Performers rehearse for the National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. (credit: Brad Freitas/News Radio 99.1)

Performers Rehearsing for National Memorial Day Concert

Performers are rehearsing for Sunday’s National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.


Helicopter lands at U.S. Capitol

Security Officials Face Questions About Gyrocopter Stunt

Members of Congress want security officials to explain how they determined that a small gyrocopter piloted by a Florida postal carrier didn’t pose a threat to the nation’s capital when it flew through miles of the nation’s most restricted airspace.


Helicopter lands at U.S. Capitol

Gyrocopter Pilot Wasn’t Worried About Being Shot Down in D.C.

The letter carrier who landed his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill says he wasn’t concerned about getting shot down as he made his final approach.


Helicopter lands at U.S. Capitol

Gyrocopter Pilot Frustrated Message Isn’t Getting Through

A mail carrier has returned to his home in Florida, where he’ll wait for his next hearing after flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn.


Helicopter lands at U.S. Capitol

Pilot of Gyrocopter That Landed Near U.S. Capitol Charged

A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is “a patriot” who first came up with the idea about a year ago, a friend said.


Helicopter lands at U.S. Capitol

Small Helicopter Lands on Capitol Lawn; Pilot in Custody

The U.S. Capitol is on lockdown after a man landed a small helicopter on the West Lawn Wednesday afternoon.‎


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U.S. Capitol Lockdown Lifted After Man Fatally Shoots Himself

The U.S. Capitol reopened Sunday afternoon after authorities placed the building on lockdown following an apparent suicide attempt.


Musicians on the National Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Symphony Moves Free Concert to Kennedy Center

The National Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Labor Day weekend concert at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.


The Cannon House Office Building. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Charged After Attempting To Enter Congressional Office Building With Gun

For the second time in as many weeks, a person has been arrested after trying to bring a gun into the Congressional Cannon House Office building.


U.S. Capitol Shooting

Capitol Evacuated Briefly After Airspace Violation

U.S. Capitol Police say the Capitol and surrounding office buildings were briefly evacuated after a small airplane entered restricted airspace over Washington.