Police evacuate building near US Capitol after bomb threat

Authorities evacuated people from several floors of a U.S. Senate office building on Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat by telephone, U.S. Capitol Police said.

US Capitol Police destroy pressure cooker in a 'suspicious' vehicle near National Mall

Averting a possible bomb explosion, the US Capitol Police on Sunday evening destroyed a pressure cooker that was found in a suspicious vehicle parked on a National Mall street, reports said Monday.

Small aircraft lands on US Capitol lawn; pilot in custody
Small aircraft lands on US Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

Police arrested a man who steered his tiny aircraft onto the lawn of the US Capitol, which houses Congress, after flying through restricted airspace around the National Mall.

US Capitol lockdown ends after man shoots himself dead
US Capitol lockdown ends after man shoots himself dead

The US Capitol was locked down on Saturday after shots were fired nearby, but police have "neutralized" the suspected shooter, US Capitol police said.

Man killed in US capital subway shooting

A man in the US capital was killed in a police shooting on Thursday night in Washington`s subway system, officials said.

Ohio man accused of plotting Capitol attack says would have shot Obama

An Ohio man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants and charged with plotting to attack the US Capitol said in a television interview that he would have shot President Barack Obama in the head.

Ohio man arrested for planning ISIS-inspired attack on US Capitol
Ohio man arrested for planning ISIS-inspired attack on US Capitol

An Ohio man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants was arrested and charged on Wednesday in connection with a plot to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs, court documents disclosed. 

Anne Frank memorial tree planted at US Capitol

A sapling grown from the tree that Anne Frank wrote about while in hiding has been celebrated at the US Capitol as a "living testament" to one of the Holocaust`s most cherished victims.

US Capitol lights up for first Diwali festival

The first ever Diwali festival was celebrated at the US Congress on Wednesday amidst chanting of Vedic mantras by a Hindu priest.

Driver shot dead in car chase near US Capitol

A dramatic car chase through the streets of Washington from near the White House to the US Capitol ended in gunfire on Thursday when law enforcement officers shot and killed the driver as lawmakers and aides huddled in a lockdown.

Firing near US Capitol, one injured

Gunshots were reported near the US Capitol in Washington DC on Thursday.

Rally in Washington for immigration reform

Gang of Eight senators - four Democrats and four Republicans - announced they were close to a deal after weeks of negotiations.

Millions to witness Obama`s swearing-in at US Capitol today

US President Barack Obama will take oath again on Monday in a much crowded public inauguration on the steps of the US Capitol.

American pleads guilty in plot to blow up Pentagon

A US citizen, charged for plotting an attack on Pentagon and US Capitol, has pleaded guilty to two counts in the case.

Suspicious package closes streets around Capitol

A bomb squad is removing a suspicious pipe-like cylinder found in the street near the US Capitol.

Muslims hold prayers outside US Capitol

More than a thousand Muslim men and women on Friday gathered outside the US Capitol to hold a prayer meeting and demonstrate against prejudice against Islam.