• Officials to practice helicopter medical evacuations in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials are practicing medical evacuations using helicopters at the U.S. Capitol. The exercises are scheduled to take place Monday and Tuesday between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and 8…

  • Public to have limited chances to see Pope Francis in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has a jam-packed two-day schedule Sept. 23-24 when he visits Washington. But the opportunities for the public to see the pope in person during his Washington stay appear to be limited. “Tickets to the…

  • Driver who crashed car into Capitol barricade charged

    WASHINGTON — Streets are closed near the U.S. Capitol on Friday morning as the Capitol Police investigate a vehicle that struck the south barricade of the Capitol. CBS News reports that the car was speeding…

  • Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a “suspicious” vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle’s owner was located…

  • Friend feared Capitol gyrocopter pilot would get shot down

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is “a patriot” who…

  • Road closures ahead of State of the Union

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 20 will create some road closures and restricted areas. On Tuesday, U.S. Capitol Police will have closures starting at 7 p.m. in the…

  • Car ban proposed for large area near Capitol

    Former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terry Gainer wants to see an even larger pedestrian-only area east of the National Mall as a deterrent to car bombings and other forms of terrorism.

  • Capitol’s visitors center reopens after white powder scare

    The visitor center at
    the Capitol shut down briefly Thursday after a white, powdery substance was discovered
    at the entrance.

  • ‘American Idol’ winner to perform for Memorial Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s winner of “American Idol” and country singer Jennifer Nettles will join the lineup of performers at the National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn in Washington. Organizers announced Tuesday…

  • Smoke bomb goes off at Occupy D.C.

    An apparent smoke bomb was thrown over the fence of the White House as hundreds of Occupy protesters massed outside the gates.