Investigators said Friday that even though Metro officials started ventilating the tunnel 10 minutes after an electrical breaker tripped, it took 44 minutes to shut power to the affected rail, delaying the emergency response. One woman died and more than 80 people suffered from smoke inhalation.
Senators reached a deal and were expected to vote on the bill early Sunday morning.
Thousands are taking to the streets of the Washington D.C. and New York to demonstrate against recent police action against minorities, including the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
The former mayor and long-serving D.C. Council member’s death was confirmed early Sunday morning.
Warning: These can’t be unseen.
Officials are stepping up security in light of “acts of violence targeted at government personnel and installations in Canada and elsewhere recently.”
The passenger in the viral picture was seen at Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C., where U.S. Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan had a layover.
“In the 30 years I’ve been working in public health, the only thing like this has been AIDS,” CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Thursday of the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, people across the country paid respects to those who were lost.
The rent really is too dang high.
A large crowd gathered in Washington, D.C. Saturday night to call for justice in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man from Ferguson, Mo.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of boozy brunch.
The new law allows people to possess up to an ounce of pot for personal use. Smoking and selling weed, however, is still illegal.
After D.C. resident Patti Hammond Shaw was arrested, she claimed male officers searched her and locked her up with men who allegedly abused and threatened her. This is how she fought to make sure this won’t happen to others.
Once again Giffords shows us just how far she has come since being severely injured in a shooting that claimed six lives in 2011.
Seriously, this little critter is straight out of a Disney movie!
Congress must now review the measure, which would decriminalize marijuana and eliminate jail time for most offenses in favor of fines.
No matter where you live, people are drinking. A lot.
Hollywood can’t seem to imagine anything outside New York and Los Angeles.
Unless you live in California, Seattle actually has more perfect days a year than your city does.
A storm The Weather Channel dubbed Janus dumped up to a foot of snow on Tuesday and is forecast to plunge many areas into a deep freeze.
A total fluke ended up reuniting a New York family with their missing son.
The shutdown is officially over.
Truckers frustrated by the shutdown slowed traffic around the Capital Beltway to 15 miles per hour.
Maryland is not DC. I’m sorry, it’s just not.
The former Black Flag singer is a true Renaissance man: musician, actor, author, journalist, comedian, activist, and purveyor of ice cream.
He’s a real American hero, if you ask me.
The reason for the self-immolation was not known and the man’s identity was not disclosed by officials. He is said to be in critical condition at a Washington hospital.
Amateur footage obtained by Channel 4 News appears to show a police car crashing into a barrier during today’s car chase in Washington D.C. (Graphic Language)