DALLAS (AP) – A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation and that the hospital is following […]

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, left, is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday prior to testifying before the House Oversight Committee as it examines details surrounding a security breach at the White House when a man climbed over a fence, sprinted across the north lawn and dash deep into the executive mansion before finally being subdued..  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By Alicia A. Caldwell and Josh Lederman Associated Press WASHINGTON – Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being […]

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, left, and Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson gather Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Authorities say a police officer was shot in Ferguson on Saturday. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach)

By Jim Salter Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. – Authorities searched Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month. Although there were two separate protests about […]

By Tim Talley Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY – A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday. Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis says police are waiting until the 30-year-old man is […]

By Nedra Pickler and Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press WASHINGTON – Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation’s first black attorney general. The White House said that […]

By Lauren Raab Los Angeles Times (MCT) A gunman in a UPS uniform opened fire at a UPS facility in Alabama on Tuesday morning, killing two people and himself, Birmingham police said. Police Lt. Sean Edwards told reporters the gunman was wearing a UPS uniform and was believed to be an employee of the company. […]

By Mark Seibel McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON – U.S. aircraft and “partner nation forces” struck Islamic State targets inside Syria early Tuesday in the first strikes in that country since President Barack Obama said he would expand the U.S. campaign against the Islamist militant group Sept. 10. Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby […]

By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka Associated Press EDINBURGH, Scotland – The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. But No to a break-up doesn’t mean a return to the status quo. The referendum led to promises of further powers […]

By Tamara Lush Associated Press BELL, Fla. – An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records. Don Spirit, 51, called 911 on […]