WASHINGTON (AP) — There could be additional changes at the Secret Service, where director Julia Pierson has resigned. The move came a day after Pierson faced heated questioning from lawmakers concerned about a security breach last month in which a man jumped a fence, raced across the lawn and got well inside the White House before he was stopped. A spokesman says President Barack Obama concluded that new leadership was needed at the agency. The spokesman says more people may be leaving after a review of what happened.
DALLAS (AP) — There's fear about Ebola among some parents in Dallas. That's because five schoolchildren were possibly exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. The head of Dallas school says the students were in class after being in contact with the man over the weekend. He says none are showing symptoms and are being monitored at home. The patient is being treated in isolation.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant will apparently face the death penalty. A prosecutor says he'll seek capital punishment in the trial of Alton Nolen. He's been ordered held without bond. Nolen also faces charges for allegedly stabbing a second worker. The attack happened in suburban Oklahoma City.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors say they're investigating a Twitter post claiming that grand jurors hearing evidence in the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old near St. Louis haven't seen enough evidence to justify prosecuting the officer. The Twitter user claimed Wednesday that a friend serving on the grand jury told her the panel lacked evidence to warrant an arrest of Darren Wilson, the white officer who shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9. The killing sparked protests, unrest and a federal review.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Police in Grapevine, a Dallas suburb, say the alleged incident took place early the morning of Sept. 20. Spillman's agent and attorney declined to comment.