WASHINGTON — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed 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 subdued.
BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border today, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish that is under assault by the militants, activists said.
MADERA COUNTY, Calif. — Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems.
MONROVIA, Liberia — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives.
BREWSTER — North Central Washington residents are invited to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual roundtable discussion from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Columbia Cove Recreation building, 508 W. Cliff Ave. in Brewster.