The 116-foot Sun Building in Washington, D.C. doesn’t appear particularly noteworthy to contemporary audiences. The building is neither grand nor unsightly, and office workers who pass through the doorway might wonder what could possibly justify the National Register for Historic Places plaque bolted to the facade.
Jump back in time to 1887, the year the Sun Building was completed, and you wouldn’t have had any questions about the newsworthiness of the occasion. “The Sun Building marks, it is believed, a new era of building in Washington” gushed the headlines….
In preparation for their mid-June barbecue, these young men have acquired all of the food and drinks necessary for a backyard bash – but they’re still missing one crucial ingredient: a father figure.
That’s why the boys took to the Spokane, Washington Craigslist in search of a “substitute generic father figure” to be the “BBQ Dad”.
Dane Anderson says that though he and his friends all know how to manage a grill, they’re not comfortable fulfilling the role of BBQ Dad – and since none of them live close to their fathers anymore, they thought that they could find a substitute.
The Trump International Hotel guest who was busted with high-powered guns — blocks from the White House — has a troubling interest in Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
According to new police docs … Bryan Moles left a voicemail with a friend about his trip from Pennsylvania to Washington D.C., saying his car “looked like Timothy McVeigh or Eric Rudolph was going on a camping trip.” McVeigh killed 168 people in the 1995 OKC bombing, and Rudolph is…
After reading the heartwarming stories of Teacher Appreciation Week, Danny Beatty decided to submit his own touching tale of student kindness.
Danny started teaching at Anacortes High School of Anacortes, Washington in September 1955. According to a letter that the educator sent to the Seattle Times earlier this week, Danny maintained a course load of teaching six different classes, each consisting of up to 30 students.
When he received a draft notice from the U.S. army ordering his induction half way through the school year, however, it looked like Danny wouldn’t be teaching for very much longer.
Kara McCullough, 25, from the District of Columbia, took home the coveted title on Sunday night during the live competition in Las Vegas.
McCullough was named the winner over first runner-up Miss New Jersey, Chhavi Verg, and second runner-up Miss Minnesota, Meridith Gould.
McCullough is a nuclear scientist at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Her win gives the District of Columbia back-to-back victories in the competition, after Deshauna Barber took home the crown last year.
Barber came out to crown McCullough, and gave a tribute to her mom during the Mother’s Day broadcast, who passed away from lung cancer three months into her reign as Miss USA. Barber wore her hair in its natural state in honor of her mom.
During the questions portion of the competition, McCullough was asked if affordable healthcare is a right or a privilege. She responded that healthcare should only go to…
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles.
Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. She will go on to compete on the Miss Universe contest.
“I’m extremely thankful for this opportunity,” she said after the event. “I just want to encourage so many women nationwide to find their passion in any subject possible and understand that nothing is difficult if you really, truly put the work in for it.”
Fifty-one women representing each state and the nation’s capital participated in the decades-old competition. The runner-up of the night was Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg, a marketing and Spanish student at Rutgers University, while the second runner-up was Miss Minnesota Meridith Gould, who is studying apparel retail merchandising at the University of Minnesota.
McCullough was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She said she wants to inspire children to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Last year, District of Columbia resident Deshauna Barber became the first-ever military member to win Miss USA.
The top five finalists where asked different questions that touched on the pros and cons of social media, women’s rights and issues affecting teenagers. McCullough was asked whether she thinks that affordable health care for all U.S. citizens is a right or a privilege. McCullough said it is a privilege.
“As a government employee, I’m granted health care and I see firsthand that for one to have health care, you need to have jobs.”
McCullough’s office at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission focuses on emergency preparedness. She said she will be discussing with her work supervisor whether she will take a leave of absence.
Later in the competition, McCullough, Verg and Gould were asked to explain what they consider feminism…