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Secret Service budget asks for $25M to protect Trump Tower

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking for more money to protect President Donald Trump's signature New York skyscraper, add hundreds of new Secret Service agents and strengthen security at the White House, according to new budget documents presented to Congress.<p>The request is for …

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Conroe gun store uses fog machine to...

A former Secret Service agent-turned-gun store owner in Conroe is protecting his store with a system he believes is the first of its kind in the …

Guns

A former Secret Service officer who sexted teen girls is sentenced to 20 years in prison

Lee Robert Moore, a 38-year-old former uniformed Secret Service officer who admitted sexting with underage girls while on duty at the White House, …

Crime

Secret Service investigates Turkish president's security detail's clash with protesters

The Secret Service announced Wednesday that it is investigating what one official called a “brutal attack on peaceful protesters” in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday by Turkish President Erdogan’s security detail.<p>The attack that sent nine to the hospital appeared to be unprovoked, Peter Newsham, the …

Turkey

Secrets of the Obamas’ Lives Now: Michelle Carries Bag Lunches and Barack Still Can’t Drive

<b>She packs her own lunch, and he still isn’t allowed to drive. Subscribe now for all about Michelle and Barack Obama’s lives after moving out of the</b> …

The White House

Michelle Obama Finally Gets to Answer the Door to Her Own House

She might even sit next to you at a SoulCycle class, too<p>Since the end of his presidency, Barack Obama has admitted to certain oddities—or perhaps, normalcies—of life as a civilian, including fighting with Michelle Obama for more closet space and frequent coffeepot blunders in their Washington, …

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White House fence jumper arrested

The Secret Service arrested a person who jumped a barrier outside the White House grounds, the agency said Tuesday.<p>"Secret Service responding to an …

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Woman caught trying to scale the White House fence

WASHINGTON — A woman outside the White House jumped a protective bike rack and tried to scale the fence surrounding the secure grounds on Tuesday, …

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Kuwait upholds jail terms for royals accused of insulting judiciary

Kuwait's supreme court on Monday upheld a five-year jail term against three members of the ruling family, including the former secret service chief, …

Judiciary

How DC Politicians Save Face

Dermatologists reveal what Washington politicos do to their faces.<p>There’s been a mini-epidemic of teeth grinding in Washington, D.C., since Trump’s election. Often a sign of stress, grinding can cause headaches, jaw pain, and even an enlarged, squared-off jawline. The fix? Botox injections into the …

Skin Care

Lifting the curtain on the Swiss intelligence service

The ongoing scandal of an alleged Swiss spy arrested in Germany at the end of April has shone a spotlight on the Federal Intelligence Service (FIS). …

European News

The President Is Missing Again? Seriously?

The first hurdle for Bill Clinton and James Patterson in their novel collaboration is reinventing a trope.<p>At the tail end of its 2003 review of Jimmy Carter’s novel “The Hornet’s Nest,” a family saga set against the backdrop of the Revolutionary War, Publishers Weekly appended a prescient note: …

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Trump Travel Has Reportedly Cost $30 Million So Far

The Trump family is an expensive bunch despite the fact the President has largely remained stateside.

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Mar-a-Lago, Dubai, Aspen: The bottom line on protecting Trumps in the first 100 days? More than $30 million

How much does it cost to protect the Trump presidency?<p>The Secret Service does not release information about the costs of protecting the first family. But some hints can be gleaned from publicly released budget data, documents obtained by watchdog groups and government databases.<p>This tally by The …

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Trump's multiple residences, large jet-setting family and commuter marriage drive up first family travel and protection costs

On the Thursday evening before Easter, photographers staking out Palm Beach International Airport in Florida awaiting President Trump were surprised to see not one, but two Air Force planes arriving within minutes of each other.<p>Shortly before the president landed, Melania Trump arrived on a Boeing …

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How Much Does It Cost To Protect The Trumps? President And Melania's First 100 Day Expenses

The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have come and gone, but Trump and his family show no signs of slowing their travel. And that …

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Congress Doles Out An Extra $120 Million To Protect Jet-Setting Trumps

The Secret Service and local police departments get more taxpayer dollars to keep up with the Trumps.<p>The omnibus spending package passed by Congress this week includes a funding boost for the Secret Service to help keep up with the high cost of protecting the president and his family.<p>The $1 …

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Alles is fortunate to lead the Secret Service

Regarding the April 29 editorial “Two ‘zero-failure’ missions”:<p>Retired Gen. Randolph D. “Tex” Alles is fortunate to be taking over the Secret Service, because the agency has fulfilled its zero-failure mission in not losing a president for almost 54 years. A few agents have tarnished the service’s …

Opinion

Congress to rent Secret Service space at Trump Tower as part of security spending bill

Later this week, Congress is expected to approve a spending measure that will provide $120 million to protect President Donald Trump and his family — …

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Top Secret Service agent quits a week after new boss begins

A top Secret Service official quit Monday only a week after a new boss was put in charge of the troubled agency.<p>Chief Kevin Simpson of the Secret …

Government

Trump family gets $120m extra for security costs, which covers sons' business trips

An extra $120m (£92m) to fund security for Donald Trump and his family is being considered by the US Congress.<p>Around half would go to the Secret …

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Ivanka Trump’s Whistler ski trip came with big Secret Service bill

A family ski trip to Whistler last month for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, her husband and senior advisor to President Donald Trump, incurred a …

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Compromise Spending Bill Includes Cyber Goodies

A $1 trillion spending bill that would fund the government through September includes cybersecurity spending hikes at the Homeland Security …

Cybersecurity

Top Secret Service official resigns amid leadership changes

A top official at the Secret Service is resigning just one week into the tenure of the agency's new director.<p>Chief Kevin S. Simpson of the Secret …

Government

Ivanka Surprises Secret Service by Showing a Little Extra Appreciation, Hand-Delivered by Their Children

Like any president's immediate family, First Daughter Ivanka Trump receives round-the-clock protection, courtesy of the U.S. Secret …

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The tweet heard round the world

Former Secret Service deputy assistant director John Tomlinson comments on new reporting that President Trump's inveterate Twitter habit is costing …

Politics

What is Trump’s Secret Service code name? And 19 other questions from his presidency.

Take our quiz to see how familiar you are with Donald Trump’s first 100 days.<p>The news cycle during President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office has seemed never-ending, as the former businessman has continued his pre-Oval tweeting and rallies — in addition to running the free world by making …

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Ivanka Trump's Ski Trip Racks Up Over $66k in Secret Service Costs

AKA taxpayers' dollars.<p>Earlier this month, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reportedly took their children on a ski trip to the Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Whistler, British Columbia. <i>NBC News</i> reports that their trip racked up over $66k in Secret Service costs, which included $59,654 in …

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Walk into The Four Horsemen in Brooklyn just before midnight on any Friday, and you won't see the tangles of tagliatelle with pork ragù or artfully …

Restaurants

Guns Banned at President Trump's NRA Speech

President Trump will give a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual gathering in Atlanta later today. The NRA has fought tirelessly to make …

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