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  • Dozens arrested protesting planned Md. gas plant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas. The protesters oppose the plans by Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion Resources to build the plant in Lusby, Maryland. They...

  • Survey: Washingtonians trust media most, neighbors least in the U.S.

    Washingtonians are the most trusting of the media in the country, but are downright deadbeats when it comes to engaging with neighbors right next door, says a new city "health index."

  • Major crimes drop 12 percent in Leesburg in 2013

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The Leesburg Police Department is reporting a 12 percent drop in major crimes in 2013. The police department says the improvement stems largely from a 13 percent drop in larcenies, the most common offense among those included in the category. In an annual report released...

  • Bill would minimize pre-K suspensions in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. councilmember is sponsoring legislation to prohibit the city's public schools from suspending or expelling pre-kindergarten students except in rare circumstances. The legislation from Councilmember David Grosso follows a recent city report that found 181 3- and...

  • Police: Explosions at Md. home in domestic dispute

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Police say a man suspected of detonating explosives at his father-in-law's home in a domestic dispute has been arrested in northern Virginia. Montgomery County Police say 36-year-old Marc Cassell was banging on the front door of the home on Marcliff Road in Bethesda early...

  • DC police arrest suspect in fatal triple shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say they have arrested a suspect in a triple shooting on North Capitol Street that has left two people dead. Police say one juvenile and two adults were found shot early Sunday morning in a vehicle at North Capitol and T streets. Police say...

  • Chris Colfer visits DC library to discuss new book

    WASHINGTON (AP) — "Glee" star Chris Colfer is visiting Washington this week to promote his latest book in his fairy tale series "Land of Stories." The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will host Colfer for a discussion and book signing on Monday evening. "The Land of Stories: A Grimm...

  • Prince George's police investigate fatal crash

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle in Upper Marlboro. Police identified the victim Sunday as 34-year-old Jeffrey Shackelford of Upper Marlboro. Police say he was critically injured Saturday night along John Rodgers...

  • Prince George's council to vote on MGM casino

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Prince George's County Council is expected to clear the way for construction of a new MGM casino at National Harbor. The county council is holding a hearing Monday and is expected to approve MGM's application. That would allow construction to begin within weeks for a...

  • Smith launches bid for DC attorney general

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former federal lawyer Edward "Smitty" Smith says his roots in Washington make him the right choice to become the District of Columbia's first elected attorney general. The 34-year-old Smith officially launched his campaign on Saturday. His campaign says he's already raised...

  • PG officer suspended after assault charge in DC

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The head of the Prince George's County Police Department says one of his officers has been suspended after being arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in Washington. Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw made the announcement Friday....

  • Fleet owners are behind protests over ride-sharing services Uber, Lyft

    The trade group for owners of taxi and limousine fleets is helping underwrite the fight against Uber and other popular ride-sharing apps.



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