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.
The White House has been placed on lockdown after someone threw an object over the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue.
Hazmat crews are on the scene outside the White House, D.C. Fire and EMS said.
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 U.S. Secret Service is the lead on the investigation, but D.C. Fire's Special Ops, a hazmat team, is on the scene to determine the contents of the package and if there is any danger.
A convicted felon on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn baby in Los Angeles last month has been captured, according to FBI officials.
Philip Patrick Policarpio was apprehended Sunday by agents with the U.S. Customs Border Protection, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller confirmed. Policarpio was taken into custody at the San Ysidro Port of Entry as he was crossing into the United States from Tijuana, Eimiller said.
A 13-year-old boy was badly hurt after a shark attack in Neptune Beach, Florida, according to police.
Neptune Beach police said a shark between 5 and 6 feet long bit the boy on his right leg. Other swimmers pulled the teen from the water around 3 p.m. Sunday.
"I saw blood coming from right here," 10-year-old Carter Barksdale told NBC affiliate WTLV, motioning toward his lower leg. "I saw two slits but I was panicking."
A lifeguard tower called in the incident, and the boy was rushed to the hospital with a gash on his calf and shin.
Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six.
It was unclear Sunday whether a body found in Travis County near Austin is one of the two people still missing in Texas. An 11-year-old boy was still missing in central Kansas, too.
The latest flooding victim identified by authorities was a woman who died when the car she was riding in was swept from the street by the flooded Cypress Creek about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Kendall County sheriff's Cpl. Reid Daly said.
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Flights were halted and a German airport terminal was evacuated Monday after a person allegedly entered a restricted area without going through security, NBC News reported.
Five flights were affected by the disruption at Cologne Bonn Airport's Terminal 1. Officials said a man walked into an exit-only area meant for arriving passengers traveling with only carry-on luggage around 11 a.m. local time (5 p.m. ET).
The terminal was shuttered for 2 1/2 hours while teams with dogs searched for the suspect and dangerous materials, according to NBC News.
Officials have not released any information about the man, who was arrested.
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A judge has declared Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre guilty and sentenced him to life in prison for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture.
Judge Gberdao Gustave Kam delivered the verdict and sentence Monday in a packed courtroom.
The landmark trial is the first time one country has tried the former leader of another for crimes against humanity. Habre was convicted of being responsible for some 40,000 deaths during his rule, according to a truth commission report.
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Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Edward Snowden performed a "public service" by leaking National Security Agency documents but should still be punished, NBC News reported.
"We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in and by the changes that we made," Holder told former White House adviser David Axelrod on an episode of "The Axes Files" podcast Monday.
Holder, however, quickly added that Snowden "harmed American interests" by acting in a way that was "inappropriate and illegal."
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A 38-year-old transgender man died after he was attacked at a homeless encampment in Burlington, Vermont, in what police are calling a possible "bias incident."
Amos Beede, of Milton, suffered facial fractures, a subdural hematoma and several broken ribs in the beating on May 25. Police found him lying on the ground at a homeless encampment in the area of Barge Canal on Pine Street.
Beede was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center for treatment. His initial prognosis was good, but Beede died of his injuries Sunday, according to police.
The office of the state's chief medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine Beede's cause of death.
Animal rights activists gathered Monday for a Memorial Day vigil for the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 3-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and a special zoo response team concluded his life was in danger.
Anthony Seta of Cincinnati called the 17-year-old western lowland gorilla's death "a senseless tragedy," but said the purpose Monday wasn't to point fingers but a tribute to the gorilla named Harambe.
"People can shout at the parents and people can shout at the zoo," Seta said. "The fact is that a gorilla that just celebrated his birthday has been killed."
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Tropical Depression Bonnie and its heavy rains dissipated over South Carolina on Monday, as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area.
The depression fell apart early in the day about 45 miles north of Charleston, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm was expected to continue as an area of low pressure, moving northeast into North Carolina and sporadically spreading heavy rain, especially during the daylight hours, forecasters said.
The main concern throughout the holiday weekend has been heavy rains and strong surf more than wind.
The Associated Press has withdrawn a story that published comments physicist Stephen Hawking made on British television network ITV about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Hawking's remarks were embargoed until 7 p.m. ET. Our story has been removed as a result.