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Men Dressed as Women Tried to Ram NSA Building Gate Near Washington DC


FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort...

  • In this Friday, March 6, 2015 photo, retired architect Steve Meadows poses for photos with past financial statements at his home in the Venice area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Small Investors Blame Losses on Brokers They Once Trusted

    NEW YORK—Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe... Read more

  • Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack by Taliban militants, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Pentagon Chief May Ease Military Enlistment Standards

    WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality... Read more

  • An investigator photographs a semi-tractor trailer  involved in an early morning accident on U.S. 27 south of South Bay, Fla.,  Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Lannis Waters)

    Highway Patrol: 8 Dead, 10 Injured When Florida Van Crashes

    MOORE HAVEN, Fla.—Eight people died and 10 others were injured when a van from a church ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of... Read more

  • Iraqi security forces prepare to attack Islamic State extremist positions in central Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iran Says US Drone Kills 2 Advisers in Iraq; US Denies Claim

    BAGHDAD— Iran’s Revolution Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the U.S. said Monday it has only... Read more

  • Ellen Pao, center, walks to Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco, Friday, March 27, 2015. The jury are due back in court on Friday in Pao's lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao says the firm discriminated against her because she was a woman and then retaliated by denying her a promotion and firing her when she complained about gender bias. Kleiner Perkins denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Experts: Sex Bias Case Will Embolden Women Despite Verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different... Read more

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    SEC Charges Underwriter of Fraudulent Chinese Firm

    Brokerage firm Macquarie Capital allegedly cost investors millions of dollars by underwriting the public offering of a fraudulent China-based company, according to charges announced March... Read more

  • A rare Civil War-era stereoscopic photograph depicting free African American women and their babies at a plantation on St. Helena Island, near Beaufort, S.C. is displayed in a stereoscope at the Library of Congress on Friday, March 27, 2015, in Washington. Texas collector Robin Stanford has sold the library some of her private collection, including a set of very rare photos of pre-Civil War slave life on a South Carolina plantation, and images from Fort Sumter just after it was seized by the Confederates in April 1861. Stereoscopic photography creates the illusion of three-dimensional depth from two similar two-dimensional photographs taken next to each other. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Library of Congress Acquires Rare Trove of Civil War Images

    WASHINGTON — A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the... Read more

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    Before Leak, NSA Mulled Ending Phone Program

    WASHINGTON—The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the... Read more

  • FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file aerial photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent smooths a dirt road along the Rio Grande River on the Texas-Mexico border, near Rio Grande City, Texas. Drowning deaths have spiked since last fall as a surge of law enforcement along the Mexico border prompts immigrants, desperate to avoid detection by a surge of law enforcement, to choose more dangerous and remote crossings into South Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    Drownings Along Rio Grande Spike After Enforcement Surge

    MISSION, Texas—A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river... Read more

  • In this Oct. 18, 2014 photo, tourists ride a rail car in the Portal 31 coal mine that has been turned into a tourist attraction in Lynch, Ky. As coal and other signature industries wane, officials across the region are looking for something to replace those jobs and revenues. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Mining for Tourists? a Dubious Economic Savior in Appalachia

    SECO, Ky. — Mines built this company town. Jack and Sandra Looney hope vines — the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in... Read more

  • First Lady Michelle Obama, left, waves while standing on stage with Making A Difference award winners, from left, Kaya Thomas, Chental-Song Bembry and Gabrielle Jordan during a taping of the Black Girls Rock award ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, March 28, 2015, in Newark. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Michelle Obama Declares ‘Black Girls Rock!’

    NEWARK, N.J.—Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!,... Read more

  • This Saturday, March 28, 2015 photo shows a rental home, foreground, along Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/News Herald, Heather Leiphart)

    7 Shot and Injured at Florida Spring Break House Party

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.—Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle,... Read more

  • Mystery Surrounds The Germanwings Airbus That Crashed In Southern France Killing All On Board

    The Germanwings Crash Would Never Happen in the US Here’s Why

    It has been revealed the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps this week was likely caused by the plane’s co-pilot–a scenario that wouldn’t happen... Read more

  • Salt Lake City Police investigate an officer involved shooting Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann)

    Decorated Boston Officer in Coma After Being Shot in the Head

    BOSTON—Boston’s police commissioner says a decorated officer remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being shot in the face Friday night when... Read more

  • The national headquarters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is shown in this photograph taken March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

    University of Oklahoma Unveils Racist Chant Probe Findings

    NORMAN, Okla.—Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four... Read more

  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on  Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Popular Nevada Governor Looms Over Fight for Reid Seat

    LAS VEGAS—Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican... Read more

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