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  • Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill. District leaders testified passionately about...

  • Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun...

  • Jury convicts DC man in Md. armored truck robbery

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a D.C. man in an armored truck robbery and a violent carjacking in Montgomery County. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Terrell Cannon was found guilty late Friday of robbery, carjacking, and firing a gun during a violent crime, among other charges....

  • Md. police believe 2 missing kids are dead

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Two young children who've been missing in suburban Maryland for more than a week are believed to be dead, police said Monday, and investigators are pursuing a homicide case against their mother. Montgomery County police were searching parks and wooded areas in...

  • United Way to accept donations in bitcoin currency

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — One of the world's largest charities says it will begin accepting donations in the virtual currency bitcoin. United Way Worldwide said Monday that it will accept bitcoin donations for the charity's innovation fund through the San-Francisco-based wallet service Coinbase....

  • Md. officer suspended after alleged assault

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's police officer has been suspended after being charged with assault. The department says probationary officer Themis Speis was involved in a domestic situation and that an unnamed victim was treated at a hospital for minor injuries. An attorney is...

  • Arts program moves from Kennedy Center to UMd.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An arts management training program has moved from the Kennedy Center to the University of Maryland, along with the arts center's former chief executive. Michael Kaiser, the former Kennedy Center president, has joined the university as a professor. Kaiser will lead the DeVos...

  • DC police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington. District of Columbia police say the man was struck about 3:15 a.m. Sunday by a dark color, four-door Chrysler sedan. It happened near Georgia Avenue and Girard Street. Police...

  • Search resumes for missing kids in Montgomery Co.

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police continue to search for two missing children after their mother was found and arrested this weekend. The search continues after authorities located 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle of Clarksburg on Friday night. She told police that her two children are...

  • Small plane flips over in Montgomery County

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A small plane has crashed at an airpark in Montgomery County with three passengers on board. Montgomery County police say the plane flipped over at the air park on Saturday after it failed to slow down upon landing. The plane ran off the runway and into an embankment. The...

  • National Portrait Gallery features Latino artists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six contemporary Latino artists are featured in a new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The museum says its new exhibit, "Portraiture Now: Staging the Self," is part of a series of exhibits showcasing creative 21st century portrait artists. The show...

  • 3 judges recuse in Loudoun Co. man's murder case

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A man who has been charged with fatally shooting three people is being moved from Loudoun County to Alexandria where three judges are asking to be recused from the case. Charles Severance was charged last week with the shooting deaths of a sheriff's wife, a transportation...

  • Prince George's schools host immunization clinics

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The Prince George's County school system is hosting a free immunization clinic for all students to get their shots before a deadline next week. The school district is offering free immunizations Saturday at four schools. Health providers will be providing...

  • Wilkins sworn in as US Appeals Court judge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge who was the plaintiff in a landmark Maryland racial-profiling case has been sworn in as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Friday's investiture ceremony for Judge Robert Wilkins was attended by Supreme Court Chief Justice John...

  • Navy Yard shooter's sister says guilt 'paralyzing'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sister of a gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard last year says she hopes the families of her brother's victims are healing. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1pXhVR2 ) Naomi Alexis, sister of former Navy reservist and IT contractor Aaron...



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