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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service director is out. Julia Pierson resigned today after multiple revelations of security breaches. One occurred last month when President Barack Obama shared an elevator in Atlanta with an armed guard who wasn't authorized to be near him. The White House says Obama didn't learn about it until just before it became public on Tuesday.
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas hospital says the airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to its emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse he'd been in West Africa, The decision to release the patient could have put others at risk of exposure to the virus before the man went back to the ER a couple of days later, after his condition worsened.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers outside a convenience store in an argument over their loud music has been convicted of first-degree murder. Seventeen-year-old Jordan Davis was killed in the 2012 incident. Michael Dunn, who is white, now faces a mandatory life sentence. He's scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 17.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two Mexican federal officials say alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva is believed to have been captured. The officials say DNA testing is being done to confirm the suspect's identity. If true, the arrest comes just months after the capture of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the boss of the Sinaloa cartel, which is considered the most powerful drug gang in Mexico.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival in Reno next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of blue jeans. Tailor Jacob Davis created riveted denim jeans in 1871 in a downtown shop. Two years later, he and Levi Strauss patented the pants. Officials say the "Blue Genes Jam" next Oct. 2-4 will celebrate the trousers impact on popular culture.
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