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Secret Service gets first female leader

WASHINGTON — President Obama appointed veteran U.S. Secret Service official Julia Pierson as the first female director in the agency’s 148-year history Tuesday, nearly a year after a prostitution scandal tarred the reputation of one of the nation’s top law enforcement institutions.

March 26, 2013 9:02 pmLoading…

Beam me up, Yoda: Obama flubs ‘Star Trek’ term

WASHINGTON — He’s not a dictator and won’t entertain the idea of a “Jedi mind-meld” with opponents. There’s no “secret formula or special sauce” he can slip foes to make them see things his way. And not to worry, he says, the situation may look dire but won’t be an “apocalypse.”

March 01, 2013 4:07 pmLoading…

Former first dog Barney Bush dies at 12

Former First Dog Barney Bush — a black Scottish terrier known for chasing golf balls and taking America on video tours of the White House — has passed away after a battle with lymphoma. He was 12.

February 01, 2013 4:25 pmLoading…

F-16 jets intercept small plane as Obama leaves LA

LOS ANGELES — Two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a small private plane that violated restricted airspace Friday as President Barack Obama was about to depart from Los Angeles International Airport aboard Air Force One, authorities said.

May 11, 2012 4:27 pmLoading…

3 agents out in wake of Secret Service scandal

WASHINGTON — The international prostitution scandal at the Secret Service claimed its first casualties Wednesday. The agency announced three agents would leave the service, even as separate U.S. government investigations were under way into the incident.

April 18, 2012 4:04 pmLoading…

Obama says Secret Service misconduct would anger him

CARTAGENA, Colombia — President Obama said Sunday he will be "angry" if an internal investigation shows Secret Service personnel engaged in misconduct while in Colombia because he expects representatives of the United States to act with the "utmost in dignity and probity" when traveling abroad.

April 15, 2012 6:40 pmLoading…

Secret Service agents sent home from Colombia after alleged misconduct

CARTAGENA, Colombia — A dozen Secret Service agents sent to Colombia to provide security for President Obama at an international summit have been relieved of duty because of allegations of misconduct.

April 13, 2012 9:05 pmLoading…

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