Social Media, Apps Make Their Mark on D.C. Businesses

Get charged by an app, pay with an app – a look into how social media and apps are changing the business scene in the District.

Cardin, Mikulski, Other East Coast Senators Say No to Offshore Drilling

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., joined other East Coast senators Wednesday to reintroduce the Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism (COAST) Anti-Drilling Act on Earth Day in an effort to block offshore drilling in the Atlantic.

Transparency Between Government and Press Still Needs Improvement

Although technology enables public files to be shared and accessed on the Web easily, a panel of experts agreed Wednesday that transparency between the government and the press still requires improvement.

Obama Authorizes Sanctions Against Cyberattackers

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Wednesday to combat “malicious cyber-enabled activities” from overseas by authorizing sanctions against individuals who pose a significant threat to the United States.

Van Hollen, Democratic Leaders Urge Rejection of Proposed Republican Budget

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, joined congressional Democratic leaders Wednesday in urging Republicans to reject their own party’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

U.S. Geological Survey Reports Animal Waste as Major Pollutant in Eastern Shore Watershed

The U.S. Geological Survey reported Thursday that the Eastern Shore is being polluted largely by an excess amount of nutrients from inorganic fertilizers and manure – in other words, animal waste.

Van Hollen Bill Would Promote Cleaner Environment, Provide Grants to Citizens

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, has reintroduced legislation designed to curb pollution by reducing carbon emissions while providing grants to Americans to offset higher energy costs.

NIST Receives $1.1 Billion in Obama’s Proposed Budget

The National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg will gain an additional $255.8 million, for a total of $1.1 billion, next year if President Barack Obama’s proposed budget is passed.

Criticism Arises in Wake of Fox News Islamic State Video Post

Security expert Daniel Cohen criticized the media for its decision to publish Islamic State propaganda in the wake of Fox News’ decision Tuesday to use a video depicting the grisly death of a captured Jordanian pilot.