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Issa wants Secret Service to explain

California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has invited the head of the U.S. Secret Service to testify before the House Oversight Committee on the agency’s security protocols after an armed intruder entered the White House last Friday.<p>If she appears, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will likely …

Secret Service beefs up presence after 2 White House security incidents

The U.S. Secret Service boosted its presence and its surveillance measures around the White House on Monday after an Iraq war veteran, who is apparently suffering from PTSD, jumped over a White House fence.<p>Officers patrolling the area will be out in greater numbers and will be "looking for …

L.A. Mayor proposes $13.25 minimum wage

LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed Monday that the city gradually raise the minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017, up from the current $9 an hour.<p>The proposal, which would make Los Angeles' wage law among the highest in the nation, needs City Council approval to become law.<p>Garcetti unveiled his …

Nader: Dems need 'urgency' vs. GOP

Ralph Nader said on Monday that Democrats are “doomed” in the midterm elections unless they make raising the minimum wage the top campaign issue.<p>“That’s the winning issue. They’re doomed in November unless they make the minimum wage — which gets more new workers, low-income workers out to vote — …

President Obama: GOP ‘says no to everything’

President Barack Obama used his Labor Day speech on Monday to slam Republicans for opposing an increase in the minimum wage, equal pay for women, affordable health care and more.<p>“Republicans in Congress love to say ‘no.’ Those are just facts, they’re facts of life. They say ‘no’ to everything,” …

California: Insurers must cover elective abortions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have …

Abortions Must Be Covered by Health Insurance Companies in California, Officials Rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled, reversing a policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health …

Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson has a global audience

Amnesty Internationalhas sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media are offering lectures on human rights abuses.<p>What started as …

Here's A Breakdown Of The Military-Style Gear Used On The Streets Of Ferguson, Missouri

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the past week came to a tense head on Wednesday evening, as heavily-armed police officers — many wearing military-style uniforms and gear — fired rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowd to get them to disperse.<p>As we have seen in many small-town police …

Missouri governor removes St Louis police from Ferguson protest duty

Jay Nixon says Missouri highway patrol will take over responding to protests against the police killing of Michael Brown<p>Follow all the latest from Ferguson in our live blog<p>The governor of Missouri stood down the police force that had been leading the policing of demonstrations against the killing …

Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally …

5 Questions to Determine If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The only difference between people who want to be entrepreneurs and the ones who actually are is the work and the risk of getting started. If you feel like you want to be an entrepreneur but aren’t certain if you’re ready yet, here are …

5 Questions To Ask Before Going Into Business With A Friend

Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, co-presidents and co-founders of Juicy Couture became famous for their celebrated casual clothing line, which they went on to sell in 2013 for a whopping $195 million. Sure, their story of success has had its share of ups and downs—like any other …

When Choosing Your Startup Partner, Opposites Really Do Attract

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Conventional wisdom holds that a great leadership team is built by people with similar personalities and complementary skills. When choosing a partner, people traditionally look to others they understand and trust -- their friends, …

Officials: U.S. airstrikes kill ISIS fighters

American warplanes pounded extremist Sunni fighters in northern Iraq on Saturday in what officials described as an effort to defend minority Yazidis "being indiscriminately attacked," strikes that came just as President Barack Obama warned of an extended air campaign against the terror group.<p>The …

Iraq conflict: US in new air strikes on militants

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1099000/1099804_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524670032_2d903c29e5a2d584bad80dde709489c5<p><b>The US military says it has carried out a third round of air strikes on Sunni Muslim militants to defend civilians in northern Iraq.</b><p>It said jet …

Obama sees no quick fix in Iraq

U.S. warplanes and drones stepped up attacks against Islamist militants in northern Iraq on Saturday, as President Obama warned that the effort to help Iraqi forces deny a safe haven to “barbaric terrorists” and help rescue thousands of trapped religious refugees wouldn’t be a short-term …

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