07 pm

ABC is placing big expectations on its new fall comedy with a certain small letter in its title: “black-ish.”


Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:40 am

The U.S. Secret Service says a man who jumped over the White House fence made it just past the front doors before being apprehended.


In Pennsylvania, a trooper is remembered

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:18 am

An honor guard carries the casket of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson Thursday in Scranton, Pa. Dickson was killed Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for...


Google Android to encrypt data by default

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

The next generation of Google’s Android operating system, due for release next month, will encrypt data by default for the first time, the company said Thursday, raising yet another barrier to police gaining access to the troves of personal data...


Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 6:59 am

A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had...


Hurricane right environment for drone test

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Hurricane Edouard was the perfect environment to test new data-collecting drones because the storm was strong, had a well-defined eye and never threatened land, U.S. government scientists said Thursday.\n


Apple won't give iPhone, iPad data to police

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Apple said Wednesday night that it would no longer turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police–even when they have a search warrant–taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated...


Suspect called military re-enactor

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 11:03 pm

Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks.\n


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