Patrick W. Higgins

Sniper may have struck again

Posted 11:00 p.m. Oct. 14 (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Police in Fairfax County Virginia said tonight that it “is too early to tell” if there is a correlation between the shooting death of a woman Monday night outside of a Home Depot store in Falls Church, Virginia and the recent sniper attacks around the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. […]

Bush commits to increasing minority home ownership

Posted 7:01 p.m. Oct. 15 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–President George W. Bush and other members of his administration pledged to increase the number of minority homeowners by 5.5 million people within the next decade at a day-long conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. “America is a great place,” Bush said, “and […]

“America must not ignore the threat against us”

Posted 9:36 p.m. Oct. 7 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) In a televised address to the nation last night, President George W. Bush restated the extreme threat that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein poses to the safety of the United States and the world, accusing him of stockpiling biological and chemical weapons and seeking […]

Torricelli drops out of Senate race

Posted 8:33 p.m. Sept. 30 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–With a mere 36 days until the mid-term Senate elections, Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.) has withdrawn himself from the race in the wake of allegations of ethical wrongdoing-a move that threatens the Democrats slight led over Republicans in the Senate. “I will […]

Over 500 arrested at protests

Posted 11:42 a.m. Sept. 27 U-WIRE (WASHINGTON)–Over 500 political activists have been arrested this morning in Washington, D.C. as they attempted to stop traffic and caused slight property damage outside of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund headquarters in downtown D.C. Those arrested this morning will spend the weekend in the D.C. city jail—awaiting arraignment on […]

Netanyahu: ‘I want to talk about a real peace’

Posted 4:14 p.m. April 23 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered solutions for a lasting peace in the Middle East as White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card called for a free-standing Palestinian state alongside Israel during separate speeches at the fourth annual American […]

High court case questions constitutionality of drug testing

Posted 3:16 p.m. March 20 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Random drug testing of all high school students may be constitutional, according to several Supreme Court justices and the Bush administration. The issue was raised in a Supreme Court case this week as lawyers for both sides presented oral arguments […]

Walker Lindh Faces Life in Prison

Posted 8:07 p.m. Jan. 22 By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The American man captured with Taliban forces in Afghanistan in November was formally charged with three federal crimes, the Justice Department announced last week. John Walker Lindh was charged with conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals, providing material support and resources […]

White House press secretary addresses Mideast conflict

Posted 5:24 p.m April 4 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer fielded questions ranging from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to freedom of the press during an hour-long appearance at The George Washington University this week. “My biggest criticism of the press is that they focus on […]