national news

U.S. President Obama stands with U.S. Secret Service agent Pierson after she is sworn in as first woman Director of the Secret Service by Vice President Biden in the Oval Office of the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said on Tuesday the recent White House breach by a man carrying a knife was unacceptable and promised "it will never happen again." "It is clear that our security plan was not executed properly," Pierson said in prepared testimony to a House of Representatives committee investigating the Sept. 19 intrusion. (Reporting by David Lawder; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jim Loney)


2014-09-30 08:06:35 -0600

Wrapped in plastic to shield from pepper spray, a student protester stands behind a makeshift barrier blocking main streets in the central business district of Hong Kong, late Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)Pro-democracy protesters set an Oct. 1 deadline for the government to meet their demands.


2014-09-30 07:52:22 -0600

Husain Abdullah of the Chiefs was flagged 15 yards after kneeling in the end zone in Muslim prayer after scoring a touchdown off an interception of Tom Brady.


1969-12-31 17:00:00 -0700