The decision to grant a security clearance to a man who later killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard was made without a review of a critical police report, but background investigators still followed the correct standards, the top federal personnel management official told a Senate panel Thursday.
The National Park Service says crews will begin removing the scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument starting in less than two weeks.
As of Saturday, the odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery are better–and worse.
Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo. Those are among the immediate effects when parts of the government shut Tuesday because of the budget impasse in Congress.
“There’s been no change to what we announced in November,” said Ford Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo says its female giant panda is showing behavioral changes and is focused on building her nest as animal keepers watch for a possible pregnancy.
The federal government now wants stronger warnings on indoor tanning beds and more oversight.
Big cuts to the fire department, but a raise for city workers and a decrease in property taxes. Those are just some of the highlights of Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s new budget.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III says he’ll propose the creation of a new agency as part of a broader plan to streamline the county government’s permitting process.
Controversial changes coming to the airport in just about a month. Additions to what passengers can bring on the plane now include knives, blades and sports equipment.
There will try to be one last hurrah late Thursday and Friday morning as a separate piece of energy swings down behind the storm and perhaps causes a few rain and snow showers.
Faulty speed cameras are at the center of a debate in Annapolis. Critics are calling for major changes to the state’s system after thousands of bad tickets were issued.