Gunshots have been fired outside the US Capitol building following a car chase across central Washington DC, where several people have been reported hurt.
According to officials, a female suspect was killed by police at the scene.
This shooting at our nation's capital occurs just several weeks after 12 people were killed and three injured in a shooting spree by a government technology contractor. That shooting occurred at the U.S. Navy Yard, approximately 1 mile from the Capitol.
Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the US embargo on Cuba. This communist island nation is the only one-party state in the western hemisphere.
The embargo, known among Cubans as "El Bloqueo" or "The Blockade," consists of economic sanctions against Cuba and restrictions on Cuban travel and commerce for all people and companies under US jurisdiction.
Talk about zingers... Checkmate is a chess game position in which one of the player's king is threatened.
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Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/chrome
Apple Safari: http://www.apple.com/safari/download/
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Adobe Reader (to view PDF files): http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Adobe Flash Video Player (for audio, video and multimedia presentations) http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
The Washington Post is the latest internationally recognized publication to have its press credentials revoked by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
This conduct is unprecedented and until the entire press core gets its act together and decides to play hardball with political censorship, a free press stand to lose more than Trump credentials.
Serving coffee and tea is popular in our world of gourmet offerings. It’s easy to get imported, organic and unusual beans and brews. But what’s the best way to serve the good stuff to your guests in style?
Small Business Saturday has finally entered the cultural vernacular, with U.S. consumers spending a total of $5.5 billion with independent merchants on SBS last year, according to US Chamber statistics. American Express has a series of recommendations, which every local chamber member should read, learn from and put into practice ASAP.
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As unbelievable as it seems, weather forecasters are predicting a 40 dgree change in the temperature over the next few days....
Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Tuesday Night A slight chance of rain after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Rain, mainly after noon. High near 49. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
New York City Department of Health will be conducting an emergency preparedness drill at 30 New York City Department of Education facilities across New York City to test the delivery of emergency medications.
This drill with supply trucks being escorted by NYPD and other law enforcement vehicles, and volunteer staff will receive these supplies and set up medication dispensing operations inside these facilities.
The fourteenth Dalai Lama turns 80 today. He is the longest-lived incumbent Dalai Lamas, who also happen to be important monks of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism which is nominally headed by the Ganden Tripas.
He says that it is simply not enough to feel concern for those who suffer. He insists that we all convert those feelings into actions at improving the world.
See the Celebrations for the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday http://ti.me/1H3S041 via @TIMEWorld
Give the Dalai Lama his birthday wish today and start acting on your kind thoughts http://wpo.st/dGdP0