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.

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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.‎


The U.S. Capitol Building was placed on lockdown after a man shot and killed himself. (credit: Brad Freitas)

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.


Police inspect car driven by Mariam Carey following deadly chase from White House to Capitol Hill. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyer for Conn. Woman Shot Near Capitol Seeks US Probe

A lawyer for a Connecticut woman killed by police after a car chase outside the U.S. Capitol is requesting a Justice Department investigation.


The Capitol Christmas Tree is seen after Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner lit it up Dec. 4, 2012 at the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Track the Capitol Christmas Tree From the West Coast

A Herndon-based company is tracking the Capitol Christmas Tree on its 5,000-mile journey from the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington State to downtown D.C.


(From L-R) Representatives Al Gray (D-TX), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), John Lewis (D-GA), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), among others are arrested on Capitol Hill in an act of civil disobedience to encourage support of immigration reform, October 8, 2013 as thousands rallied in support of immigration reform on the National Mall in Washington, DC.  (credit: CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images)

No Ethics Case for Members Arrested During Protest

The House Ethics Committee won’t investigate eight House members arrested during an immigration protest near the Capitol earlier this month.