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Hannah Roemhild, right, who is accused of driving through checkpoints outside President Donald Trump's Florida home Mar-a-Lago, listens during her initial appearance hearing, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, West Palm Beach, Fla. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Singer who drew fire at Mar-a-Lago competent to face trial

Feb. 25, 2020 4:14 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Connecticut opera singer is now mentally competent to stand trial on charges that she sped through a checkpoint outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, drawing gunfire from law enforcement officers, her attorney says. Hannah Roemhild has responded well to...

Secret Service goes on the road to help curb school violence

Feb. 18, 2020 4:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is taking its effort to curb school violence on the road to help thousands of educators, law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals and others learn how to identify people who may be threats. The latest stop in the Secret Service tour is this week in Miami,...

FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, file booking photo provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, in Fla., shows Jing Lu.  A Florida jury on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2019 found Jing Lu, a 56-year-old Chinese woman, not guilty of trespassing at President Donald Trump's part time residence in Palm Beach. Jurors did find Jing Lu guilty of resisting a police officer without violence during her arrest. The incident marked the second time in 2019 that a Chinese national was charged with illicitly entering Trump's Florida resort. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Chinese woman who fled Mar-a-Lago gets 6 months

Feb. 14, 2020 1:47 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese woman convicted of resisting arrest after she was chased from President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort was sentenced Friday to six months in jail. Jing Lu, 56, told County Judge Mark Eissey she made “an honest mistake" when she walked onto Trump's Palm Beach...

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump to give command to start engines at Daytona

Feb. 13, 2020 5:20 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will give the command for drivers to start their engines before the Daytona 500. Daytona International Speedway officials named Trump the grand marshal for NASCAR's season opener, meaning he will deliver the most famous four words in auto racing....

FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, file booking photo provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, in Fla., shows Jing Lu.  A Florida jury on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2019 found Jing Lu, a 56-year-old Chinese woman, not guilty of trespassing at President Donald Trump's part time residence in Palm Beach. Jurors did find Jing Lu guilty of resisting a police officer without violence during her arrest. The incident marked the second time in 2019 that a Chinese national was charged with illicitly entering Trump's Florida resort. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Jury finds Mar-a-Lago intruder not guilty of trespassing

Feb. 12, 2020 5:38 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury acquitted a Chinese woman Wednesday of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort after she testified she didn't understand a security guard who told her to leave. However, jurors did find Jing Lu, 56, guilty of resisting a police officer without...

President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2021 arrives at the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Highlights of President Trump's 2021 budget plan

Feb. 10, 2020 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's fiscal 2021 budget plan doesn't have many fans — among either his GOP allies or opposition Democrats — but it's a measure of the president's priorities as he seeks a second term. News flash: It's short on politically painful cuts to Medicare and...

Man carrying knife arrested outside White House after threat

Feb. 9, 2020 11:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man carrying a knife was arrested outside the White House after he told a U.S. Secret Service officer that he was there to kill the president, police said. Roger Hedgpeth, 25, was arrested Saturday afternoon on a charge of making threats to do bodily harm, the Metropolitan Police...

FIlE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo a U.S. Secret Service special agent stands as Marine One, with President Donald Trump aboard, lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The White House is throwing its support behind a plan to relocate the U.S. Secret Service in order to better focus on the growing threat of online financial crimes. Shifting the agency from within the Department of Homeland Security to the Treasury Department would require action from Congress. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Secret Service may leave Homeland Security, rejoin Treasury

Feb. 7, 2020 2:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is throwing its support behind a plan to transfer the U.S. Secret Service back to the Treasury Department to better focus on the growing threat of online financial crimes. Shifting the agency from within the Department of Homeland Security to the Treasury would require...

Hannah Roemhild, who is accused of driving through checkpoints outside President Donald Trump's Florida home Mar-a-Lago, looks back during her initial appearance hearing, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, West Palm Beach, Fla. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Attorney: Mar-a-Lago checkpoint crasher is mentally ill

Feb. 3, 2020 3:04 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Connecticut opera singer who drew gunfire when she smashed an SUV through security checkpoints outside President Donald Trump's Florida home is mentally ill and wasn't taking her medication before leading a trooper on a wild chase, her attorney told a judge Monday. ...

A forensic technician works on the vehicle authorities say officers fired shots at, that breached security at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Police open fire at 'impaired' driver in Mar-a-Lago breach

Jan. 31, 2020 6:31 PM EST

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement agents opened fire on an SUV driver who smashed through two security checkpoints at Mar-a-Lago on Friday in what authorities described as the actions of “an obviously impaired" driver but not an intentional attack on President Donald Trump's resort. The...