Chicago police beefed up patrols for Memorial Day after more than 60 people were shot during the violent three-day holiday weekend.
By Monday evening, at least 63 people had been shot across the city since Friday afternoon, including five who were killed. This surpasses the number of people shot during last year's Memorial Day weekend, though Chicago Police News Affairs said murders are down 50 percent compared to last Memorial Day.
Among the youngest shooting victims, a 15-year-old girl was fatally shot while riding in a car with a documented gang member on Lake Shore Drive.
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Animal rights protesters jumped barricades and interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally late Monday in Oakland.
The Democratic presidential hopeful was addressing supporters at Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall when at least four people hopped over barricades and attempted to rush the podium.
The group was stopped by secret service and agents also immediately surrounded Sanders during the incident.
President Barack Obama laid a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military who died serving their country.
Obama's appearance at Arlington National Cemetery carries on a longstanding presidential tradition and comes as the U.S. struggles to end various conflicts in the Middle East.
In his remarks, Obama called for Americans to honor the fallen by caring for those they leave behind — their families and their battle buddies who come home.
"We need to be there not just when we need them, but when they need us," Obama said of the nation's veterans.
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A vehicle slammed into a doorway at O’Hare Airport on Memorial Day as travelers flocked home following their holiday travels.
The accident happened just after 5:30 p.m. when a taxi jumped a curb, police said.
Witnesses reported the crash happened in Terminal 3, some saying it took place near the baggage claim area for American Airlines.
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A Plano, Texas, man has been arrested after authorities said he allegedly killed his girlfriend, then posted a photo of her body on Facebook. On Sunday, officers were called to a disturbance at an apartment in the 2300 block of Kathryn Lane. When they arrived, they found 43-year-old Jennifer Spears stabbed to death.
Her boyfriend, Kenneth Alan Amyx, was also in the apartment with knife wounds, which police believe were self-inflicted.
Once Amyx, 45, was treated for his injuries at a hospital, police arrested him for murder.
Investigators said Amyx took a photo of himself and one of the victim and posted them on her Facebook page.
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Three women went viral on social media and are being called "heroes" after stopping an attempted date rape drugging at a high-end Santa Monica restaurant, they said Sunday.
The three women depicted in a meme that reads, "Don't roofie someone on our watch!" as they pose like Charlie's Angels began to take social media by storm after they recounted what could have been a disastrous date.
It was shared more than 100,000 times by Sunday.
The three friends were kicking back during happy hour at Fig located at 101 Wilshire Boulevard when they noticed a man and woman at a table next to them.
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The buzz around town in Manchester, New Hampshire, is about the popular show 'COPS' filming in the city, but the first night of filming has turned into the crew's last.
Manchester Chief Nick Willard discontinued participation with COPS after he says he heard too many concerns from residents and business owners that the filming would give his city a bad name.
When a photo showing a film crew riding along with police Friday night hit Facebook feeds across Manchester, opinions started flying.
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Reginald Dwayne Betts refuses to let his time in prison define his life. But he admits that he can't escape it. Even with an Ivy League education.
At 16, Betts used a borrowed pistol to carjack a man sleeping in his car at Virginia's Springfield Mall, an offense that put him behind bars for eight years.
Betts, now 35, received his degree from Yale Law School on May 23, and wants to change the national conversation about incarceration.
A Rome university student was burned alive by her ex-boyfriend after she left him, authorities said Monday — a slaying one investigator called the most atrocious crime he has seen in his career.
Sara Di Pietrantonio, 22, died before dawn Sunday after Vincenzo Paduano, 27, set her car afire, prosecutor Maria Monteleone told reporters. He then chased her after she ran out of the car, setting her ablaze when he caught up with her, authorities said. Investigators said her attacker used a cigarette lighter to set Di Pietrantonio's face on fire after dousing her with alcohol.
The Secret Service said the White House is back to normal operations after someone threw an object over the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue.
The person threw the item about 1:15 p.m. over the fence on the north side of the White House, near Lafayette Square, according to D.C. Fire and EMS. The Secret Service said the object was metal, but inspection of the object showed it was not harmful.
Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, the company and unions said Monday.
The pact, subject to approval by union members, stands to end one of the largest strikes in the United States in recent years. Workers and Verizon Communications Inc. had reached an agreement in principle Friday but hadn't released details or a date for the workers' return. The strike began in mid-April.
A man who was attempting to steal crab legs from a grocery store was shot by an off-duty D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officer working as security for the store, according to a police report.
The officer, Theodore Dyson, said he was standing beyond the cash register and checkout area in the Giant store located at 300 H Street Northeast early Sunday morning. Dyson said he saw a man holding a large bag, which appeared to contain large items, and acting suspiciously.