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White House placed on partial security lockdown: official
News ImageWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The north side of the White House was placed on a security lockdown on Monday because of a suspicious package, a Secret Service official said. The partial lockdown on the Memorial Day holiday occurred while President Barack Obama was home. Reporters were not allowed to leave the White House compound through its northwest gate and flashing lights from emergency responders could be seen nearby. The official said hazardous material checks were being made. Local news radio station WTOP reported that one person was in custody, citing a federal law enforcement official. ...
Mon, 30 May 2016 14:05:45 -0400
Shooting rampage in Houston leaves two dead, six wounded
News ImagePolice in Houston killed a gunman on Sunday in a chaotic shootout that left one other person dead, six wounded - including two officers - and set off a fire at a nearby gas station when bullets struck a gas pump, authorities said. Witnesses reported that a gunman approached a man who had just pulled up to an auto detail shop and opened fire with a pistol, police spokesman John Cannon said.
Sun, 29 May 2016 19:23:58 -0400
Suspected shark attacks in Florida, California over holiday weekend
News ImageOn Sunday, a 13-year-old boy was bitten on the right leg in Neptune, Florida, east of Jacksonville, and a woman in Newport Beach, California, was bitten on her torso and arms, according to police and local media reports. "Even though we can't confirm it was a shark attack, we're treating it as a shark attack," Newport Beach Fire Department Lifeguard Battalion Chief Michael Halphide said of the California attack.
Mon, 30 May 2016 12:14:28 -0400
Few Memorial Day travel headaches, most wait times bearable
MIAMI (AP) Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly Monday, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend drew to close. Mon, 30 May 2016 14:11:33 -0400
Police: Man drowned in Pennypack Creek trying to save dog
News ImagePhiladelphia police say it appears a man drowned in the Pennypack Creek trying to save his dog on Monday morning.
Mon, 30 May 2016 14:02:00 -0400
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