Smithsonian’s chief says more museums must wait, maintenance is top priority

WASHINGTON – As the public demand for new museums increases, the Smithsonian Institution’s chief says his top priority is getting on top of a huge maintenance backlog at the world’s largest museum and research complex before he considers expanding.  Smithsonian…

Congress awaits inspector general’s report on cancellation of FBI headquarters move

WASHINGTON – With parts of the FBI headquarters building crumbling on Pennsylvania Avenue, there had been plans to relocate the agency to a more secluded and spacious campus in either suburban northern Virginia or suburban Maryland.  But six months after…

After Trump hotel subpoena, House panel OKs bill seeking audits of federal property

WASHINGTON – Following a House subpoena last month for documents regarding President Donald Trump’s lease for his Washington hotel, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require the General Services Administration to audit all federal…

After Wow Air closes, critics see flaws in U.S. regulation

WASHINGTON – A purple Airbus jetliner with bright white lettering sat in silence in a dark corner of Newark Liberty International Airport. Another was parked at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The idle jetliners are remnants of Wow Air,…

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