Julia Pierson resigned under pressure as director of the Secret Service on Wednesday after failing to quell a bipartisan political furor over repeated breaches of White House security and losing the confidence of the president her agency is charged with protecting. - Full Article
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is facing bipartisan pressure to consider resigning, on the heels of her Capitol Hill testimony on major security failures that have thrown into doubt the safety of the president and his family.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who aggressively questioned Pierson at the House hearing, told Fox News that Pierson should either be fired or resign. - Full Article
The man who jumped the White House fence carrying a knife made it past the front doors, overpowered a guard, and then ran across the East Room before being tackled at the doorway to the Green Room, The Washington Post is reporting.
Secret Service officials had originally said that Omar Gonzalez had been stopped shortly after he made into the White House. But this report has Gonzalez "running through much of the main floor." - Full Article
Drone footage uploaded on to YouTube taken above the financial district in Hong Kong shows the massive presence of the pro-democracy protesters.
The demonstrations, which began five days ago against Beijing's decision not to allow open nominations for candidates to be chief executive in 2017, have seen thousands take to the streets to protest against China's actions. - Full Article
Madison Square Garden thundered with applause as thousands rose to their feet and chanted the name of an unlikely celebrity: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The grand reception on Sunday, filled with dance and Bollywood tunes, was a reflection of the mood among much of the Indian-American community that sees Mr. Modi as a once-in-a-generation leader... - Full Article
Britain's Ministry of Defense says warplanes have taken off for their first combat mission over Iraq since Parliament approved airstrikes targeting the Islamic state group.
The Tornado GR4 aircraft took off from RAF Akrotiri on Cyprus on Saturday, hours after Britain joined the U.S.-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes against the extremists. - Full Article
U.S. military leaders said Tuesday their aerial bombardment of Syria was only the beginning of a prolonged campaign that will continue intermittently for months and will become more difficult as targeted militants seek refuge in populated areas.
The United States is now attacking two sets of enemies in the region: the Islamic State, a growing movement of jihadists seeking to create its own country in the Middle East, and the Khorasan group... Full Article
The United States launched air and missile strikes with Arab allies in Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, and widening its new war in the Middle East.
"I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against (Islamic State) terrorists in Syria... - Full Article