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Man recognized before White House fence jumpRaiders fire coach Dennis Allen (Yahoo Sports)

Secret Service Director Julia PiersonSecret Service director says at least two of her officers recalled man from prior incident, but didn't raise an alarm.


FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen coaches during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. The Raiders fired Allen on Monday night, Sept. 29, 2014, after he lost the first four games of his third year as coach and often failed to field a competitive team. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Dennis Allen arrived in Oakland as the fresh-faced, defensive mastermind who was supposed to be completely different than the parade of coaches during late owner Al Davis' final years running the Raiders.


Mitt Romney on 2016: 'We’ll see what happens'Charles sends Chiefs to 41-14 rout of Patriots (Yahoo Sports)

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters following a political rally for Republican candidate for Colorado Governor Bob Beauprez, at Heritage High School, in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Romney criticized Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper during a rally in which he cheered on GOP candidates for governor and Congress. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)After months of insisting he was not interested in running for president again, the 2012 Republican nominee now says he's keeping the door open for another run.


Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, right, is congratulated by teammate Donnie Avery, left, after catching a 5-yard pass for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It made sense that Andy Reid spoke in baseball metaphors after Kansas City whipped the New England Patriots on Monday night, with the Royals poised to end a long playoff drought just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium.


Murder charge in Oklahoma beheading caseTwins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - This March 25, 2013, file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Alton Nolen of Moore, Okla. Nolen was charged Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a Vaughan Foods worker, authorities said. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday.


FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire sits in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Twins fired Gardenhire on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, after 13 seasons that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- He was the third base coach who gave Kirby Puckett a high-five to punctuate his winning homer in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.


U.S. lawmakers scold Secret Service over White House breachAJ Hinch hired to manage Astros (Yahoo Sports)
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers scolded the head of the U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House, and Director Julia Pierson promised to make changes to agency procedures to ensure it would never happen again. "This is unacceptable and I take full responsibility," Pierson told a U.S House of Representatives committee investigating the Sept. 19 incident in which an intruder jumped the fence, burst through the front door and ran into the East Room of the White House. ...

FILE - In this May 21, 2010, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch listens to players prior to the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Phoenix. The Houston Astros hired Hinch as their new manager, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

HOUSTON (AP) -- A.J. Hinch was hired as the manager of the Astros on Monday, and general manager Jeff Luhnow is confident he'll be the man to return Houston to success.


Student shot after argument at North Carolina high schoolBills bench quarterback Manuel, to start Orton (Yahoo Sports)
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - An argument between two male students outside a North Carolina high school on Tuesday ended with one of them shooting the other before classes began, police said. Police received a call about shots fired at Albemarle High School at 7:40 a.m. EDT and arrived to find a student shot in the lower extremities, said William Halliburton, the police chief in Albemarle, about 40 miles northeast of Charlotte. The suspected shooter, who was not identified, surrendered to police, Halliburton said. ...

Buffalo Bills' EJ Manuel (3) looks to throw against the Houston Texans during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- EJ Manuel is out as the Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback, and veteran Kyle Orton is in.




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Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Primary elections are being held now in states across the country as members of political parties cast votes for the candidates they want to run in this November’s general election. Once the primaries are over, it will be time to focus on the general midterm election.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

The Nuclear Option

The Democrats in the United States Senate put an end to Republican obstruction last week when they voted 52 to 48 to end the filibuster. Called the nuclear option, the change to Senate rules allows for executive and judicial nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote. The minority party can no longer filibuster these nominees and require a majority of 60 votes.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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