WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An Iraq War veteran pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of running into the White House armed with a knife before being tackled, a security breach that helped lead to a shake-up in the U.S. Secret Service.
Omar Gonzalez was charged with climbing over the White House fence on Sept. 19 and racing across the north lawn. He burst through the front door and reached as far as the executive mansion’s East Room before Secret Service agents subdued him.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Navy intelligence analyst Samuel L. Morison, who received a presidential pardon in 2001 after being convicted of passing secret ship photos to a British publication, pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing records related to his naval historian grandfather.
Samuel L. Morison, 70, of Crofton, Maryland, entered the guilty plea in Baltimore’s U.S. District Court to theft of government property and was sentenced to two years of probation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) – A condolence letter from
President Lyndon Johnson to the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. following the civil rights leader’s 1968 assassination
is set to be auctioned on Thursday after a legal battle.
The typed letter from Johnson to Coretta Scott King is dated
April 5, 1968, the day after King was gunned down in Memphis,
Tennessee, by a white supremacist and riots erupted across the
By Ian Simpson
(Reuters) – A federal judge in New York on Friday dismissed
a $40 million lawsuit by art collectors against the foundation
of late painter Keith Haring, which has said about 80 works
owned by the collectors were fakes.
U.S. District Judge Denise Cote granted a motion to dismiss
the lawsuit against The Keith Haring Foundation that was filed
last year by Elizabeth Bilinski and other collectors, according
to court documents.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A late winter storm pummeled the eastern United States on Thursday ahead of a cold front, canceling almost 5,000 flights as Kentucky dug out from up to 23 inches (58 cm) of snow that had stranded hundreds of drivers.
Winter storm warnings and advisories were in place from the Middle Atlantic states into southern New England, as well as from the lower Mississippi Valley to the southern Appalachians, the National Weather Service said.
By Ian Simpson
FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) – The U.S. Defense Department has rescinded an order relocating military judges to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that was intended to speed up trials of al Qaeda suspects, one of the judges said on Friday.
Judge Air Force Colonel Vance Spath said from the bench during a hearing at the U.S. naval base that the Jan. 7 order signed by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work had been pulled.
By Ian Simpson
(Reuters) – Possession of small amounts of marijuana became
legal in the District of Columbia on Thursday, launching a pot
“green rush” despite a face-off between local officials and the
Republican-led U.S. Congress over the new standards.
The U.S. capital joined Washington state, Alaska and
Colorado in making marijuana lawful for recreational use,
reflecting a rapidly shifting legal landscape for the drug.
It remains illegal under federal law.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Possession of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia on Thursday amid a face-off between local officials and the U.S. Congress over whether the new standards are lawful.
The U.S. capital joined Washington state, Alaska and Colorado in making marijuana lawful for recreational use, reflecting a rapidly shifting legal landscape for the drug. It remains illegal under federal law.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legalization of marijuana in the
District of Columbia will go ahead just after midnight on
Wednesday despite a warning from congressional officials that
the new standards are unlawful, Mayor Muriel Bowser said.
She noted that voters in the U.S. capital last year
overwhelmingly approved Initiative 71, which lets the heavily
Democratic city join Washington state, Alaska and Colorado in
making marijuana legal for recreational use.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Possessing and growing small amounts of marijuana in the District of Columbia are set to become legal early on Thursday but top Republican congressmen have warned the city the new standards are unlawful.
Voters in the U.S. capital last year overwhelmingly approved Initiative 71, which lets the heavily Democratic city join Washington state, Alaska and Colorado in making marijuana legal for recreational use.