National Mall

President Barack Obama stops to greet tourists during his surprise walk across the ellipse in Washington as they head towards the Dept. of Interior, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Obama decided to walk to the Department of Interior to sign a proclamation regarding the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama breaks from busy day to walk, greet tourists

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a rare view of President Barack Obama: strolling along the National Mall with suit jacket slung over his shoulder. The president on Wednesday walked through a grassy area on the […]


This photo taken Oct. 31, 2013 shows a display with the name of the business that sold slaves, at the Freedom House Museum in Alexandria, Va. A small museum across the Potomac River from the nation's capital is connected to the story depicted in the new movie “12 Years a Slave.” The Freedom House Museum is at the site where a major slave trader once operated _ the same slave trader who sold Solomon Northrup into slavery after the free man's abduction. The movie is drawing renewed interest from historians and visitors in this Virginia city’s role in the slave trade. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Film ’12 Years a Slave’ has ties to DC-area site

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The painful story of a free black man lured from his home in New York in 1841 to be sold into slavery, now the basis of the new film “12 Years […]


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DC crowd pushes through barriers to WWII Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) – A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, pushing past barriers to protest the memorial’s closing under the government shutdown. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of […]


People run to a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington on Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Katy Scheflen, File)

Family of man who set self on fire says he was mentally ill

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — The death of a New Jersey man who set himself on fire on the National Mall was the result of his long fight with mental illness, not a political statement, […]


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Thousands expected at Hollywood immigration rally

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Thousands of immigrants and supporters are expected to march through Hollywood on Saturday as part of an effort taking place across the nation pushing for immigration reform. The event called “March […]


A fire investigator and K-9 dog investigate near a container on the National Mall in Washington, where, according to a fire official, a man set himself on fire Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Man sets himself on fire on the National Mall

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who poured a can of gasoline on his head and set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation’s capital has been airlifted to the hospital, police and […]


People line the reflecting pool during a rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, DC (AP Photo).

Marching for King’s dream: ‘The task is not done’

WASHINGTON (AP) – Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King’s famous speech and pledging that his […]


Green paint is seen on the pedestal of the statue of Joseph Henry, outside the headquarters of the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Police: Woman arrested in DC cathedral vandalism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police said they are investigating whether a woman arrested in the splattering of green paint inside two chapels at the Washington National Cathedral has any connection to two similar incidents on the […]


Green paint is seen on the pedestal of the statue of Joseph Henry, outside the headquarters of the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Green paint found at 2 more Washington landmarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after green paint was found splattered on the Lincoln Memorial, authorities investigated two similar incidents of vandalism — green paint splashed inside the Washington National Cathedral and symbols painted in […]


President Barack Obama speaks at Hankuk University in Seoul, South Korea, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Obama marks 60th anniversary of Korean war truce

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Obama is delivering remarks Saturday at a commemorative ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the […]


A U.S. Park Police officer stands guard next to the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the memorial in Washington, Friday, July 26, 2013, after the memorial was closed to visitors after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor area. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Green paint splattered on the Lincoln Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Lincoln Memorial has been temporarily closed after someone splattered a splash of green paint on the statue. The apparent vandalism was discovered around 1:30 a.m. Friday on the statue, the pedestal […]


President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington on July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

Obama to mark 60th anniversary of Korean War truce

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the suspension of the 1950-1953 Korean War. The White House says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will join Obama for a […]