Stories tagged: D.C.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Religious leaders plan rally as moral rebuke to Trump’s presidency
The Rev. Al Sharpton organized more than 1,000 religious leaders from multiple faiths to rally Monday in Washington, D.C., saying he hopes to show that opposition to President Trump is …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Strict D.C. concealed carry gun permit law blocked by appeals court
A federal appeals court has blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Government scraps search for new FBI headquarters
The government is scrapping a decade-long plan to shutter the FBI’s deteriorating downtown Washington headquarters and look for a new building in Maryland or Virginia, the General Services Administration announced …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Shooting forces lawmakers to rethink their security
The shooting at a baseball field that critically wounded a Republican congressman and injured several others is forcing lawmakers to ask what more should be done to ensure the safety …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
DC police seek arrest of Turkish agents for melee, angering Erdogan
Police in the U.S. capital are seeking the arrest of a dozen Turkish security agents and two others accused of taking part in a violent attack on protesters during an …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter’s path
In critical condition and undergoing repeated surgery, GOP House Whip Steve Scalise faces a “much more difficult” struggle to recover from his gunshot wound than first thought, President Donald Trump …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Suspect killed in congressional shootout wanted to ‘terminate the Republican Party’
The shooter who was killed during gunfire at a practice for a congressional baseball game Wednesday morning belonged to a number of anti-Republican groups, including one called “Terminate the Republican …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
D.C. shooting: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, others shot at congressional baseball practice; shooter dead
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Obamas buy their rental home in Washington, D.C.
Looks like former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are putting down deeper roots in Washington – after renting a house for their post-White House stint in …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Which state sends most taxes to D.C.? Hint: It’s not a state
As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation’s capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Air Force: Pilot ejects safely before F-16 crashes near DC
The military says a fighter jet pilot on a training mission ejected safely before the aircraft crashed a few miles from the U.S. capital.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Woman, 20, charged with plowing into Capitol Police cruiser
A 20-year-old woman described as “erratic and aggressive” drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser and was taken into custody Wednesday morning, a disruption that closed down streets …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Big Ten Tournament makes itself at home in nation’s capital
After alternating between Indianapolis and Chicago the previous 19 years, the Big Ten Tournament made its debut a few blocks from the White House. The calculated move has been met …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
When will DC’s famed cherry trees bloom? Find out Wednesday
The predicted peak blooming period for this year’s cherry blossom season in Washington will be announced this week. The window is expected to be announced Wednesday at a press conference …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Bao Bao, the National Zoo’s giant panda, heads to China
The drivers and trucks, including one backup, arrived and Bao Bao, the giant panda at the National Zoo munched her last breakfast Tuesday at the Washington facility where she was …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
Graffiti found at 3 popular monuments in Washington, DC
The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial.
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Bobcat escapes from National Zoo in Washington
A bobcat has escaped from its enclosure at the National Zoo in Washington but the zoo says the animal poses no danger to people.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017
March was about the meaning of showing up
There are times that it is simply not enough to express your views on Facebook, or donate to an issue you care about or go to a board meeting. Sometimes …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Contractor sues Trump company over hotel pay
An electrical contractor who worked on the Trump International Hotel in Washington has sued a company owned by President Donald Trump for more than $2 million, alleging it was not …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 11:21 p.m.
Protesters turn out in cities nationwide for Women’s March
More than a million women and their supporters thronged enormous protest rallies Saturday in Washington and cities around the world, sending a potent message of defiance to President Donald Trump …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
D.C.’s $40 million for snow removal criticized
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s administration spent more than $40 million on snow removal for a single major storm last year, hiring contractors at whatever price they named and paying …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Trump inauguration ceremony tickets to be available Monday
Tickets for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump will be distributed to the public starting Monday, the congressional committee that plans the swearing-in ceremony announced at a news conference Thursday.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Automated system blamed after Washington Monument goes dark
Officials say the clock in the Washington Monument’s automated lighting system is likely out of sync after the monument went dark.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
DC police: Knife-wielding man shot by officer dies
District of Columbia police say a man shot by an officer when he ignored commands to drop a knife has died.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Oh, deer: 1,300 pounds of venison donated to D.C. shelters
For people staying in homeless shelters in the District of Columbia, deer meat is what’s for dinner.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Trump, unions reach surprise agreements for workers at Las Vegas, D.C. hotels
Donald Trump’s hotel company and two of the country’s leading labor unions reached agreement Wednesday on deals that will set wage and health benefits for 520 workers at his hotel …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
Women’s March on Washington officially has a permit for Jan. 21
District of Columbia police confirmed Thursday morning that it issued a permit for the Women’s March on Washington to gather for what it expected to be the largest demonstration around …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Democrats say Obama administration agrees: Trump must sell D.C. hotel
Congressional Democrats led by Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland say Obama administration officials have informed them that President-elect Donald Trump will need to divest his interest in his D.C. hotel …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
Sleek casino with Bob Dylan art opening outside nation’s capital
Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opens its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation’s capital this week, advertising a gambling floor …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
New Capitol dome, a refurbished symbol of unity, to be unveiled Tuesday
In the depths of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln is said to have viewed the construction of the U.S. Capitol dome as a symbol of the Union’s endurance.