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Secret Service director resigns under fire

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Pierson, in her position for just 18 months, faced mounting calls from lawmakers to step down in the fallout from a September 19 incident in which an Iraq war veteran with a knife scaled the White House fence, sprinted across the lawn and got deep inside the mansion before an off-duty agent stopped him. ...

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. "His whole family was screaming. He got outside and he was throwing up all over the place," resident Mesud Osmanovic, 21, said on Wednesday, describing the chaotic scene before the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday where he is in serious condition. ...

Judge to make final ruling on Stockton bankruptcy late October

A view of downtown Stockton, California is reflected in a windowBy Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Stockton, California, bankruptcy case said on Wednesday that he will wait until late October to make a final ruling over whether the city can exit bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said he was "not in a position to make a decision right now." Earlier in the day, Klein surprised the courtroom by ruling that the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the world's largest pension fund, could be rejected. ...

US student rallies support Hong Kong protesters

Vincent Tong writes words on an umbrella at Portsmouth Square before he and other protesters marched to the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in support of the Umbrella Revolution, a group seeking democracy in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)NEW YORK (AP) ? U.S. students have been gathering with umbrellas to show their support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Police made tough call with UVa student missing

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Virginia State Police, missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County, Va., is shown. Police say the investigation into the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has turned up a lead in Harrington's 2009 disappearance and death. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police, File)McLEAN, Va. (AP) ? Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come.

Police officer drives car and does CPR on toddler at same time

Police officer drives car and does CPR on toddler at same timeA New York police sergeant thought he was just pulling over a speeder; instead it turned out to be a frantic dad trying to get help for his son.

Bail hearing postponed for suspect in Virginia student's disappearance

(Reuters) - A bail hearing for the suspect charged in the disappearance of 18-year-old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham was rescheduled for Dec. 4, his attorney said on Wednesday. Jesse Matthew, 32, was initially scheduled to appear before the Charlottesville General District Court on Thursday through a video link. His attorney, Jim Camblos, said he requested the postponement. Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, have charged Matthew in the disappearance of Graham, who was last seen with him on September 13. ...

Artist creates huge dirt portrait on National Mall

This undated photo provided by the Smithsonian and taken from the Washington Monument, shows a giant portrait of a young man, entitle: entitled: "Out of many, One," created in the landscape of the National Mall, left. The six-acre portrait by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada was made of sand and topsoil and can be viewed from the Washington Monument, or from space. The World War II Memorial is in the foreground and the Lincoln Memorial is in the background. (AP Photo/Mark Gulezian, Smithsonian)WASHINGTON (AP) ? A giant portrait of a young man's face has emerged in the landscape of the National Mall in the first such public artwork commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery.

Cancer patient's family worries over disruptive construction project

Cancer patient's family worries over disruptive construction projectA major construction project in Camden County that hopes to ease congestion for millions of drivers has brought nothing but headaches and sleepless nights for one family.

Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear

NEW YORK (AP) ? Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday.