STORM TRACKER The Tornado that Saved Washington
It was on August 24, 1814 that British troops occupied Washington,D.C.and set fire to many of the public buildings in the still relatively new national capital, including the presidential mansion. Man... Posted on 8/19/11 at 12:38 PM
The production tax credit was due to expire at the end of 2012 and the extension was part of yesterday's passage of the bill to avert the so-called fiscal cliff that would have imposed income tax increases for most U.S. workers. The bill will cover all wind projects that start construction in 2013.
Americans will pay Washington more, despite rhetoric from politicians saying they shot down most tax increases on New Year’s Day, and in the aftermath of what widely was described as a flawed federal budget bill the public should expect more federal fiscal drama in coming months.
Ty Korsmo of Northwood can say the alphabet backwards in four seconds, but North Dakota’s champion speller probably won’t have to do that this week as he competes in the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Some congressional offices outside Washington and media organizations have received threatening letters containing a suspicious powdery substance that was tested and proved to be harmless, the FBI and the Senate's top law enforcement officer said Wednesday.
Dozens of U.S. Park Police officers in riot gear and on horseback converged before dawn today on one of the nation's last remaining Occupy sites, with police clearing the grounds of tents that they said were banned under park rules.
The new National Christmas Tree is getting its holiday on. President Barack Obama and his family lit the tree in a ceremony just after dark Thursday. It’s the 89th year for the holiday tree lighting, a tradition that began with President Calvin Coolidge in 1923.
Thousands of Americans led by the Rev. Al Sharpton rallied today against the backdrop of the Washington Monument, calling for easier job access and decrying the gulf between rich and poor before marching to the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
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