Philadelphia Jewish cemetery desecrated by vandals
About 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia have been knocked over, police said on Sunday, in the latest apparent vandalism incident at a Jewish burial ground in the United States.
NEW YORK Four schools in Nassau County on New York's Long Island were locked down on Tuesday after reports of a gunman in the neighborhood, a school official said.
Two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school that comprise the district in Nassau County were locked down at 2:30 p.m. and educators were waiting for permission from police before allowing students to leave.
Nassau County Police declined to confirm reports of a gunman, saying they were in the early stages of gathering information.
"We heard there was an active shooter in the neighborhood," said Island Trees School District Superintendent Charles Murphy. "We are waiting to hear from police that it is safe and sound so the students can go home."
(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Dan Grebler)
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of the Navy withdrew from consideration on Sunday, the second time a Trump nominee to lead one of the armed services bowed out because of government conflict-of-interest rules.
Lawyers for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl said on Sunday they will ask an Army appeals court to dismiss charges against him in the belief that President Donald Trump's repeatedly calling him a "traitor" during the election campaign make it impossible for him to get a fair trial.