Police in Washington said a woman who appeared to be "erratic and aggressive" rammed her car into a police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol Wednesday morning before being arrested.
Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki was quick to avert any terror allegations, saying the event showed "no nexus of terrorism."
Malecki said police attempted to stop the vehicle when the driver pulled a U-turn and attempted to flee. Police fired several shots in their attempt to stop the suspect.
Republicans Signal Desire to Keep Working on Health Care Reform
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are signaling a commitment to continue trying to overhaul the nation's health care system, after their push to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature program failed in dramatic fashion last week.
House leaders opted not to hold a vote on the Republican health care bill when it became clear it did not have enough support to pass.
Some opponents feared the measure would force too many people to lose health coverage, while others said it did not go far enough in reforming Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Sensitivity to Certain Sounds Is a Real Thing Do you ever shudder when you hear certain sounds, such as rustling of some type of plastic bags or a fork scraping on the bottom of a porcelain plate? Or get a tingling in your teeth when somone scrapes their fingernails on a blackboard?
It may be a mild annoyance for most, but a serious problem for people with "misophonia," from the Greek words meaning hatred of sound.
No matter how tolerant we are, most of us feel uncomfortable if a person sitting close to us in a quiet cinema starts noisily opening a bag of chips and loudly eating them.
House Votes to Block Obama-era Online Privacy Rule
The House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.
The Federal Communications Commission rule was designed to give consumers greater control over how internet service providers share information. But critics said the rule would have added costs, stifled innovation and picked winners and losers among Internet companies.
Nunes Controversy Could Stall House Russia Inquiry
Embattled House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes threw a formerly bipartisan investigation of Russian election interference into doubt Tuesday, as he rejected calls for his recusal and stopped the committee's work for the rest of the week.
Nunes cancelled a closed-door briefing with FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers, deepening the frustrations of Democratic members who said Nunes' actions over the last week-and-a-half jeopardized his credibility and undermined his ability to lead the investigation.
Trump to Roll Back Obama-era Environmental Rules
White House officials say President Donald Trump will sign executive orders Tuesday that would effectively dismantle Obama-era environmental regulations, rekindling the highly charged partisan debate about how human activity affects the earth's climate, and deepening concern decades of work on global climate treaties may be unraveling.
"Many agree that would be disastrous," Dutch Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen said in a telephone interview. "Whatever has been achieved could be destroyed, so I don't think many scientists would be pleased with this," said Crutzen, who won the 1995 Nobel Prize for work explaining the depletion of the earth's ozone layer.
Bodies of Missing UN Investigators Found in DRC
The bodies of two missing United Nations investigators and their interpreter have been found in the central part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC government spokesman Lambert Mende said Tuesday that the remains of Michael Sharp, Zaida Catalan and Betu Tshintela have been found at a site next to the Moyo River in Kasai province.
Mende said Catalan's body was beheaded.
Sharp, a U.