A plume of volcanic ash rises into the atmosphere from a crater under about 656 feet of ice at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland on April 14. After the volcano's second eruption in less than a month, northern Europe turned into a no-fly zone on Thursday, stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers due to the huge amounts of ash.
The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a potentially important gun rights case, which could have established guideposts for future gun regulations at the local, state, and national levels.
White House shooter: Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, of Idaho Falls, made his first court appearance before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh on Thursday, one day after he was arrested at a western Pennsylvania hotel.
A man accused of White House shooting is set to appear Thursday in federal court in Pennsylvania for an extradition hearing. The incident will trigger a review of security procedures.
White House shooting: Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, arrested for allegedly shooting at a window in the executive mansion at the White House, is believed to have an obsession with President Barack Obama.
White House: The Secret Service discovered Tuesday that two bullets had hit the White House, one of them apparently cracking a window on the residential level while President Barack Obama was traveling.
There's no elevated threat against the president, and a bullet that hit a White House window was stopped by ballistic glass. But evidence of gunfire at or near the White House is rare, and authorities are investigating.