White House: U.S. to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Mar 25, 2015

White House: U.S. to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

The White House said Tuesday the U.S. will keep its current complement of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned. In a joint statement with Afghanistan issued during a day of ...

New Secret Service chief forcefully denies reports of crash

Mar 20, 2015

New Secret Service chief forcefully denies reports of crash

The new director of the U.S. Secret Service went on the offensive Thursday in Congress, disputing characterizations in news reports that two senior agents crashed a government vehicle into a security barrier at the White House after a night of drinking earlier this month. ...

Mar 19, 2015

Netanyahu win dashes prospect for a thaw with Obama

The Obama administration signaled on Wednesday it could take a tougher stance toward Benjamin Netanyahu following his decisive Israeli election victory and campaign tack to the right, saying there will be consequences for his sudden reversal on the idea of an independent Palestinian state. ...

Jan 28, 2015

Operator of errant drone works for intel agency

The man who has acknowledged flying a drone onto the White House grounds works for a U.S. intelligence agency. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said Tuesday the man, still unidentified, is one of its employees. The agency says his work has nothing to do with ...

Jan 28, 2015

Obama calls for drone controls after White House crash

U.S. President Barack Obama called for drones to be more closely regulated Tuesday, after a “quadcopter” crashed on the White House grounds prompting a security alert. Obama told CNN that the use of commercial and recreational drones, which can now be bought for as ...

Small drone crashes at White House complex; origin unclear

Jan 27, 2015

Small drone crashes at White House complex; origin unclear

A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the U.S. Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was not at home and the White House said it did not pose a security threat. The crash prompted an ...

Nov 18, 2014

FBI probes State Department hacking tied to White House breach

The FBI is investigating a hacking attack that forced the U.S. State Department to disable part of its email system and may be linked to a previously disclosed intrusion of the White House network. The FBI on Monday said it opened investigations into the ...