President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports.
Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez was indicted Tuesday on federal and local charges for allegedly intruding into the presidential mansion armed with a folding knife.
A panel of 11 appeals court judges on Tuesday seemed reluctant to overturn a ban on contractors donating money to federal elections, a prohibition that has been on the books for 70 years.
The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Two New Jersey state senators are pushing for fast action on a measure that would abolish a state law that bans sports betting.
For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven't sold out from being televised in the local market.
The FCC wants an end to sports blackouts.
President Barack Obama's spokesman is urging the Secret Service to release results of its investigation into a White House intrusion as soon as possible.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says even 11 days after an Army veteran jumped the fence and burst into the White House, she still hasn't concluded why officers and agents failed to follow security rules.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged to Congress that an Army veteran who jumped the White House fence and made his way into the executive mansion was a threat.
President Barack Obama will deliver an economic address this week seeking to promote the recovery as the campaign season heads into its final weeks before midterm congressional elections.
The Education Department has awarded $75 million to 24 colleges and universities to foster innovation in college value and efficiency.
Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch says he has very low confidence in Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's ability to protect the White House.
The Secret Service director says at least two of her uniformed officers recognized a man just before he jumped the White House fence from an earlier troubling encounter with him. But she acknowledged that they never approached him that day or reported his presence to superiors.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says officers and agents are allowed to use "lethal force" to stop someone from getting into the White House.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the front door to the White House now locks automatically in a security breach.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the agency's security plan to protect the White House was not properly executed when an Army veteran with a knife jumped the fence and made his way well into the executive mansion.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson vows that a security breach like the Sept. 19 incident in which a man scaled the White House fence and made his way well into the executive mansion will never happen again.
A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations.
The Treasury Department is taking action against individuals and networks linked to two terrorist groups based in Pakistan.
Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed a court challenge to the state's latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling on Monday, calling the effort "astounding," "specious" and a "blatant violation" of an earlier court order.
Dominion Energy received federal approval late Monday to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
Training for Coast Guard criminal investigators will be reviewed as part of a settlement with a Washington newspaper over the 2013 seizure of notes from one of the paper's former reporters.
The president of USA Luge has been selected for a commission that will help the International Olympic Committee evaluate candidate cities for the 2022 Winter Games.
A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been slated to begin Tuesday.
The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a man who officers believe fired a gun near the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington.
The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can't locate in over half the cases that investigators studied, potentially costing the government a pile of lost revenue, according to a federal report released Monday.
The White House is urging authorities in Hong Kong to show restraint with pro-democracy protesters.
The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified. He has gone on a hunger strike and is protesting force-feeding procedures administered by his jailers.
The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility, agency administrator Michael Huerta said Monday.
Because of a string of security lapses, the U.S. Secret Service didn't realize for four days that a man had fired a high-powered rifle at the White House in 2011.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has settled a lawsuit with a former teammate who allegedly advising him to invest $160,000 in tax credits that turned out to be bogus, court records show.
Liberian immigrants living in the United States without a visa won't be sent back to the epicenter of Ebola crisis in West Africa for at least another two years, the Obama administration said Friday.
A group of reform-minded college professors urged school presidents to overturn recently passed NCAA legislation that gave the five power conferences the freedom to operate with more autonomy.
Could the White House be hinting at when President Barack Obama might nominate a new attorney general?