Man arrested in drone incident

The U.S. Secret Service apprehended a man who was flying a drone in a park outside the White House. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the drone, about the size of an iPad, was flying about 100 feet over Lafayette Park, just across Pennsylvania Avenue from the north fence of the White House. Leary said the operator was detained. The drone was declared safe.

Report: Agents 'likely' impaired

Two senior Secret Service agents were "more likely than not" impaired by alcohol when they drove a government vehicle through a secure area at the White House earlier this year, a government watchdog concluded. Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth found that Marc Connolly and George Ogilvie spent about five hours at a bar during and after a retirement party for a colleague and ran up a "significant" bar tab before driving to the White House on March 4. Their tab included eight glasses of scotch, two vodka drinks, three beers and a glass of wine. Connolly, the deputy special agent in charge of the Presidential Protection Division, announced his retirement in advance of the report's release. Ogilvie has been placed on administrative leave, the agency said. Both men denied being drunk.

O'Malley plans decision May 30

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to announce his decision on a presidential campaign May 30 in Baltimore, preparing for what would be a long-shot bid against Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. O'Malley would enter the 2016 race as a relatively unknown figure nationally.


Feingold to run for old seat

Former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold announced he will run for his old Wisconsin seat in 2016. Feingold, a three-term senator, was ousted in the 2010 Republican wave by now-Sen. Ron Johnson.


ISIL leader purportedly in video

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has released an audio message purportedly from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has not been seen or heard from in months. The message features a voice that sounds like Al-Baghdadi's and references the Saudi-led air campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, which began on March 26, and harshly criticizes the Saudi royal family.

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