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  • DC officer shoots suspect after being hit by car

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say an officer shot a fleeing suspect after the man hit the officer with his car. The Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that the shooting happened Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. in the area of 31st Street and South Dakota Avenue...

  • DC firefighters to be honored on 9/11 anniversary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. councilmember will honor some of the firefighters who helped evacuate the Pentagon on 9/11. Councilmember Mary Cheh is scheduled to visit four fire stations on Thursday, the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Firefighters at the stations were...

  • White House Visitor Center to reopen after revamp

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Visitor Center is reopening this weekend after extensive renovations over the past two years to create new interactive exhibits, a bookstore and other services. The National Park Service says the center will open Saturday on Pennsylvania Avenue after $12.6...

  • Motorcyclists head for Sept. 11 rally in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of motorcyclists are headed for a rally in the nation's capital to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks 13 years ago. They're calling Thursday's event on the National Mall "2 Million Bikers to D.C." National organizer Belinda Bee isn't promising that big a...

  • Missing Md. mom charged with child neglect

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A Maryland mother whose two children haven't been seen since Sunday has been charged with misdemeanor child neglect. Montgomery County police say they obtained a warrant charging 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle on Wednesday. Police are searching for Hoggle and two of her...

  • Smithsonian to open new history galleries in 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History plans to open its first section of newly renovated galleries next year with a focus on innovation and the history of American business. The museum is in the midst of a five-year overhaul of its west wing exhibition spaces....

  • James Rees, former Mount Vernon president, dies

    MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — James Rees, who led George Washington's Mount Vernon estate for nearly 20 years and worked to promote a vigorous public image of the Founding Father, has died after a long illness. He was 62. Mount Vernon confirmed that Rees died Tuesday at his Markham home. He retired...

  • Commuter bus fire affecting Beltway traffic

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire on a commuter bus is affecting traffic on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway at Kenilworth Avenue. A spokesman for Prince George's County fire officials says no one on the commuter bus was injured in the fire, which happened Wednesday morning around 7:10 a.m....

  • Remains at Prince William Co. school site reburied

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Prince William County school officials and a family have laid to rest remains unearthed during a construction project. Workers found the more than 100-year-old remains last November as they were preparing to build playing fields for a new high school near Manassas. Local...

  • Chiropractor pleads guilty to health care fraud

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A chiropractor who practiced in southeast Washington has pleaded guilty to signing fake prescriptions for services to be provided by D.C. Medicaid in exchange for cash. Fifty-seven-year-old Lewis J. Levine of Laurel, Maryland, pleaded guilty to health care fraud Tuesday in...

  • Montgomery police search for 2 missing children

    CLARKSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police are searching for two young children after police say their mother refused to disclose their whereabouts to her husband. The mother's whereabouts are also unknown. Police say the children's mother, 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle of Clarksburg, is...

  • Man indicted in 1982 Md. murder

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County prosecutors say a man has been indicted in a 1982 murder and that a DNA match was key to the case. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 69-year old John Walsh has been indicted for the murder of Stephanie Watson. Prosecutors said Walsh is in prison on...

  • Officer struck by car in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer has been hospitalized after being hit by a car in northeast Washington. The Metropolitan Police Department confirms the officer was struck around 1 a.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Eastern Avenue NE and that she was on duty at the time of the accident. The...

  • Hyattsville man struck by car in Aug. dies

    HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George's County say a pedestrian who was hit by a car in Hyattsville in August has died of his injuries. Police say they were called to the 1800 block of University Boulevard on Aug. 9 around 6 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a...

  • Metro: some riders to wait longer this weekend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says riders on several Metro lines will wait longer than normal for trains this weekend and the system will open earlier on Sunday for the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon. Metro says starting Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through system closing on Sunday, orange and blue...



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