Capitol Police arrested a man in Washington, D.C., Monday after he threw a brick that broke a window at a House office building, police said. The man, wearing a business suit, was shouting and appeared to be protesting something, "but we're not sure what it was," said Capitol Police spokeswoman Jessica Gissubel.
UPDATE: LINDA TRIPP
Linda Tripp will get more than $595,000 from the Defense Department to settle a privacy lawsuit, her lawyers said Monday. Based on information supplied by Pentagon officials in 1998, the New Yorker reported Tripp did not admit an arrest on her security application for her job. Tripp, whose secret tapes of conversations with Monica Lewinsky helped lead to President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, sued the department two years ago, alleging violations of the Privacy Act.
UPDATE: SOLAR FLARES
The sun fired at least three more salvos of highly charged particles toward Earth Sunday and Monday. The solar eruptions brought to six the number of huge flares since Wednesday, one of the most turbulent periods in solar observations since 1940. The sunspots generating the flares probably will rotate out of view in the next day or so, according to scientists. For more information, visit the NOAA Space Environment Center at www.sec.noaa.gov/SWN.
UPDATE: ERIC RUDOLPH
A lawyer representing bombing suspect Eric Rudolph told a Birmingham court Monday that the June 1 trial date suggested by prosecutors is "unrealistic and impossible to achieve." While Rudolph has been in custody since May, the government has turned over more than 15,200 witness statements and two sets of 40 three-ring binder notebooks, according to papers filed by attorney Richard Jaffe, who defends Rudolph along with two other lawyers.
A teenager charged in the violent hazing of other high school students at Glenbrook North High School in Illinois was found guilty of misdemeanor battery Monday. Gina Mengarelli, 18, was sentenced to a year of court supervision and 40 hours of community service. Mengarelli denied kneeling on one girl and pulling the hair of another girl and pushing her to the ground, as a videotape showed. Fifteen students have been convicted of misdemeanor battery or alcohol charges since the May 4 hazing.