Washington DC hit by torrential rain, flooding
Torrential rain lashed Washington DC and surrounding areas on Monday, flooding many neighbourhoods and hobbling electricity and transportation networks.
Boeing holds test flights for 737 MAX fix
Boeing has flown test flights of its 737 MAX to evaluate a fix for the system targeted as a potential cause of two deadly plane crashes, two sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The aviation giant, which has been under fire and its flagship narrow-body planes grounded since March 13, tested the system upgrade…
Partial government shutdown over budget impasse grips US capital
An air of chaos enveloped Washington Saturday as the US government kicked off the holidays by partially shutting down, following the failure of leaders to pass a federal spending bill as negotiations stalled over Donald Trump's demand for money to build a US-Mexico border wall.
Peacock unveils discounted fares, incentives for summer travels
As the summer travels season kicks into high gear, Peacock Travels Limited, in collaboration with some of the world’s leading airlines, has announced a package of promotional fares and incentives to ensure hassle-free travels. The heavily discounted fares, some as low as N319, 999 for return trips, have been carefully selected to cover a wide…
After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington
US President Donald Trump, under fire over his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, doubled down Thursday by saying he looks forward to meeting the Russian leader again...
At climate summit in Washington, UN says it’s time to take action to next level
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has challenged countries to concrete action to actualize their commitments, saying “it is time to take climate action to the next level.”
Washington Navy Yard on lockdown amid reports of shooter
The Navy Yard in Washington was put on lockdown Thursday amid unconfirmed reports of an active gunman on the military facility, the scene of a deadly shooting two years ago, the US Navy said.
Guard shot dead at US Census Bureau
A US Census Bureau guard was shot and killed by a suspect who fled and was injured in a shootout, the Washington Post reported. The Census Bureau confirmed on Twitter that there had been "an incident at the Suitland Federal Center and there is an ongoing investigation." Suitland is in Maryland and the suspect later…