November 6, 1987 |
Emergency crews Thursday forced fresh air through a state Capitol building to clear out toxic sulfuric acid fumes that injured four employees and caused about 500 others to evacuate their offices. Employees vacated the Will Rogers Building for about three hours before being allowed back into their offices at about noon. The fumes came from overheated batteries used as backup power for a computer system, officials said.
May 14, 2000
Following protests from tour operators, Congress' Capitol Guide Board modified a decision announced earlier this year and agreed to keep the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., open to tourists until 8 p.m. daily through June 16. Then the closing time will be 6 p.m. through Aug. 31. The board's earlier action to close at 6 p.m. March 1 through Aug. 31, based on security and other concerns, had reversed a 3-year-old practice of keeping the building open to 8 p.m. during that period.
March 26, 2000
Reversing a 3-year-old practice, the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., is being closed to tourists at 6 p.m. rather than 8 p.m. this year. The National Tour Assn. Inc., which represents more than 600 tour operators in the U.S., has protested the new hours. Ted Daniel, director of visitor services for the Capitol, said Congress' Capitol Guide Board made the change based on "available personnel, visitation and security and safety needs." He said the 6-to-8-p.m.
February 17, 2012 |
An immigrant from Morocco armed with an automatic weapon and wearing what he thought was a suicide vest packed with explosives was arrested near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington by FBI agents who had been closely monitoring him in an undercover sting operation, officials announced Friday. Amine El Khalifi, 29, who allegedly had overstayed his visa after first arriving in the U.S. when he was 16, was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against government property.
June 14, 2012 |
Best known for an artwork commissioned (and later confiscated) by the Dutch intelligence agency, Jill Magid brings her fascination with infiltration to L.A. for the first time in an elegant installation at Honor Fraser. It examines the case of Fausto Cardenas, a young man arrested in 2010 for firing six shots into the air - randomly, it seems - on the steps of the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Magid happened to see the shooting, and quickly became part of the narrative, appearing as an eyewitness on the news and following the case obsessively.
February 17, 2012 |
An immigrant from Morocco armed with a jammed automatic weapon and wearing a suicide vest packed with what he thought were explosives was arrested Friday near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, officials announced. Amine El Khalifi, 29, who allegedly had overstayed his visa after arriving in the U.S. when he was 16, was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against government property. FBI agents had been closely monitoring him for more than a year in an undercover sting operation.