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Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, left, is sworn in on Capitol Hill Tuesday before testifying before the House Oversight Committee as it examines details surrounding a security breach at the White House. [Associated Press]

New Secret Service lapse rattles nerves

WASHINGTON — A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, the Washington Post reported, citing three people familiar with the incident. Obama was not  …


    John Boehner talks up Jeb for president, again

    John Boehner is once again talking up Jeb Bush for president, telling the Cincinnati Enquirer that "he's got a real shot" at winning because of his record as governor....


    Pinellas elections supervisor sends 250,000 mail ballots

    Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark on Tuesday mailed 250,563 ballots to domestic voters for the Nov. 4 general election....


    Board members were shown an artist's conception of the expanded Tinker Elementary School

    Tinker expansion gets thumbs-up as MacDill charter idea becomes a memory in Hillsborough

    The plan for a charter school at MacDill Air Force Base wasn’t just put to rest at Tuesday’s Hillsborough County School Board meeting: It was stomped on with boots....