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.
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.
A mysterious white powder that saw three TSA agents from LaGuardia Airport taken to hospital Wednesday morning was a 'food item', emergency officials say.
Cross those fingers, or hoofs, April is getting close, Animal Adventure Park says.
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.
Friday is National Crayon Day and Crayola said it will mark the occasion by retiring one of its colors. Crayola said the announcement revealing which color is being retired will be livestreamed on Facebook on Friday morning. On Facebook, news of the impending color retirement brought suggestions as to which colors it should or shouldn't be. Others lamented that Crayola is retiring a color at all.