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The 42-year-old Army veteran who scaled the White House fence and got through the presidential residence's front doors had 800 rounds of ammunition inside his car at the time, NBC News is reporting.
The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after the embarrassing breach in which Omar J. Gonzalez, carrying a knife, climbed the fence, ran across the lawn and entered the building before agents stopped him around 7:20 p.m. last Friday.
The first family was away from the White House at the time.
The three missing Afghanistan National Army soldiers who went missing on Cape Cod have been found trying to cross into Canada at the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls, a top Massachusetts law enforcement source tells NBC News.
Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar had managed to slip away unnoticed while on a "cultural exercise" to the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis on Saturday night.
The three soldiers were trying to enter Canada when they were stopped by border officials.
ISIS militants are luring in foreign fighters with $1,000 a month King Abdullah II of Jordan said Monday. “If we don’t get this right, if we don’t step up to this moral responsibility, how are we going to be able to combat this experience, these extremists?” the king said at the Clinton Global Initiative, a conference hosted by former President Bill Clinton. Analysts have estimated that ISIS has at least 10,000 foreign fighters.
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A fatal attack at a Bally's Total Fitness last week may have been motivated by a boyfriend's jealousy, prosecutors said Monday, as a 46-year-old plumber was charged with murder and possessing metal knuckles.
Kenneth Osako is accused of killing Diego Galindo, 43, of San Bruno with an 18-inch steel bar from the gym around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, two nights after Galindo asked Osako's girlfriend if she wanted a ride on his motorcycle, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told NBC Bay Area on Monday.
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The number of deaths linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors Co vehicles rose by two last week to 21, Reuters reported. According to a report Monday from a lawyer overseeing a program to compensate victims of accidents caused by the recalled part, 21 death claims -- up from 19 -- had been deemed eligible for compensation. As of Friday, a total of 143 death claims had been submitted to the program, which will continue to receive applications until Dec. 31.
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A fight between customers over their place in line at a busy Apple store in New Haven boiled over into a brawl involving more than a dozen people Monday, three days after the iPhone 6's much-anticipated release. Three people were arrested. Police have been called to the same store repeatedly over complaints from store managers of unruly behavior since the iPhone 6 hit stores Friday. The problems, police said, seemed to stem from rival groups reselling the phones in China for a huge mark-up.
Charlottesville, Virginia, police are working to locate a man they call a "person of interest" in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham after he sped away from police in neighboring Albemarle County Saturday.
Police have not charged Jesse Matthew in Graham's disappearance, but Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said he believes Matthew was the last person to see Graham.
"We're taking every effort that we know of to try and determine his location today. We'll continue to pursue him until such time as he is located." Longo said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show Monday morning.
A fox bit a second-grade boy on his school playground, before also attacking the teacher and school psychologist who rushed to his rescue Monday morning outside Broad Brook Elementary School in East Windsor. The boy, whose mother identified him as Evan Witzke, and the two school staff members were hospitalized. The fox, which authorities believe had earlier bitten a woman at her home a mile away, was shot and killed and is being tested for rabies.
Legally gun-owning adults are now allowed to carry guns in public schools in more than two dozen states and seven of which specifically allow teachers to carry guns in their schools. “I never really thought about it before Sandy Hook,” said Kasey Hansen, a special needs teacher in Utah, who carries her pink handgun with to the 14 schools at which she teaches. After the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, five states were prompted to give school administrators the authority to arm their teachers. However children’s health advocate Ted Hallisey, disagrees with carrying and says, “the opportunity for them to have an accident carrying the weapon is a lot more pronounced and a lot more likely” than having to pull the weapon during an attack.
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On Monday a grand jury convened to decide if a white police officer should be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black man -- four days before the shooting of Michael Brown. Local police shot 22-year-old John Crawford III while he shopped at a Walmart near Dayton, Ohio. Police have said officers thought the pellet gun he held was a firearm, and acted quickly and appropriately to protect customers. The town handed the investigation of the shooting over to Ohio Attorney General's office, which oversees the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, now conducting the probe.
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he's confident the survivalist charged in a deadly ambush at a police barracks will be caught.
A teacher at a school in Prince William County, Virginia, was arrested along with the center's owner following allegations that the teacher bit a toddler in her care.
Prince William County police say 24-year-old Theresa Elaine Brown bit a 13-month-old boy at the Woodbridge school after the boy bit another teacher on Sept. 11. The bite left a mark on the boy's shoulder.
After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's broadcast, KTVA's Charlo Greene identified herself as the business's owner and said she would be devoting all her energy to fighting for "freedom and fairness." She then used an expletive to quit her job, and walked off-camera.
Rep. Vance McAllister of Louisiana, the married Republican lawmaker who was caught on camera earlier this year kissing a congressional staffer, is airing a new forgiveness-themed TV ad featuring his wife. In the 30-second spot, the McAllisters sit side by side as the congressman's wife Kelly says that she is "blessed to have a husband who owns up to his mistakes."
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