Washington D.C.

Study: Pipe-corroding well water prevalent in half of states

Half of U.S. states have a high prevalence of well water that's…

 

A bicyclist moves past cars stuck in traffic along Florida Avenue in the Shaw neighborhood, in Washington on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Subway safety shutdown makes for a very long day in capital

WASHINGTON — An unprecedented 29-hour safety shutdown of subways in the nation's…

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, walks with Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., left, to the chamber for the vote to impose more stringent sanctions on North Korea for willfully violating international law by pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons program and for what they say are flagrant violations of international law, at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

WASHINGTON — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican…

 

Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on his former company's decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Drug exec takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the…

Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on his former company's decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A New York City Dept. of Sanitation front end loader grooms snow in lower Manhattan, in New York on Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Snow response in DC, NYC comes down to money, manpower

WASHINGTON — The nation's capital and its largest city both got walloped…

A New York City Dept. of Sanitation front end loader grooms snow in lower Manhattan, in New York on Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Tess Jorgensson, 3, helps her father dig their car out of snow  in Alexandria, Va., Sunday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Sunshine and blue skies follow blizzard, but dangers remain

NEW YORK — Brilliant sunshine and gently rising temperatures followed the mammoth…

Tess Jorgensson, 3, helps her father dig their car out of snow  in Alexandria, Va., Sunday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Patty O'Brien, center, kneels down in the back of Rittenhouse Hardware to compare the snow shovels that are for sale in Pennsylvania on Thursday.  (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Washington in bullseye of potentially historic storm

WASHINGTON — The forecast for a historic blizzard has been there for…

Patty O'Brien, center, kneels down in the back of Rittenhouse Hardware to compare the snow shovels that are for sale in Pennsylvania on Thursday.  (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
A Russian  SU-24M jet fighter armed with laser guided bombs takes off from a runaway at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. (Alexander Kots, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Photo via AP)

Russia, US sign deal to minimize risks in Syrian skies

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russia put into practice on Tuesday new…

A Russian  SU-24M jet fighter armed with laser guided bombs takes off from a runaway at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. (Alexander Kots, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Photo via AP)
Emergency personnel, including South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office, work on the scene where several cars were trapped briefly under a bridge during flooding from heavy rain Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Spartanburg Herald-Journal/Tim Kimzey)

Rains drench saturated East Coast; woman drowns in vehicle

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Drenching rains along an already-saturated East Coast caused major…

Emergency personnel, including South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office, work on the scene where several cars were trapped briefly under a bridge during flooding from heavy rain Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Spartanburg Herald-Journal/Tim Kimzey)
In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Thursday.   (AP Photo/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

Russia defends its military action in Syria

MOSCOW — As Russian warplanes carried out a second wave of airstrikes…

In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Thursday.   (AP Photo/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)
Metropolitan Police Department via APThis combination of undated photos provided by the Washington

Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

A former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy…

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Patrick Semansky/AP File PhotoIn this Nov. 12

Archbishop to skip national rally opposing gay marriage

San Francisco's Roman Catholic archbishop, who is at the center of growing…

Patrick Semansky/AP File PhotoIn this Nov. 12
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Scoop: Internal police probe begins in Chris Brown assault case

There’s a new layer in the Washington, D.C., assault case against Chris…

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Marion Berry leaves his car's fate to the honor system

Washington, D.C., Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry’s car was reported stolen…