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  • Cherry blossom, World Bank events close DC roads

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police are warning of street closures and possible traffic delays this weekend due to the National Cherry Blossom Festival and events at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank complex. The Cherry Blossom Parade is being held Saturday from 10 a.m....

  • Man arrested in 2010 rape of pregnant woman

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have arrested a man in the rape of a pregnant woman in Rockville in 2010. Twenty-seven-year-old Jose Antonio Quintano-Claros was arrested Wednesday and charged with rape and armed robbery. He is being held on a $10 million bond. Online court...

  • Arlington County's Vihstadt to be sworn in

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Arlington County Board's newest member is set to be sworn in. The swearing-in ceremony for John Vihstadt (VYE'-stat) is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the county board offices. The independent will be the first non-Democrat to serve on the board since 1999....

  • DC Council to consider new ambulance plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. Council committee is considering a plan to improve the city's overtaxed emergency medical system. Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed a new plan to deploy more ambulances during the day and reduce the numbers deployed overnight. The council rejected an earlier proposal...

  • Comcast increases Internet speeds in DC, Northeast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Comcast says it has increased its Internet speeds in the Washington area and Northeast region at no additional cost to customers. The company says its Xfinity Blast tier has more than doubled in speed to 105 megabytes per second. And the Xfinity Extreme tier now offers...

  • DC United midfielder Neal suspended by MLS

    NEW YORK (AP) — D.C. United midfielder Lewis Neal has been suspended for a game by Major League Soccer for dangerous play against the Revolution's Andrew Farrell. Neal slid into Farrell spikes-first in the fourth minute of United's 2-0 win against New England on April 5, sending the defender...

  • Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom on target in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says Washington's cherry blossom trees have reached peak bloom this week as predicted. The park service says the trees reached peak bloom Thursday. That means at least 70 percent of the trees around the Tidal Basin are blossoming with pink and white...

  • Contractor: Silver Line phase 1 done, for 2nd time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The contractor building the Silver Line says it has completed the first phase of the project, which includes five stations taking Metro riders from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue in Reston. Dulles Transit Partners filed paperwork Wednesday saying work is complete, the...

  • Liquor licenses available in Georgetown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Restaurateurs are camped outside a District of Columbia office building hoping to secure a liquor or tavern license in Georgetown. The city's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration at the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center in northwest Washington will begin accepting...

  • Spy Museum eyes fact, fiction of 'The Americans'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Museum visitors in Washington are getting a look at real Soviet-era spy gear compared with props from TV's spy drama "The Americans." The International Spy Museum has a new exhibit about the Soviet Union's intelligence services during the Cold War. "The Americans: Fact and...

  • Bethesda readies for 15th annual literary festival

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Bethesda is readying for its 15th annual literary festival. The festival begins Friday and runs through Sunday. It includes more than a dozen authors who will read from their works, talk about writing and take part in discussions. Authors include Emma McLaughlin and...

  • Physical therapy clinics agree to $2.7M settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say two companies that operate physical therapy clinics in Washington, Virginia, and Maryland has agreed to pay $2.78 million to settle allegations that they falsely billed for services. U.S. District Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced the settlement...

  • Mickey Rooney portrait installed at Smithsonian

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery has installed a photograph of entertainer Mickey Rooney with his frequent co-star Judy Garland to honor the late actor at the museum in Washington. Rooney died Sunday at age 93 at his hope in North Hollywood. His portrait will be...

  • Man fatally shoots ex-wife, himself

    FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say a man shot and killed his ex-wife in the parking lot of her apartment and then killed himself. It happened early Wednesday in Fort Washington. Police say 32-year-old Michelle Miranda-Fletcher arrived at her home after celebrating...

  • Independent wins special election in Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — For the first time since 1999, a non-Democrat will serve on the Arlington County Board. Independent candidate John Vihstadt (VYE'-stat) defeated Democrat Alan Howze in a special election Tuesday to replace Chris Zimmerman, who stepped down earlier this year. Vihstadt,...



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