Capitol

(Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Gyrocopter Landing Exposes Major Weaknesses In National Security

Many in Washington, D.C. are scrambling to figure out how they can improve security after a small gyrocopter lands on the West Lawn of the Capitol without ever being detected.

04/17/2015

Credit: The Tampa Bay Times/ZumaPress

Who Is Doug Hughes, Man Who Piloted Gyrocopter?

There are more questions than answers after a Florida postal worker manages to land his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol without being detected.

04/16/2015

gyro copter

Florida Man Arrested After Small Aircraft Lands On Capitol Lawn

Terror in the sky. After a small, one man aircraft lands on Capitol grounds. It sent the nation’s capital into high alert.

04/15/2015

U.S. Capitol (Credit, Randy Yagi)

US Capitol Lockdown Lifted After Man Fatally Shoots Himself

A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol has been lifted after shots were fired in an apparent suicide.

04/11/2015

power outages

Pepco: Downed Transmission Line Responsible For D.C. Power Outages

Widespread power outages sweep across Washington, D.C. and Maryland, forcing thousands in the dark, including the White House along with other high security buildings.

04/07/2015

scaffolding capitol dome

West Jordan To Leave Mark On U.S. Capitol Dome

More than a century ago, Robert Baird’s great-great grandfather befriended Mormon prophet Joseph Smith and led his family across the plains with other Mormon pioneers.

03/31/2015

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Ohio Man Accused Of Plotting To Attack U.S. Capitol

A man who plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State militant group was arrested on Wednesday, the FBI said.

01/14/2015

scaffolding capitol dome

Capitol Dome Moves Into Next Phase Of Repair

Sixty-million dollars. Workers are in the midst of a multi-year project to fix hundreds of cracks in the United States Capitol dome.

11/19/2014

Miriam Carey

No Federal Charges For Officers Who Shot & Killed Woman Near U.S. Capitol

No charges for the federal police officers who shot and killed a woman near the U.S. Capitol. Prosecutors say the officers’ actions were justified after the woman rammed a White House barrier with her car and led police on a high-speed chase.

07/10/2014

National Harbor Ferris Wheel

New Ferris Wheel To Give Sky-Eye View Of U.S. Capitol & National Mall From Md.

Maryland’s National Harbor plans to add a new 175-foot Ferris wheel with views of the nation’s capital and Potomac River, similar to the London Eye and other large-scale observation wheels around the world, developers announced Thursday.

01/16/2014

Miriam Carey

Lawyer For Conn. Woman Shot In D.C. Seeks U.S. Probe

A lawyer for a Connecticut woman killed by police after a car chase outside the U.S. Capitol is requesting a Justice Department investigation.

11/27/2013

Capitol Christmas Tree

Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington, D.C.

The Capitol Christmas Tree is arriving at the U.S. Capitol after making its way from a forest in northeast Washington state.

11/25/2013

more