By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C., will end its snow emergency on Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a sign that the U.S. capital is returning to normal after a deadly weekend blizzard on the U.S. East Coast. The federal government remained closed on Tuesday and Congress put most activity on hold as the Washington region continued digging out from the snowstorm, which killed at least 35 people in 10 states and the U.S. capital. Washington's snow emergency would end at 6:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Bowser said.
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick.
The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday confirmed that it will send a pair of F-35A fighter jets to two air shows in Britain this summer, joining two U.S. Marine Corps jets and at least one British jet that are also slated to appear. The two F-35 jets from Luke Air Force Base will be on static display at the shows, and one will participate in so-called "heritage flights" with vintage warplanes at both the annual Royal International Air Tattoo and the world's biggest air show in Farnborough, outside London in July, said Air Force spokeswoman Major Kelley Jeter. "We're very excited about demonstrating this capability to the world," the Air Force's chief of staff, General Mark Welsh, said in a statement.