• 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 that Nettles will perform a musical tribute for returning veterans from Afghanistan, who will join her on stage at the…

  • 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.