The North American Air Defense Command scrambled a pair of F-16 fighter jets Sunday afternoon over Chicago when a Cessna 150 aircraft violated a temporary restricted flight zone near the residence of President Obama.
An Aeromexico flight from France to Mexico was diverted to Montreal, Canada, Sunday because a "person of interest" was on board, a Transportation Security Administration spokesman said.
Authorities evacuated Union Station, the main train terminal in Washington, D.C., on Sunday afternoon due to a chemical odor from an equipment closet, according to a spokesman for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. FULL POST
[Updated at 12:22 p.m. ET] Six people have died in El Salvador as a result of rains associated with Tropical Storm Agatha, which killed at least 12 people and left 22 missing in neighboring Guatemala, the Salvadoran government said Sunday.
[Updated at 12:12 p.m. ET] Here are the latest developments involving the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico:
-Â Obama administration questions BP's estimate of oil spill rate: "BP has a financial interest in these numbers. They will pay a penalty based on the number of barrels per day," Carol Browner, Obama assistant on energy and climate change, said.
- BP Managing Director Robert Dudley said Sunday that after failing to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, the next step is try to reduce the amount of oil spilling into the ocean while drilling a relief well intended to halt the leak by August.
- Dudley said that oil would continue to flow "for a while" from the leaking well, and the company would strengthen efforts toÂ keep it from reaching Gulf beaches.
- President Barack Obama's assistant on energy and climate change, Carol Browner, said the oil spill is "probably the biggest environmental disaster we've ever faced in this country." FULL POST