New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption charges and vows to prove his innocence. Liberal Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland will temporarily replace Menendez as the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
One person is dead and another seriously wounded after they tried to crash a car into the gate of the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland, according to news reports.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is greeted at a conservative political conference in Maryland to cheers and boos, as Tea Party members walk out during his speech. Bush says the United States needs to “put ISIS (Islamic State) around a noose.”