Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down
Pro-democracy protesters set an Oct. 1 deadline for the government to meet their demands.
NFL player gets penalized after kneeling in Muslim prayer
Husain Abdullah of the Chiefs was flagged 15 yards after kneeling in the end zone in Muslim prayer after scoring a touchdown off an interception of Tom Brady.
Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is scheduled to answer lawmakers' questions about an embarrassing White House security breach.
New tremors raise concern at Japan's Mount Ontake
KISO, Japan (AP) — Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit.
Fence-jumper ran through much of main floor of White House
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman said on Monday. Representative Jason Chaffetz, who chairs a House subcommittee on national security oversight, told CNN an alarm box near the front entrance had been muted, leaving interior personnel unaware of the intrusion before the suspect burst through the open front door. ...
New York mayor de Blasio plans expansion of living wage: NYT
(Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to expand the city's living wage measure to include thousands of additional workers, as well as increase the amount workers are paid under the law, the New York Times reported on Monday. De Blasio will sign an executive order on Tuesday to make the change, which his administration estimated could extend coverage to 18,000 workers over the next five years, the newspaper said on its website. The living wage would go to $11.50 an hour from $10. ...
Texas hospital puts possible Ebola patient in isolation
(Reuters) - A Texas hospital said on Monday it has admitted a patient into "strict isolation" to be evaluated for possible infection with the Ebola virus, as health officials battle an epidemic in West Africa that has already killed thousands of people. In a brief statement, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas cited the unnamed patient's symptoms and recent travel history as reasons for the isolation. ...
White House intruder got far past front door
New disclosures by the Secret Service came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the agency's director.
NYC police chokehold death goes to grand jury
A grand jury began hearing evidence Monday to determine whether there will be criminal charges in the chokehold death of an unarmed New York City man whose videotaped confrontation with police sparked outrage, union officials said.
Ebola: U.N. opens headquarters in Ghana
The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate international aid to assist West Africa to combat the accelerating crisis.