Feb 4, 2015

Wine-tasting U.S. couple 'left toddlers in freezing car'

A couple allegedly left their two toddlers marooned in a car and strapped into their seats in near-freezing temperatures while attending a wine-tasting event in an upmarket Washington restaurant, U.S. police said. Jennie Chang, 46 — who works for the U.S. Food and Drug ...

Washington subway system hobbled after fatal accident

Jan 14, 2015

Washington subway system hobbled after fatal accident

The transit network in the U.S. capital remained hobbled Tuesday morning following an electrical malfunction that filled a busy subway station with smoke, killing one woman and sending dozens of people to hospitals. The National Transportation Safety Board was investigating the accident, which happened ...

Smoke forces Washington subway evacuation

Jan 13, 2015

Smoke forces Washington subway evacuation

Smoke filled a Washington subway station Monday, forcing the evacuation of startled passengers and forcing afternoon rush-hour commuters to find other ways to get home. Service along sections of two of Metro’s six lines were suspended as police and firefighters converged on underground L’Enfant ...

Dec 2, 2014

Jeb Bush maintains profile as he weighs 2016 run

Republican Jeb Bush is keeping his public profile high with multiple appearances in Washington on Monday as he decides whether to run for president. The former Florida governor, a son of one former president and brother of another, is seen as the early favorite ...

Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Barry dies aged 78

Nov 24, 2014

Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Barry dies aged 78

Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry, who was caught using cocaine during an undercover police operation in 1990, died Sunday at the age of 78. Barry was a controversial and tireless advocate for the U.S. capital who helped uplift the city’s majority black population, ...

Nov 7, 2014

The GOP retakes Congress

Despite the Republican Party retaking control of the U.S. Senate and increasing its holdings in the House, it's difficult to be optimistic about legislative progress in Washington over the next two years given the deep fissures within the GOP itself.