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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 WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (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 would not happen again. "I take full responsibility," Pierson said in prepared testimony to a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the Sept. 19 intrusion. "What happened is unacceptable and it will never happen again." Pierson told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that she ordered extra security measures around the White House immediately after the breach. ...

2014-09-30 08:23:02 -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

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Harrisburg Police Jarrod Tutko is shown. Tutko was charged on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 with homicide in the death of his 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found in his Harrisburg home. (AP Photo/Harrisburg Police, File)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man and woman have been charged with homicide in the death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found in their Harrisburg home during the summer.

2014-09-30 08:12:49 -0600