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Washington Navy Yard where gunman killed 12.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Navy mulls redesign of DC building where 12 killed

The Navy is considering an extensive redesign of the Washington Navy Yard building where 12 workers were gunned down last month. A contract for repairs to Navy Yard Building 197 directs the contractor to create […]


President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden leave the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, to pick up lunch at Taylor Gourmet sandwich shop near the White House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama, Biden take a rare stroll for lunch

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are stepping out of the White House on a surprise and rare off-campus stroll to grab lunch at a neighborhood eatery and draw attention […]


Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Shots heard at Capitol, building under lockdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say the U.S. Capitol has been put on a security lockdown amid reports of possible shots fired outside the building. People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress […]


This photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 shows busts of the founding fathers encircling the Reading Room that offers a space for researchers to look through books, in the new Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington in Mount. Vernon, Va. After years of planning and a $100 million fundraising campaign, George Washington's Mount Vernon estate is formally opening a new library dedicated to the study of America's first president and the Founding Fathers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Mount Vernon opens library dedicated to Washington

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — After years of planning and a $100 million fundraising campaign, George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate has formally opened a new library dedicated to the study of America’s first president and the Founding […]


This aerial photo made using a fisheye lens shows the Singapore F1 Grand Prix's Marina Bay City Circuit at dusk from Swissotel The Stamford in Singapore, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The F1 race is slated for September 21-23. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

10 Things to See: A week of top photos

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments the editors think you should see. […]


3D graphic of the 197 Builidng in the Washington Navy Yard shows areas where shooting took place (AP)

Gunman’s path to DC emerges, but questions remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through a wall at his Rhode Island hotel, Aaron Alexis could hear them — voices harassing him, wanting to harm him. He couldn’t sleep. He believed people were following him, using a […]


Aaron Alexis, the gunman in the Washington Navy Yard shooting. (AP Photo)

Interactive features on DC Naval Yard shooting

Get the latest information on the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard including a map of the area, information on the gunman and photos from the scene.


The U.S. flag flies at half-staff at the White House. (AP Photo)

Obama orders flags lowered for shooting victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is ordering flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor victims of a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. A proclamation Obama signed Monday says […]


People hold their hands to their heads as they are escorted out of the building where a deadly shooting rampage occurred at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

12 killed in Navy Yard shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as three gunmen opened fire Monday inside the Washington Navy Yard, attacking office workers at a heavily guarded military facility in the heart of the nation’s capital. At least 12 […]


In this Oct. 11, 2012 photo Mei Xiang, a giant female panda, rests at the National Zoo in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Panda gives birth to female cub at National Zoo

WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington has given birth to her third cub, a female. The zoo said Mei Xiang gave birth at 5:32 p.m. Friday, two hours […]





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