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Pilot Who Landed Gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol Facing 6 Charges

A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through miles of America’s most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is now facing charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison.

05/20/2015

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Grand Jury Charges Man in Capitol Plot With Supporting ISIS

A federal grand jury on Thursday added a charge against an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol, alleging in the new count that he was trying to help Islamic State extremists.

05/07/2015

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Judge OKs Ohio Terror Plot Suspect’s Review of Tapes Alone

A federal judge has agreed to let an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol privately review video and audio files in the case against him.

05/05/2015

Helicopter lands at U.S. Capitol

FAA Chief: Gyrocopter ‘Indistinguishable’ From Birds, Kite

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says a small gyrocopter that flew through miles of the nation’s most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol was “indistinguishable” from other non-aircraft such as a flock of birds, a kite or a balloon.

04/29/2015

Helicopter lands at U.S. Capitol

Lawmaker: Gyrocopter Pilot Flew 30 Miles in Restricted Space

A Florida postal carrier steered his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace for 30 miles to the U.S. Capitol, tracked by the nation’s top security agencies, which feared harming others if they tried to shoot him down, senior lawmakers said Wednesday.

04/22/2015

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Man Who Killed Himself at U.S. Capitol Identified

Police have identified a man who fatally shot himself at the U.S. Capitol over the weekend, triggering an hourslong lockdown.

04/13/2015

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NC Resolution Would Put Billy Graham Statue In U.S. Capitol

North Carolina lawmakers want to replace the statue of a former governor with the nationally known evangelist.

04/06/2015

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Ohio Terrorism Suspect Says He Would Have Shot Obama

An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn’t been arrested, he would have gone to Washington and put a gun to President Barack Obama’s head.

03/06/2015

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Veteran Charged With Threatening to Shoot Wife at U.S. Capitol

An Army veteran has been charged with threatening to shoot his wife and other people at the U.S. Capitol, where his wife works.

02/05/2015

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Plan to Attack U.S. Capitol Thwarted; Ohio Man Arrested

United States officials have arrested an Ohio man in connection with a plan to attack the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

01/14/2015

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