Nevada’s political prominence raises costs for state police
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not cheap to be a swing state.
That's what Nevada officials are learning as the state's rising political prominence is attracting more visits from the president, vice...
US activists at Venezuelan embassy complain of blackout
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. supporters of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro who have stayed inside that country's embassy in Washington for a month on Thursday accused the Trump...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says that a man operating a wheelchair scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House.
Secret Service head Alles leaving, career official tapped
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles has been pushed out of the Trump administration, amid a burgeoning shake-up in the upper echelon of the Department of Homeland...
The Latest: Trump picks new Secret Service director
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Secret Service (all times local):
President Donald Trump has picked a career Secret Service official, James...
Residents warned to be wary of counterfeit $100 bills
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Police and bank officials in Vermont are warning residents to be wary of counterfeit bills.
The Caledonian-Record reports the Newport Police Department says several...
Museum reflects on past presidents
LITTLETON, Vt. (AP) — Mary Boulanger, of Littleton, had been interested in learning about the story of Clint Hill, the former U.S. Secret Service agent who served under five U.S. presidents and...
Trump says having a dog would feel ‘a little phony’ to him
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't hiding the fact that he isn't a dog person.
He appeared impressed Monday night while describing the drug-detecting abilities of German shepherds that work for the U.S. Secret Service, but also made it abundantly clear that he can get by in his daily life without the slobbery canine companionship many of his predecessors welcomed.
20 indicted in multimillion-dollar online fraud scheme
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have indicted 20 people in a multimillion-dollar international online fraud scheme.
The case announced Thursday stems from a lengthy investigation out of Kentucky led by U.S. Secret Service agents.
State of the Union among most sensitive security challenges
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's one of the most sensitive security challenges in America: The State of the Union address puts the president, his Cabinet, members of Congress, military leaders, top diplomats and Supreme Court justices all in the same place at the same time for all the world to see.
Protecting everyone requires months of planning and coordination involving multiple law enforcement agencies, led by the U.S. Secret Service. Thousands of officers work across agencies in ways seen and unseen.
Secret Service detail for Bush, code name ‘Timberwolf,’ ends
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has ended its detail for George H.W. Bush after nearly 40 years of protecting the former president, who was known by the code name "Timberwolf."
Experts: Bomber likely left behind a mass of forensic clues
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators examining the explosive devices sent to high-profile targets in Washington and New York will be working to glean forensic clues to help identify who sent them, gathering fingerprints and DNA evidence while tracking the origin of the packages and the components used to make the bombs.
Experts: Bomber likely left behind trove of forensic clues
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators examining the explosive devices sent to high-profile targets in Washington and New York this week will be working to glean forensic clues to help identify who sent them, gathering fingerprints and DNA evidence while tracking the origin of the packages and the components used to make the bombs.
Mayor: No reported bomb threats to Obama’s Chicago home
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city officials say they have not found any credible threats to former President Barack Obama's family home on Chicago's South Side.
Possible explosives sent to Clintons, Obama
Trump riding in sleeker version of ‘Beast’ presidential limo
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is riding around in a new set of wheels.
A sleeker version of the armored presidential limousine known as "The Beast" is ferrying Trump around midtown Manhattan, where he's attending the annual U.N. General Assembly session.
The U.S. Secret Service says the 2018 Cadillac was added to the fleet of presidential limos last week.
Secret Service dog bites woman during Pence’s Michigan visit
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 33-year-old woman says she was bitten on the leg by a U.S. Secret Service dog during Vice President Mike Pence's visit last week to western Michigan.
Melissa Ramirez says she was outside the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday when she was bitten.
Putin soccer ball gift to Trump gets routine security check
WASHINGTON (AP) — The red-and-white soccer ball tossed to President Donald Trump by Russia's Vladimir Putin is undergoing a routine security screening.
The U.S. Secret Service says that's standard for all gifts to the president.
During a joint news conference after their summit this week in Finland, Putin used soccer metaphors and was handed a soccer ball that he tossed to Trump.
Secret Service guides schools on assessing student threat
The U.S. Secret Service offered help Thursday to school districts struggling with how to recognize students at risk of becoming the next school shooter.
Five months after an expelled student was charged with opening fire at his former Parkland, Florida, high school, killing 17 people, guidance being distributed nationwide focuses not just on identifying troubled students, but assessing their risk of becoming violent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland man is accused of assaulting a uniformed U.S. Secret Service officer outside the White House while shouting for officers to kill him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man has been arrested after climbing over a security barrier at the White House and dropping a backpack on the south side of the property.
Tennessee hatchet death suspect is arrested in Kentucky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The suspect sought in a gruesome hatchet killing this week in Tennessee has been arrested in Kentucky.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a suspect in a Tennessee hatchet killing (all times local):
Tennessee authorities say the suspect in a fatal hatchet attack had been arrested by the U.S. Secret Service near the White House in April.
Nashville police said in a news release that they are still looking for 36-year-old Domenic Micheli, who will be charged with murder.
DALLAS (AP) — Attendees at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Dallas can carry their firearms — except during the forum where President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence speak Friday.
A White House official said Monday that Trump will attend Friday. Pence had already been slated to speak at Friday's leadership forum.
Democrats demand answers over reports involving Donald Trump’s unsecured cellphone
President Trump's reported use of an unsecured cell phone and the related security risks spurred two Democratic congressmen to seek answers Wednesday from the White House Communications Agency, U.S. Secret Service and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a U.S. Secret Service vehicle has been stolen from a service center in northern Virginia.
Florence resident admits to conspiring to defraud
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Eric Wilson of Florence pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Columbia to conspiracy to commit wire, mail or bank fraud, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349, U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said.
U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis of Columbia accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report that will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Red paint was splashed across the sign outside President Donald Trump's golf club near his Florida estate.
Images posted online by The Palm Beach Post show a worker cleaning red paint Sunday morning from the stone sign at the entrance to the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says a person has been arrested outside the White House.
The Secret Service tells WRC-TV in a statement the unidentified person was arrested Thursday night for assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, threatening bodily harm and destruction of property.
Visitor logs for White House agencies to be made to public
WASHINGTON (AP) — The public soon will learn who's been visiting key White House agencies.
Public Citizen says the U.S. Secret Service has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the consumer advocacy group over visitor logs for four White House agencies.
The agencies are the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Council on Environmental Quality.
Hackers target ATMs, stealing more than a million dollars in ‘jackpotting’ attacks: Secret Service
The U.S. Secret Service has warned that hackers have stolen more than a million dollars by compromising ATMs in several states as part of what the agency has called the first domestic cases of "jackpotting," a type of attack that can make cash dispensers spew more than 100 bills a minute.
Detroit – A Grand Rapids man charged with threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump and blow "white brains" out of his head is expected to plead guilty, according to federal court records.
A new criminal charge was filed Monday against truck driver James Anthony Jackson that indicates a guilty plea is expected in coming days. His lawyer could not be reached for comment Monday.
Secret Service interviews person over manure sent to Mnuchin
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says it has interviewed someone claiming responsibility for delivering a gift-wrapped package of horse manure addressed to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin).
The box was found Saturday at the home of Mnuchin's neighbor in the wealthy Bel Air neighborhood in Los Angeles. The LAPD bomb squad responded to the package, which police say was marked as being from "the American people."
Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says an individual has been taken into custody after attempting to jump a security barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House.
President Donald Trump was inside the White House during the Sunday morning incident.
The Secret Service tweeted at about 8 a.m. Sunday that someone tried to jump a row of metal bike racks that are being used to create a second row of fencing outside the executive mansion.
Ex-Secret Service agent sentenced for money laundering
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge in San Francisco has sentenced a former U.S. Secret Service agent to federal prison for money laundering.
Thirty-five-year-old Shaun Bridges of Laurel, Maryland got a two-year sentence on Tuesday after an earlier guilty plea.
Bridges was arrested two years ago for allegedly stealing 1,600 bitcoins from a digital wallet belonging to the U.S. government.
Man threatened to blow Trump’s brains out, feds say
Detroit – A man was charged in federal court Tuesday with threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump and blow "white brains" out of his head.
Truck driver James Anthony Jackson issued the threats during repeated phone calls to the U.S. Secret Service office earlier this month, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday. He was born in 1984 but a hometown was not available and the U.S. Attorney's Office refused to discuss the case.
2 suspects may have taken credit card numbers all along I-95
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two people arrested in South Carolina with $35,000 and eight devices placed on gas pumps to steal credit card numbers may have stolen financial information from people all along Interstate 95 on the East Coast, authorities said.
NY man gets 3 years for threatening federal agent, family
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man will spend more than three years behind bars for threatening in a voicemail to kill a U.S. Secret Service agent and his family.
Court records show a federal judge Friday recommended Joshua Michael Furbeck receive drug abuse and mental health treatment while in prison.
A criminal complaint says the 22-year-old Furbeck threatened to kill Senior Special Agent Christopher Secondo and his family in an expletive-laced voicemail in September of 2016.
Access to White House restored after items thrown over fence
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has restored access to the White House and surrounding areas after objects were thrown over the fence.
The agency — which is responsible for security at the White House — tweeted late Monday morning that a male subject has been arrested and turned over to the local police department for throwing a sign and a notebook over the Pennsylvania Avenue fence.
Former Oklahoma state senator indicted by federal grand jury
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses a former Oklahoma state senator who already faces state child prostitution charges of also engaging in child pornography and child sex trafficking.
Secret Service tests gunshot detection system in Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is warning residents of the nation's capital that they may hear bursts of live gunfire Saturday and early Sunday morning as the agency tests a detection system.
The Secret Service says the gunfire is part of calibration for a system that indicates the source and direction of gunshots. A statement from the Secret Service says the system "provides real time detection and geolocation of gunshots fired within proximity of protected sites."
Former Clemson football player Kevin Youngblood now a Secret Service agent
Kevin Youngblood watched as the Clemson football coaches and players filed off the buses and made their way through the White House security.
The former Clemson wide receiver was searching for one face in particular: head coach Dabo Swinney, who had been Youngblood’s position coach when he was at the school from 2000-03.
When their eyes finally met, both broke out in huge grins and they embraced warmly.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man has been charged after posting online several times that he wants to assassinate President Donald Trump.
Joseph Lynn Pickett of Edwardsville was charged June 15 with threatening the president of the United States, the Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/2ssw5WM ) reported.
Task force teaches businesses how to thwart fraud, theft
The enormous number of ways criminals can defraud shoppers and business owners requires increasing awareness about how to combat their efforts, Greenwich police detective and state financial crimes task force member Mark Solomon told attendees of a Monday panel on how to combat identity theft and retail fraud.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into possible contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia (all times local):
The U.S. Secret Service says it doesn't have any recordings or transcripts of any tapes recorded within President Donald Trump's White House.
The agency's response comes as Trump has been coy about whether any tapes exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.
Secret Service says it doesn’t have any Trump tapes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service said Monday it doesn't have any recordings or transcripts of any tapes recorded within President Donald Trump's White House, a disclosure that failed to rule out whether any tapes exist of Trump's conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey.
The agency made the disclosure in response to a freedom of information request by The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper noted that it doesn't exclude the possibility of recordings created by another entity.
Secret Service limits sidewalk access south of White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says it has permanently restricted public access to a sidewalk and adjoining areas south of the White House to make it more difficult for people to jump the fence in the latest attempt by the agency to tighten security and deter potential intruders.