An hours-long standoff between police and Occupy DC protesters ended Sunday night after officers forcibly removed several people clinging to a wood structure erected earlier in the district's McPherson Square.
Police are still looking for a suspect in Friday night's shooting near the White House and Washington Monument and say they haven't found any bullets in buildings, cars or trees to indicate what the shooter might have been aiming at. No one was injured.
A U.S. Marine reservist was detained early Friday after being found acting "suspiciously" in Arlington National Cemetery before dawn, setting off a security scare that closed commuter routes around the Pentagon for a few hours to snarl morning rush-hour traffic, authorities said.
Seven years after the federal government fired her, the chief of the U.S. Park Police was sworn in for the job, again. Earlier this month an appeals panel ordered that she be restored to the position and be given back pay.
Thirteen gay rights activists handcuffed themselves to the White House fence Monday afternoon, calling for President Barack Obama to work harder for repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gay service members serving openly.
The U.S. Park Police have launched an investigation into whether any of its officers broke department regulations by providing an escort to the stars of reality TV show "The Real Housewives of D.C." a spokesman said.
The federal police force responsible for protecting the Washington Monument, the Statue of Liberty and other national icons is understaffed, under-equipped, under-trained and demoralized, according to an assessment that echoes earlier studies.
The U.S. Capitol was briefly evacuated, and President George W. Bush temporarily relocated, after a twin-engine plane strayed into restricted airspace around Washington Wednesday evening, authorities said.