Washington DC

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 […]

10/03/2013

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 […]

09/27/2013

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. […]

09/19/2013

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 […]

09/18/2013

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.

09/16/2013

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 […]

09/16/2013

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 […]

09/16/2013

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 […]

08/23/2013

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 […]

07/30/2013

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Top 10 items found during 2012 coastal cleanup

(AP) – The Ocean Conservancy, a Washington D.C.-based environmental organization, released its 2012 list of trash collected during its International Coastal Cleanup. More than 10 million pounds of debris was collected globally, with more than […]

05/24/2013

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12-year-old boy wins National Geographic Bee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gaining confidence as he nailed questions about obscure island chains, bodies of water, global trade and culture, 12-year-old Sathwik Karnik cruised to victory Wednesday in the 2013 National Geographic Bee. Sathwik, of […]

05/22/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

What You Missed on LA’s Morning News 5/9/13

Here are the news maker interviews you missed (or want to hear again) from this morning’s edition of LA’s Morning News with Penny Griego and Phil Hulett. 5:32 a.m. – NBC’s Bob Costantini checked in […]

05/09/2013

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