Ripe for reform

...chance the MSPB will overrule their decision.This is a big reason why IRS employees can harass conservative groups; Secret Service agents can hire prostitutes; and General Services Administration employees can treat themselves to a lavish Las...

Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

...1981 shooting, replayed often on television and in documentaries, showed him sprawled on the sidewalk after several Secret Service agents had hustled the wounded president into his limousine and others had pounced on Hinckley.Although Brady returned...

Police prepared for any contingency at Brown movie premiere

...Maj. Steve Strickland said.He referred to the team's preparations as "a scaled-down version of what the Secret Service does." The preparations for the 600 to 800 people expected to be in attendance aren't too different from how the...

Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

...numbers may have been stolen from some U.S. stores. Goodwill said it is working with credit card makers, the Secret Service and fraud investigators to figure out if a breach occurred, but so far none has been discovered.Goodwill operates...

3 arrested in south Ga. with car full of counterfeits

...had the same serial number [for each denomination],'' Royal said.His office arrested a man from Hampton, Ga., and two women from the Atlanta area, Royal said.The U.S. Secret Service is now investigating the case, he said.

Rants & Raves

...House to the Department of the Interior building, Obama chose to walk. As he was leaving the White House grounds, he said, "The bear is loose!" I wonder how many of his Secret Service guards had to stifle a laugh when he said this?

Longtime Richmond County Sheriff's Office employee calls it a career

...visiting."That was a harrowing experience," Johnson said of the 1983 incident.He recalls lying on the floor with Secret Service agents, talking to the suspect, Charlie Harris, who was attempting to negotiate another bottle of tequila from...

Rants & Raves

...Commission meetings?RANT TO THE GOP bullies in Oklahoma. I think Attorney General Eric Holder should take whatever Secret Service necessary to protect him to Oklahoma and give his speech. I don't think this country needs to be run by bullies...

Secret Service says it could take many years to nab Target hackers

WASHINGTON - Secret Service investigators say they are close...prosecution difficult. As a result, the Secret Service is focused on monitoring the online...special agent in charge with the Secret Service's criminal investigative division...

Augusta man arrested for terroristic threats

...President Obama," according to Richmond County jail records.According to the police report, a woman contacted the Secret Service through a hotline after Wilson threatened to shoot the president and "shoot up a bus station." Deputies detained...