District of Columbia
DC Metro bans ‘issue’ ads after Muhammad cartoon request
The Washington, D.C., transit system banned all “issue-oriented” advertisements from Metro stations and buses on Thursday, after receiving a request… READ MORE
D.C. asks that gun-carrying restriction remain in effect
D.C. officials have asked a judge to let the city enforce a central element of its restrictive concealed-carry law — the requirement that handgun owners demonstrate a “good reason” for a permit to carry —… READ MORE
One arrested after bomb squad detonates pressure cooker found in car near Capitol
One person was arrested Sunday evening after a bomb squad detonated a pressure cooker that was found in a vehicle near the U.S. Capitol building.
U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider said in a… READ MORE
Federal Judge Says DC Gun Carry Law is Unconstitutional
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction saying the District of Columbia’s new concealed carry law is unconstitutional.
The… READ MORE
Marijuana becomes serious business at D.C. convention
Part patchouli, part power suit, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts gathered over the weekend for the District’s first cannabis convention since the city legalized recreational marijuana — offering a glimpse of the emerging markets that could take… READ MORE
Perry Pumps Up Conservative at DC Confab
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday positioned himself as a pragmatic, pro-compromise presidential candidate, dismissing 2016 rivals whom he said merely seek to be “critic-in-chief.”
Perry in recent weeks has sought to portray himself… READ MORE
Gun rights group sues D.C. over concealed carry laws
A gun rights advocacy group filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the District’s newly enacted concealed carry laws on behalf of… READ MORE
Seahawks coach shrugs at 9/11 truther rumors
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is not backing down from his support among 9/11 truthers.
Carroll, who will coach the… READ MORE
NFL Civil Rights Group Says ‘Redskins Name Has To Be Changed’
Leaders of a prominent civil rights organization, with a stated mission to promote racial diversity and equality of opportunities in… READ MORE
Jewish-owned D.C. business targeted by self-described ISIS militants
WASHINGTON — A thriving D.C. business is the target of self-described ISIS militants.
For the past five months a barrage… READ MORE
New DC mayor presses for statehood
New Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday advocated for the city to become its own state during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
“We are Washington D.C., the residents of Washington D.C. deserve… READ MORE
Violent Christmas Eve in the District as 5 people killed in 6 different shootings
WASHINGTON – It was a violent Christmas Eve in the District as there were six separate shootings throughout the day. The shootings have resulted in five deaths.
D.C. police say officers shot and killed a… READ MORE
Republican efforts to rein in Washington on pot, guns draw protests
By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Efforts by congressional Republicans to block new laws in Washington, D.C., decriminalizing…… READ MORE