The outage shut off lights in Metro stations, downtown buildings, traffic signals, and it even trapped people in elevators at the University of Maryland campus in College Park. White House correspondents onsite said the power went out briefly at the building—causing the lights to dim—before it was switched over to a backup emergency generator. The State Department was forced to cut short its daily briefing due to the outage, agency spokeswoman Marie Harf tweeted.
At the same time, the blackout occurred while Oprah Winfrey was doing a speech to commemorate the new Dr.
Utility providers said a fire at an electrical facility in Southern Maryland was the likely source of the outage. Via NASA come pictures that show how severe the power outages were in the DC area during the aftermath of last Friday’s derecho storm. According to officials, the power outage, which is affecting about 2,000 customers in the Washington area was caused by a small explosion and fire at a power substation in southern Maryland. After days of absentia on her social media platforms, Nollywood star, Ini Edo posted a lovely photo collage on Instagram.
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The shooter was an FBI agent for less than two years before resigning and later enlisting in the Air Force.
Belgian authorities said Tuesday two more men had been charged with offenses related to the Brussels bombings.


The Air Force has sent F-22 Raptor advanced fighters to Europe on a temporary deployment to bolster NATO defenses. The Army says three enlisted Sikh soldiers may wear the articles of faith but a lawsuit seeking to end the ban will continue. Eight ships are now assisting in search and rescue efforts for a sailor reported missing from the USS Carter Hall.
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At least 12 new recruits have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in Jalalabad, a hospital official said on Monday. A guard turn visitors away from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, after power outages cause many buildings to shut down temporarily. The brief power outage that hit the White House, the State Department and other government buildings Tuesday demonstrated the vulnerability of the nation's power grid, the head of U.S.
The Pentagon was not affected by the power failure, and the Department of Homeland Security later said that the cause of the failure appeared to be accidental and not the result of malicious intent. All three of the Zumwalt class of destroyers will be assigned to the Pacific as part of the rebalance of forces to the region.
Some students tweeted that people were stuck in elevators, prompting the local fire department to rescue them. Other federal buildings, including the State Department and Capitol, suffered a power loss.


Harf did the briefing in the dark, using a phone light to shine on reporters who were asking her questions. The slider effect is devastating, and shows whole large swaths of Northern Virginia and the Maryland suburbs that were in the dark in their entirety. I write at We Love DC, a blog I helped start, I work at Technolutionary, a company I helped start, and I’m happy doing both.
I write at We Love DC, a blog I helped start, I work at Technolutionary, a company I helped start, and I'm happy doing both. Edward Lin stands accused of espionage, unauthorized communication of privileged information and patronizing a prostitute. Meanwhile, a photo being circulated on Twitter showed students at the university taking their final exams during the blackout, using their cellphones as lights to complete the test. The Smithsonian also said the blackout hit some of its museums and they were promptly evacuated.
Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management spokeswoman Robyn Johnson told The Associated Press the outage affected at least 8,000 customers in the city.



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