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Woman Nearly Strikes Officers Near US Capitol; Shots Fired
Woman Nearly Strikes Officers Near US Capitol; Shots Fired

U.S. Capitol Police fired shots at a woman driver during a confrontation near the Capitol Building Wednesday morning. Officials say that just before the clash, the woman fled from a traffic stop and nearly hit officers. The woman, who has not been identified, was driving erratically just south of the U.S. Capitol when police tried to pull her over. The driver made a U-turn and nearly hit officers, U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Maleki said in a mid-morning update. Police say the incident appears to be criminal in nature and not related to terrorism.

Car Shop Owner Accused of Stealing Dead Man's Porsche
Car Shop Owner Accused of Stealing Dead Man's Porsche

A New York auto body shop owner has been arrested for allegedly filing paperwork to claim ownership of a Porsche he was working on when the owner died unexpectedly.

Convicted Ex-Christie Aides to Be Sentenced in Bridge Case
Convicted Ex-Christie Aides to Be Sentenced in Bridge Case

Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

Hoofs Crossed: April the Pregnant Giraffe Is Soooooooo Close
Hoofs Crossed: April the Pregnant Giraffe Is Soooooooo Close

Cross those fingers, or hoofs, April is getting close, Animal Adventure Park says.

Hazardous 'White Powder' at LGA Was Food: Police
Hazardous 'White Powder' at LGA Was Food: Police

A mysterious white powder that saw three TSA agents from LaGuardia Airport taken to hospital Wednesday morning was a 'food item', emergency officials say.

Black Women Stand Up on Twitter Following Maxine Waters Dig
Black Women Stand Up on Twitter Following Maxine Waters Dig

Bill O'Reilly's joke about a congresswoman's wig and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's dressing down of a reporter have spurred black women to take to social media in protest.