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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House: Russia's recent actions are working to 'further destabilize' Ukraine - @markknoller, @ZekeJMiller

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Iraq crisis

Press Secretary Josh Earnest on US National Terrorism Advisory threat level in response to UK threat increase: 'I don't anticipate at this point that there's a plan to change that level' - @ZekeJMiller

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United States

Vice president of secret lab Google X is top contender for post of US chief technology officer job - @BloombergNews

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House: President Obama, German Chancellor Merkel agree it will be necessary for US, EU to consider additional sanctions on Russia - @WhiteHouse

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Iraq crisis

White House official says there will be no new decisions on Iraq and Syria today after meeting with National Security Council - @ZekeJMiller

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Iraq crisis

White House says President Obama to meet with National Security Council today to discuss ISIL, Iraq and Syria - @iAustinHunt

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Syrian civil war

White House confirms death of American Douglas McAuthur McCain who was fighting with Islamic State in Syria - @NSCPress

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Barack Obama

#BREAKING: #Obama has taken no decision on Syria airstrikes: White House http://t.co/80jzcDJ5CP - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Libya regional tensions

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly launch airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, catching the US by surprise - @nytimes

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The White House, Washington, DC, US

#BreakingNews: White House: American journalist held by al-Qaida-linked group in Syria freed. http://t.co/Ij3oABBBqX - @ABC7News

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Northern California earthquake, August 2014

The White House says a Homeland Security adviser briefed President Obama this morning about the northern California earthquake - @stevebruskCNN

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Michael Brown fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo.

White House officials to attend Michael Brown's funeral - @ABC11_WTVD

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Michael Brown fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo.

Senior Obama administration official says president has ordered review of federal programs and funding that enable police to purchase military equipment - @Reuters

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capital punishment

#BREAKING: #Foley execution 'terrorist attack' against #US: White House http://t.co/9aZHucmRQL - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House calls on Russia to remove convoy from Ukraine or face consequences - @Reuters

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Hobby Lobby

White House to offer Hobby Lobby a workaround on birth control access for female employees - @TPM

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Unaccompanied minors at US southern border

In light of border crisis, Texas Gov. Rick Perry says 'all talk of immigration reform is pointless because Washington has no credibility on the matter' - @DavidNakamura

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Partner items

RT @JessicaJanner: #breaking #livedesk @ktnv Report by @ABC says White House knew of threat against #JamesFoley prior to video release. #IS… - @KTNV

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Editor's note: An @ABC report citing a senior U.S. official says that ISIS had recently threatened to kill U.S. journalist James Foley to avenge airstrikes in Iraq. The report also says The White House had been aware of the threat prior to the release of the execution video. U.S. officials have yet to confirm the full extent of intelligence on Foley's death. - Aaron

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Iraq crisis

President Obama to speak about Iraq, situation in Ferguson, Mo., at 4 pm ET, White House says - @Reuters

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