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Members of the U.S. Secret Service stand guard outside the James Brady Press Briefing Room as President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the White House, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Washington. Trump briefly left because of a security incident outside the fence of the White House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP sources: Man shot near White House had shouted threats

Aug. 11, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man shot and wounded by a uniformed Secret Service officer, prompting President Donald Trump to be abruptly escorted out of a briefing room during a televised news conference, had been threatening to kill people near the White House, two officials familiar with the matter said Tuesday....

FILE - In this July 24, 2020 file photo, Fairfax County Public School buses are lined up at a maintenance facility in Lorton, Va. The Justice Department is highlighting a number of actions school officials should take to increase safety, including improving mental health resources, monitoring social media accounts and improving physical safety measures. The report was released Tuesday and was a culmination of a federal school safety working group. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal report highlights key ways to prevent school attacks

Aug. 11, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — School officials nationwide should improve mental health resources, monitor student social media accounts and improve physical security measures, according to a Justice Department report on school safety released Tuesday. The report, compiled by the department's School Safety Working...

President Donald Trump returns to a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room after he briefly left because of a security incident outside the fence of the White House, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near WH

Aug. 10, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there had been a “shooting” outside the White House that was...

Secret Service agent abruptly escorts Trump from White House briefing room

Aug. 10, 2020 5:56 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agent abruptly escorts Trump from White House briefing room.
President Donald Trump speaks at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, N.J., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

At his New Jersey golf club, Trump finds supportive audience

Aug. 8, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — They hustled down the stairs, the rain dabbing their polo shirts and golf attire, as they dashed inside the clubhouse, drinks in their hands and masks missing from their faces. It was an unexpected perk of their country club membership: being the audience for President Donald...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, mourners gather for a vigil in Bellbrook, Ohio. Connor Betts, identified by authorities as the deceased gunman in a mass shooting in Dayton the previous day, had lived in Bellbrook. Many of the suspects in mass attacks in the U.S. last year had experienced stressful situations, like losing their job, or had struggled with substance abuse or mental health issues, according to a Secret Service report released Thursday.  The report, compiled by the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center, examined 34 attacks that killed or injured three or more people in 2019. A total of 108 people were killed and 178 were hurt. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Report: Many suspects in mass attacks experienced stressors

Aug. 6, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of the suspects in mass attacks in the U.S. last year had experienced stressful situations, like losing their job, or had struggled with substance abuse or mental health issues, according to a Secret Service report released Thursday. The cases highlight the importance for law...

FILE- This Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 file photo, shows the Mar-a-Lago resort owned by President-elect Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Fla. Three teenagers are facing felony charges after police said Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, they jumped a wall at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club while fleeing officers. Police say the three were carrying a semi-automatic gun in a backpack, but likely didn't know the wall belonged to Mar-a-Lago. Neither the president nor a family member was at the club, which is closed for the summer. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Police: 3 teens inadvertently jump wall into Mar-a-Lago

Aug. 5, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three teenagers fleeing police while carrying a semiautomatic gun in a backpack jumped a wall at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, but probably didn't know that's where they were, authorities said Wednesday. Palm Beach Police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick said the...

FILE - A booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix shows Matthew Egler. Authorities on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, announced the arrest of Egler, 29, on one count of arson for a fire that destroyed much of the Arizona and Maricopa County Democratic Party headquarters. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Suspect in AZ Dems' office fire has mental health history

Jul. 30, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors say the man accused of setting fire to the Arizona and Maricopa County Democratic headquarters has severe mental health issues. During an initial court appearance in Phoenix on Wednesday, prosecutors said the father of 29-year-old Matthew Egler had been trying to get him mental...

FILE - In this Monday, June 1, 2020, file photo police clear the area around Lafayette Park and the White House in Washington, as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers last month. The violent clearing of demonstrators from the nation's premier protest space in front of the White House is spotlighting a tiny federal watch force created by George Washington. Democratic lawmakers want answers about the clubbing, punching and other force deployed by some Park Police in routing protesters from the front of the White House on Monday.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Barr, Park Police distance Trump from clearing of protesters

Jul. 28, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

The head of U.S. Park Police insisted Tuesday that the forceful routing of protesters from the square in front of the White House last month had “zero correlation” with President Donald Trump's staged photo event minutes later. But he was unable to point to any immediate threat that justified his...

FILE - In this Monday, June 1, 2020, file photo police clear the area around Lafayette Park and the White House in Washington, as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers last month. The violent clearing of demonstrators from the nation's premier protest space in front of the White House is spotlighting a tiny federal watch force created by George Washington. Democratic lawmakers want answers about the clubbing, punching and other force deployed by some Park Police in routing protesters from the front of the White House on Monday.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Officer challenges account of violent clearing of protesters

Jul. 27, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

The U.S. Park Police and Secret Service violently routed protesters from Lafayette Square last month without apparent provocation or adequate warning, immediately after Attorney General William Barr spoke with Park Police leaders, according to an Army National Guard officer who was there. The account of National...