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Secret Service chief: White House breach unacceptable, 'will never happen again'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said on Tuesday the recent White House breach by a man carrying a knife was unacceptable and promised "it will never happen again." "It is clear that our security plan was not executed properly," Pierson said in prepared testimony to a House of Representatives committee investigating the Sept. 19 intrusion. (Reporting by David Lawder; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jim Loney) Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:06:35 -0400
Florida loud music shooting not accidental, shooter testifies
By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A middle-aged white man on trial for murder in the shooting death of a black teenager during a dispute about loud music told a Florida jury on Tuesday he thought his life was in danger and showed little remorse as he described pulling the trigger. "I meant to pull it 50 times if thats what it took to save my life. I was going as fast as I could," said Michael Dunn, 47, a software engineer who is being retried for first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:26:58 -0400
Oklahoma suspect in beheading death charged with murder
By Heide Brandes NORMAN Oklahoma (Reuters) - Oklahoma authorities on Tuesday filed murder charges against Alton Nolen, who is suspected of beheading a former co-worker at a food distribution center last week shortly after being fired, and may seek the death penalty, prosecutors said. The state is not pursuing a terrorism charge and will leave that matter to federal authorities, Greg Mashburn, the Cleveland County district attorney, said at a news conference. "There is not a terrorism statute in the state of Oklahoma," he said. ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:28:45 -0400
Police: Off-duty NJ cop shot man trying to steal his truck
Police: Naked woman in semi that hit school bus
STARKE, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a naked woman was riding in the tractor-trailer that struck a school bus in north Florida, injuring 10 people. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:49:07 -0400