from raw story: A building close to the White House was evacuated says a breaking news report at the Associated Press.
"The evacuated building was the White House conference center, which is around the corner," AP said of the facility cleared due to a 'bomb scare.' "The conference center temporarily houses the White House press corp during a renovation in the West wing."
The AP report noted that the visit to Washington of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert resulted in stepped up security.
According to CNN, a dog in the K-9 units "smelled something suspicious" on an Israeli vehicle.
"There's no sign of any major problems," said a CNN correspondent reporting from on-the-scene, "just a sense of caution."