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Cuban embassy in Washington DC struck by gunfire; police arrest suspect

May 01, 2020 - 1:57 PM

While the suspect was arrested by Washington police, the investigation also includes the Secret Service, which is involved in assuring the security of foreign diplomats and embassies

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Police investigate the scene where a shooter opened fire on the Cuban Embassy on April 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. According to authorities, no injuries have been reported after a gunman used an assault rifle to open fire on the embassy early on Thursday morning. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images/AFP Sarah Silbiger / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

U.S. mail bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc claims Filipino ancestry

Oct 27, 2018 - 10:18 AM

(UPDATED) A relative also tells the New York Times that Cesar Sayoc's father was from the Philippines and that his mother was from Brooklyn

Florida suspect charged over 13 bombs in mail

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:50 AM

'I heard he was a person that preferred me over others,' US President Donald Trump told reporters, but insisted, 'There is no blame'

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: A police vehicle sits outside of the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was found this morning on October 24, 2018 in New York City. CNN's office at the center was evacuated Wednesday morning after a package arrived that was similar to suspicious packages found near the homes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, billionaire philanthropist George Soros and other prominent political figures.

De Niro, Biden bring bomb alerts to 10 as manhunt intensifies

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:32 AM

So far, no one has been hurt, but the attempted bomb-spree has frayed nerves and raised tensions

BOMB ALERTS. New York City Police officers stand outside the office of the The New York Times, October 25, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Man fatally shoots himself in front of White House

Mar 04, 2018 - 8:31 AM

During the shooting, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania were at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida

U.S. Secret Service crunched by Trump and family's travel

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Randolph Alles the service s chief says 1 100 agents will exceed caps for the fiscal year on salary and overtime pay because of the crushing workload

PROTECTING POTUS. This file photo taken on July 22, 2017 shows US Secret Service agents standing guard as Marine One helicopter with President Donald Trump on board departs the White House in Washington, DC. Yuri Gripas/AFP

White House security boosted after arrest

Mar 19, 2017 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED CNN reports that a man makes a threat claiming he has a bomb in his car and that he is immediately arrested and the car in which he was traveling seized

NO ENTRY. A security fence is seen around the perimeter of the White House in Washington, DC, March 18, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Armed man plotted to kidnap Obama family dog – reports

Jan 10, 2016 - 1:49 AM

Scott Stockert who claimed to be Jesus is released on Friday to a high intensity supervision program and ordered not to possess any firearms or other dangerous weapons

In this file photo, US President Barack Obama (L) walks with his daughters Malia (C) and Sasha (R) and the family dog Bo (bottom) on the driveway of the South Lawn of the White House during the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll, in Washington DC, USA, on April 1, 2013. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Shots fired near Biden home in Delaware – Secret Service

Jan 19, 2015 - 9:03 AM

Biden and his wife Jill were out for the evening when the incident took place the Secret Service says

US Vice President Joe Biden speaks as he introduces US President Barack Obama at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015. Mandel Ngan/AFP

US Secret Service chief quits over security breaches

Oct 02, 2014 - 7:27 AM

Julia Pierson steps down a day after enduring a withering public grilling by lawmakers who pronounced themselves baffled at failures by Secret Service agents

The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. AFP / Saul Loeb

Intruder ran deep into White House – report

Sep 30, 2014 - 7:37 AM

The Washington Post said the man rushed in through the front door of the White House and ran into the ceremonial East Room one floor below the private residence of President Barack Obama and his family

The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. AFP / Saul Loeb

White House plays down new report of Secret Service woes

Sep 29, 2014 - 7:17 AM

In an incident 2011 at least 7 bullets struck the upstairs residence of the White House fired from a car parked some 700 yards meters away across the South Lawn – and it took Secret Service several days to confirm

A file photo of the White House by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Toddler breaches White House security, gets timeout

Aug 09, 2014 - 11:19 AM

We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question him but in lieu of that he got a timeout and was sent on way with parents says Secret Service Spokesman Edwin Donovan

A file photo of the White House by Michael Reynolds/ EPA

Obama: 'I'm a good, fun dad'

Jun 12, 2014 - 10:16 PM

America s first father jokes that he sought a second term so the Secret Service could keep a close eye on 13 year old Sasha and 15 year old Malia

File photo of Barack Obama from EPA.

Obama secret agents sent home from Europe after boozing – report

Mar 26, 2014 - 8:59 PM

The Secret Service agents were tasked with protecting US President Barack Obama during his visit to Amsterdam

File photo of US Secret Service agents sweeping the seating area at ArcelorMittal in Cleveland, Ohio by Michael Francis McElroy/Getty Images/AFP

New Secret Service sex scandal - in El Salvador

Apr 27, 2012 - 7:11 AM

The Secret Service is investigating new accusations of misconduct by its men this time in El Salvador

2 more Secret Service agents quit over sex scandal

Apr 25, 2012 - 7:12 AM

Two more US Secret Service agents have resigned over the Colombia sex scandal

3 more US Secret Service agents quit over sex scandal

Apr 21, 2012 - 8:39 AM

The Cartagena incident unleashed the biggest scandal in the presidential bodyguard s nearly 140 year history

3 Secret Service agents to leave over sex scandal

Apr 19, 2012 - 6:53 AM

3 US Secret Service employees will leave the agency over the Colombia sex scandal that has tarnished the elite unit s image

Secret Service sex scandal deepens

Apr 18, 2012 - 11:45 AM

US President Barack Obama expresses confidence in the chief of the US Secret Service but the unit s Colombian sex scandal deepens

11 Secret Service agents in prostitution scandal suspended

Apr 17, 2012 - 8:36 AM

11 US Secret Service agents have had their security clearances suspended following a prostitution scandal in Colombia

Obama wants 'rigorous' probe on Secret Service-prostitution scandal

Apr 16, 2012 - 7:37 AM

The US is investigating claims that Secret Service agents traveling with President Obama in Colombia brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms

US Secret Service sex scandal eclipses LatAm summit

Apr 15, 2012 - 9:06 AM

A sex scandal involving Secret Service agents on US President Barack Obama s trip to Colombia has a new twist: American soldiers on the visit were also linked to the use of prostitutes