WASHINGTON Atomic scientists reset their symbolic "Doomsday Clock" to its closest time to midnight in 64 years on Thursday, saying the world was closer to catastrophe due to threats such as nuclear weapons, climate change and Donald Trump's election as U.S. president. | Video
WASHINGTON Thousands of demonstrators are expected to turn out in Washington next week for protests aiming to "shut down" the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president, organizers said on Thursday.
A Maryland man on Thursday was sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally beating his girlfriend's 9-year-old son over missing birthday cake, court records showed.
The deaths of 13 bald eagles in Maryland's
largest die-off of the U.S. national bird in three decades were
caused by humans, officials said on Thursday.
BELTSVILLE, Md. A Maryland teaching assistant accused of filming sex videos of children at an elementary school pleaded not guilty on Friday to 13 federal child pornography charges.
Washington A Baltimore jury convicted a man on Thursday in connection with the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl at an off-campus Johns Hopkins University fraternity house party in November 2014, officials said.
WASHINGTON The Maryland gunman who killed two sheriff's deputies in a lunchtime shootout at a busy restaurant near Baltimore was trying to avoid arrest on two outstanding warrants, authorities said on Thursday. | Video
WASHINGTON A Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds in an effort to advocate for campaign finance reform will plead guilty and face jail time when he appears in federal court this month, his lawyer said Friday.Douglas Hughes, a 61-year-old mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 20, where he will plead guilty to one felony count of operating without an airman certificate, his attorney, Mark Goldstone, said.Hughes faces up to three years in jail. Goldstone is asking the judge give his client probation.Hughes had earlier rejected two plea deals, calling his illegal April 15 flight an act of civil disobedience and contending that the trial would bring attention to campaign finance.Hughes was arrested after piloting the craft from Pennsylvania and landing on the west lawn of the Capitol as police and tourists looked on. He was carrying a letter for each of the 535 members of Congress."Doug's dramatic act of aerial civil disobedience was a cry that our democracy is in peril unless ordinary citizens feel free to speak up and have their voices heard by their government," Goldstone said in a statement.Aircraft are banned from flying in the area of the Capitol and White House without permission.The flight of the small aircraft, which resembles a helicopter, but has an unpowered rotor and separate propeller, was among the most high-profile of recent security lapses in the U.S. capital.The stunt exposed security lapses and showed the need for improved information-sharing and air security technology, according to a report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released in August.The report also recommended stricter penalties against airspace violations in the U.S. capital and the naming of a lead agency to investigate potential flight incursions.
WASHINGTON, Nov 6 A Florida man who flew a
gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds in an effort to
advocate for campaign finance reform will plead guilty and face
jail time when he appears in federal court this month, his
lawyer said Friday.
WASHINGTON A former Virginia political candidate was convicted on Monday of three murders over an 11-year span that fed fears of a serial killer in the U.S. capital area, and the jury recommended he serve three life terms in prison.