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The Toughest Mile: Hands in the crowd

In the run-up to President Barack Obama's second Inauguration Day, the president's security team worries most about the hands of people in the crowd and those typing hostile commands on computer keyboards and devices far from the National Mall.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 01:56pm EST

Tags: Inauguration Parade, inauguration day, inauguration, Secret Service, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, JJ Green, Ralph Basham


Canadian embassy evacuated for suspicious letter

Authorities in Washington evacuated the Canadian embassy and shut down nearby streets to investigate a letter that contained a suspicious substance.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 12:17pm EDT

Tags: Araz Alali, Metropolitan Police Department, Canadian Embassy, Secret Service

High court protects Secret Service agents

The Supreme Court has ruled that Secret Service agents are shielded from a lawsuit filed by a man they arrested after a confrontation with then-Vice President Dick Cheney.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 12:15pm EDT

Tags: Secret Service, Vice President Dick Cheney, Dick Cheney, Supreme Court

WTOP Beltway Poll: Half in region see widespread abuse in federal gov't

Fifty-five percent of respondents believe there is widespread abuse in the federal government, according to the poll conducted by Heart+Mind Strategies between May 11 and May 18. Two- thirds of those polled, however, say their view of federal workers hasn't been further dampened by Secret Service agents soliciting prostitutes while on duty in Colombia or lavish spending at a General Services Administration conference in Las Vegas.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 08:36am EDT

Tags: wtop beltway poll, federal workers, Secret Service

Va. man accused of threatening to kill Obama

A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Harrisonburg said Christopher Hecker of Waynesboro made death threats against the president and threatened to bomb the White House, hotels and other places, including Philadelphia City Hall and the site of the former World Trade Center.

Sunday - 05/06/2012, 01:39pm EDT

Tags: Death threat, Barack Obama, Waynesboro Public Library, Secret Service

Secret Service to undergo ethics training

U.S. Secret Service agents will be getting ethics training from professors at Johns Hopkins University following a prostitution scandal in Colombia.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 07:37am EDT

Tags: Secret Service, Johns Hopkins University

WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 09:08am EDT

Tags: morning stories, Secret Service, drones, peaceful states, video games, Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

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