Julia Pierson, Secret Service Director, Resigns Under Pressure About Breaches  

NY Times By : Staff Reporting

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 facing calls to resign after presidential security failures  

Fox News By : Staff Reporting

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


White House Intruder Made It To Doorway Of Green Room  

NPR By : Staff Reporting

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 shows massive scale of Hong Kong protests  

The Telegraph By : Raziye Akkoc

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


Narendra Modi Taps Indian Diaspora in U.S.  

WSJ By : NIHARIKA MANDHANA

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


British warplanes take off on first combat mission since strikes approved  

Fox News By : Staff Reporting

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


9 Rules For Emailing From Google  

Time By : Eric Schmidt Jonathan Rosenberg

Communication in the Internet Century usually means using email, and email, despite being remarkably useful and powerful, often inspires momentous dread in otherwise optimistic, happy humans.

Most of the best—and busiest—people we know act quickly on their emails, not just to us or to a select few senders, but to everyone. - Full Article


Strikes in Syria are just the start of a prolonged campaign  

Washington Post By : Craig Whitlock

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


WHO warns number of infections could triple by November unless efforts stepped up  

ABC By : Staff Reporting

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said the deadliest Ebola epidemic in history had now killed 2,811, while 5,864 cases had been reported in five West African countries as of September 18.

In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, experts from the WHO said infections could soar to 20,000 by early November without drastic improvements in control measures. - Full Article


U.S., backed by Arabs, launches first strikes on fighters in Syria  

Reuters By : Staff Reporting

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


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