May 23, 2011

Tax cheats among recipients of stimulus money

WASHINGTON — Thousands of companies that cashed in on President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package owed the government millions in unpaid taxes, congressional investigators have found. The Government Accountability Office, in a report being released Tuesday, said at least 3,700 government contractors and nonprofit organizations that received more than $24 billion from the stimulus ef[...]

Jan 10, 2011

Suspicious package near Capitol not a threat

WASHINGTON — Investigators say a suspicious package that disrupted commuters headed to the Capitol was not a threat. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider says the package was deemed suspicious Monday when it was detected by a bomb-sniffing dog. She says investigators x-rayed the package and determined it was not a hazard. The Capitol South […]

Jan 7, 2011

Package ignites at Washington postal facility

WASHINGTON — A package ignited at a Washington postal facility Friday, a day after fiery packages sent to Maryland’s governor and transportation secretary burned the fingers of workers who opened them. FBI Spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin said initial information indicated the parcel that ignited in northeast Washington about 2:45 p.m. was similar to the two packages […]

Jan 7, 2011

Police unveil angry message in parcel to O’Malley

PIKESVILLE — Two packages sent to Maryland’s governor and transportation secretary that ignited when they were opened contained the same note railing against highway signs urging motorists to report suspicious activity, investigators revealed Friday. The message read: “Report suspicious activity! Total Bull—-! You have created a self fulfilling prophecy.” Numerous pieces [...]

Jan 7, 2011

Postal inspectors trying to trace Maryland packages

U.S. postal inspectors are trying to track the origin of incendiary packages sent to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and the state’s transportation secretary. The packages produced a puff of smoke, a small flame and a sulfur-like smell when they were opened Thursday afternoon. No one was injured. One of them contained an angry note. Postal […]

Jan 7, 2011

Photo of the Day – Preparing for another dangerous package

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Dec 15, 2010

‘Suspicious’ ornament shuts Pentagon train station

WASHINGTON — Authorities shut down the subway station at the Pentagon and diverted hundreds of passengers in frigid temperatures early Wednesday while investigating a suspicious object that turned out to be a blinking Christmas ornament. Trains on the Washington area Metro system were forced to bypass the huge Defense Department headquarters after the object was […]

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