Would-be terrorists may have a harder time using a disastrous weapon on Washington D.C. now that DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has tricked out some of the District’s EMS vehicles. The agency announced this week that for the past few months it’s been using 73 radiation and nuclear detectors in the…
A picture cropped up on Twitter showing what at first appears to be just another Honda Civic driving for Lyft—until you notice it has Congressional license plates.
It is the oldest active duty unit of the US Army and it presides over America’s fallen heroes on a daily basis. What for many would be a task too heavy to bear on a daily basis, the Third Infantry Regiment takes incredible pride and honor in executing.
If you’ve ever spent any amount of time in Washington D.C. , you will likely have learned two things: one, there’s great Ethiopian food, and two, the city is irrevocably fucked. It’s about to get more than usual tomorrow, as the entire Metrorail system—all of it—will shut down the entire day.
The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) radar blimp was controversial long before it broke loose and ran amok across America’s northeast countryside. Yet even following that high-profile event the military still wants it, and justified its existence by claiming a real threat…
Just a month after we mourned the McLaren P1 reaching the end of production, pictures emerged of one torn up and loaded onto a wrecker. Not only is that over $1 million down the drain, it’s also just plain depressing.
Many lessons were learned the hard way on 9/11, but one of the biggest was just how unprepared our defenses were for an internal attack. While the Federal Aviation Administration did an incredible job landing all planes, the problems with communications and decision making and lack of flexibility in procedures when it…
Some 200 military ground vehicles, 140 aircraft and 16,500 troops participated in the 70th anniversary of Victory Day parade held in Moscow’s Red Square today. Highlights included Russia’s new “Armata” family of armor and China’s President Xi Jinping standing alongside Putin for the whole affair.
A 61 year old mailman from Florida flew a USPS adorned gyrocopter onto the Capitol lawn yesterday. He came in low over northeast D.C. around 1:20pm and then turned by the Washington Monument and flew right up the Mall. According to NORAD, the aircraft was never detected, which is not a good thing.
Besides an obscenely overinflated cost of living, pretension, restaurants that are middling at best, high taxes, and its proximity to Virginia, the worst thing about Washington D.C. is its traffic. And today, on this snowy January morning, it is especially horrible.
ABC News is reporting that a private plane mysteriously wound up in the ocean, after having entered restricted airspace in Washington, D.C. It was met by fighter jets, but did not respond. Speculations abound as to the cause of the crash.
A 22-year-old man in Washington D.C. came very close to ending his own life on the tracks of the Metro, were it not for the quick actions of Transit Police and the driver of the train headed his way.
Former Washington D.C. mayor, current D.C. city council member and current Mayor For Life Marion Barry is in some hot water with the government of the city he represents over a couple unpaid parking and speeding citations. And by "a couple," I mean "$2,800 worth."
Unless President Obama rolls into your town on the reg, you probably don't have to deal with traffic being shut down for motorcades that often. Unfortunately for residents of our nation's capital, that's a pretty regular occurrence, and the mayor has had enough!
Washington D.C., that shining example of efficiency, is apparently full of hundreds of government-owned cars just sitting unused in their parking spaces, some with fewer than 1,000 miles on the clock. Great job, federal government!
Of all the places to have a baby, a subway platform is one of the worst. One woman gave birth today on the platform of the best metro station possible - L'Enfant Plaza in Washington D.C.
The D.C. Bike Party strongly advises that two-wheeled participants in its group rides stay in a group, keep a reasonable speed, and always stop at red lights. This video shows what happens when you break those rules – you get totally smashed.
Law enforcement agencies from across the U.S. have reached out to Jalopnik for help with car identifications since your input was critical to solving, among others, a hit-and-run last year.
We're no strangers to motor vehicle departments restricting certain words from personalized license plates. Typically, genitalia, other sex themes, and things related to fecal matter and racism (same thing, really) are verboten. But what about words like PITA, SCOTCH, and RAIN?
It's no secret that President Barack Obama and his Washington, D.C. neighbors are tight. With a population that's more than 50 percent black and a median age of 33, the President's more or less liberal reputation sits cozily within the city's demographics.