The director of the Secret Service has resigned, the Department of Homeland Security announced Wednesday afternoon. The announcement comes a day after Julia Pierson was rebuked by congressional lawmakers over incidents that included the agency's failure to stop an intruder from getting into the White House last month. Retired Secret Service agent Joseph Clancy was named to replace Pierson, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement.
North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen at a public event for three weeks, including a prominent state meeting that he has attended every year since coming to power in late 2011. On Thursday, Kim was conspicuously absent from the Supreme People's Assembly, which is North Korea's parliament attended by officials of the party, the military and various national organizations. A prominent seat remained empty on stage surrounded by North Korea's top brass. read more
"Bring our your semicolons; your paragraph-signaling pilcrows; your derided exclamation marks! Today is National Punctuation Day (in case you hadn't heard).
If you're not a punctuation stickler, you probably know one. It's the person who is always banging on about misused "quotation" marks and the confusion between you're and your. Today may be their day, but it's not just for corrective scolds." read more
"California's job market continued to expand in August as employers added 44,200 jobs the largest boost of any state in the country.
But the state's unemployment rate didn't budge from 7.4%, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last month, the national jobless rate slid to 6.1% from 6.2% in July.Job recovery in California, where this time last year 8.9% of workers were unemployed, is outpacing the rest of the U.S. The state added more jobs last month than Florida, where 22,700 workers were added to payrolls, and Texas, which added 20,100 workers."
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said Monday that he is "not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser."
"Peterson, one of the NFL's marquee players, will practice this week and can play in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, despite facing a child abuse charge, team officials said.
Peterson, who was kept out of Sunday's game against the New England Patriots, turned himself in to East Texas authorities Saturday, two days after an indictment alleged the 29-year-old father did "recklessly or by criminal negligence cause bodily injury" to his son, a felony."