Valley fever is a fungal infection mostly common in the southwestern United States, particularly Arizona and California. While minor flulike symptoms for some people, valley fever can be severe and even deadly for others. Here’s what you need to know.
A man with a gun was shot by police on Monday at the U.S. Capitol’s visitors center, according to law enforcement officials. The Capitol complex was placed on a brief lockdown immediately after the shooting.
Thousands of people flocked to the National Mall to see the cherry blossom trees in peak bloom last weekend. The National Park Service declares peak bloom when 70 percent of the trees have white or pink flowers blossoming. The four-week Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. runs though April 17, 2016.