|US sharply criticizes new Israeli construction|
|US Secret Service chief resigns over security breaches|
|China tells foreign countries not to meddle in Hong Kong|
|In Scott Walker race, he's the main issue|
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The airwaves and campaign appearances in the closely contested governor's race here are bristling with charges over whether the incumbent did enough to create jobs in the state and whether the challenger is an out-of-touch liberal, and other arguments designed to sway opinions before Election Day.
|Obama: New leadership was needed at Secret Service|
|U.S. Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light involving the protection for President Barack Obama. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Pierson's resignation and said Joseph Clancy, a veteran of the agency, was named acting director. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama had called Pierson to express his appreciation to her for her long years of service. ...
|US issues final minimum wage rule for contractors|
|Court blocks part of new North Carolina voting law|
|White House: Obama believes Pierson resignation in best interest of Secret Service|
|Republicans craft 2015 plan to force Obama's hand on Keystone|
By Amanda Becker and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Barack Obama to make a tough call on the controversial plan. The $10 billion Keystone project to connect Canadian oil sands with U.S. refineries will top the list of Republican energy priorities if they gain control of the Senate after the November 4 midterm elections. ...
|US, China air differences over Hong Kong protests|
|Mother of former U.S. Marine says son suffers in Mexico jail|
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The mother of a U.S. Marine held for six months in a Mexican prison appealed on Wednesday for the U.S. government to do more to free her son, who told her his guards threatened him with rape, torture and execution. Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, was arrested on March 31 by Mexican customs agents who found three guns in his pick-up truck at a border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. He was charged with weapons offenses and has been imprisoned in Mexico ever since. His case has drawn the attention of U.S. ...