By Julia Edwards and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had over 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and was arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was also stopped, but not arrested in August walking by the White House with a hatchet in his waistband, federal prosecutor David Mudd told a federal judge. The previous interactions that Gonzalez had with the U.S. ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police apologized Monday for the wording of a flier announcing a seminar to help officers interact with the media.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A grizzly bear with a penchant for chokecherries and a dislike of crowds has led to the indefinite closure of part of a popular road in Grand Teton National Park.
MIAMI (AP) — State child welfare officials say they had been investigating a Florida man for two weeks before he fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric "The Actor" Lynch, the diminutive member of Howard Stern's "Wack Pack," who for years launched into comical, frequently foul-mouthed rants during calls to Stern's radio show, has died in California. He was 39.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ice in Arctic seas shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level in 36 years of monitoring.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homeless school children is rising in U.S. schools.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An al-Qaida splinter group has kidnapped a French citizen and announced on Monday that it will execute him unless France ends its participation in air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University in Connecticut on Monday ordered its residential fraternities to become coeducational within the next three years.