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.
SAN FRANCISCO The FBI has issued a nationwide alert for a San Francisco public relations consultant described as armed and dangerous after federal authorities found explosive materials in a weekend raid on the man's apartment, authorities said on Monday.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Ryan Kelly Chamberlain, 42, sent an automated farewell message to family and friends via social media that had been timed to go out on Monday in which he talks about his depression, romantic heartbreak and job loss.
"So much was broken from this past year-and-a-half, and from moments way back before that," the Chronicle cited the three-page letter as saying. "I guess it was just insurmountable, and the time's up."
Authorities said there was no known chemical, biological or radiation weapon threat after a search of his home on Saturday turned up explosive materials.
Chamberlain was a public relations contractor for several local tech and marketing companies, according to his online resume. An FBI official said on Monday Chamberlain had not yet been located.
(Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Will Dunham)
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.